International is seeking a Disability & Social Inclusion Specialist for the
anticipated USAID/Cambodia Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD)
Activity. The purpose of the IECD activity is to support children to thrive and
reach their full developmental potential by promoting nurturing care for the
most vulnerable newborns and young children, starting from before birth. The
IECD activity will specifically address stunting through a multi-sectoral
approach that strengthens nutrition service delivery at health facilities and
in communities; supports nutrition sensitive agriculture; improves water,
sanitation, and hygiene practices among caregivers; and promotes responsive
caregiving to help children meet critical cognitive, linguistic,
socio-emotional, and physical developmental milestones. Focus will be on the
early childhood years, with an emphasis on the first 1,000 days for more
intensive nutrition, psychosocial, and physical stimulation interventions.
& Inclusion Specialist will lead IECD’s disability-inclusive programming,
working closely with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs
(particularly the Persons with Disabilities and Child Welfare Departments) and
Ministry of Education, local partners, Disabled People’s Organizations, and
community-based organizations. S/he will support technical working groups and support
government counterpart technical staff to implement program elements to improve
developmental outcomes for young children with developmental delays and
position will be based in Cambodia.
technical assistance and dialogue related to disability-inclusive programming
best practices with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, local
partners, and Disabled People’s Organizations, and community-based
- Cambodian Developmental
Milestone Assessment Tool (cDMAT) and its companion, the Community-Based DMAT
(CB-DMAT), for monitoring, screening, and referral.
a system of referrals to quality, sustainable services for children with
developmental delays and disabilities.
existing community-based rehabilitation (CBR) through Provincial Rehabilitation
Centers’ satellite clinics to bring services closer to families.
and maintain cooperative relationships with key stakeholders, including host government
counterparts in the disability and social inclusion sector, partners and
stakeholders, USAID/Cambodia, and other donor projects.
technical working groups and support government counterpart technical staff to
implement program elements to improve developmental outcomes for young children
with developmental delays and disabilities.
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline preferred (i.e. special
education and/or inclusive education, social work, psychology, etc.).
years of progressively increasing responsibility strengthening inclusive
programs, including technical focus in special education and/or inclusive
education, as well as understanding of Cambodia’s disability sector.
experience leading capacity development of relevant stakeholders and government
- Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full
participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status,
ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized
possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Khmer.