Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. CRS returned to Cambodia in 1991 and currently works in the sectors of Health, Education, and Sustainable, with approximately 20 local partners. A head office is located in Phnom Penh with small sub-offices in Kampong Chhnang. CRS Cambodia is the hub office for Southeast Asia programming, including Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and other outreach countries.
TB Program Specialist
(Based in Phnom Penh)
The TB Program Specialist will lead the implementation of CRS TB Health projects and in particularly providing technical assistance NGOs partners on TB and TB/HIV related issues. In addition, the Program Specialist will work closely with Operations and Finance Department in developing and monitoring budget of assigned projects. S/he will work closely with the M&E Coordinator to document learning, beneficiary accountability, achievements and report to key stakeholders.
1. Program and financial management of CRS health projects under the direction of the Health and HIV/AIDS Program Manager.
2. Capacity strengthening, monitoring and supervision to CRS partners to ensure that objectives and indicators are met, there is compliance with CRS and/or donor policies and procedures, and resources are used appropriately according to CRS guidance.
3. Working closely with partner to implement and document the TB enhancement strategy to achieve GFR7-TB strategic objectives.
4. Point person for communication and problem solving with the responsible partners with assistance from the Health and HIV/AIDS Program Manager.
5. Point person for relevant technical working group ;
6. Reviews and monitors plans, M &E and budget expenditures for CRS partners.
7. Lead the conception of timely and quality reports to donors and other stakeholders.
1. Planning: Oversee and coordinate annual and quarterly project implementation plans with CRS managers and partners ensuring that the planning process provides the means for accomplishing the objectives and is participatory.
2. Program Implementation: Provide oversight, guidance and support to CRS partners to ensure plans are implemented effectively and according to schedule. Anticipate needs and problem areas and coordinate necessary support.
3. Budget Planning and Tracking: Supports CRS partners to develop detailed annual and quarterly operational budgets. Coordinate with CRS Finance staff to carry out budget planning for the project: cash forecasts, budget analysis and financial reporting. Coordinate with CRS staff to ensure project expenses are accurately accounted for and cash advances are liquidated to the Finance Dept. according to schedule. Work with CRS finance staff to develop budget reports for CRS and donors.
4. Compliance: Ensure CRS partners adhere to donor and CRS regulations governing procurement and project expenditures.
5. Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Learning: Ensure that project activities are appropriately monitored and supervised so that objectives and indicators are met in accordance with agreements and that reports are produced accurately and on time. Draft trip, donor, and other reports as required. Document lessons learnt and relevance of program strategic approaches. Ensure beneficiary accountability using CRS tools.
• Staff/Partner Capacity-Building: Identify CRS partner training and capacity development needs as related to implementation of the project. Directly collaborate with supervisors to identify internal or external resources to provide training to CRS partner as needed.
• Technical Oversight: Carry out technical assistance visits to field activities and provide on-the-job support, coaching and training to CRS partner. Assist CRS partners to develop linkages with government and other NGOS to ensure that systems and relationships are in place to ensure that project accomplishments according to the objectives and indicators agreed upon.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree in Public Health or other health equivalent experience.
• At least 3 years in TB programming management experience including program development, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, budget management, and report writing.
• Experience of working successfully in partnership with national level institution, local partners, and staff for program implementation and capacity building.
• Proficiency in spoken and written English and Khmer.Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Nutrition Program Specialist
(Based in Phnom Penh (50%) and Kampong Chhnang (50%))
Under the direct supervision of Health and HIV/AIDS Program Manager, the Nutrition Program Specialist will manage the implementation of a new integrated Nutrition sensitive/specific project to be implemented in two Districts in Kampong Chhnang. With assistance from PM and HoP, S/he will work closely with partners and field staff to provide technical assistance and monitor and supervise two community officers located in each district. In addition, s/he is also responsible for assessing, developing and managing training/training materials, BCC nutrition strategy and Gender/Nutrition strategy for the project together with the Health PM and HOP.S/he will foster beneficiary accountability and on-going learning on Nutrition/Food and Gender to grow CRS Cambodia program. S/he will work closely with key government institutions from Ministry of health, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery and Ministry of Interior at District, Provincial and national level representing CRS at relevant technical working groups, various coordination meetings/events in Kampong Chhnang and in Phnom Penh.
1. Strategic and Operational Planning: Organize annual and quarterly project review/planning with CRS staff and partners ensuring that planning process and decision making is participatory and based on evidence and data; fostering learning on potential promising approaches on Nutrition as well as identifying new initiatives; constantly review project strategic approach relevance, effectiveness and efficiencies.
2. Program Implementation: Provide oversight, guidance and support to CRS partners to ensure plans are implemented effectively and efficiently. Anticipate needs and problem areas and coordinate necessary support. Accompany and learn with partner at the beginning of new activity/initiative.
3. Budget Planning and Tracking: Support PM and partners to develop detailed annual and quarterly operational budgets. Supports CRS partners to develop detailed annual and quarterly operational budgets.
4. Compliance: Ensure CRS partners adhere to donor and CRS program quality standards, partnership principles, resources management regulations (HR, governing procurement and project expenditures) in collaboration with supervisor, Operations and Finance department.
5. Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning: Ensure that project process is appropriately documented; ensure that activities are appropriately monitored and supervised so that objectives and indicators are met and that reports are produced accurately and on time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Master degree in Public Health or equivalent experience, with relevant Mother and Child Health/Nutrition background and experience.
• At least 3 years in managing project and Community development Program including program development, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, budget management, and report writing. Demonstrate sound technical competency in Nutrition with at least 5 year experience of working successfully in partnership with health authority authorities, local partners and staff in capacity building and technical assistance on nutrition. Have at least 5 year experience in developing and implementing nutrition, hygiene and sanitation community-based health integrated programs. Experience in program involving household access and availability of food for nutrition is a plus. Proficiency in spoken and written English and Khmer. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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