Sunday, March 4, 2012

Practical Interview for Position at Local and International Organizations


Law Journal of Cambodia (LJC) received document from one person who have experience on applying job and had a shortlist. In the below were questions that the interviewer did.


At Oxfam GB (on 7th May 2007) position of Land Program Officer

I -Writing Test

1) The supervisor asked me to make a writing test through typing in computer. There are two kinds of content to be tested:

1-1  Definition term
a/ Transparency
b/ Monitoring
c/ Objective
d/ Human rights
e/ Indicator
f/ Civil society

1-2: One organization was set up a man who wants to help the poor people then he collected his friend to create one organization. The man wrote the constitution of organization and he named his director of such organization. His friends think that this organization is the name of director. They don’t think about the difficulty in the future.

A)   If this organization applies for funding to Oxfam GB, and you are PO, how should you advise such organization to relating to accountability?

B)    In case, the Oxfam GB approves the budge for this organization and then when you go to the field for checking about the activities to such organization. At that time, you get a complaint from the people that this organization is waste money and the expenditure is not transparency. What will you do?

1-3: In a workshop, the women don’t have any comment relating to the topic then the partner said that they don’t have any idea about this matter.

A/ If you are invited to be trainer, how could you do to make women participation in such workshop?

B/  What do you think about the gender in the community?

1-4: If you were PO in Oxfam GB and you will go to field trip. You will be paid some money for process of activities and you will refund back for the rest money. It is paid you $250
          It is allowed us to calculate the fee trip?

2) Translate from Khmer to English
The content of topic related to the objective, goal and activities of Oxfam GB in Cambodia.

II- Oral test (one hour)
There three interviewer: Human Resource Manager (Man, Khmer national) , Gender Officer (Lady, Khmer national), Program Coordinator of Land Program(Lady, English National). First they introduce about their role then the human resource manager introduce about the mission of Oxfam GB.
Then they ask the questions as below:
1)     Have you experienced to be manager? and what is the role?
2)     Have you ever worked with organization? if you have, what kind of role do you do?
3)     What does monitoring mean?
4)     What is Objective to achieve the project?
5)     Have you ever researched?
6)     Do you know the land registration?
7)     Do you know land concession?
8)     Do you know how to solve the land dispute?
9)     If you heard your partner expends not transparency, how do you do?
10)If you are invited to provide lecture at the workshop and the women don’t raise any comment, how would you do for women participate in the workshop?
11) If your colleague doesn’t accept your comments, what would you do?
12) What kind of leaders to you want?
13) How to manage your project?
14) Can you tell about your duties when you worked at KID?
15) What kind of leader to do you need?
16) If you are leader, what style do you lead in your group?
17) How would you do if you want to promote women in your group?
18) What is team working?
19) What do you want to be in the future?
20) Do you have any question because we don’t have any questions to ask you now?
21) If you were manager, do you need the comment from your colleague?

I asked the interviewed three questions
1) If I would be PO your organization, what kind of benefit will I get?
Answer: You will get salary $8,000 per annum. You have guarantee for traveling and medical
2) This position will be transferred province?
Answer: It locates in PP
3) When the result announce?
Answer: If you passed writing test and oral test we will contact your reference and need you to resign from your working if you are civil servant.
I reply: for me I need one month for inform my current job.

The interview finished at 6: 00 PM

Interview Questions/Tests at JICA project


Questions:
Why do you want to work in this project?
What do you know about this project?
What do you know about JICA?
Have you ever applied in job for JICA project?

Tell us about you weakness.

What task did you enjoy best and why? Tell us a specific story.
Tell us about a success story in you previous job experience.
Have you ever had subordinate(s) in your work?

What is your final goal/objective in your job career?
What do you expect to learn from this job?
Have you ever take entrance exam for RSJP or LTC?
Do you want to be a Judge/Prosecutor/Lawyer?

What do you think the most important issue is to be addressed in judicatory area in Cambodia?

Why did you study law?

Test:
Short essay in English (hand writing)
          Topic:
Translation
Logical thinking
Mathematics
Computer skills

When you can start work at our project?

Where can I send you a letter for this interview result? (Address?)

Interview Questions/Tests ( Position of Project Manager)


I-                  General Knowledge
II-              Specific skill
III-           Others

I- General Knowledge
1- Can you introduce yourself?
2- Have you graduated from university?
Why did you study such subject .... [relevant subject which applicant apply]?
3- What do you think about the agriculture in Cambodia? or What do you think the most important issue is to be addressed in agricultural area in Cambodia?

4- How to improve the living condition in Cambodia?
5- Why Cambodians are poor?

Question concerning to the project :
Why do you want to work in this project?
1- What do you know about this project?

2- Tell us about you weakness.

3- What task did you enjoy best and why? Tell us a specific story.
Tell us about a success story in your previous job experience.
Have you ever had subordinate(s) in your work?

In a workshop, the women don’t have any comment relating to the topic then the partner said that they don’t have any idea about this matter.

A/ If you are invited to be trainer, how could you do to make women participation in such workshop?

B/  What do you think about the gender in the community?

II- Specific skill
22)Have you experienced to be manager? and what is the role?
23)What does monitoring mean?
24)What is Objective to achieve the project?
25)Have you ever researched?
26)Do you know the management in community?
27)Do you know how to solve the community dispute?
28)If you heard your partner (team leader...) expends not transparency, how do you do?
29)If you are invited to provide lecture at the workshop and the women don’t raise any comment, how would you do for women participate in the workshop?
30) If your colleague doesn’t accept your comments, what would you do?
31)How to manage your project (relating his/her experience)?
32) Can you tell about your duties when you worked at previous job?
33) What kind of leader to do you need?
34) If you are leader, what style do you lead in your group?
35) How would you do if you want to promote women in your group?
36) What is team working?
37) What do you want to be in the future?
38)If you were manager, do you need the comment from your colleague?

III- Others
1-     If you are invited to be project manger, how much salary do you need?
2-     When you can start work at our project?
3-     Do you have any question because we don’t have any questions to ask you now?

Test (30 minutes):
Short essay in English (hand writing)
          Topic:
Translation
Logical thinking
Mathematics
Computer skills

If you want to download about Success Interview, please click here. 


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