Chief of Party

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Application deadline 19 days ago: Friday 31 May 2024 at 17:00 UTC

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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

*Plan International is seeking qualified candidate of 01 key role for the anticipated USAID-funded Cambodia "Employ" initiative based in Cambodia. R**ecruitment is contingent upon the successful award of the project.*


  • Provides day-to-day technical leadership and ensures high-quality delivery of the project.
  • Manages, in coordination with the COP, partner and key stakeholder relationships and works with implementing partner organizations, the donor, and various stakeholders.
  • Oversees the development of project reports, annual work plans, and other documents as required by USAID and the Government of Cambodia.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of project budgets and expenditures, and assists the Finance and Operations Manager to set up and implement appropriate systems for project financials.
  • Serves as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable.
  • Ensures compliance in reporting to USAID, Plan International, Plan US National Office (USNO) and Government of Cambodia counterparts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, International Development, social sciences, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of progressive international experience working in Cambodia and/or the Southeast Asia region.
  • Substantial experience and knowledge working in youth development, including experience engaging with the private sector and other stakeholders using a positive youth development approach;
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with education sector stakeholders, private sector leaders, international donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender transformative programming and experience in implementing programs with gender-focused components;
  • Proven leadership qualities, excellent program and personnel management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Work experience on USAID projects is strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English and excellent oral and written skills is required. Proficiency in Khmer is strongly preferred.

Location: Phnom Penh

Type of Role: Program Management

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competative Salary

Closing Date: 31-May-24

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

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