Deaf Development Programme

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Job announcement: Project Manager of the Deaf Empowerment and Awareness project

Closing date: 01 December 2014

The Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme welcome interested and qualified persons to apply for the position of Project Manager for the Deaf Empowerment and Awareness project in Cambodia.  Applications from Deaf people with a strong background in Deaf community development and project management experience, particularly in the area of development, are encouraged.

The Deaf Empowerment and Awareness project (DEA) is a Deaf community development initiative administered by the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme and the Finnish Association of the Deaf. The project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Finnish Association of the Deaf, and Maryknoll.  The goal of the project is:  Deaf people are empowered and strong foundations for the Deaf community have been developed.  The main activities of the project include: An outreach program to locate Deaf people in rural areas, accommodation provision (DDP House) for Deaf students attending basic education classes, an agriculture and livestock farming program, and weekly activities (educational, social, and recreational activities, including sports) at the Deaf Community Centers in Kampong Cham, and Kampot provinces, and Phnom Penh.

The Project Manager will be employed by the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme on the DEA project and will be based at DDP office in Phnom Penh with travel to and work in Kampong Cham and Kampot provinces.  The successful applicant is expected to begin work on 02nd March 2015 for a transition and handover period of two months with the exiting Project Manager.  This starting date will not be adjusted.  The contract period is 02nd March – 31st December 2015 with an option for a second year in 2016.  Further extensions are subject to funding and strong working performance of the Project Manager.

The Project Manager will have the following main tasks:

–          Management and supervision of a Center Manager, Activities Coordinator, and a team of Field Supervisors and Field Workers

–          Work with the Deaf Community Center teams to compile annual and monthly activity plans

–          Support the Deaf Community Center teams in Kampong Cham, Kampot, and Phnom Penh, to provide a variety of community activities for education, social, and recreation purposes, including sports, as per the activity plans

–          Develop and provide a leadership training and advocacy program for potential leaders in the Deaf community

–          Assist Deaf people with understanding about their rights and support them with advocacy to help raise awareness of Deaf people, Deaf culture, and Cambodian Sign Language

–          Budget management of the Deaf Empowerment and Awareness project, including making requests for funding instalments to the Finnish Association of the Deaf

–          Approval of project expenses and purchase requests

–          Monitor and support project staff to plan and implement the project according to the action plan and timeframe

–          Compile written monthly, quarterly and annual project reports for DDP Management and the Finnish Association of the Deaf

–          Provide reports and regular communication with the Finnish Association of the Deaf

–          Prepare and deliver quarterly report presentations on the progress of the Deaf Community Centers and the Deaf Empowerment and Awareness project to DDP Management

The selected applicant should preferably have the following skills and experiences:

–          At least a Bachelors degree in Development Studies, Deaf Studies, Social Studies or relative field of social science

–          At least 3 years working experience in a relevant field

–          Thorough knowledge about Deafness, Deaf culture and community development

–          Experience and skills in program administration and management, including financial management, and experience in project cycle management

–          Thorough understanding of development issues and experience of working in a developing country is an advantage

–          Excellent communication skills, including a high standard of written English, and a fluent sign language user

–          Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity

–          Ability to network and cooperate with disability NGOs and other partners

–          Excellent problem solving, analysis, and decision-making ability

–          Experience and skills in training and facilitation

–          Excellent reporting skills

–          Knowledge of Cambodian Sign Language, or willingness to learn

–          Commitment to the Deaf Development Programme’s guiding principles and values

–          Competent computer skills (especially in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

–          Ability to travel independently within Cambodia

Click on the links below to download the full job description and application form.

Job Description

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