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Head of Education

Head of Education


Tenure : Ongoing
Location : Phnom Penh
Salary : Competitive, based on experience and qualifications


This role is open to All Cambodian or Expats who have extensive experience in International Education Sectors K-12 educational program (knowledge in IB is an advantage).




This position provides an opportunity to work with a highly prestigious international NGO, Cambodian Children’s Fund, www.cambodianchildrensfund.org. Founded in 2004, Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) provides life-changing education and a range of services to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities. This well respected NGO cares for more than 2,000 students, their families and the community.


CCF is seeking applications from suitable qualified and experienced candidates for the Head of Education role. CCF is a great place to work, staffed by a team of talented and committed people. The workplace offers many opportunities for innovation, initiative and professional satisfaction.


The Head of Education is a senior leadership role within CCF and is responsible for CCF’s K-12 educational program, which allows for a smooth transition for students to university. Working within a consultative framework, this role will lead the development and implementation of a strategic plan for teaching and learning and provide leadership for educational activities, maintaining and developing the quality and standards of all teaching and learning programs offered to CCF children. CCF recently opened a world class STEM education facility providing education to over 400 students, the Head of Education will lead the development and future direction of this facility.


This leadership role holds responsibility for the educational direction of the organization, encouraging and developing the use of appropriate methodologies and high standards of teaching practice in all our educational areas. The role also ensures that systems are in place for ascertaining and responding to the professional development requirements of teaching staff.


The Head of Education role reports to the Country Manager to ensure alignment with other in country programs and initiatives. Strong liaison with the Executive Director and other SMT is critical to ensure alignment to CCF strategy and philosophy of education.


You will balance your strategic and operational skills to review and implement clear policies and processes to support sound decision-making, accountability, rigorous and quantifiable reporting and continuous quality improvements. Well-developed people management and communication skills are required to lead teams in an innovative and highly accountable approach.


This is a senior position that would suit experienced executives with outstanding vision, planning and execution capabilities. A proactive mindset and those looking for a rewarding and challenging role will be well suited to this position.


We would welcome applications from qualified and experienced professionals who want to utilise their expertise to ‘make a difference’ and drive quality improvements.  This would suit a national with overseas education and international experience or an Expat who has a good understanding of working in Cambodia or a developing country. Further details of the role and the Position Description can be found at www.cambodianchildrensfund.org. Please forward your application to [email protected] including response to the Key Selection criteria no later than 20th June 2017.