• Chief of Party, USAID/Cambodia Civil Society Resilience (CSR) Activity Phnom Penh
  • Save the Children US in Phnom Penh, , Cambodia
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  • 4 weeks ago

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Save the Children is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Civil Society Resilience (CSR) Activity in Cambodia. The activity will seek to support the work of civil society and grassroot organizers, across all sectors, engaged in advancing reform and inclusive development. The COP is responsible for the overall management and representation of the activity and is ultimately accountable for the delivery of desired program results, an effective adaptive management approach, relationships with a range of stakeholders, and management of the program team and consortium.

Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties):
• Manage the overall administrative, financial, and technical activities of the program.
• Lead overall program planning, putting in place team structures, technical and operational approaches, infrastructure, monitoring and evaluation (M&E... and feedback loops required for program delivery and success.
• Lead partnerships within the program consortium, as well as with external stakeholders as needed, to foster the teamwork required for program success.
• Represent the program to donor officials, host government officials, partner representatives, local stakeholders, and team members.
• Ensure alignment and cross-learning with Save the Children’s program and technical priorities in country and with the US Office.
• Build a strong program leadership team ensuring effective coordination between key technical, operational, and administrative functions.
• Review, approve and contribute to major program strategies such as the M&E plan, the learning plan, the collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach, the gender strategy, and technical or thematic strategies. Provide oversight and quality control to the program’s thematic approaches and implementation, leading course corrections as required.
• Lead annual planning processes and associated donor resource requests, monitoring implementation progress as compared to these plans.
• Ensure the quality of all program deliverables, inclusive of activities, outputs, documentation, and reporting.
• Ensure sound program financial management, reporting, and logistical and operational structures.
• Ensure compliance with donors, host government, and Save the Children policies and procedures.
• Recruit, develop and manage the program team, ensuring that adequate and appropriate capacity building plans are in place and that human resources policies are appropriate for team retention and high performance.
• Demonstrate a commitment to Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance in both the programmatic and operational aspects of the activity.
• Oversee the program’s security management approach, working with country office counterparts.

Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of relevant experience working within international development on local governance, human rights, and/or democracy programming. Master’s degree is preferred.
• At least four years of work experience in the region (preferably in Cambodia).
• Proven senior management experience in civil society strengthening, organizational capacity strengthening, Democracy, Human Rights, and/or Governance and working in a multi-cultural environment. Previous COP experience is preferred.
• Prior experience effectively managing USAID development activities.
• Demonstrated experience in managing program implementation, financial reporting, reporting procedures and systems, and staff.
• Experience in recruiting and strengthening the capacity of program staff.
• Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with host country governments, donors, and other key stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally.
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
• Familiarity with the social, political, economic, and cultural landscape of Cambodia is preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills in English.
• Professional proficiency in MS office suite.
• Knowledge of the operating environment of civil society in Cambodia is a plus

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c
Phnom Penh Cambodia


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