Wanted: Social Entrepreneur in Cambodia!

Updated: May 25

We are looking for a social entrepreneur with a great passion to establish a business for social good. Apply until June 1, 2020.

Who are you?

  • Do you have a great business idea which solves a clear social or ecological issue in your community?

  • Are you interested to setup and run your own social enterprise?

  • Do you have a strong passion to make a difference, and have identified a clear need in your community?

  • Are you aware of what it means to work by yourself without a fixed salary?

  • Do you have a strong connection to and are inspired by service to your community?

  • Do you know how to network and motivate others to support you and your ideas?

  • Can you speak the local language and have a good proficiency of English?

If your answers are ”YES” for all the above questions, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!

What do we offer you?

We invest in you to turn your vision into reality. We offer you a structured and proven approach to turn your vision for your community into a tangible social enterprise, with

  • professional training to develop your business and leadership skills

  • a team of highly skilled professionals who co-create your vision and social enterprise with you

  • access to investors who may fund your idea with an interest-free loan

  • opportunities after the program to learn from peers and exchange best practices

  • a lifetime membership in our Family of Bridgebuilders

In return: what do we expect from you?

  • Your team members are co-foundes of your social business and if you treat them like this you will benefit the most

  • Commit yourself full-time (8 hours x 5 days) after implementation

  • Locally assist the team candidates to build relationships with the international team after module 1

  • Send monthly reports to your investor and team.

  • Attend bi-yearly update calls via web call until the loan has been repaid

  • Contribute to the Learning Center Handbook, a documentation of best practices, by sharing your best practices in running your social business

  • Contribute to all-staff trainings by expressing your expectations and agreeing to share your lessons learnt and best practices with others

  • Follow the BOOKBRIDGE Design Guidelines

  • Agree on BOOKBRIDGE’s vision, values and Code of Conduct

How does it work?

  1. Apply using our application form until May 15, 2020.

  2. We will request an interview by video or phone.

  3. As the successful candidate, we visit your community as a next step. In a community meeting, we will take time to understand the current situation and the perceived needs of the local people. Based on this, we compile a briefing note which serves as a basis for the program. We will recruit additional local candidates for the program.

  4. We engage you in a 6-month program, beginning in October 2020, with a team of Cambodians and professionals from abroad to develop your business idea into a functioning social business. Your full-time role as the entrepreneur of the business allows for a high degree of self-responsibility. You earn your salary through income generated from your business with the continued support of BOOKBRIDGE.

  5. We begin the program with a one-week kick-off module in your community. You will get to know your team members and introduce your business challenge. Over the 6-month program, you and your team will turn your vision into reality, resulting in a tangible social enterprise which is run by you as its entrepreneur.

What challenges are waiting for you?

  • Setting up a Social Enterprise: You will work with a team of local and foreign candidates from our Capability Program who will support you and your team in researching, planning and setting up your social business.

  • Social Enterprise Management: You manage daily operations together with local staff. You are responsible for reporting to BOOKBRIDGE.

  • Development of business: You direct the design and implementation of the business, which inspires and engages the local community.

  • Maintaining network: As founder of your business, you work closely with BOOKBRIDGE. You develop and maintain relationships with our partners and the local community.

Whom to contact?

If you have questions please contact Sokhan at sokhan@bookbridge.org.


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