Bunly first joined Oxfam in 2013 in Kampong Thom as a Program Officer dealing with land and natural resource issues. After two years, he moved to Winrock International to work on protecting natural resources (forestry) for one year. He rejoined Oxfam in 2016.
More Inclusive and Equitable Social Protection for Marginalized Workers in ASEAN
Bunly coordinates with partners to implement plans and helps the Oxfam team to meet the organization’s objectives. Furthermore, he provides capacity building to partners by networking with relevant NGOs, sharing technical knowledge on social protection and tracking partners’ budgets to ensure effectiveness. In addition to handling logistics, reports, events and meetings, he provides content inputs on tools, case studies and articles. He supports Voice for Change, which is part of the Voice project. He leads workshops in regional meetings with Vietnam and Laos once or twice a year.
“Oxfam’s program is well-designed and implemented. As a Program Officer, I have learned a lot about partnership and providing direct inputs. In Oxfam, I can learn about other projects from local NGOs which enlarges my perspective and builds my confidence in working with partners and offering consultation services to them,” said Bunly.
Encouraging Initial Change
“It takes time to influence policy and have it amended. When facing political issues, I need to understand Oxfam’s position clearly, to know where we stand,” added Bunly. He is glad to see that the government is starting to take informal workers into consideration more than before. “The government is amending the policy that guarantees support for pregnant women and better working conditions for informal workers. Workers are more respected by the public and are forming unions to have a greater public voice,” concluded Bunly.