Children in Adversity Coordinator, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

USAID/Cambodia has an opening for a consultant to perform as Coordinator for Children in Adversity.

This vacancy is posted at

Applications will be accepted from November 21 through December 11, 2013
Period of Performance: On/about January 6 - December 31, 2014

Duty location: USAID/Cambodia, Phnom Penh

Background: USAID is the lead agency for the United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity (APCA). Please see: Parallel to the APCA is the newly formed Global Alliance for Children, a public-private partnership established in August 2013 comprised of multilateral, bilateral and private donors supporting the same objectives as APCA. Cambodia has been selected jointly as a priority country. USAID is seeking a senior consultant for an initial period of one year (maximum 240 days), with the possibility of extensions, to serve as the Children in Adversity Coordinator (CAC) based in USAID's Mission in Phnom Penh.

Scope of Work: The primary responsibility of the CAC is to build a Cambodia Alliance for Children and provide vision and leadership on its strategic and day to day activities and: Support the USAID Mission Director and Deputy Mission Directors as senior leaders of the GAC initiative in Cambodia; Establish and support a high-level national steering committee/ multistakeholder alliance consisting of the Cambodian government, development partners, foundations, and private sector entities to promote engagement in critical thinking, strategic planning, and resource/ financial development; Increase the diversity of funding sources, develop and oversee a funding strategy, and ensure that funders' requirements are met; Ensure involvement by the Cambodian government and alignment with its policies and programs; Facilitate the development of a national action plan with clearly articulated and quantifiable outcome goals; Organize a 2014 summit that launches the alliance in country and engages high level participants from government, bilateral and multilateral organizations, national and international NGOs, foundations, faith-based organizations, the private sector and civil society; Support the design of USAID funded APCA related projects, in coordination with USAID's technical experts, interested development partners, other U.S. government agencies and departments, and the Cambodian government; Report, as needed, on stakeholders' progress related to the achievement of Cambodia APCA; Complete additional tasks as needed.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 3:45pm

Last updated: November 25, 2013