Deputy Team Leader – Australia Awards Program and Mekong Australia Partnership (MAP) Initiatives

Tetra Tech International Development
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Full time Staff

Deputy Team Leader – Australia Awards Program and Mekong Australia Partnership (MAP) Initiatives - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Why Tetra Tech International Development? 

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

In this role, you will be:

  • Proactively supporting the Team Leader to manage the Mekong Australia Partnership (MAP) component of the program
  • Engaged full time until May 2022, with an extension to June 2024 highly likely
  • Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Program

Australia Awards Cambodia (AAC) is a multi-year program managed by Tetra Tech International Development on behalf of the Australian Government, which commenced on 1 July 2018.

The program provides two core activities - Scholarships and Short-Term Awards (short courses and informal learning opportunities) - within the framework of the Australia Awards Global Strategy. AAC also delivers a range of activities that support achievement of the investment’s objectives, in the areas of:

1.       English language and pre-departure training

2.       Equity pathways program

3.       On-award enrichment

4.       Alumni engagement

A pending Deed of Amendment will extend AAC’s core activities to include professional development, exchange programs and technical assistance.

The Position

The Deputy Team Leader (DTL) will support the Team Leader (TL) by providing operational support to manage the MAP component of the program to achieve its objectives, demonstrating high-quality results and sustainable impact. Additionally, the DTL will contribute to the relationships with DFAT and a range of stakeholders across Cambodia and Australia, whilst also assisting the TL with driving innovation in the approach to MAP activity delivery, value for money and quality assurance.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing the MAP Annual Work Plan;
  • Planning, designing and implementing program activities;
  • Providing contract management for services and technical assistance resources engaged by the program;
  • Budget planning and management;
  • Activity reporting contributing to the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning framework;
  • Staff performance management;
  • Proactively and effectively managing risk and ensuring compliance with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Tetra Tech policies and procedures.

The Person

The successful candidate will possess tertiary qualifications in education or program management, as well as work experience within South East Asia or developing countries. Preferably, the DTL will demonstrate experience within international development programs, including working on program design, tender, personnel and financial management, monitoring, reporting and work planning. It is highly desirable that successful candidate demonstrates strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) program development experience consistent with DFAT Aid Strategy M&E requirements.

Knowledge and skills of the Australian Government’s Aid Program should be evident, including DFAT’s underpinning cross cutting issues and policies. Furthermore, the successful candidate will exhibit an advanced proficiency in the English language, including high level communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as sensitivity to other cultures and the ability to act appropriately in Khmer culture.

This position is classified as Discipline Category C Job Level 3 under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Adviser Remuneration Framework. To learn more, please visit  DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit  Tetra Tech International Development Careers and search for job number 499071. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at and quote the job reference number 499071

Applications close:  5:00pm (local time) on the 6th of August, 2021.

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. 

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
6th August 2021