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Cambodia: Head of Impact and Learning

Deadline for application: 
14 Jan 2020
Save the Children
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FCF | REACT, facilitated by Save the Children, is a network of organizations working together to support children to live in safe, nurturing family based care. We work collaboratively with the government, local and international NGOs, academic institutions and UN agencies, to promote and strengthen family based care. With approximately 60 member organizations, including 13 funded partners, we are working to prevent children from being separated from their families and increase the number of children that are safely and successfully integrated into family care.

The Head of Impact and Learning will lead FCF | REACT in Cambodia in building a culture of learning and evidence-based programming, including the identification of a high-level vision and key goals, as well as the development of a knowledge strategy. This vision will ensure that FCF | REACT members can see how their work is contributing to the FCF | REACT common goals. The Head of Impact and Learning will ensure consistency of measurement of outcomes across the sector, facilitate the identification of learning priorities across FCF | REACT partners, create research guidelines and learning approaches that meet FCF | REACT needs, and ensure best available research and practice at all levels (national, regional & global) informs activities across FCF | REACT. This role will also include facilitation and coordination of the Knowledge Sharing Group, and will arrange and facilitate knowledge sharing events with FCF | REACT members. The Head of Impact and Learning will work to build the capacity of Save the Children, UNICEF, MoSVY and civil society partners to generate and use evidence. She/He will be key to promoting a culture of learning across FCF | REACT and strengthening knowledge management systems across FCF | REACT, and ensuring there is improved sharing of program experience, learning, and results.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience


  • Masters degree in Social Sciences or relevant equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in international development, developing and managing monitoring and learning systems, research, and overseeing baselines/evaluations.
  • Experience in child protection programming, alternative care experience would be preferred
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Commitment to evidence-driven development programming and interest in ongoing international research
  • Demonstrated experience in developing or overseeing data management solutions.
  • Demonstrated capacity for leveraging project results towards broader systemic impact.
  • Demonstrated experience at coordinating knowledge sharing through a variety of mediums / communication channels across multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience with an iterative learning, and implementation, approach
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Khmer would be an advantage


  • Effective at collaborating and influencing across multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent skills in training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies
  • Previous experience working in the field. Experience working in SE Asia would be highly regarded.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Contract length:** Unspecified Duration Contract (UDC)

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document and apply as link below:



Closing date for application is 14th of January 2020.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

For more information about Save the Children in Cambodia, visit our website: https://cambodia.savethechildren.net/about-us

Useful information


To contact us, you can send an email to info@alliancecpha.org.