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Friday, June 01, 2012

Cambodia Programme Manager, with technical support to Myanmar

Description of the unit / department: Trocaire’s Cambodia office, based in Phnom Penh, has launched an important Governance and Human Rights programme, funded by the European Commission, until July 2015. It requires a Programme Manager to support a small but dynamic team, which includes a Governance Programme Officer, Finance Officer and Driver. It’s important to note however that Trócaire’s other programmes in Cambodia, and the regional office, will be phasing out by August 2013.

Trócaire also works in Myanmar where we expect to develop a new Governance programme in 2012 to support the emergence of civil society. The Programme Manager will be expected to provide technical capacity to that programme. The country team currently comprises a Country Representative, Gender Programme Officer, Humanitarian programme officer, and two support staff.

 Background to the Role: Trócaire is looking to recruit a Programme Manager to lead a small team to manage risk and deliver a quality EC funded programme working on Governance and Human Rights programme in Ratanakiri Province, North East Cambodia. 

From August 2013 onward, this role will be the most senior in-country, and some external representation will be required. Whilst the EC funded programme ends in February 2015 the team will be in place until July 2015 in order to complete the reporting for the programme and closing of the office.

This post holder will also be expected to dedicate at least 25 % of his/her time to provide technical support to the Governance and Human Rights programme in Myanmar which is currently being developed.

Reporting to: Assistant Regional Manager

 Managing: (Individuals/Team) Governance Programme Officer, Finance Officer and Driver in Cambodia Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Duration: July 2015 Grade and Scale: International Programme Officer scale Location of Position Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with frequent travel to Ratankiri province, and Myanmar Scope of the Role: The Programme Manager will take full responsibility for the delivery of a high quality Governance programme in Cambodia that complies fully with Trócaire’s policies and practices, as well as the EC contract.

 He/she will performance manage the Cambodian Governance team in-country, represent Trócaire as appropriate in external meetings and be responsible for the completion of the EC grant.

He/she will spend approximately 25% of the time providing technical support to the Governance programme in Myanmar, in particular in relation to programme cycle management. Frequent travel to Myanmar is anticipated. However, given the rapidly changing environment in the country, this aspect of the role is expected to evolve over time.

Key Duties & Responsibilities Programme Cycle Management: • Manage an EC-funded Governance and Human Rights programme in Ratanakiri Province, ensuring high quality in all areas of programme cycle management. Report-writing, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity-building to partners will be key tasks; • Support the Myanmar Governance programme in an advisory capacity to strengthen programming;

• Ensure adequate links and synergy with the Governance and Human Rights team in headquarters;
• Actively contribute to organisational learning, specifically making sure that good practice and innovation from the Cambodia and Myanmar programmes across the wider organisation. Management and leadership: • Lead the Governance team in Cambodia through effective performance management and the modelling of appropriate behaviour Representation and networking:
• Represent Trócaire to the Government, Cambodian civil society, the EC delegation and other international NGOs. The Programme Manager will also work very closely with CAFOD in country to ensure that opportunities for synergy and or complementarity are not missed
• Ensure our programmes meet their advocacy potential and link with Trócaire’s Ireland Division in relation to campaigns, education and communications Financial management:
• Responsible for ensuring the EC funded programme meets all internal and external procedural compliance, with the support from a Finance Officer in Phnom Penh, as well as Head Office.
• Assist in seeking institutional funds for the Governance programme in Myanmar, where appropriate Other: • Deliver on other tasks as agreed by the Assistant Regional Manager. Person Specification – Essential Requirements (E) (E) Qualification
• Degree level education in a development studies or a relevant field (E) Experience
• At least 5 years of programme management experience
• A minimum of three years overseas experience, preferably in Asia
• Experience of working in partnership/ capacity development of local institutions and civil society
• Experience of working to fulfil donor requirements
• Experience of working on a governance and/or human rights programme (E) Skills
• Proven knowledge of programme cycle management and monitoring frameworks
• Excellent project management skills
• Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills
• Strong financial management skills
• Excellent computer literacy with e-mail, internet connection & file and data back ups systems/severs
• Fluent spoken and written English (E) Qualities
• Strongly committed to Trócaire’s approach
• Commitment to supporting civil society
• Self motivating and confident to make decisions
• Effective communicator and leader
• Manages time, emotions and personal growth in a positive manner
• Shows initiative and adapts to change
• Willingly takes ownership and is openly accountable (E) Other
• Availability to work outside normal hours and undertake travel within the country and outside when necessary Person Specification – Desirable Requirements (D) (D) Qualification (D) Experience
• Experience of working on EC contracted programmes
• Experience of team leadership and staff management How to apply: To apply please return completed application form to: Jason Rice HR Officer Trócaire Maynooth, Co. Kildare Ireland Email: .

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