Vacancy: Program Assistant, WASH Marketing Program

Project: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Marketing

Topic: Rural sanitation, enterprise development

Location: Phnom Penh, with frequent travel to target provinces

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate based on experiences

Deadline: 28 February 2013


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Enterprise Development, more commonly known as WaterSHED, originated in 2009 and is a local non-governmental organization (NGO). WaterSHED engages local enterprises and government in the development of sustainable market-based approaches that empower households to be active and informed consumers of water, sanitation and hygiene products and services. We believe integrity comes first; we strive for the highest efficiency and quality in our work; and we promote leadership all levels. Now WaterSHED seeks a dynamic and energetic Cambodian national to take on the following position.

Job Title: Program Assistant, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Marketing Program.

Location: Phnom Penh, with frequent travel to target provinces.

Report to: Senior Program Coordinator

Job Description:

The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting WASH- Marketing Program team especially in Phnom Penh Office in order to fill gaps and support the team to meet time frames with successful results. This position is a full time position.

Duties of Program Assistant:

  1. Coordinate logistics and operations support for field operation teams.
  2. Support field operations such as copying, printing, storing material, translating document, typing etc
  3. Support M&E for data entry
  4. Provide support for training preparation by the project team
  5. Assist the Program Coordinator to summarize the monthly reports from Facilitator Specialists.
  6. Assist Program Coordinator checking expenses from the field teams
  7. Undertake administrative tasks in English and Khmer and translate key documents as required
  8. Maintain materials required for use by the field teams
  9. Assist to build and maintain strong working relationships with WaterSHED partners.
  10. Represent WaterSHED as required
  11. Undertake other duties as required


Skills and competencies:

  1. Education to at least completion of BBA or relative background
  2. Experience with Ms Office and internet usage
  3. Ability to translate Khmer to English and English to Khmer
  4. Basic understanding of administrative procedures
  5. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Ethical and trustworthy
  7. Driver’s license and driving experience with standard transmission

Personal Attributes:

  1. Appreciation of the objectives and values of WaterSHED
  2. Excellent communication
  3. Entrepreneurial, creative, dynamic and enthusiastic
  4. Good at problem solving and critical thinking and ability to work independently
  5. Ability to work on multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
  6. Honest and trustworthy

Interested applicants please send your application including:

1) an application form (download),

2) a cover letter,

3) your C.V or Resume, with the names and contact of three referees

to with the subject “Program Assistant”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. For further information about the organization: