Chief of Party - USAID Employ Activity


CARE is an international development organization fighting global poverty, focusing on working with women and girls to bring sustainable changes to their communities. CARE was founded in 1945, today CARE works in 111 countries around the globe and supports 1631 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 174 million people directly and 205 million people indirectly. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.

CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalized and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalized by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities. CARE focuses primarily on the northeast of the country, Phnom Penh, and surrounding areas.

CARE aims to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice and to bring lasting change to the lives of poor and vulnerable people by strengthening gender equality and women’s voice, promoting inclusive governance and increasing women’s resilience. CARE knows that it cannot achieve this mission without a team of dedicated, passionate and qualified people.

CARE values teamwork, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm. CARE is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace, where team members are encouraged to learn, grow and share their views. CARE promotes equality and diversity in the workplace as well as within its projects.

Summary of the Position

CARE seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded workforce development activity called the USAID Employ Activity in Cambodia. The principal objective of the activity is to equip Cambodians with job skills tailored to sectors that are driving inclusive and sustainable growth and economic diversification. USAID Employ will emphasize improving the capabilities of women and youth in science, technology, and innovation, concentrating on areas like the green economy, STEM-related fields, digital technology, and manufacturing, among others.
National and international candidates are encouraged to apply. This position will be based in Cambodia.

The Summary of Job Responsibilities are listed below:

  • Project Leadership
  • Management and Implementation
  • Team Supervision and Motivation
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Operational and Financial Management
  • Partnership Building
  • Project Cycle Design and Documentation
  • Learning and Best Practices
  • Information Dissemination
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant fields, with over 10 years of senior management experience in international development, specifically in roles like Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party. They must have proven expertise in working with the private sector, particularly in green economy, STEM, and digital technology, as well as a strong background in gender and youth inclusion, workforce development, and skills training. Experience managing USAID agreements/contracts, strong financial management skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders are essential. Fluency in English is required, with fluency in Khmer preferred.

Deadline: 30 April 2024


Responsibilities, qualifications and additional job requirements are listed in the job advertisement and the job description

How to Apply 

Interested candidates are requested to submit a CARE application form along with CV and cover letter to by the Subject “Applying for Position’s Chief Party”, or at the CARE Country Office at #39 (3rd floor), Street 352, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang Ti Muoy, Khan Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A detailed job description and application form is available on or Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of 30 April 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Submitted documents will not be returned. In return for your commitment, you will benefit from a comprehensive benefits package.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities and members of other marginalized groups. CARE International in Cambodia is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE International in Cambodia reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.

We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organization and imbed child protection in all we do. Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, and our recruitment practices are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and the people we serve. As well as pre-employment checks, we will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.