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.
Save the Children Integrated Nutrition, Hygiene and Sanitation programis to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children in Cambodia and will focus on: 1) Increased household-level practice of key Essential Nutrition Actions; 2) Increased use of improved sanitation facilities; 3) Improved hygiene behaviors; and 4) Increased capacity of private and public sector partners to promote healthy behaviors. This is a five year with 16 million USD project funded by USAID and we are looking for high quality motivated candidates to fill in different positions in different areas across the country office.
Positions Available and Qualifications:
1- Finance and Operations Manager based in Battambang province (1 position)
The Finance and Operations Manager (FOM) is responsible for overseeing project finances and other operational and administrative duties for the integrated program funded by USAID. The FOM will supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, project human resource and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.
Qualifications and experience
• Degree in finance, accounting, or other relevant field required;
• 5-8 years’ experience in the management of programs funded by the U.S. Government, including extensive experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects, or other international donors;
• In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management, rules, and regulations;
• Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of programs and projects;
• Demonstrated strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
• Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports;
•Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in supervising others as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills for both English and Khmer languages.
• Experience with conditional cash transfer practices and policies.
2- Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist based in Phnom Penh with 50% travel to project sites (1 position)
The position will be responsible to lead all of Integrated Nutrition, Hygiene and Sanitation Program efforts related to communications and knowledge management. This includes building relationships with media, management of public events, development and dissemination of project-level publicity materials and document editing.
Qualifications and experience
• Master in journalism, mass communications, development or a related field (preferred);
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in communications in development or in a corporate setting;
• Excellent written and spoken in both Khmer and English and a thorough understanding of the role and importance of communications,
• Extensive experience editing
• Experience working with a variety of partners in multiple sectors
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrable track record of working with media and building media relations;
• Experience in developing project- or organization-level communication strategies and products including technical briefs, program updates, newsletters and other products for a variety of audiences including government, donors and external development partners
• Experience documenting case studies from the field and lessons learned
• Experience with USAID
• Highly developed cultural awareness and an appreciation for diversity;
• Commitment to Save the Children values.
3- Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist based in Battambang province (1 position)
The Monitoring and Evaluations (M&E) Specialist will guide and oversee the implementation of the Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategies and related requirements for the USAID-funded Integrated Nutrition, Hygiene and Sanitation program and Save the Children Global Indicator. S/he is responsible for ensuring USAID M&E requirements and reporting are met in a timely and quality manner. This requires liaising with technical and finance project staff and developing the plans, tools, processes for data collection, analysis, and reporting.
The specialist will establish and maintain a central and systematic information management system making relevant project information, data and lessons of programs easily accessible. The specialist will support accountability and learning, including the development of feedback mechanisms and creating opportunities for reflection and sharing.
Qualifications and experience
• Degree in social sciences or relevant field; training in research and analysis methodologies;
• At least seven years working experience including at least five in the M&E of international development projects preferably with nutrition and/or water and sanitation elements
• Related experience in project frameworks, performance measurement, indicator selection, quantitative and qualitative data collection and tracking systems, and analysis methodologies;
• Proven ability to prepare M&E plans and reports;
• Experience with the application of data to improve program management;
• Excellent PC/database skills and knowledge of current statistical packages;
• Strong organizational, interpersonal/cross S cultural communication and time-management skills while working in a diverse and dynamic team setting in a challenging environment.
• Experience working with a range of partners and stakeholders, including international and local NGOs, government agencies, community organizations, private sector actors, etc.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills for both English and Khmer languages are preferred.
4- Provincial Coordinator (3 positions): based in Battambang province(1 position), Pursat province (1 position) and Siem Reap province (1 position)
The Provincial Coordinator is to manage program staff and coordinate with partners to deliver the results of Integrated Nutrition, Hygiene and Sanitation Program (INHSP) funded by USAID in compliance with Save the Children International and donor’s requirements. The Provincial Coordinator is a primary accountable for effective and efficient project planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and learning with budget holding responsibilities in (Battambang, Siem Reap or Pursat) and promotes integration of nutrition, hygiene and sanitation and harmonizing relationship and efforts from partners, government and private sectors for excellent program delivery for mothers and childrenguided by Chief of Party.
Qualifications and experience
• University degree in health or general management or relevant field experiences.
• Minimum of 5 year experiences in multiple development programs and emergency preparedness and responses or relevant experiences on Nutrition and Health;
• Experience in project management preferably in the field of nutrition and health understanding of government Decentralization & Deconcentration process and relationship with local government departments;
• Experiences in managing USAID fund and support functions including finance and administration;
• Ability to think critically and work independently with minimum supervision, and solve problems independently.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
• Strong commitment to Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and full adherence to Child Safe Guarding, Anti-fraud and Anti-terrorism;
• Sensitivity and adaptability towards culture, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age
• Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies;
• Good oral and written communication skills for both English and Khmer languages are preferred.
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 Team at Save the Children no later than 17:00 on 18 July 2014.Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Electronic submission via email or our website is strongly encouraged. Qualified women and disable people candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and called for interviews. Application and CVs will not be returned.
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