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Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) is a child protection organisation that works to keep children safe in families, preventing them from being trafficked, subjected to child labour and from ending up in orphanages. We collaborate locally and internationally with government, other organisations, and the Cambodian people to address the root causes of intergenerational poverty and build healthy, strong and resilient communities, in which children and families can thrive.

Current availabilities (see below for details):

  • Operations Director (Cambodian National only)
  • Operations Director Technical Advisor (International candidates may apply)
  • Fund Raising Manager (Australian based)
  • Reports and Proposals Writer (International candidates may apply)

Please send all queries and applications to [email protected] unless otherwise specified on the position description. While CCT greatly appreciates all applications, due to limited resources we are currently only able to contact shortlisted applicants.

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Operations Director (Cambodian National only)

Location:                     Battambang, Cambodia

Remuneration:          A competitive salary will be provided to the successful candidate

Closing Date:              04 December, 2017, however screening will commence immediately

The Operations Director is a senior manager and leader of the Cambodian Children’s Trust.  He/she is responsible for overseeing the implementation and delivery of CCT’s Holistic Family-Based Care Model and managing all operational activities of the organisation to ensure CCT achieves its objectives, which include:

  • Family Preservation
  • Reintegration from Residential Care Institutes (RCI)
  • Family Based Alternative Care
  • Transformation of RCIs
  • Advocacy

You will be responsible for overseeing the educational activities of CCT, which includes curriculum and content development, teacher training and pedagogy, and facility improvements in public schools.

You will also oversee the activities of our social enterprise restaurant in conjunction with our operating partners.

A primary responsibility of this position is to liaise with government and non-government stakeholders, to build partnerships, represent CCT’s work and collaborate with other service providers in Cambodia and internationally. This role has been designed to further develop the organisation’s effectiveness, efficiency and professionalism.

Key deliverables will include:

Planning

  • Contributing to strategic planning, organisational development, management work plans and policy
  • Supporting project teams to develop well designed operational plans and implement their activities in collaboration and according to CCT’s Strategic Plan
  • Ensure relevant policies, procedures and guidelines are in place.
  • Implementing clear project plans, ensuring activities are effective, deadlines are met, resources are utilised efficiently, objectives achieved and that there is clear communication and co-ordination within project teams and across the organisation
  • Implement best practice policies, procedures and guidance, ensuring program activities meet relevant legislative requirements and standards and support effective program management
  • In conjunction with project teams, develop innovative new models for delivering services with a focus on sustainability

Project Management

  • Maintaining a thorough working knowledge of all of CCT’s programs as well as current industry best practice, and ensuring that knowledge is shared throughout the organisation
  • Engage and support CCT’s project managers in ensuring CCT’s programs are operating in line with CCT’s vision, mission and values and are meeting strategic objectives
  • Conduct regular meetings with project managers and project staff to ensure project plans are implemented, projects are on track, within budget and are achieving deliverables
  • Identifying needs, gaps in current service offerings and resources, and potential risks, and develop contingency plans

Capacity Building, Mentoring and Leadership

  • Providing hands on leadership to build and develop teams and individuals to meet emerging and existing organisational needs
  • Identifying new roles required to meet existing or emerging operational needs
  • Leading and coaching Project Managers.
  • Provide support to Project Managers and Social Workers so that complex issues/cases are managed effectively and in line with CCT’s mission, vision and values
  • Succession planning, recruitment and retention of key staff members

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Implementing robust monitoring and evaluating frameworks to ensure desired outcomes of operational plans are achieved.
  • Developing and implementing evaluation tools and processes to gauge CCT’s individual programs progress against their objectives
  • Ensuring teams are collecting quality data and that all reporting systems are on time for internal and external reporting to donors.
  • Identifying improvements in the physical, technical, staffing and management infrastructure and recommend appropriate solutions and actions to the other CCT Directors
  • Preparing reports on impact and acquittal of funds as required by donors and partners
  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting on operational and internal risks within CCT, and managing these risks

Other

  • Assist in the development of annual operational budgets, project specific budgets and project proposals
  • In coordination with CCT’s finance team identify & implement cost efficiencies and ensure consistency of approach across the organisation
  • Ensure budgets are being adhered to across all programs and projects
  • Ensure child protection policies are in place and are being adhered to
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners including other NGOs, local authorities and other service providers
  • Represent CCT in meetings and projects as required
  • Assist in sourcing and securing funding grants

Important to the success of this role is your ability to work as part of a team, and to maintain strong, empowering working relationships with all CCT staff.

You will have a relevant degree in Business, Finance, Management, or another relevant area, and you will have extensive applicable experience in a Senior Management position in a Cambodian NGO.  You will be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in, child protection and/or the community development sector.

Other requirements for success in this position are:

  • Proven experience in strategic planning, policy development, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring individuals at a middle management level
  • Project management experience, and the ability to train or guide others in this area
  • Strong presentation and speaking skills with the ability to represent the Organisation to the Cambodian government, external stakeholders, and internal stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in designing, planning, implementing and evaluating new programs and activities
  • Demonstrated co-ordination, prioritisation and problem solving capabilities, with the ability to anticipate challenges/issues and competently manage in a timely manner
  • Strong skills in budget development and financial management
  • High level time management, delegation and organisational skills with the ability to coordinate the workflow of program and administrative staff in order to achieve maximum efficiency and professionalism across the organisation
  • Strong written and spoken language skills in English and Khmer; able to produce clear, relevant and timely reports for donors, partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to influence and inspire individuals and teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

This is a senior management position therefore it will be expected that you will prioritise and manage your own workload and that of your team.

This is a challenging position that won’t suit everyone.  You will need to be flexible, collaborative, able to deal with stressful situations, and have a good sense of humour.  You also need to have a true commitment and understanding of what it takes to mentor and empower other people.

Experience working within NGO’s in international settings would be very useful but is not essential.

Click here to view the job description.

If you think that you meet the requirements of this position, and you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position in a great team, please forward your CV and a short cover letter outlining your relevant experience to: [email protected]

 

Operations Director Technical Advisor (International candidates may apply)

Location:                     Battambang, Cambodia

Closing Date:               04 December, 2017, however screening will commence immediately

General Overview

Technical Advisors (TAs) at CCT are skilled professionals that are employed to transfer their knowledge and skills in such a way that it has a sustainable long-term beneficial impact for the people and teams that the TAs work with.

The purpose of the role is to transfer a particular skillset that has been identified by CCT as currently absent within the organisation. That is, a skillset that does not currently exist or one that requires improvement, or further development, in a particular team and transferred to a designated Cambodian counterpart. TAs work alongside their Cambodian counterpart and team/s as advisors, mentors, resources and guides, to help them develop their skills.

Specific to the Position

The Operations Director Technical Advisor (ODTA) will work with the CCT Directors and Managers to coach, guide and mentor senior Khmer team members.

The primary responsibility of this role is to work alongside, and build the capacity of the Khmer Operations Director (OD).   The ODTA has an advisory role only, he/she will not have any decision making or management responsibilities within the organisation. He/she will support the OD as a mentor and guide and will provide technical expertise and advice to the OD so that the OD can provide a high level of oversight and day to day management of CCT teams and projects. The incumbent will also build the capacity of the Associate Project Officer from Community Outreach, and provide assistance or guidance to other managers.

The OD is a senior manager and leader of the Cambodian Children’s Trust.  The ODTA will be responsible for supporting, mentoring and guiding the OD to oversee the implementation and delivery of CCT’s Holistic Family-Based Care Model and manage all operational activities of the organisation to ensure CCT achieves its objectives.

Key Responsibilities of the Role

Support the OD as a mentor and guide, and provide advice to the OD so that he/she can meet the following objectives:

Capacity Building, Mentoring and Leadership

  • Provide hands on leadership to build and develop teams and individuals to meet emerging and existing organisational needs
  • Identify key skill areas for development and training opportunities
  • Identify new roles required to meet existing or emerging operational needs
  • Lead and coach Project Managers by providing regular and effective management of performance, ensuring regular opportunities for project staff to give feedback on their own projects
  • Assist to build the capacity of the Associate Projects Officer from the Community Outreach

Planning

  • Contribute to organisational development, management work plans and policy
  • Support project teams to develop well designed operational plans and implement their activities in collaboration and according to CCT’s Strategic Plan
  • Ensure relevant policy, procedures and guidelines are in place, reviewed, implemented and updated as needed
  • Implement clear project plans, ensuring activities are effective, deadlines are met, resources are utilised efficiently, objectives achieved and that there is clear communication and co-ordination within project teams and across the organisation
  • Implement best practice policies, procedures and guidance, ensuring program activities meet relevant legislative requirements and standards and support effective program management
  • In conjunction with project teams, develop innovative new models for delivering services with a focus on sustainability

Project Management

  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all of CCT’s programs as well as current industry best practice, ensuring knowledge is shared throughout the organisation
  • Engage and support CCT’s project managers in ensuring CCT’s programs are operating in line with CCT’s vision, mission and values and are meeting strategic objectives
  • Conduct regular meetings with project managers and project staff to ensure project plans are implemented, projects are on track, within budget and are achieving deliverables
  • Provide feedback and direction on program operations and help resolve issues identified

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Implement robust monitoring and evaluating frameworks to ensure desired outcomes of operational plans are achieved and ensure cost effectiveness of CCT programs and services.
  • Develop and implement evaluation tools and processes to gauge CCT’s individual programs progress against their objectives
  • Ensure teams are collecting quality data and that all reporting systems are on time for internal and external reporting to donors through regular monitoring and compiling of data gathered
  • Identify improvements in the physical, technical, staffing and management infrastructure and recommend appropriate solutions and actions to the other CCT Directors
  • In coordination with the local management team and CCT Directors, implement changes to areas within projects which evaluations have shown not to be effective. Ensure the inclusion of local management teams so as to develop a cycle of learning.
  • Monitor, measure and report on operational and internal risks within CCT, ensure the development and implementation of relevant policies, procedures and documentation to manage the risks

Other

  • Assist in the development of annual operational budgets, project specific budgets and project proposals
  • In coordination with CCT’s finance team identify & implement cost efficiencies and ensure consistency of approach across the organisation
  • Ensure budgets are being adhered to across all programs and projects
  • Ensure child protection policies are in place and are being adhered to
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners including other NGOs, local authorities and other service providers
  • Assist in sourcing and securing funding grants

Important to the success of this role is your ability to work as part of a team, and to maintain strong, empowering working relationships with all CCT staff.

You will have a relevant degree in Business, Finance, Management, or another relevant area, and you will have extensive applicable experience in a Senior Management position.  You will be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in, child protection and/or the community development sector.

Other requirements for success in this position are:

  • Experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring individuals at senior and middle management levels
  • Project management experience, and the ability to train or guide others in this area
  • Proven experience of successful leadership
  • Extensive relevant experience in a Senior Management position
  • Proven ability to influence and inspire individuals and teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in, child protection and/or the community development sector
  • Proven experience in policy development, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven experience in designing, planning, implementing and evaluating new programs and activities
  • Demonstrated co-ordination, prioritisation and problem solving capabilities, with the ability to anticipate challenges/issues and competently manage these in a timely manner
  • Strong skills in budget development and financial management
  • High level time management, delegation and organisational skills with the ability to coordinate the workflow of program and administrative staff in order to achieve maximum efficiency and professionalism across the organisation
  • Strong written and spoken language skills in English; able to produce clear, relevant and timely reports for donors, partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Strong presentation and speaking skills

This is a challenging position that won’t suit everyone.  You will need to be flexible, collaborative, able to deal with stressful situations, and have a good sense of humour.  You also need to have a true commitment and understanding of what it takes to mentor and empower other people.

Experience working within NGO’s in international settings would be very useful but is not essential.

Click here to view the job description.

If you think that you meet the requirements of this position, and you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position in a great team, please forward your CV and a short cover letter outlining your relevant experience to: [email protected]

 

Fund Raising Manager (Australia based)

The Cambodian Children’s Trust Australia (CCTA) works to empower communities to keep children safe and healthy with their families or in family-based alternative care. It is within the safety and security of a loving family that children can thrive and reach their full potential in life, becoming valuable members of their communities. CCTA believes that it is possible to create a world in which all children grow up in families.

CCTA directly implements projects in Cambodia and is expanding via collaborations with Born to Belong Foundation into, Nepal, Uganda and India to help strengthen families and child protection systems, deinstitutionalise and create high quality family-based care solutions.

Location:             Brisbane (preferred) or Sydney, Australia – with international travel

Job Type:             Full time for six months with the possibility of permanent appointment

Closing Date:     17 November, 2017 however screening will commence immediately

As the Fundraising Manager you will be responsible for CCTA’s fundraising for the Born to Belong Foundation’s projects, marketing and donor relations.

The purpose of this role is to ensure that CCTA has the financial resources to deliver on its mission with Born to Belong Foundation to support and empower communities to keep children safe and healthy with their families or in family-based alternative care.  The Fundraising Manager will play an instrumental role in ensuring that our fundraising strategies and practices meet this need.

The role coordinates all types of fundraising including statutory, philanthropy, private sector, corporate, trusts, events, and mass audience.  It works directly alongside colleagues, themselves engaging with donors, to develop compelling proposals, and provide strategic support and direction for organisational and program fundraising.  It also works throughout the organisation to mobilise and align communications, media and advocacy activity to engage supporters.

Key deliverables of the role will include:

  • Take forward and develop an organisation-wide fundraising strategy including planning for raising unrestricted income.
  • Take the lead in developing new income sources.
  • Plan, write and edit funding proposals.
  • Develop new, and deepen existing, donor relationships.
  • Work closely with the Management Team and others across the organisation to increase our profile and enhance our reputation within the donor community.
  • Take the lead in developing and organizing fundraising events.
  • Remotely manage, support and lead CCTA’s Fundraising and Digital Marketing Team (located in Cambodia).
  • Undertake national and international travel as required.

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Significant senior fundraising experience within the NGO sector.
  • A proven track record of delivering fundraising success including raising funds from major donors.
  • Proven experience planning and managing fundraising events.
  • Proven experience in leading and developing a team.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in grant prospecting.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of public relations and media.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills, adaptable for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship building skills.
  • Tenacity in seeking results and a high level of representational and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent computer and IT skills, preferably in a Mac environment.

Important to the success of this role is your ability to work as part of a team, and to be comfortable with making decisions and taking the initiative.

Experience working in international settings, would be well regarded.

Click here to view the job description.

If you think that you meet the requirements of this position, and you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position in a great team, please forward your CV, and a short cover letter outlining your relevant experience, to: [email protected]

 

Reports and Proposals Writer

Location:          Battambang, Cambodia

Closing Date:   15 December, 2017, however screenings will commence immediately

The Reports Writer, functioning as an integral part of the CCT Communications Team, is a generalist position that is responsible for working with the Fundraising Manager, CCT Directors, and Program Managers and various stakeholders to develop and deliver documentation, reports and analyses regarding the work of CCT for our internal and external stakeholders, funders, partners, and the general public.

The Reports Writer will also be responsible for researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process, management of proposals, and the donor database.

Key deliverables of the role will include:

  • Identify relevant grant opportunities and corporate funding opportunities that CCT is eligible for as a local Cambodian NGO
  • Develop proposals and grant submissions for funding opportunities, including narratives and supporting documentation
  • Develop project proposals and reports
  • Produce communication materials for donors, volunteers and supporters.
  • Develop organizational documents and informative reading materials
  • Create and Organize documents and reports in PDF and Power Point formats.

Important to the success of this role is your ability to work as part of a team, and to be proactive and responsive to the needs of different departments.

Education, skills and experience required include:

  • A degree in Communications, Marketing or another relevant area OR equivalent working experience in a similar position
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasiveproposals
  • Excellent organisational and editing skills
  • Excellent attention to accuracy and detail
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, writing informative project reports, donor reports, and accurate interim and annual reports
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and changing environment, and meet strict deadlines
  • Minimum of two years experience with grant writing
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with or knowledge of local and international NGOs and donors in Cambodia would be well regarded
  • Experience working in a similar role in a developing country would be well regarded
  • Must have the ability to work within a multicultural team

Building relationships with your team, CCT management, and CCT partners will be an essential part of this role and previous experience working within NGO’s would be very useful.

Click here to view the job description.

If you think that you meet the requirements of this position, and you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position in a great team, please forward your CV and a short cover letter outlining your relevant experience to: [email protected]

 

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CCT strictly adheres to all Cambodian Labour Law requirements, ensuring fair working conditions and wages. Our employment policies make sure our staff have their public holidays, maternity and paternity leave, breast-feeding breaks for mothers, sick and personal leave, overtime/time off in lieu procedures and uphold best practice in order to take good care of our team and ensure their worker’s rights are upheld.

We value transparency, have work permits for our foreign staff members and pay all required taxes in Cambodia.   We also cover local insurance for injuries that occur in the workplace, ensuring our team of more than 90 hard-working Cambodian people have security for their families.