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Deputy Management Officer @ British Embassy - Cambodia

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Posting this on behalf of the British Embassy.
Please note that they've extended the deadline to 9am on Tuesday 9th June.
Also, there is no requirement to have Khmer language skills.



A vacancy has arisen for a Deputy Management Officer at the British Embassy in Phnom Penh. The job will become available from Monday 13 July 2009 and is being offered on a two-year contract basis.


 To provide day-to-day oversight of the Management Section and deputise for the Management Officer.
 Budget forecasting and managing expenditure.
 To oversee the smooth running of the Accounts Office.
 Supervision of procurement.
 Day-to-day management of the Embassy building and residential estate.
 Implementation of British Health & Safety standards.
 Human resource management.
 Supervision of the security guards and guarding contract.
 Preparation of emergency plans.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (Selection Criteria): The successful candidate will:

 Have a tertiary level qualification or equivalent.
 Have a minimum of 3 years work experience in customer service, preferably in an international context.
 Have fluent written and spoken English.
 Be a clear and concise communicator, with proven ability to communicate professionally and accurately with UK and international contacts.
 Be computer literate with full working knowledge of the major Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc).
 Have a working knowledge of budget management.
 Have the ability and skills to manage sensitive information appropriately.
 Be well organised, an excellent communicator and a team player.
 Have proven line management skills.
 Have the flexibility to work occasionally out of office hours.
 As some travel outside the Kingdom of Cambodia may be required, applicants must hold a current passport and have no adverse immigration history that might prevent entry to the United Kingdom.

The position will be offered on a two-year fixed-term employment contract. The successful candidate can expect to receive a competitive salary and remuneration package, which includes medical and health insurance benefits. Interested candidates should submit a covering letter and CV giving full details of employment history, educational qualifications, 2 referees and current salary. Candidates should give examples of proven experience of the key responsibilities of the job in their covering letter. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Vacancy_PhnomPenh [at] fco [dot] gov [dot] uk. The closing date for applications is Friday 5 June 2009. No postal applications will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend the Embassy for an interview and will be required to produce original copies of educational and other relevant qualifications, as well as details of references. Referees will be contacted.

The British Embassy, Phnom Penh is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community and we actively encourage interest from women, ethnic minority groups and those with a disability. Selection for this vacancy will be made on the basis of merit.


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