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Chief of Party, Senior Technical Advisor, and MEAL Manager

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. CRS returned to Cambodia in 1991 and currently works in the sectors of Health and Inclusive Education, with approximately 15 local partners. A head office is located in Phnom Penh. CRS Cambodia is the hub office for Southeast Asia programming, including Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos.
 
By applying to this job, you as the applicant understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, the applicant understands that if s/he is a successful candidate, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and their personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate their behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
 

This advert is for an anticipated award. Expected start in August 2021.

Job Announcement
Chief of Party

For anticipated Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project 2 (PMI)
International or National Position, to be based in Phnom Penh

 
Job Summary:  
You will manage and provide technical oversight for MEAL in the development and implementation of the CMEP 2 project, ensuring effective MEAL systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL-related management skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards malaria elimination in Cambodia.
 
Roles and Key Responsibilities: 
• Lead all aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the CMEP 2 project, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of malaria elimination in Cambodia and regionally. Serve as the primary point of contact to USAID/PMI, CNM and Ministry of Health on the project, as well as private and non-government stakeholders.
• Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
• Effectively manage senior programming and operations talent. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
• Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans, and ensure the updating of such plans.
• Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
• Oversee the development of communication strategies and materials, complying with donor and CRS’ branding and marketing requirements and procedures.
• Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
• Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high quality training and technical assistance.
 
Basic Qualifications 
• Master’s degree in public health or other relevant field;
• At least seven years of experience in managing and leading large, complex health activities in developing countries;
• At least two of the seven years of experience must be in malaria programming, with malaria pre-elimination/elimination experience preferred;
• Experience in maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholders such as host government counterparts, donors, implementing partners, and private sector entities;
• Familiarity with policies and procedures of donor funded activities;
• Excellent command of English language, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Experience working in Cambodia or another country in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region preferred.
 

Senior Technical Advisor – Malaria Control and Elimination

For anticipated Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project 2 (PMI)
International or National Position, to be based in Phnom Penh

 
Job Summary:
You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the CMEP 2 project, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge in health, malaria and partnership working will ensure that CMEP 2 project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards malaria elimination in Cambodia.
 
Roles and Key Responsibilities: 
• Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of the implementation of the CMEP 2 project to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, USAID guidelines, and industry best practices.
• Effectively manage talent for CMEP 2 implementation and supervise staff, managing team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
• Lead the development of project implementation and partnership learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the project knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
• Lead technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities of CMEP 2 for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
• Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships (including sub-awardees) within the project and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
• Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.
 
Basic Qualifications 
• Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, disease control or related discipline;
• At least seven years of experience performing as a technical lead in malaria programs, with at least five years of experience in malaria elimination in Cambodia or other countries with an elimination setting;
• Published work in the field of malaria or related field preferred;
• Experience in maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholders such as host government counterparts, donors, implementing partners, and private sector entities;
• Strong English language skills, especially good oral and written communication skills.
• Experience in managing moderately complex USAID projects preferably with an international NGO.
 

MEAL Manager

For anticipated Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project 2 (PMI)
International or National Position, to be based in Phnom Penh

 
Job Summary:
You will manage and provide technical oversight for MEAL in the development and implementation of the CMEP 2 project, ensuring effective MEAL systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your MEAL-related management skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards malaria elimination in Cambodia.
 
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
• Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight for MEAL in CMEP 2 project, ensuring project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards and MEAL policies, procedures, and practices; USAID MEAL guidelines, and industry best practices.
• Effectively manage talent for MEAL and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff wellbeing. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
• Champion the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in malaria control and elimination. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Promote the application of learning to improve program quality and to strengthen agency influence among external stakeholders. Ensure integration of MEAL-related innovations and best practices.
• Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight for the development and implementation of high-quality MEAL systems and processes, including ICT4MEAL and the application of responsible data principles as per agency and USAID requirements in the CMEP 2 project. Promoting MEAL policies and industry good practices, champion the analysis and use of project performance data to inform decision-making and identify lessons learned. • Facilitate connections between colleagues and peers to generate and share evidence-based learning.
• Provide management, guidance and technical oversight for project evaluation events and research in malaria elimination, including the development of terms of reference or study protocols that include evaluation/learning questions, a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods, appropriate consideration of ethical and data protection standards, and the necessary technical rigor. Oversee the quality of evaluation data through good data management.
• Oversee MEAL-related technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
• Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to MEAL in malaria and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
• Oversees timely and appropriate project MEAL expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.
 
Basic Qualifications
• Master’s degree in statistics, public health, epidemiology or other relevant field;
• At least seven years of experience developing and implementing surveillance systems, monitoring systems and conducting evaluations, preferably in developing countries;
• Experience working with malaria prevention, elimination programs or related public health programs;
• Experience in developing quantitative and qualitative analyses and interpreting data to facilitate project decision making;
• Strong English language skills, especially good oral and written communication skills.
 

Details SOW is available via www.bongthom.com/jobs

Interest candidate/supplier should submit their CV and covering letter on or before 22nd November 2020 to CRS recruitment email: kh.recruitment@crs.org, or send to CRS Cambodia Office: Emerald Building # 64, Preah Norodom Blvd, Corner Street 178, Sangkat Cheychumneas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

CRS will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, and may interview candidates prior to closing date.