Country Director - Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia · International · 31 August 2019


The Country Director is accountable for the leadership and management of WorldFish’s country program in Cambodia and for engaging with key stakeholders in Cambodia to support the delivery of a quality and influential research for development program that contributes to the development goals of the country. As a people leader you are expected to role model WorldFish’s organizational values and champion gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As the leader, you will be responsible for delivering at Cambodia country level WorldFish’s organizational strategy including its Annual Priorities and Key Performance Goals. This will entail developing and implementing annual country research priorities, innovation and investment plans, country team building, budgeting, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation to sustain, develop and report on the program in ways that deliver quality science and development impacts from our research at scale.

The Country Director will oversee staffing, budgeting, training, and resourcing to sustain the program. In close consultation with CRP FISH and the flagship leaders and Resilient Small Scale Fisheries, Value Chain and Nutrition, and Sustainable Aquaculture research programs, the Country Manager will deliver an integrated fisheries and aquaculture program that applies a multifaceted, systems approach to address the country, center and CGIAR shared goals, builds research and development capacities and strengthens the institutional and partnership capabilities across the fishery and supporting sectors, including research engagement within the Greater Mekong region.

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Salary and Benefits

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with annual salary ranging between USD 85,000 to USD 90,000 gross per annum. WorldFish's IRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) housing allowance*, relocation and repatriation assistance*, dependent education allowance*, home leave entitlement*, comprehensive insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/provident fund contribution.

Note: Items marked * are not applicable to staff recruited as Home Country Internationals (nationals of the country of posting). All benefits are subject to terms and conditions.

Our offer

The position will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The initial employment contract will be for a 3-year period, with possibility for renewal depending on performance of and the availability of funding. Interviews will be held via video conference and the successful candidate should be available to commence by December 2019. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 30 August 2019:

Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Our commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

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