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Country Team Leader for Strategies to Prevent Spillover

The USAID-funded Strategies to Prevent Spillover (STOP Spillover) project in Cambodia, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Country Team Leader. This position will be located in the main office in Phnom Phen.


Project Summary: 


The purpose of the USAID-funded Strategies to Prevent Spillover or STOP Spillover Activity is to reduce risks posed by known emerging zoonotic diseases that move from animals to humans. Tufts University, together with an international consortium of partners, are working collaboratively to implement the STOPS project in eight countries in Africa and Asia, including Cambodia.


Position Description/Summary: The Country Team Leader will lead and guide implementation of the STOP Spillover project in Cambodia. The Country Team Leader will oversee, coordinate and ensure the implementation of all project-related interventions and approaches in Cambodia, liaising with partners and reporting on project outcomes and interventions. This full time position will be located in the main project field office in Cambodia.



* Maintain excellent partnerships with government, USAID and community stakeholders

* Support staff and stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate One Health Interventions in local communities

* Manage staff, budgets and resources, and oversee human resource, administrative and financial operations

* Organize and lead public events, workshops and stakeholder meetings

* Submit weekly, monthly and semi-annual reports to USAID and interested stakeholders



* Master's Degree in a relevant field (epidemiology, wildlife ecology, public health, environmental sciences, natural resources management, medical anthropology, risk communication, food safety or medical biosafety, veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, agriculture, economics, social science, project management, international development or any other relevant discipline,etc.). A PhD will be an added advantage.

* At least 10 years of relevant professional work experience

* Experience working in the One-Health area or with zoonotic diseases preferred, but not required

* 5+ years’ experience designing and implementing field activities in Cambodia including working with communities and the public sector to design and implement sustainable local development solutions.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams) and data analytics

* Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity, and gender sensitivity

* Ability and willingness to travel to the field (up to 50% time)

* Tactfulness, team player, enthusiasm for the job, good human relations and partnership skills, integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure.

Cambodian nationals, especially women and minority candidates, are strongly encouraged to apply.