Team Leader

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Apply by 2 July 2018
Executive-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 11 June 2018

Job Description

About you
You are an astute and strategic leader, experienced in delivering high quality large scale and complex aid programs. You are an effective leader of people with a solid track record in building high performing teams. You are an excellent communicator, comfortable working with a range of stakeholders and across cultures. Ideally you have lived and worked in Asia, and will be aware of the political, economic and development context of Cambodia.

About the role
As the Team Leader, you will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the Program to best-practice standards, in accordance with the DFAT Head Contract. You will be responsible for providing strategic oversight, and leading the management and direction of the program to ensure successful implementation and the management of risks. You are also responsible for engaging with DFAT and Royal Government of Cambodia counterparts. You will lead a team of over 60 experienced national and international staff ensuring a collaborative and supportive environment to achieve program outcomes. You will supported by the Senior Management Team that includes a Deputy Team Leader, three Component Managers, and Operations Manager.

The Terms of Reference containing full Selection Criteria can be downloaded from here: Terms of Reference

About the program
The Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program Phase II (CAVACII) is the largest value investment by the Government of Australia in Cambodia. It is an AUD 89 million economic development program, over six years between 2016-2021. Its purpose is to increase the productivity and incomes of small farmers, and trade in milled rice and other crops by strengthening market systems and investing in community-managed irrigation infrastructure. CAVAC works with Royal Cambodia Government ministries and the private sector. The design specifies three program components:

  • Productivity and Diversification
  • Water Management and Irrigation
  • Rice Milling and Export

This position will be remunerated in line with the Australian Government’s Adviser Remuneration Framework, Long Term Adviser Monthly Rate Tables ( and will fall within Discipline Group D, Job Level 4. (Monthly Fee AUD14,335 up to AUD17,918 plus a mobility allowance and reimbursement of housing up to a set limit). The remuneration at which the Adviser is engaged will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience.

How to apply
To apply for this position please click the ”apply” button below. Your application must contain:

  • A cover letter with a response to the essential Selection Criteria (no more than four pages total). Your statement should provide a clear and succinct statement against each criteria, using relevant and specific examples to support your claims,;
  • Your CV;
  • Names and contact details (phone and email) of minimum two professional referees, one or both of whom was a recent direct supervisor.

Queries relating to this assignment should be directed to recruitment.internationaldevelopment[@] It is essential that you quote ‘CAVAC Team Leader - query’ in the subject line, or you may not receive a response.

The deadline is 23.59pm, 2 July 2018 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.
Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization

Cardno has a 40-year history of working in partnership with developing countries to deliver solutions for sustainable development. Through the expertise of professionals operating in more than 100 countries, we investigate the causes of poverty and focus on improving the physical, economic and social infrastructure that sustains communities.

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