Country Director

Phnom Penh
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FCA has been working in Cambodia since the end of the 1970’s providing humanitarian aid and supporting the development of livelihoods, quality education opportunities and youth participation in the country. The work is done, in close partnership with Cambodian people and organisations. Currently the main donors for FCA’s Cambodia country program are the Government of Finland, Government of Sweden (Sida) and private donors. 

The Country Director leads FCA’s country programme and represents FCA in Cambodia. S/he also manages the Cambodia Country office and staff in order to quarantee quality programming. The Country Director reports to the FCA Head Office in Helsinki, Finland and is based in Phnom Penh.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Leading people and culture: Creating an open and empowering working culture and leading people in a fair and trust-building way based on FCA’s values.

  • Leading the organization: Striving to achieve sustainable impact through FCA’s Global and Country strategies.

  • Leading innovations: Identify and lead innovation opportunities and inspire creativity of FCA team and partners, in order to have sustainable impact and growth for the country program.

  • Effective communications: Ability to deliver messages that inspire effective team work and taking action, while promoting accountability and strategic alignment; active listening to beneficiaries, staff and stakeholders; ability to communicate concisely and persuasively.

  • Demonstrating quality and accountability at all work areas: Acting in line with FCA’s vision, values and quality & accountability standards.

  • Overall responsibility for FCA security in the country.

Competence and Personal Requirements:

  • university degree or equivalent

  • minimum 5 years of experience in leadership (people, financial, technical, organization, partners, donors)

  • proven track record in fundraising and resource mobilisation in a competitive environment

  • experience in partnership building and management with local CSO partners, donors and national government

  • experience in leading self-implemented, partner-implemented and consortium operations

  • solid experience of working in development and humanitarian contexts

  • results-oriented, effective decision-maker

  • cultural sensitivity, diplomatic, positive and constructive approach

  • experience of leading efficient and transparent financial management processes

  • preferably work experience from Asia

  • sufficient understanding and experience in security and security management

The contract duration is at least for two years. The deployment will begin with an orientation period in FCA Head Office, Helsinki, Finland. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience. The work includes frequent travelling in-country and also few international travels per year.

For more information please contact Marja Jörgensen, Director for International Collaboration by phone on +358 50 567 0464 these selected times: 5 February 2020 at 10–12.00 am or 7 February 2020 at 10–12 am (Finnish time UTC+2).

Please apply by using the link no later than on 7 February 2020. Work will commence according to mutual agreement and preferably by mid 2020.

Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis. 

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid. FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches, ACT Alliance. We seek positive change by supporting the most vulnerable people in fragile contexts. We specialize in supporting local communities’ right to peace, livelihoods and quality education. Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

FCA practices zero tolerance against child abuse. FCA’s Child Safeguarding Policy applies to all FCA staff. FCA has zero tolerance concerning aid diversion and illegal actions and may screen applicants against international lists to ensure due diligence and compliance with Anti-money laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements.

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