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Program Manager - Sector Strengthening - Cambodia

Employer: WaterAid Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time, Contract
Classification/s: Project Management, Environment & Sustainability, Health Promotion, International Aid & Development, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: International

Job posted on: 11 January, 2017.
Applications close: 25 January, 2017.

The Program Manager – Sector Strengthening (Cambodia) will contribute to delivery of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s National Action Plan by demonstrating how sustainable WASH services can be achieved at the scale of a district, using this experience to bring about changes at a national level and by developing the human resources to reach and sustain universal access in Cambodia.

This position requires a highly motivated individual, a self-starter with exceptional leadership and management skills who is able to work strategically, independently, creatively and collaboratively. The position requires a person who can bring about large-scale changes and has a passion for hygiene, sanitation and water issues. 

Vision for the role

The vision for this role is demonstrate how the National Action Plan and related Provincial Action Plans can be delivered at the district level by leveraging available resources available for greater collective impact. WaterAid’s ‘District Wide Approach’ (DWA) and the principles of the ‘Agenda for Change: Achieving Universal Access to Sanitation Hygiene and Water by 2030’ will be adapted to the Cambodian context and utilised. Experiences gained from the program will be used to inform policy dialogue and decentralisation reforms at the national and sub-national level. In addition to working at the district level, the vision is to strengthen the sector by building systems for developing the next generation of WASH professionals. Initially this will be achieved through strengthening an existing WASH training and resource centre to become a valued, independent organisation.

How to apply for this job

This position is open to Cambodian national and international candidates.

Closing date 25th January 2017.

First interview Week commencing 30th January 2017.

Second interview Week commencing 13th February 2017.

Applications for this role must comprise of:

  • An application letter addressing the essential person specification criteria outlined in the full Job Description document attached below (maximum 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages).

The CV must include three professional referees (referees will not be contacted until after interviews, with permission from the candidate). Applications which do not address the Essential Criteria specified and the page limits will NOT be considered. It is envisaged that candidates shortlisted for interviews and written test will be contacted after 25th January and first round interviews held week commencing 30th January. Interviews will be held in WaterAid’s office in Phnom Penh, London, Melbourne or by Skype.

WaterAid is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, culture and experience. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We will make any practical adjustments to enable people with a disability to participate fully in an inclusive working environment. Please let us know if require any special assistance in making your application or attending an interview.

Email applications to:, using the subject line: Program Manager – Sector Strengthening application via EthicalJobs. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: WaterAid is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to comply with our child protection policy.

Supporting materials  Program Manager Cambodia PD 100117.pdf