Social Entrepreneurship Academic Manager

“TeukSaat 1001” NGO

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Social Entrepreneurship Academic Manager

Based in Phnom Penh with frequent travel to Battambang office and  other provinces as required. The successful applicant will start as soon as possible, with a three month  month trial period. A   long term contract will offered depending on performance. The salary and benefit package will be  competitive according to relevant experience and qualifications.


“Teuk Saat 1001” is a Cambodian non-governmental organization created as an offshoot of a safe drinking water supply project in rural area in partnership with the French NGO “1001 fontaines pour demain”. The first stage of the initiative started in 2005, in North West Cambodia. There are currently f 50  sites in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap  providing more than 50,000 people daily with safe drinking water. “Teuk Saat 1001” is committed to act as a service platform for all production sites of safe water and as a project manager to set-up new safe water production sites

Mission
The mission and vision of “TEUK SAAT 1001” is to improve the health of rural people through the initiative to create safe drinking water in a  sustainable manner.


. The proposed objective of our non-profit association is to empower rural communities by enabling them to produce  guaranteed quality of drinking water at an affordable price, based on a social enterprise business model, which ensures that they are self-sufficient and reach the largest number of beneficiaries.

Main activity
The “1001 fontaines” solution uses water that is available locally - surface water from swamps, rivers, ponds, and purifies it from bacteria contamination ( using ultraviolet rays ), at very low cost, in order to eliminate a high percentage of the risk of disease. In addition on-site education programs on the importance of hygiene  are provided. The purified water is sold at a fixed price of USD 0.01 per litre and distribution is done using 20 litre  containers, which are disinfected, closed and sealed, thereby guaranteeing  quality for the end-consumer.

The management of the operating site and distribution to families and schools is undertaken by an entrepreneur recruited within the village and trained through our Social Entrepreneur Academy. This approach, combined with the support of the local platforms, ensures that the solution is sustainable and that villagers receive a quality service. 


The local NGO acts as a service platform to fulfill the needs of entrepreneurs located in villages: it supplies safe drinking water, water quality control, technical assistance,  business advice and help  recruiting   clients. In exchanges for these services the entrepreneurs pay monthly fees to the platform.

Context
The sustainability of “1001 fontaines” model relies on the ability of the small private operator (SPO) running the water production site to manage and develop the business activity of their site, and then to become a real entrepreneur

An entrepreneur is an individual who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator — a generator of new ideas, and business processes. Management skill and strong team building abilities are often perceived as essential leadership attributes for successful entrepreneurs.)

Though, a Social Entrepreneurship Academy has been developed in order to integrate the SPOs into a training path that aims at developing their business management skills and entrepreneurship abilities. This “academy” aims at training in 6 main fields of skills : water treatment and water quality;business; water delivery organization; sales and clients recruitment; leadership; mission of health. Those skills are transferred to the SPO on the field at the occasion of the monthly visit made by animators, and bi-annual workshop organized at the NGO gathering all SPO at the same level.

This Academy started  at the end of 2012 and after nearly one year of implement, a first evaluation and feedback from the field team showed that some adjustments  have to be made, in order to increase the abality of the academy to improving skills of the PSO’s..

In this context, Teuk Saat 1001 is looking for a Social Entrepreneurship Academy Manager.

Duties of candidate
The Social Entrepreneurship Academy Manager will work closely with the Academy officer and  managers of the NGO.

Under the responsibility of “Teuk Saat 1001” Chief Executive Officer, he/she will be assigned the following responsibilities:


1. Development of Business training path and tools of training

  • In depth understanding and research on the expected skills and the basics business to be managed by SPOs and by their coach. Involving in field support given to SPO by “animators” of the NGO, the academy manager aims at defining which knowledge, attitude are missing to the SPO.
  • Following the methodology of site business reporting currently being developed by Platform Manager, he/she defines which business notion needs to be train to “animators” and SPO, to make those report helpful for business management.
  • From this learning research, he/she develops a Business training path, tools for coaching and a coaching guide to facilitate and improve animators support to entrepreneur
2. Supervision of the academy running activities
  • The Academy Manager supervises the organization of the various workshops by the Academy Officer
  • Participate in the improvement of the SPOs recruitment methodology
3. Coordination of the whole academy pedagogy optimization
  • The academy is composed of 6 areas of training which contains tools and mode of teaching. Each of those areas, according to the type of skills transfer to SPO, involve different king of tools (video, card games, theatre, exercises, etc…)
  • In depth analysis of the pedagogical approach in place, and  and interviewing other NGO working on training for a similar target (animators, SPO in villages), the academy manager defines best practices of pedagogy per field of training (business, water treatment,…).  The Academy manager identify potential improvements of current training thanks to pedagogic choices relevant to answer specific needs of the entrepreneurs Setting an action plan and gathering appropriate actors, he/she is in charge of coordinate the creation or rework of training.
4. Develop process and tools for monitoring and evaluation of entrepreneurs progress
  • Improve existing evaluation tool and support
  • Organizing meeting with the line managers, he/she shares with the team support and implement monitoring  thanks to implementation  tools
5. Define training for Teuk Saat 1001 team:
  • Identification with the different managers of the needs of their respective teams
  • Define training curriculum
  • Coordination of training development

Requirements of applicant

  • At least 3 years’ experience in business management and development
  • Good comprehension of business and finance mechanisms
  • Experience in training in financial literacy would be an asset
  • Experience working in rural areas
  • Familiarity and motivation for field trips in rural communities’ villages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong listening and creative thinking ability
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Result-oriented
  • Strong work ethic and teamwork
  • Proficiency in Khmer. English is mandatory.
  • Pack office (Word, Excel, PPt)

Contact details
Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter by e-mail to or hr.ts1001@gmail.com

Closing date: 15th of October 2013. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Address: Teuk Saat 1001 – # 08 Group , 01 , Nom Kreab Village, Prek Preahsdash Commune, Battambang city, Battambang province, Cambodia
OR Teuk Saat 1001 - # 03b, St 472, Toul Tompong, Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh
Visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Teuk-Saat-1001-NGO/155247627843253 
Web Site: www.1001fontaines.com
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