USAID SBC Project Chief of Party, Cambodia

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Full Time
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Date Posted
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Company Information
Catholic Relief Services

CRS Cambodia seeks a Chief of Party to lead the project team for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Social and Behavior Change program in Cambodia to contribute to the Mission’s health sector goal of ensuring that Cambodians seek and receive quality health care with decreased financial hardship through more sustainable systems. The program aims to improve health behaviors among Cambodians and ensure that Cambodians seek and receive quality health care with decreased financial hardship through more sustainable systems. Two specific objectives are: 1) strengthen public sector systems for oversight and coordination of social behavior change at the national and provincial levels; and 2) improve the ability of individuals to adopt healthy behaviors.

USAID anticipates that the Activity will work primarily in the areas of maternal and child health (MCH), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria with attention to other health areas or other development sectors as possible.

Note that this position is contingent on donor approval and funding.

Job Summary:
The COP will provide programmatic, strategic technical, and managerial leadership for all components of the program to ensure quality and timely delivery of the contract; ensure close coordination with and leverage other relevant initiatives of the U.S. Government, Royal Government of Cambodia, and other donors; oversee and be responsible for the financial and administrative compliance of the project including supervision, support, and direction to managerial and technical staff; interact directly and on a regular basis with the USAID/Cambodia Mission to coordinate program direction to ensure strategic alignment, collaborative learning, and adaptation; and develop external relations, in particular with the government, local NGOs, and the private sector. The COP should be effective working with senior government officials, influencing policy, and supporting policy changes based on new evidence or technical developments. The COP will oversee SBC technical matters to ensure that they align with global best practices and are adapted appropriately to the Cambodian context, and ensure that the program in compliant with CRS policies and procedures.

Advanced degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in communication, marketing, public health, or a related field. At least seven to ten years of relevant experience in international health programming, including at least five years of experience in senior-level management positions (e.g. COP, DCOP, Country Director, Project Director level, etc.) leading large and complex projects in developing country settings. Experience with USAID programming is preferred. Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and evaluating SBC activities.