Introduction to CO-SAVED
Aide et Action is proud to lead the Consortium for Sustainable Alternatives and Voice for Economic Development (CO-SAVED).
CO-SAVED is a four-year consortium program with a global budget of over USD 6.6 million. The program will be implemented by Aide et Action, Bandos Komar (BK), Buddhism for Social Development Action (BSDA), the Cooperation Committee of Cambodia (CCC), Cambodia Water Association (CWA), Heifer International (HI), Impact Hub (IH), Kampuchea Action to Promote Education (KAPE), Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA), Young Entrepreneur Association of Cambodia (YEAC) the National League of Local Councils (NLC), four Associations of Districts, Municipalities, Communes and Sangkat (AMDCS), Cambodian Coalition of Fisheries, 20 other civil society organizations and 17 private sector / social enterprise actors as associates, with co-financing from Aide et Action, the European Union, Education Above All Foundation, and Qatar Fund for Development
CO-SAVED is founded on an innovative model of sustainable growth and development that synergizes partnerships among the private sector, government, and civil society to drive progress toward the sustainable development goals.
CO-SAVED envisions stabilising coastal communities and supporting them to become more resilient through a combined approach of participatory governance, enhanced service delivery, and livelihood opportunities for coastal community members.
Together these enhancements will contribute to improved quality of life, help community secure basic economic and social rights, and strengthen their resilience.
About Aide et Action
Aide et Action is an international nonprofit with 40 years of experience, committed to increasing access to quality education for the most vulnerable and marginalized populations, especially children. Aide et Action currently operates in 19 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe and reaches more than 1.2 million beneficiaries every year.
Our Vision: Changing the world through education.
The Director of CO-SAVED will be part of the Aide et Action Cambodia Program Team to provide leadership to CO-SAVED team members, Consortium members and partners in achieving outputs, outcomes, and impacts of CO-SAVED.
CO-SAVED will work and provide direct benefits to 1,745 Local Authorities, 1,354 Local Councils, 1,493Private Sector Representatives, 2,209 Social Enterprise Actors, 1,018 Civil Society Organization members, 41,468 School Children, 4,199 Education Actors, and 36,910 SAVED Fisher Folks and 382,650 fishery dependent community members as the final beneficiaries.
The Director role will provide regular support to CO-SAVED team members through frequent remote engagement and field visits, working with project staff to assess field conditions, support capacity strengthening, facilitate partnership-building and take initiative to support the achievement of the overall objective of the project
Leadership and Collaboration
- Acts as a role model in achieving high standards in the country’s program policies and procedures, values and leadership;
- Proactively contributes to the evolution and development of CO-SAVED;
- Ensures that all that staff under supervision have clear performance goals, indicators and development plans which enable them to succeed;
- Serves as a critical member of the CO-SAVED Board to ensure strategic leadership together with the respective team members;
- Supports the effective management of the division’s resources (financial, technical and operational) in order to achieve the strategic objectives;
- Effectively selects, retains and develops staff’s talents, experiences and skills to build a strong organization;
- Proactively leads a team to ensure a high standard of employee engagement of the CO-SAVED team;
- Supports the compliance with all legislations and the organization’s policies and procedures.
- Works closely with the Director of The Cambodian Consortium For Out Of School Children to ensure mutual learning, support and achievement of common overall and specific objectives.
- Takes the lead in establishing and supporting the functionalities of CO-SAVED Implementation Team, agriculture and Fisheries Team, Education and WASH Team, Green Growth Team, Inclusive and Livelihood Team, Incubation and Capacity Team, Tourism and Hospitality Team.
- Develops relationships and partnerships and negotiates with international and national partners as well as government and donors for existing and future program development opportunities within the country;
- Assists individual CO-SAVED Consortium Partners and Associates to enhance and ensure that their capacity and effectiveness in implementing their allocated project activities and outcomes.
- Assists the Team in preparing high-quality reports to meet with donors’ and investors’ requirements.
- Works with Monitoring Evaluation Accountability Learning and Innovation (MEALI) Team to support program quality and/or effectiveness systems (monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning)
- Provides effective support to put in place best practices and lessons learnt for CO-SAVED and other educational programs so they can be shared and/or replicated next phase and/or across the intervention countries;
- Supports the documentation and communication of best practices that are coherent with the strategy, policy, systems & processes;
- Represents CO-SAVED externally to ensure our experiences helps shape the development agenda and remain abreast of developments in donor and peer agency approaches to development effectiveness;
- Undertakes advocacy as required for CO-SAVED’s overall and specific objectives.
Support Resources Mobilization
- Supports the development and implementation of Resources Mobilization strategies, aligned with other relevant organization corporate strategies (including Fundraising, Programs, and Advocacy) to position CO-SAVED
- Supports CO-SAVED Board and CO-Implementation Team in identifying and developing opportunities for emerging and innovative financing within the, and advise on appropriate strategies and approaches to seize them
- Works closely with Program Director, Country Director and Head of Resources and Development to establish and improve sustained partnerships for fund, including with major bilateral donors, multi-lateral organizations, and foundations and newly emerging funding sources, as well as on changes in the donor context
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or Business Management, or International Development, or related disciplines; Master’s Degree in a relevant field an added advantage.
- Capacity to produce high-quality reports in English.
- Education setting, and practice, theory of change, result-based management, project cycle management, measurement of quantitative and qualitative impacts;
- Ability to develop and link program metrics to program outcomes and to articulate and promote strong monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures;
- Broad knowledge with key donors including European Union, USAID, DFAT, AFD, etc.;
- At least 10 years professional experience in program management and approach with demonstrated successes in managing teams, program implementation and management, new business development, and working through delegated functional managers;
- Experience in promoting multi-stakeholders and multi-sectoral partnership, including engagement with private sector and ministerial government;
- Experience human resources and team management;
- Proven track record of achieving results and ability to cope up with multiple priorities and be able to take initiative;
- Prior experiences in a fast-paced global and/or regional organization aiming for results and growth;
- Experiences in developing program development and organizational strategies;
- Experience in a team-setting of diverse backgrounds working towards a global development;
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