Project Manager for USAID | WWF

Project Manager for USAID

Posted on
03 July 2018

From its origins as a small group of committed wildlife enthusiasts, WWF has grown into one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations–supported by 5 million people and active in over 100 countries on five continents.

WWF-Greater Mekong – on the ground in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam–is working to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for people and wildlife. WWF has a long history of engagement in the Greater Mekong.

WWF’s mission in Cambodia is to ensure that there will be strong participation and support from all people to conserve the country’s rich biological diversity. The WWF-Cambodia Conservation Programme that started more than 10 years ago is implemented in 2 landscapes – Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL) and Mekong Flooded Forest (MFF) Landscape and built over the following 4 pillars of interventions: (1) Securing Landscape Integrity sustaining conservation and livelihood development, (2) Freshwater and Sustainable Hydropower, (3) Protected Area Management and Conservation Research and (4) Sustainable Financing – Green Economy.

WWF-Cambodia is looking for one qualified candidate to fulfill the position as Project Manager for USAID to base in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri Province with time spent in Phnom Penh.

Remuneration Packages: Competitive Salary plus attractive benefits including 13th Month salary, Hardship allowance, Medical Allowance, Provident Fund, Severance pay, Group health insurance, Accident insurance, life insurance etc.

Position Summary:
The Project Manager will plan, coordinate and oversee project activities of the USAID Wildlife Sanctuary Support Program (WSSP) Project. The Project Manager manages a team of people, oversees project activities, grants and consulting contracts, and collaborates with government across the region in accord with USAID/Cambodia WWF field operation regulations.
  1. Major Responsibilties:
  1. Manages the project and project team using a participatory, adaptive management approach. Ensures that management systems are established and administers the project accordingly. With support from WWF, ensures that the project is in compliance with donor policies and regulations. Responsible for managing contractual agreements with project participants.
  2. Work with Landscape Manager and relevant colleagues based in Phnom Penh to ensure that the project is well coordinated with the Cambodia Ministry of Environment and related departments and other related USAID projects within project location/country. With support of the financial manager, develops project field budgets for approval by WWF and monitors expenditures against budgets. Ensures establishment of financial management systems for the project to adequately meet financial management needs and donor regulations/ policies. Develops accounting and administrative procedures, standards and policies. Monitors financial management of projects. Prepares and submits quarterly financial reports to WWF.  
  3. Determines the personnel requirements of the project and oversees the recruitment, selection and hiring of personnel. Develops terms of reference, prepares consulting agreements for consultants, facilitates work, and provides oversight of short-term consultancies.
  4. Work with HR Manager to identify training needs and development opportunities for supervised staff, provide inputs to identify training needs
  5. Provides technical oversight and assistance. Identifies needs for technical assistance.
  6. Oversees the M&E system for the project. Monitors project implementation and identifies and plans for evaluation needs.
  7. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with project participants, project stakeholders, beneficiaries and other relevant organizations including government partners and USAID personnel.
  8. Closely coordinates project oversight and provides regular updates to project manager based at WWF-US.
  1. Qualification
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in natural resources management, environmental or conservation management, bioregional planning, development studies, or in relevant fields
  • 5 years of practical experience in leading and managing programs or projects, preferably at least 3 years of which has been in Cambodia or other Southeast Asian countries
  • Proven experience of managing programs funded by a diversity of sources including
  • governments and aid agencies, private sector donors. Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and international organizations
  •  Thorough understanding of socio-economic, conservation and development issues in Cambodia
Abilities and Skills:
  • Experience of working with Government officials, local communities and/or donors at all levels
  • Experience engaging diverse stakeholders and extreme tact in dealing with sensitive matters.
  • Experience in working in complex organizations and ability to lead and influence without formal authority.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomatic skills with the ability to manage and interact at all levels in an international, multicultural and multilingual organization.
  • Possess strong negotiation, influencing and communication skills. Has the ability to liaise with senior management staff, relevant staff in different functional areas, local communities, government agencies, governmental policy and decision makers, the business community, media, donors etc. all in a professional, positive manner.
  • Decision making skills with strong business acumen and drive for results;  Passionate about wildlife and conservation with the ability to galvanize the Network and broader, community around a shared agenda; Experience with strategy and program  development, including successful fundraising.
  •  Must possess strong Project Management -planning, time management, coordination; People
  • Management – coaching, mentoring, capability development, networking, building teams; and Financial Management – budgets, costing, cash flows, skills.
  •  Good command of English language, both oral and written communication skills. Any other language, especially another Greater Mekong dialect is advantageous.
  •  Must be able to travel extensively and at times to do this with very short notice.
Adhere to WWF’s values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging. For detailed job description, please visit the Employment page of

How to apply?
Email a cover letter and CV with Salary expectation via email address: with the subject line: Project Manager for USAID
If you have any question, please contact to WWF-Cambodia, #21, Street 322, Sangkat Beng Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh or call us: 023 218 034 (extension: 118)

Deadline for applications:  17 July 2018

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
Disable people and women are strongly encouraged to apply.