Country Director | Room to Read

Company: Room to Read

Job Location: Phnom Penh

​ផុតកំណត់:ថ្ងៃទី 23 ឧសភា 2017

Job Description:

Room to Read is non-governmental, non-religious arfd work with many local NGOs and community based organizations to implement our programs. We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. We are now looking for qualified national candidates to fill in the following position:

Country Director: 1 position based in Country Office-Phnom Penh
Position overview: The Country Director (CD) has the overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction for the Room to Read (RtR) country program to achieve the organizational vision, mission, and objectives. The CD leads the in-country senior management team and is responsible for all programmatic and operational aspects of the programs. The CD represents RtR with Government at all levels and with local and international organizations within country. The CD leads in developing, overseeing implementation, reviewing and monitoring results of the country program goals, objectives and targets maintaining program fidelity, cost efficiency and effectiveness. The CD embodies the core values of Room to Read. Traveling to all districts where Room to Read works will be required as needed. This position is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and reports directly to the Asia Regional Director.

Major responsibilities:
- Program Development, Implementation and Management
- Financial and Resource Management and Control
- Human Resources Management and Organizational Development
- Representation and External Relations
- Security and Risk Management

- Master's Degree in Business or Public administration/Management/Education.
- A minimum of 10 (ten) years of relevant professional experience, with a minimum of 5 (five) years in a senior management capacity (preferably in INGO sector).
- A management style that is outcome-oriented, but flexible, which respects the capabiities and independence of staff, while providing them with a clear sense of direction and enabling their success.
- Excellent interpersonal skills- a capacity to listen well and inspire trust.
- Ability to communicate, negotiate and maintain relations with all stakeholders.
- Strong planning, supervising, program development skills and verbal and written communication skill
- Ability to travel frequently to districts throughout the country.

Room to Read offers a competitive salary with attractive benefits. Benefits include 13th month bonus, provident fund, monthly medical allowance and yearly medical check-up, health and accidental insurances for staff and their family, leaves and staff professional development. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organization that is changing transforming the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

How to apply:

Interested candidates may download detailed Job Description for above position through website: or request form Room to Read Cambodia Office. To apply, please submit your application online through our website: Applications through email are no longer accepted.

HR Department, Room to Read Cambodia, Phnom Penh: House #111, Street 566, Sangkat Boeung Kak 2, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Tel/Fax: 023 881 161/881 171

The last date to receive application is 5:30pm, May 23, 2017 and will not be returned.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for tests.

Room to Read is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.​


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