Job Announcement



RACHA was recently awarded a cooperative agreement with USAID to deliver the Empowering Community for Health (ECH) project over a period of five years. The geographical coverage of this project will be eight provinces. This project will focus on three key elements that underpin community empowerment: 1. Financial and institutional sustainability, 2.Gender differentiated strategies and activities in communities, 3. Linkages to national level policy makers. RACHA is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following job vacancy.


Chief of Party, COP

General Aspects:
The Chief of Party (COP) must have at least 10 years senior level experience in designing, implementing and managing large scale, complex, comprehensive and multi-site health improvement projects. Experience in managing a community health-related program (preferably related to the above stated USAID project). S/he will have at least a Master’s Degree in public health or social sciences, or an advanced degree relevant to the field of public health, management or other related field. Additionally, the COP must bring to the project a strategic vision; leadership qualities; depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience; positive professional reputation; and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills. The COP must also have demonstrated experience in advocating to and working in partnership with governments and counterparts and international donor agencies and Local NGOs; and the ability to work effectively and harmoniously with the USAID team that oversees the implementation of  the ECH project.

• Work closely with technical experts, the technical advisor panel (TAP), key personnel, and the project team, as well as other related teams, on technical and programmatic leads to ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of the project goals and objectives;
• Contribute to RACHA’s strategic and operational plans, supporting policy and procedural reviews and other related tasks;
• Strategically influence negotiations with commune councils and related committees to secure commitment to sustain health initiatives;
• Supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts with planned project activities;
• Provide technical leadership in project planning (including budget), design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions, and share lessons learned to related partners, NGOs, donors etc.
• Work with the finance and project teams to plan and keep track of the project budgets;
• Coordinate with the Chief of Procurement to ensure that project-related requisitions, price quotation, bidding, technical evaluation and quality control of products or services to be procured are carried out in an efficient and transparent manner according to the policy;
• Supervise and manage material and financial resources appropriate for the project;
• Hold responsibility for quality control elements, particularly in terms of the production of reports and presentation of progress, achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders including donors and partners;
• Ensure timely and accurate reporting of project activities and results to USAID, and related counterparts;
• Work with the project team at all levels to coordinate with stakeholders to focus on institutionalizing efforts in local government systems ensuring financial and institutional sustainability of the project particularly in the area of village health support groups.
• Troubleshoot in a timely manner to prevent and resolve potential problems and review outputs for quality control.
• Create strategic relationships with other agencies and align the project work plan according to each project unit and related donors.

Required Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in public health or relevant field;
• Background and expertise in Community MCH, and good governance at all level;
• 10 years senior level experience in program development, implementation and management of large health programs. 5+ years previous Chief of Party experience (for USAID) is an asset;
• Demonstrated experience in managing USAID or other donor-financed projects.
• Knowledge of effective budget monitoring/compliance monitoring
• Expertise in effective and efficient management of project development andstrategic planning
• Demonstrated expertise in strategic relationship development, particularly for the purposes ofrepresentation, negotiation and advocacy;
• Knowledge of USAID’s rules and regulations, and other compliances;
• Proven track record of directing, motivating, and managing project teams composed of technical experts, regional directors, team leaders, and administrative staff;
• Good written and spoken English and fluency in Khmer;
• Ability to travel to the project sites, regionally and internationally.

TO APPLY:Candidates who are interested in applying for the above positions MUST submit a current detailed resume or curriculum vitae with a cover letter to: RACHA Human Resources Office #160, Street 71, SangkatTonleBassac, Khan Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh, or e-mail to [email protected]

(Closing datedate for the position: OCTOBER 24, 2014)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submitted CVs will not be returned

RACHA is committed to child protection. All candidates will subject to RACHA’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct