Community Development Officer

 unitedChild  unicef
Vacancy Announcement
(Vacancy Nº LGCR /FT/13/006)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Cambodia, is inviting qualified applications for the post of:

Community Development Officer (NO-B) to be based in Phnom Penh

Local Governance for Child Rights (LGCR/Seth Koma) Programme supports the implementation of the national strategy for decentralization and deconcentration reform for the realisation of child rights. This post will focus primarily on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of small grant schemes to support CBOs and NGOs to provide support and deliver services to people with disabilities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of a Community Development Specialist, the incumbent will be responsible for following key areas:
• Coordinate the development of the specific guidelines and protocol around the small grants administration and management to CBOs and NGOs
• Develop tools and lead capacity needs assessment of people with disability and their families
• Coordinate to increase awareness and disability inclusive decision-making and action plans, the link between people with disability and non-government service providers
• Develop materials for capacity development to ensure complementarity to national policies, and approaches to sub-national capacity development related to disability
• Facilitate programme monitoring and evaluation, programme reviews, and annual review meetings with government counterparts and non-government service providers

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree Social Sciences, social development or other related field
• At least two years of responsible professional work experience at sub-national or national level in decentralization and disability
• Experience in managing small grant schemes with CBOs and NGOs
• Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset

Expected Competencies and Skills:
• Strong interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment
• Capacity to analyse data from various sources and ability to make rational judgments
• Strong drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
• Knowledge on the 2009 Disability Law, Commune Sangkat Administration law, Organic law
• Interest in learning and researching, using comprehensive information to support decision making
• Able to define objectives, plan activities and anticipate potential challenges
• Fluent verbal and written English and Khmer
• Committed to UNICEF’s mission in Cambodia

Submission of Applications:
Applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11, as well as two most recent performance appraisals (where possible) shall be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail to UNICEF Cambodia, HR Unit, No. 11, Street 75, Sangkat Sraschark, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Personal History Form (P11) can be downloaded from Regret letters will only be sent to shortlisted candidates. All applications are treated with confidentiality.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 29 December 2013
UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified women to apply