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Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change in the lives of children in need in the US and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation, and collaboration, our work takes us into the hearts of communities, where we help children and families to help themselves. We work closely with other organizations, governments, partners and local communities while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Our priorities are to ensure that children in need grow up protected and safe, educated, healthy and well-nourished, and able to thrive in economically secure households.

Positions Available and Qualifications:
Chief of Party (COP), Phnom Penh (1 position)
Roles and Responsibility
The COP will be responsible for providing technical leadership and overall management direction for the project. S/he is also responsible for project inputs, program strategy, external representation and coordination with project counterparts, USAID, Royal Government of Cambodia, other donors within the sector and other programs as necessary. The COP is ultimately responsible for compliance with the agreement results and the oversight of project activities which will meet the stated objectives of the project.

Strong overall management and understanding of how to lead a project’s strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process will be a primary function for this critical role. The COP will also oversee the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, supervise all program staff and oversee the hiring process of local personnel as well as provide overall coordination of the institutional/organizational capacity building of local NGOs and other key stakeholders. S/he will also represent the project with USAID, Royal Government of Cambodia, donors, and partners throughout the life of the project.

Professional Qualification
• Education, preferably post-graduate education (master’s or higher) in public health, nutrition, health sciences, engineering or related field;
• Experience (a minimum of seven years) managing health, nutrition, and/or water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in developing county contexts and ideally, in Asia;
• Experience managing a project of similar or related nature, size, and complexity and demonstrated experience in management of large inter-disciplinary teams;
• A history of productive involvement with governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries;
• Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate;
• Experience with nutrition social and behavior change and communications a plus
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
• Strong working familiarity with USAID regulations and policies;
• Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills is required;
• Extensive experience in Asia, with experience in Cambodia preferred; and
• Knowledge of Khmer language preferred but not required.

Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN) Specialist, Phnom Penh (1 position)
Roles and Responsibility
The MCN Specialist will work closely and collaboratively with the COP and other senior project team members and will be primarily responsible for ensuring that strategies and interventions to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children are technically sound, up-to-date, of proven efficiency, and implemented according to project work plans. S/he will ensure smooth, efficient and effective start-up and implementation of the nutrition components of the project. The Specialist will also ensure the development of detailed implementation plans, collection of appropriate baseline and monitoring data, and development and implementation of on-going as project monitoring and evaluation procedures to ensure accountability and project effectiveness.

Professional Qualification
• Education, preferably post-graduate education (master’s or higher), or over 7 years equivalent experience, in public health or nutrition, or related field and demonstrated experience in management of large, community-based projects or business/social enterprise marketing of products or services, and inter-disciplinary teams;
• Extensive experience managing or providing technical support to nutrition, programs or projects in developing county contexts and preferably, in Asia;
• A history of productive involvement with governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries;
• Experience in nutrition social and behavior change and communications;
• Proven knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement;
• Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
• Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects;
• Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills is required;
• Extensive work experience in Cambodia (local candidates strongly encouraged to apply).

How to apply
A detailed Job Description is available from our website or at the address below. Please submit a CV and cover letter by email or post to the Human Resources attention Mr. Pich Sarakmony, HR/Admin Manager at Save the Children no later than 05.00PM on 06 December 2013.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Electronic submission via email or our website is strongly encouraged. Qualified women and disability people candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and called for interviews. Application and CVs will not be returned.

Save the Children: P.O. Box 34, Villa 5, Street 242, Sangkat Chaktomouk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Phone: (855) 12 777 482,(855) 23 223 403/4/5/6, CCC Box 59,
Email: jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org/ website:http://cambodia.savethechildren.net



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