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Technical Program Manager-Education & Life Skills Development

Phnom Penh
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.


Technical Programme Manager – Education and Life skills Development


World Vision International is an international Christian Humanitarian Organization working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice. We are global community with a purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.

Are you ready to be a change maker?

Our Cambodia Office is seeking for one (01) Cambodian candidate to fill in the position below:

JOB ID : NO-FY18-F024

Position: Technical Programme Manager – Education and Life skills Development

Salary : 1700- 2128 $ pm

Location: Phnom Penh


This position provides leadership and oversight of the adaptation and implementation of technical programmes for Education & Life Skill.


  1. Contribute to the development of TP

  2. Adaptation and Implementation of TP

  • Lead a collaborative process of TP adaptation into Area Programe level in close coordination with Area Programme (AP) Team /Cluster Leaders, Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) Manager/Specialists, operations, Advocacy, Grants and other relevant managers.

  • Work closely with the Sponsorship Manager to ensure that appropriate aspects of sponsorship are integrated in programming and that the needs of registered child are taken into consideration in the plans of TPs

  • With Area Programme and other NO staff, ensure effective consultations with communities, partners and donors in the adaptation and refinement of TP in AP level based on evidence and learning from TP implementation

  • Ensure TP draws from evidence-based, good practices and is aligned to other TPs addressing the same TA, when relevant.

  1. Execute and manage the TP

  • Manage scope & requirements of the technical programme, to ensure programme is implemented within the agreed design and adequate budget and meeting the TP quality standards

  • Manage the national level activities and budget of the TP

  • Contribute to the development of TP funding strategy and ensure the TP is funded from diverse sources.

  • Lead the preparation of TP transition ensuring capacity and resources are in place in the communities to sustain programme impact TP

  • Collaborate with and support Area Programme staff to adapt and implement TPs within the local context,

  1. Advocacy and External Representation (Partners, Stakeholders, Governmental bodies)

    • Ensure the local level advocacy components of the TP are implemented (through APs and through WV staff that are assigned to link with RGC at Provincial level) and sub-national governments are influenced.

    • Work with the technical leads to coordinate national level advocacy to influence government policies, budgets and decision makers.

    • Ensure local to national level advocacy linkages are clear, and that information/data from local level is utilised for national policy influence.

  2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure standardized outcome monitoring indicators for TPs are measured across all implementing Area Programmes( AP’s)

  • Work collaboratively with M&E Quality Assurance Manager and AP Managers to assess implications and actions based on data from Horizon

  • Contribute to NO Child Well-Being (CWB) reporting by providing input on TP-related strategic objective progress

  • Work with Technical Lead to ensure that lessons learnt from WV and other stakeholders are adequately incorporated into programming as well as TA/TP re-design and strategy revision

  • Participate in relevant community of practice to share lessons learnt, good practice and bring in new learning to improve TP implementation.

  1. Programme Leadership and Team Management

  • Transferring skills to front line staff to enabling them to understand and translate evidence based approaches

  • Provide strong and positive leadership for other TP staff and across field offices

  • Provide line and matrix management to TP team members, ensuring WV’s performance management system.


  • Understanding of the Cambodian public education structure and delivery system (MoEYS organizational structure; Child Friendly Schools; major bi- and multi-lateral organization influences in education sub-sectors).

  • Understanding of latest developments, research, and trends in the field of education in low income countries (and especially early grade reading).

  • Knowledge and skills in management of education programming, and especially in monitoring and reflecting on data for application back to programming.

  • Strong organisational and management skills, with a proven ability managing a team (matrix management experience is highly preferred)

  • Ability to pro-actively influence, network, and collaborate with national level government, NGO, bilateral donor, and UN Agency peers.

  • Excellent communication skills in Khmer and English (written and verbal).

  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills (including facilitation)

  • Good verbal and written skills is essential, strong English is required

  • Ability to demonstrate servant leadership and foster a collaborative, team oriented atmosphere

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in education sector with preferably some combination of (or depth in one of the following areas): a) teacher training, b) early childhood education, c) life skills instruction, d) classroom teaching for gr. 1-6, e) literacy instruction, f) learning assessment.

  • Experience with setting up and learning from pilot projects.

  • Experience in adapting, contextualizing or replicating project models or best practice/s.

As part of the World Vision Cambodia mandate requirements for new staff, all candidates who are offered job are required to produce Local Police Clearance Certificate prior to date of joining in the organisation.


  1. Please follow the link:, Download the WV application form and APPLY ONLINE submitting your World Vision Application Form,CV and Cover Letter.

  2. If you cannot see the job announcement on World Vision website through the link above(1):

Please copy job ID:NO-FY18-F024to be your email subject ONLY and attach your completed Application Form, CV and Cover Letter toEmail: [email protected]or contact us at Tel: 023 216 052 Ext: 121


All applications should be sent in soft copy (word document or PDF)

World Vision Cambodia is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified womenand disabled people are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications and CVs will not be returned.

WVI is committed to the protection of children. We do not employ staff whose background is not aligned to our child protection practices. Hence employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Closing Date: 15 June 2018