Project Manager

Project Manager – Job Description

Full-time role; 2-year contract
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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About Teach For Cambodia 

Teach For Cambodia’s hope for the younger generation—to shape the future of Cambodia—is a response to the shared history and trauma of the genocide that touched the lives of all Cambodians. Many boys and girls live in poverty and are forced into laboring jobs or migrating to find even subsistence-level work. The education system is similarly challenged.

Teach For Cambodia is supporting the younger generation of Cambodians to build a new future for the country. TFC recruits a diverse cohort of fellows, nurtures a deep sense of trust and connection between those fellows during the two year program, and invests in building the capacity of fellows to understand the problems of the Cambodian educational system and how they might be solved. TFC is now placing its fourth cohort of 40 fellows across 10 schools in Kampong Chhnang, Kandal and Phnom Penh. Additionally, several alumni from the first two cohorts are already working in key roles within the system shaping and implementing nationwide education policies.

Development & Operations Team

The Development & Operations Team is responsible for mobilizing the financial and non- financial resources, expertise and advocacy needed to deepen and grow the impact of the Teach For Cambodia program. Through public-private partnerships, Teach For Cambodia along with key multi-year partners such as the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Teach For All, DHL, ISI Group’s KMH Foundation is growing a critical mass of leaders within the education system to shape the next generation of Cambodian youth. To date, Teach For Cambodia has raised over $2M towards the training and support of about 100 participants (“fellows”) who teach in high-need classrooms to transform the lives of thousands of students in Phnom Penh, Kandal and Kampong Chhnang while developing themselves to be future leaders for education equity.

Position Summary

The Project Manager’s role is to deliver exciting projects for Teach For Cambodia’s Future of Work Initiative. This new stream of work is funded by private sector partners, including Credit Suisse and Deutsche Post DHL Group, and aims to improve student outcomes through financial education for girls and youth employability partnerships. This role will add exceptional project management, defined by effective communication and stakeholder management, efficient systems, robust data, and managing cross-functional teams towards high-stakes results to the Development & Operations Team. Ultimately, this role will grow partnerships and the impact of Teach For Cambodia’s core program. 

Key Responsibilities and Measures of Success

  • Deliver results. Planning objectively and using systems to drive projects towards desired outcomes.
    • Oversee and monitor project implementation, logistics and day-to-day activities
    • Create systems and processes to support operational activities and ensure projects run smoothly
    • Manage stakeholders
  • Report progress and learnings. Ensuring data is collected regularly and learnings are captured. 
    • Research, learn, develop, record and share knowledge from project implementation
    • Create a knowledge platform to share best practices resulting from the project
  • Work collaboratively across the Teach For Cambodia team and broader community.
    • Seek best practices and leverage institutional knowledge
    • Organize team meetings, share information, raise awareness of project activities
    • Support COO/CEO with relevant tasks, deputizing when required

Qualifications

  • Required Experience & Education
    • +3 years experience in project or program management 
    • +3 years working in Education, Social Impact and/or Corporate
    • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Expected Knowledge
    • Of Girl’s Education, Financial Education, Youth Employability, or STEM Education
    • Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Analyze Data & Generate Reports
    • Excellent Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Proficiency in English
  • Important Competencies & Skills
    • Building partnerships
    • Operating and managing for impact
    • Generating solutions

To Apply

Please send your resume and a one-page cover letter explaining your motivations for applying to jojo.lam@teachforcambodia.org and cc: monirath.siv@teachforcambodia.org with the subject line of the position you are applying for. Please include either your compensation/salary expectation and/or your current compensation.

We will look at ALL candidate Resumes with extreme detail. Given the significant number of applicants we have to work at Teach For Cambodia, we will only have the chance to contact those candidates that pass to the first round of interviews. Thank you for your understanding.