Job Opportunity: Project Manager – Inclusive Education (PM-IE)
Deadline: 02 December 2020
CARE is an international development organisation fighting global poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities.
CARE aims to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice and to bring lasting change to the lives of poor and vulnerable people.
Founded in 1945, today CARE works in over 90 countries around the globe. CARE has been working with Cambodians since 1973, with an office in Phnom Penh since 1991.
Today, CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalised and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalised by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities.
CARE is seeking a qualified national candidate to fill the position of Project Manager – Inclusive
Education, based in Ratanak Kiri with very frequent travel to other provinces in the northeast of
Salary Range: $1,189- $1,265
Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
Work with the Deputy Country Director – Programs and Technical Advisors of EMW Program to support the development and review of the projects under the EMW program; and
Demonstrate a passion for gender equality, women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity
Lead the effective and efficient implementation of the project and activities according to the project proposal/design, budget and costed work plan to ensure the project delivers high quality outcomes;
Develop quarterly work plans that are aligned to the annual project work plans and budget in order to meet the project activity deadlines;
Produce high quality oral and written reports (in English) on project progress, including donor reports by required due dates
Manage the education activities for the Ethnic Minority Project and the communication for education projects to ensure that all project activities are implemented according to the annual and costed work plans;
Lead the implementation of the projects under EMW program through coordinating the planning, activity schedule, resource allocation, monitoring, documentation, review and evaluation of project activities;
Work with the team to manage risks and find solutions to project management challenges;and
Ensure systematic filing system for documents in sequential order and all files are placed in a secure place (to avoid unauthorised access of documents).
Ensure the efficient and proper use of project funds in line with the approved budgets and in compliance with CARE’s finance manual and donor guidelines; and
Monitor project expenditure through regular review of budget versus actual (BVAs), and contribute to costed work plans.
Lead and/or participate in regular reflection, learning and reporting workshops with the project team as required; and
Provide inputs into and development of high quality reports and case studies that illustrate program progress.
Develop and maintain linkages by working closely with the senior leadership of Provincial Offices of Education (POEs) in the north east of Cambodia and provide advice and capacity building on the implementation of multilingual education;
Promote cohesive programs and relationships within CARE by engaging across the organisation with other staff members and consultants on cross-project issues;
Manage relationships with key project partners, representing CARE Cambodia at partner meetings and planning sessions;
Support a culture of constant learning by playing an active role in capacity strengthening, coaching and mentoring of the team;
Coordinate the team to ensure that performance indicators are developed, monitored and achieved; and
Oversee and manage the work of direct reports, including leading effective team work and relationships and ensuring regular team meetings and communications to the team.
II- SELECTION CRITERIA:
Minimum Bachelor Degree in Education, Teaching or equivalent
Minimum 5 years relevant teaching, training experience, preferably with an International Non- Government Organisation (INGO) and/or private company;
Proven understanding of Cambodian Ethnic Minorities, their cultures, languages andissues;
Demonstrated experience in project and financial management;
Strong representational skills including developing networks and relationships with key stakeholders
Proven experience to follow standard policies, procedures and processes and ensure the implementation of detailed transactions;
A willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities
Demonstrated good leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking and analysis, sound judgment, planning, problem solving and team buildingskills;
Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills including the abilityto plan, and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing and to meet deadlines in a complexenvironment;
Demonstrated characteristics in honesty, reliability, integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality;
Excellent communication skills both written and oral in Khmer and English; and
Excellent in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel and intermediate numeric skills.
III. HOW WE VALUE YOUR CONTRIBUTION:
An opportunity to work in a beautiful natural environment whilst learning and developing your career in international development.
Remuneration Package: 13th month salary, Provident Fund, Seniority Indemnity, Medical Allowance, Phone Card Allowance, Accident and Health Scheme with National Social Security Fund, Group Personal Accident with private company, Surgical and Hospital Insurance with private company that also cover your dependents, Cost of Living Allowance, Annual Increment and Relocation Allowance.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your experience in managing a small team of committed professionals, dedicated to improving education /sexual reproductive health outcomes for children, including children from minority populations
Flexible Working Arrangement: In order to improve employee’s work-life balance, CARE Cambodia has developed a flexible working arrangement policy. This will assist CARE Cambodia employees to attend to his/her personal needs; allow for off-peak travel; and to have more flexibility for child care.
Leave: CARE Cambodia provides staff with paid time off from work for rest and personal time or for other reasons. All full time employees are entitled to 18 days of Annual Leave, 15 days of Sick Leave, 5 days of Special Leave, 3 months Maternity Leave/Adoption Leave, 7 days of Parental Leave/Adoption Leave, Nursing Leave and Study Leave.
Public Holiday: CARE Cambodia the mandated public holidays (22) based on the Prakas by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.
Time Off In Lieu: CARE Cambodia promotes a healthy work and life balance and does not encourage employees to work outside normal working hours. If those employees have to work during the weekend or public holidays due to requirements, he/she will be entitled to Time off in Lieu.
Learning and Development: Continuous improvement through learning and development is a critical aspect of CARE Cambodia’s people focused agenda.
Remote Duty Station Allowance: Giving an understanding on some challenges facing by staff that moving to field offices at north eastern provinces, CARE Cambodia provides extra allowance to staff who has no permanent address at filed offices.
IV. APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the CARE Country Office at #91, Street 95, Sangkat Boeung Trabek, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh. A detailed job description and application form is available on www.care-cambodia.org or www.bongthom.com. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 2 December 2020 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Submitted documents will not be returned. In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for all CARE Cambodia positions and will be strongly considered regardless of the requirements of the position.
CARE Cambodia is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE Cambodia reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.
“Thanks for your interest in CARE! We are committed to each other and to the protection of the people we serve. We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organisation and imbed child protection in all we do. Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, and our recruitment practices are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and the people we serve. As well as pre-employment checks, we will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations. To find out more, please contact the Senior Human Resources Manager.”