Vacancy: Area Manager

Background:
WaterSHED is a local non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Cambodia. 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 (WASH) products and services. Direct assistance provided by WaterSHED encompasses areas of technical support such as business training and marketing support, research and design of new products and water supply schemes, and product quality assurance. Furthermore, WaterSHED also provides research and assistance related to social, behavioral, business, and financial aspects of implementation activities.

Job Title: Area Manager
Location: Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum province (1 Position)
Battambang and Pailin (1 Position)
Kampong Chhnang (1 Position)
Kampong Speu (1 Position) with frequent travel to Phnom Penh.
Report to: Business Development Manager
Deadline: January 18, 2015

Job Description:
The Area Manager will provide operational level supervision of the implementation of the WaterSHED-Cambodia“Hands-off” WASH-Marketing program, an initiative which seeks to facilitate private sector development and increase access to rural sanitation, hygiene and safe drinking water through local market channels in rural Cambodia.

The Area Manager will report to the national Business Development Manager, and will work closely with local entrepreneurs. S/he will lead a team of provincial Facilitator Specialists to enable them to achieve maximumproject outcomes. S/he will train and supervise the WASH-Marketing team in his/her province. The Area Manager will also work closely with representatives of government at the provincial, district, and commune levels, as well as with other sector stakeholders in the province, such as NGOs.

Responsibilities and duties of Area Manager:

  1. Leadership for the success of the WASH-Marketing project
  2. Management of the provincial implementation budget
  3. Ensuring adequate logistics and operations support for field teams in assigned province
  4. Implementation performance: monitoring and analysis of program progress and performance, and continuously improving operations using incremental and innovative solutions
  5. Data management and quality control: a) provide necessary data to the data center in Phnom Penh b) Ensure accurate collection of program performance data by the field team and assist the Facilitation Specialist with monitoring of key performance indicators
  6. Training: create training curricular for project staff and participating suppliers in the province
  7. Supply chain development: lead provincial team to strengthen the supply chain of private sector actors for sustainable outcomes
  8. Administration: various administrative tasks in English and Khmer as required
  9. External representative: assist to build and maintain strong working relationships with sector players in assigned province
  10. Undertake other duties as required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:
Skills and competencies:

  1. University Degree in business and marketing or other relevant qualification
  2. Proven experience in management, business development, marketing, data entry and analysis or related fields
  3. Proven experience in:
    1. Project management, and financial management
    2. Team motivation and building
    3. Training and capacity building
    4. Negotiation and leadership
    5. Sale and Marketing tools
    6. Data collection tools, data tracking and reporting and project evaluation
    7. Communication with government
  4. Familiarity with modern technology and communication
  5. Fluency in Khmer, oral and written
  6. Driver’s license and demonstrated driving experience

Personal Attributes:

  1. Appreciation of the objectives and values of WaterSHED
  2. Excellent communication
  3. Entrepreneurial, creative, initiative, 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 Résumé, with the names and contact of three referees
to: cambodia@watershedasia.org with the subject “Area Manager”. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. For further information about the organization: http://www.watershedasia.org

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