Chief of Party, Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project 2
Cambodia (Location: Phnom Penh)
This position is contingent upon donor funding and approval.
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. CRS returned to Cambodia in 1991 and currently works in the sectors of Health (HIV, malaria, TB and health systems strengthening) and Education, with approximately 15 Partners. CRS head office is located in Phnom Penh. CRS Cambodia is the hub office for Southeast Asia programming, including Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Funded through the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project 2 (CMEP 2) will build on previous experience, and strengthen local capacity in malaria prevention, diagnosis, and management, as well as surveillance and reporting, in order to reach elimination targets in Cambodia by 2025. The activity is expected to commence in six provinces: three provinces (Pailin, Batambang, and Pursat) where the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is currently supporting implementation of malaria elimination activities and three provinces (Kep, Kampot, and Koh Kong) where PMI is providing technical assistance to the Provincial Health Departments (PHD) to conduct these activities on their own.
The activity will support malaria control and elimination priorities as defined by the Cambodian National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM), especially among high-risk populations (e.g., forest workers and mobile and migrant populations [MMPs]), by implementing evidence-based interventions at the local, district, provincial, and national levels. Specifically, this activity will implement a proven public health model for malaria diagnosis and treatment; and will add a key component of prevention of reintroduction through real-time surveillance and rapid response to new malaria cases, and applying a tailored approach that responds to the varying epidemiological profiles for malaria transmission in PMI supported areas. Successful implementation of this model will be a major component of PMI’s response to assist CNM to achieve their goal of eliminating Plasmodium falciparum malaria by 2023 and Plasmodium vivax malaria by 2025.
As Chief of Party I you will provide leadership and overall management of the CMEP 2 project to serve the poor and vulnerable in Cambodia. Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of CRS as a leading agency in malaria elimination. As a senior leader you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.
- Master’s degree in public health or other relevant field;
- At least seven years of experience in managing and leading large, complex health activities in developing countries;
- At least two of the seven years of experience must be in malaria programming, with malaria pre-elimination/elimination experience preferred;
- 5 years’ experience managing donor funds, including multi-country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management
- 5 years’ experience of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.
- Experience in maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholders such as host government counterparts, donors, implementing partners, and private sector entities;
- Familiarity with policies and procedures of donor funded activities;
- Excellent command of English language, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills;
***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
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CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.