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Family+ Alternative Care Project Manager

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Join the Friends-International dynamic teams in working with marginalized urban children and youth, their families and communities, to support them to become productive and functional citizens of their country.
Friends-International (FI) is running an exciting project that brings together the leading child protection organizations in Cambodia with the aim of addressing the rapid increase in residential care centers for children (better known as ‘’orphanages’’). The project seeks to prevent children leaving their families, and establish alternative care options (kinship care, foster care etc) for children that have been separated from their families. The overall objective of this project is to support the national system for alternative care in Cambodia, allowing for stronger protection, well-being and development of vulnerable children, in collaboration with local and national government authorities. This project is funded by USAID.
FI is seeking a qualified candidate who will be responsible for the overall management of the Family+ Alternative Care Project.

FAMILY+ ALTERNATIVE CARE PROJECT MANAGER will:
• Participate in the design/revision of log frames, giving inputs on Foster Care and Alternative Care specifically
• Support the development of Alternative Care systems within the Friends-International Programs and among partner organizations in Cambodia and other countries of operation
• Lead discussions with stakeholders, including Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), on the development of Foster Care and Alternative Care policies, which can help guide the development of national guidelines and policies
• Be responsible for the overall management of the Alternative Care project (implementation, database set up, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and yearly reprogramming)
• Coordinate technical support to all partners on improving their alternative care policies
• In collaboration with the Program Director be directly responsible for reporting (narrative and financial) to USAID
• Be responsible for the overall financial management of the USAID project including ensuring partners financial accountability
• Manage a team of 6 people: is in charge of hiring, evaluating and terminating project team members
• Ensure capacity building of his/her team members and is directly responsible of training in the areas of child protection and alternative care
• Ensure communication tasks related to the project (reports/research dissemination, campaigns) is implemented effectively
• Ensure a representative role in National meetings related to Alternative Care and Foster Care and any other issue in link with the project he/she is in charge of

We would like you to have the following:
• A Degree in Management/Development/Social work or Education
• Deep knowledge of project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation
• Experience in working with marginalized children/youth/families desirable, intercultural sensitivity
• Minimum 3 years experience in management of child protection projects, or related fields, experience as a social worker is a plus
• Experience in using MS Office
• Fluent English required; Khmer is a plus
We need you to be a dynamic manager able to lead a team, who likes to train people, to react and be flexible to evolving needs, to inspire your team, your partners and the general public

Location: You would be based in Phnom Penh with frequent travels to the provinces and possible travel to other countries for replication, training and conferences
Duration: Full-time work

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter with a CV and salary expectations to hr [at] friends-international [dot] org with the caption subject: Alternative Care Project Manager
Friends-International is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit
The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Friends-International’s Child Protection Policy
Applications must be submitted before 26 January, 2014
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview

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