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Project Management Specialist

Project Management Specialist
(Agriculture and Economic Development)

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is seeking an individual for the Project Management Specialist (Agriculture and Economic Development) position for the Office of Food Security and Environment (FSE), USAID/Cambodia.

The incumbent is responsible for the full range of consultative, advisory, management, data collection and analysis, as well as evaluative aspects within the sector of agriculture, food security, nutrition, and economic development. S/he will coordinate activities and collaborate with USAID Mission colleagues, USAID implementing partners, the expanded USAID Regional and Washington-based team, and other U.S. government agencies contributing to Cambodia’s development. S/he may lead and/or assist in designing, implementing, and monitoring initiatives that are designed to meet U.S. development objectives while also supporting those of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC). The incumbent will liaise with colleagues from the RGC, other donor organizations, non‑governmental organizations, the private sector, and academia. S/he will also be responsible for conducting and reporting on economic research and trends primarily in the areas of agriculture, nutrition and economic growth, coordinate and participate in meetings, monitor and evaluate programs through field visits, anticipate issues that may affect USAID programming, recommend solutions, and report on progress and impact made by USAID‑financed activities.

Salary: The annual salary range for this position is USD 30,714 – 47,614.

Required Qualifications
• A Master’s degree in the field of economics, development economics, agricultural economics, agriculture, food security, health or nutrition related degrees, education, natural resources management, environment, business administration, rural development, political science, law, international or development studies.
• Seven years of experience in project management or program coordination in the field of agriculture, food security, nutrition, economic development, trade, business administration, development funding, environment, law, or economic development with a U.S. government agency, an international donor or development agency, or an international or local government or non-governmental organization. This can also include knowledge and experience in areas related to fostering the business-enabling environment, food security, inter-governmental coordination and development, natural resources management, climate change, forestry, fisheries, trade, or research.
• Level IV (fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Khmer are required. Language proficiency will be tested.

Application Procedure
The application deadline is July 24, 2015. Interested candidates must submit applications by email to [email protected] using the “Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174)” form. The application form and complete details on this position can be found at http://cambodia.usembassy.gov/employment_opportunities.html.

Note: All Ordinarily Resident (OR) applicants must have the required work and/or residency permits to be eligible for consideration.