Deputy Chief of Party

Phnom Penh, , KH

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the Phnom Penh-based position of Deputy Chief of Party. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

General: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Salary & Benefits: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits.

Applications: Applicants should go to to the Join Us link and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing “Deputy Chief of Party – Cambodia, Phnom Penh by December 30, 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Cambodian Nationals currently residing in Cambodia are encouraged to apply. Women are encouraged to apply.

Winrock thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.


Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia  

Unit: Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Reports to: Chief of Party

Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Party will play a strategic technical role on the USAID-funded Prey Lang Extended Landscape Initiative in Cambodia. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will assist the Chief of Party (COP) in technical leadership and management of the project; oversee and provide technical expertise in project planning and implementation; and handle administrative and supervisory responsibilities as specified by the COP. This five-year project is focused in the central and northern regions of Cambodia. The project will improve biodiversity and ecosystem health across the extended landscape, increase sustainable economic opportunities and natural capital reinvestment, as well as strengthen effective and inclusive landscape governance. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Technical team of the PLELI project, coordinating activities for all components and ensuring they are harmonized and well-designed.
  • Play a lead role, in close coordination with the Chief of Party (COP), in work plan design and coordination with partners. Respond to USAID feedback, under direction of the COP, as needed.
  • Supervise team leaders and project site level implementation of all project activities. This will require local travel.
  • Coordinate the inputs and activities of local and international partners.
  • Review scopes of work and monitor progress from technical perspective.
  • Work closely with the COP to write project reports for USAID on project activities and ensure quality and timely delivery of all project deliverables.
  • Anticipate challenges in project implementation, identify solutions, lead the team in problem-solving.
  • Work closely with the M&E Lead to ensure that project activities are being reported on in a timely and accurate way.
  • Coordinate the M&E inputs from field offices as needed.
  • Travel as needed to represent the project and to provide management and technical oversight.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Background:

Education: Minimum of MSc degree in NRM or related fields.

Work Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Senior level professional experience in implementing natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, protected areas and/or climate change adaptation projects in Cambodia.
  • At least 7 years of experience working on donor-funded projects in a related role with proven supervisory and management experience.
  • Monitoring and evaluation experience for NRM and environment projects.
  • Well-versed in USAID regulations and procedures.


  • Strong skills in technical knowledge of NRM in Cambodia.
  • Ability to work well with a team and facilitate technical interaction among specialists.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English and strong written English is required.