Friends International Vacancy: Social Work Technical Advisor - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Social Work Technical Advisor
Are you interested in building innovative social services for children & youth, their families and their communities? Are you a dynamic leader who is passionate about supporting teams on the field and building their capacity? Then join us!

You will be joining the multi-disciplinary team of Friends-International (FI) comprised of over 600 professionals committed to creating innovative social services for youth, children and families worldwide.

What will you do?
As a Social Work Technical Advisor you will ensure high quality of social services that protect and save lives of marginalized children & youth, their families and communities across Southeast Asia and beyond.

This includes providing direct support and capacity building to Friends programs and partners. 

As a SOCIAL WORK TECHNICAL ADVISOR your responsibilities will include the following:
  • Building capacity of teams on the field through support, trainings, guidance, individual coaching and specialist consultations
  • Ensure social services standards of procedures, guidebooks and child protection policies are well implemented by the teams
  • Represent Friends on all key relevant meetings with various stakeholders including partners, donors and government, by advocating Friends position, values, vision and mission
  • Provide input into annual strategic plans to ensure relevance  of services and alignment with the national priorities
  • Support Friends and partner teams on the field by providing specialist consultations and monitoring activities for quality and relevance
    About you:
  • You are a dynamic, innovative, effective and proactive team worker who enjoys building capacity of your peers in a participatory and enabling approach, while keeping an open mind to environment and local context
  • You are passionate and driven by child-centered approaches by maintaining focus on bringing high quality social services for marginalized children & youth, their families and their communities 
  • You have relevant and proven knowledge, skills and experience (5 - 10 years) in the field of social service provision, coordinating people and building systems
  • You’re open to and excited by learning and adapting to new contexts and situations with humility and reverence for your peers and Friends partners
  • You have good skills in supervising projects that involve multiple stakeholders across different countries
  • You have excellent skills in training and coaching on the job with a focus on transferring knowledge and skills
  • You’re able to think strategically, globally and collaboratively; bring practical, hands-on solutions to the table
  • You are comfortable working within an international team environment
  • You have superb communications skills especially working with non-native English speaking peers
  • You have excellent English language skills, and any other Asian language would be a plus! 
You will be based in our Headquarters in Phnom Penh with travels nationally and in the region.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

About us:
Friends-International is a social enterprise that works with marginalized urban children and youth, their families and communities, to help them become independent and productive citizens of their country.

We drive an innovative network of government and non-government organizations working together to solve the problems children and youth face worldwide. The objective is to significantly improve the quality and impact of services to marginalized urban children and youth and related groups through an effective network of internationally recognized organizations. We have developed a holistic social integration cycle that is based on individual and community needs to achieve best practice methods directly or in collaboration with partners.

Join us by:
Submitting your cover letter with a CV and salary expectations to before 14 February, 2016 with the caption subject: Social Work Technical Advisor.

Friends-International is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.

The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Friends-International’s Child Protection Policy.