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Senior Program Manager-Socially Marginalised Women (SPM-SMW)

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 was founded in 1945, today CARE works in 100 countries around the globe and supporting 950 poverty-fightingdevelopment and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 62 million people directly and 216 million people indirectly. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalised communities.

CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalized 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 focuses primarily on the north-east of the country and Phnom Penh and surrounding areas. 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 by strengthening gender equality and women’s voice, promoting inclusive governance and increasing women’s resilience. CARE knows that it cannot achieve this mission without a team of dedicated, passionate and qualified people. CARE values teamwork, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm. CARE is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace, where team members are encouraged to learn, grow and share their views. CARE promotes equality and diversity in the workplace as well as within its projects.

CARE is seeking a qualified Cambodian national candidate to fill the position of Senior Program Manager - Socially Marginalised Women (SPM-SMW) based in Phnom Penh with frequent travel to other sites as required.

Salary Range: $1772 - $1887

Deadline: 6th January 2023


Major responsibilities will be varied and will include:

  • Strategy and leadership

  • Project planning and Implementation

  • Partnerships and Networking

  • Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

  • Partnerships and networking

  • Team supervision

  • Administrative, Financial Oversights

  • Other Responsibility (Please refer to the Job Description for detailed information)


  • Minimum Masters’ Degree in management, international development or equivalent and/or minimum 5 year’s relevant work experience, preferably with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO);

  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic direction and operational experience to field operations

  • Excellent knowledge of INGOs within the Cambodia context and has a clear understanding of grants and projects;

  • Proven experience in project and financial management in a complex donor environment;

  • Proven experience in building and maintaining effective networks with all stakeholders;

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing teams in culturally diverse environments;

  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team;

  • Proven high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing and to meet deadlines in a complex environment;

  • Demonstrated critical and analytical thinking, judgement, problem solving, decision making and influencing skills;

  • Demonstrated honesty, maintaining confidentiality, reliable and integrity;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including excellent written and spoken English; and

  • Excellent in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel and intermediate numeric skills


This position requires the following leadership, technical and core competencies as stated in CARE’s Competency Framework.

A. Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking & Direction

  • Accountability & Judgment

  • People Management

B. Leadership Competencies

  • Program Management/Program Coordination,

  • Report Writing

  • Grant Management,

  • Proposal Development

  • Diplomacy

  • Inclusion & Diversity

  • Sexual Reproductive Health/Public Health,

  • GBV

  • Migration, Trafficking

  • Women Economic Empowerment

  • CSOs Operating Context

C. Core Competencies

  • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Adaptability

  • Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

  • Communication and Influence

  • Leadership

  • Decision Making

  • Self-Development


  • An opportunity to work with a committed team who feel passionate about gender equality and diversity; improving lives of disadvantaged people; and working with partners to bring about positive and lasting change.

  • 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 insurance with private company, surgical and hospital insurance with private company that also cover your dependents, Cost of Living Allowance, annual increment based on your yearly performance rating and available funds.

  • 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 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 employees have to work during the weekend or on public holidays due to requirements, they 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.


Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to, or at the CARE Country Office at #39 (3rd floor) Street 352, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang I, Khan Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A detailed job description and application form is available on or Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 6th January 2023 (COB) 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.”

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