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Helpcode – Capo Progetto e Rappresentante Paese – Cambogia

Helpcode Italia sta selezionando un/a Capo Progetto e Rappresentante Paese da inserire nella sua operatività in Cambogia. Durata 12 mesi. Scadenza candidature 06/01/2020

Capo Progetto e Rappresentante Paese – Cambogia

Help Code Italia Onlus is looking for a special, creative person, able to launch herself/himself beyond the obstacles to find alternative solutions to daily problems, with an enterprising spirit and enthusiasm.

We are looking for a practical person, highly motivated, eager to contribute with her/his energy and experience to the strengthening of the organization and expansion of institutional activities in Cambodia. The ideal candidate has a strong motivation for the management of institutional relations and is characterized by a dynamism that allows her/him to move on several tasks simultaneously.

Professional profile: Project Manager and Country Representative for Cambodia

Department: Project Unit

Organization and coordination

The Country Manager under the supervision of the regional desk coordinates the local and expatriate team in Cambodia and works in close contact with the senior management of the HQ office in Italy.

Location: Phom Penh with frequent trips to project areas

Type and duration of contract: Fixed- term contract, 12 months renewable 

Salary: Remuneration will be defined coherently with the candidate’s past experience and in line with the parameters of international donors

Starting date: February 2020


The employee will be responsible for ensuring that the project objectives are achieved and for contributing to the development of the organization’s presence in the area. After a mapping of the opportunities present in the area, he/she will define, under the guidance of the managers at HQ level, strategic partnerships and a project strategy aimed at increasing the activities in the country of reference. S/he will identify the most suitable partners for the implementation of the strategy and define the partnership agreements with them.


This position requires strong leadership skills; representation, communication and risk management skills as well as professional experience in building and developing partnership networks and in diversifying resources to support ongoing programs. The selected person will be responsible for the overall coordination and direction of the program; s/he will provide the needed coaching and supervision for the people under her/his direct responsibility; s/he will ensure the design and implementation of high quality programs, the efficient management of public grants and private funds in accordance with donor procedures and in support of high quality reporting processes and the supervision of financial management systems.

S/he will participate in on-site coordination meetings (UN cluster meetings, NGO Network) and will represent the organization in front of national and international institutions in the Country.

The responsibilities assigned include managing an education program in Cambodia, enhance the business development, relations with partners, managing financial and material resources and personnel.

Main tasks and responsibilities

– To represent the organization in the country in front of national and international governmental and non-governmental institutions

– To analyze the strategic priorities of the institutional donors present in the country (UN Agencies, EU, Embassies) and to identify the most suitable opportunities for the expansion of the Association’s programs in the reference countries.

– To identify the most suitable partners for the development of cooperation programs and define strategic agreements with them

– To define the strategic lines of development of the organization’s operations in Cambodia and to design project proposals in accordance with donor’s guidelines and consistent with the strategic lines defined

– To coordinate the Association’s interventions in the entire project cycle phases, and to coordinate the resources and activities provided by the programs; to strengthen the capacities of local staff

– To coordinate the management of the Association’s resources (human, logistical, financial) in the countries, optimizing their use for the implementation of institutional activities

– To identify and define responsibilities, logistical support, legal support, tax support, procedures and communication channels of the organization in countries

– To ensure good communication management, encouraging teamwork and the transparent transfer of information within the office on site, to the project areas and to the headquarters

– To manage relationships and to develop project proposals with partners, agreeing priorities with them

– To control and manage on-site activities and the operation of the local unit, supporting logistics, monitoring and verifying the proper functioning of administration and accounting

– To coordinate the implementation of policies and procedures in Cambodia

– To properly implement the HELPCODE procedures and code of conduct.

– To interact with Communication Managers to promote fundraising activities and campaigns

Required technical skills

– Project cycle management and preparation of narrative and financial reports

– Ability to solve problems independently with innovative and creative approaches

– Ability to plan and implement strategies

– Skills and aptitude for staff training

– Good command of English, excellent Italian written and spoken

– Autonomy in the management of administrative software, apps, etc.

Preferential requirements

  • Experience in the Cambodia or South Asia will be considered preferential title
  • Experience in the management of Child Sponsorship Programs funded by individual donors
  • Technical expertise applicable to Education, Health and ICT
  • Knowledge of local culture and the Cambodian context
  • Experience in institutional strengthening and in building project and strategic partnerships

To apply, send your CV, accompanied by 2 references and a cover letter by 6 January 2020 to indicating the reference KAM2020

We kindly ask you to refrain from sending us your CV if you do not have the required skills and requirements.

Please note that only pre-selected candidates will receive a response.

On Helpcode

We believe in change.

A change that pushes us to do better and better, to reach new goals.

We support growth.

The growth of each child in a healthy family, in a safe school and in a serene and reliable community.

We invest in the future.

A future to which we look with concrete actions, aimed at giving lasting results in the field of children’s rights, starting from today.

We are Helpcode. We do what we say and say what we do; because living a childhood is the right of every child.

Help Code Italia Onlus is an international solidarity organization, active since 1988 with development projects in various countries of Africa (Tunisia, Libya, Mozambique and RDCongo) and Asia (Nepal, Cambodia). It finances its projects mainly thanks to the support of over 16,000 private donors and important national and international public and private institutions.

Education, child welfare and equity are the strategic objectives that guide the work of the Association on the ground.

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