Dean of School of Hospitality :

Dean of School of Hospitality

Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) - For a Child’s Smile is a non-profit organization founded by Christian and Marie-France des Pallières, operating in Cambodia since 1995. Its mission is to help children escape from destitution and lead them to decent, skilled and well-paid jobs.

Recognized by the local authorities, PSE is working in respect of the country with the Cambodians and thus supports sustainable development.

Six main programs – adapted to the needs of the children – have been developed: food, health, protection, education & schooling, vocational training and help for families.

PSE helps more than 6,500 children and more than 6,000 graduates from PSE Vocational Training program graduates have already successfully integrated the job market with a real qualified position. PSE employs more than 650 people in Cambodia (Phnom Penh mainly) and 6 staff at the headquarters in France. 400 volunteers in different countries are actively working on making the organization known through fundraising donations and sponsorships.

In 2000, PSE received the French Human Rights Prize from the French Republic.

Lieu du poste :
Phnom Penh
Date de début :
Description du poste à pourvoir :

The School of Hospitality trains students in the field of cooking / food production, food & beverage service, front office, and housekeeping & laundry. It delivers a Technical High School Diploma (2 years). Our training programs provide practical experience and internships, so that students are fully operational at the end of their course.

As the School of Hospitality Dean you will work in developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each student and the professional development of each staff member in the global development framework and strategy of PSE and specifically PSE Institute.

The School of Hospitality Dean is part of the PSE-I Management Committee.

Missions :
  • Educational management: Guarantee training quality, ensure that the "TVD" (Technical Vocational Diploma) training is corresponding to the requirements of the hospitality industry. It includes the strategic development of the school, notably in apprenticeship field where a clear strategic choice has been made into a full apprenticeship approach for TVD diplomas. Relations with strategic public and private partners and European donors is part of this responsibility, all within the PSE Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Staff management: Plan and make the workforce planning, in charge of the school and operation management team, school teaching staff team, student overall staff management, staff/student problem solving, recruit and interview staff, control the administration and finance issues. The School of Hospitality has 30 staff and 270 students on average in Year 1 and Year 2.
  • Operation management: Ultimate responsibility for the welcome center / reception, hotel/guesthouse rooms, hairdressing and Beauty salon and restaurant. 
  • Budget management: Prepare and manage the yearly budget planning of the school, the restaurant and the Haidressing and Beauty department. Budget approx.. 400,000 USD. This includes the contact with potential and actual donors, like ILO
  • Communication: Inter-PSE communication and communication with institutional partners (external communication in concert with the PSE-Institute Director and Comm. Dept.)


Main Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate and influence strategic decision making within the school team management
  • Plan and manage change in accordance with the school development/strategic plan
  • Evaluate and lead in the update and development of school curriculum, in functional subjects and both English and general subjects in relation to the industry’s requirements.
  • Pro-actively pursue opportunities for teachers to learn for the best practices in teaching development
  • Manage and ensure the quality of students’ academic assessment tools and results
  • Plan and submit the proposed budget to the PSEI director for approval and assist the overall financial planning process to balance the budget for the school activities
  • Manage/monitor recruitment, staff learning and development, performance management, appraisal and development for all staff in the school
  • Maintain relationship and cooperation with partners, MoLVT and MoT regarding school Programs
  • Maintain effective communication to keep staff, students, parents and other relevant sections/people properly informed/orientated
Profil :
  • Master degree in Hospitality Management, or other relevant fields
  • 5-7 years experience in managing teams, especially in Vocational Training 
  • Experience in the Hospitality sector especially restaurant and/or hotel operations 
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the Hospitality sector in Cambodia and Asian countries.
  • High level of English capacity to attend international meetings and presentations
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Google Application and e-communication
  • Very good planning, organizing and coordinating skill
  • Be able to manage the team
  • Be able to make decisions on HRM and Finance
  • Be able to coordinate and lead the school activities/project
  • Be able to manage a restaurant
  • Commitment to PSE’s vision, core values and code of conduct
  • Policy compliance and protection of children
  • Patience, adaptability and ability to cope with change process.
  • Ensuring timely, high quality results. Being a role model for continuous learning and improvement.
Statut :
VSI ou Contrat local
Détails et contacts :

VSI contract for European Union Nationals, providing comprehensive coverage for healthcare, assistance/repatriation insurance, pension contribution, plane ticket one way and return, plus round plane ticket once a year to home country. for comprehensive information concerning PSE
Applications with cover letter and resume should be sent to