Country Director, Cambodia

Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
Cambodia Country Office
Supporting Documentation:

  • Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Fixed Term- 24 months, Full Time

 CARE is a leading international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. 

 About the Role

Within the specific delegations and policies of CARE Australia, the Country Director is responsible and accountable to the Head, Country Office Support for the overall planning and management of CARE International’s development and humanitarian program and Country Office activities in Cambodia.  

Working as a member of CARE Australia’s Senior Leadership Group, the Country Director will ensure that CARE Australia’s corporate policies are implemented in CI Cambodia as well as ensure that all legal requirements and agreements for program operation are in place. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees a process of ensuring CARE’s support to Cambodia transforms to be as local as possible and led by those most impacted, in whatever form this evolves to.
  • Contribute to the development, promulgation and implementation of CARE Australia’s strategic intent, and corporate policies and practices.
  • Be responsible for the effective management of CI Cambodia’s overall program portfolio.
  • Be responsible for the overall performance and management of CI Cambodia’s workforce.
  • Ensure all assets and the financial resources of CI Cambodia are managed effectively.
  • Seek and secure funding and financing of projects through the maintenance of strong relationships with Australian DFAT, the EU, other major donors and multilateral organisations, through the preparation of project proposals, and through timely reporting on existing projects.
  • Promote a safe and secure work environment, foster a safety and security culture and ensure consistent application of and compliance with CARE Australia and CARE International safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and enhance CI’s presence, as relevant, and to represent CI’s interests in Cambodia by building relationships with the Government of Cambodia, donors, INGOs, NGOs, project partners and all other external parties.

Ideally you will have

  • Senior operational management experience in international aid demonstrating the capacity to manage budgets, staff and programs, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Proven leadership ability and personal attributes of a high order including, strong people management skills, the ability to respond effectively to challenges and to lead complex strategic level change.
  • Proven capacity to develop external relationships as well as representational and networking skills, to further the goals of CARE International and to secure program funding.
  • Strong initiative and drive, demonstrated record of innovation and achievement, high level organisational and project management skills as well as the ability to deliver quality results with deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project design and proposal preparation, program and project management and of current best practice development approaches, tools and methodologies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A Tertiary qualification in a relevant field, and demonstrated experience in overseas aid preferably with International NGOs. Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE International’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.

What we can offer you

  • Access to generous leave benefits, appropriate insurance and allowances
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • The opportunity to use your skills to fight poverty with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities

CARE Australia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer. By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

CARE Australia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from nationals of Cambodia, and people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability.

How to Apply?

To apply for this job, Please review the Candidate Information Pack linked above and complete the online application form by clicking ‘Apply Now’. Please ensure you attach your CV and cover letter explaining how your experience matches the selection criteria at the bottom of our application form. After submitting your application you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.Only applicants who fully address the criteria will be considered.

Questions about the role? 

Please contact Nate Rabe - Head, Country Office Support via (please do not email applications to this address).

Applications Close:  11:59PM (AEDT), 5 March 2021