Job Title: Project Assistant, Systems Strengthening
Location: Phnom Penh, with extensive provincial travel
Job Type: Full Time (Monday – Friday)
Report to: Team Leader, System Strengthening
Closing date: This position is opened until filled
WaterSHED is seeking an enthusiastic Project Assistant to support a new “Systems Strengthening” team. The team is working to coordinate the major stakeholders in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector in Cambodia to more effectively deliver essential WASH services. We believe that exchanging and learning within our sector and within the communities we serve are pillars of our success.
WaterSHED uses a systems-approach to build the rural market for water, sanitation, and hygiene products and services across Southeast Asia. Based in Cambodia, WaterSHED uses in-depth research to identify strategic opportunities and gaps in the wider system, and then works to strengthen the capacity and relationships between key actors to create a more dynamic and resilient market.
We don’t reach millions of people. We build systems that do.
By engaging key actors in the system, including small businesses, customers, and local government, WaterSHED facilitates the adoption of toilets, water filters, and handwashing stations – building a market that functions independent of traditional aid. To date, WaterSHED’s hands-off marketing approach has successfully enabled small businesses to sell more than 160,000 toilets, generating more than USD $8 million in revenue for rural businesses, and helping accelerate sanitation coverage from a stagnant 25% to more than nearly 50% in six years.
WaterSHED has been featured in Forbes, Reuters and Huffington Post, and is a twice winner of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures competition, a winner of Canada Grand Challenges Stars in Global Public Health, and 1st prize winner of the Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge.
COLLECTIVE IMPACT INITIATIVE
To achieve large-scale impact and reach the government’s ambitious goal of universal sanitation coverage by 2025, we believe strong sector collaboration is key. In 2017, WaterSHED is facilitating the introduction of a new approach to engage stakeholders in the Cambodian Rural Sanitation and Hygiene sub-sector. This new Collective Impact approach will promote structured, collaborative efforts to accelerate sanitation coverage in rural Cambodia.
To support this initiative, WaterSHED is recruiting a Project Assistant. The successful candidate will have an important opportunity to help us accelerate positive change in the rural sanitation and hygiene sector in Cambodia. Working in Khmer and English, qualified candidates will be well organized to complete tasks on tight deadlines.
You will be key member of the WaterSHED systems strengthening team. Working closely with the Team Leader, you will support the Coordinator/Researcher and Marketing and Communications Specialist. Key duties include:
- Provide logistics support for all systems strengthening activities including requesting quotations, procuring materials, booking venues, preparing and sending letters and invitations
- Prepare and process meeting allowances and digitize attendance lists
- Provide support for the documentation of activities and meetings
- Undertake administrative and financial tasks
- Translate documents from Khmer to English and English to Khmer
- Other duties as required
- A university degree or high school diploma plus relevant work experience
- Good command of MS Office, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
- Basic understanding of administrative procedures
- Strong conversational English
- Driver’s license for car is a plus
WHO ARE YOU?
Working with us will give you the chance to use your creativity and deploy your ideas every day. We have a dynamic, highly collaborative culture that sets high standards for our work.
We are looking for people who appreciate WaterSHED’s values and mission, have excellent communication skills, are entrepreneurial and creative, take initiative, and are enthusiastic. Good problem-solving, critical-thinking skills, honesty, and trustworthiness are essential. See our values at www.watershedasia.org/about-us
Interested applicants please send your application including:
- An application form (download),
- A cover letter, outlining your experience and skills
- And your C.V. or resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Project Assistant – Systems Strengthening”.
Deadline: This position is opened until filled