Vacancy: Area Manager

Project: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Marketing
Topic: Rural sanitation, enterprise development
Location: Kampong Cham (1 position) Takeo (1 position)
Compensation: Competitive and based on experience
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.

WaterSHED seeks two full-time Area Managers.

Job Title: Area Manager
Reports to: WASH Marketing Manager


The Area Manager will provide operational level supervision of the implementation of the WaterSHED’s 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 WASH-Marketing Manager, and will work closely with local entrepreneurs. S/he will lead a team of provincial Facilitator Specialists to enable them to achieve maximum project 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.

Duties of Area Manager:

  1. Leadership for the success of the WASH-Marketing project in assigned province
  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:
    • provide necessary data to the data center in Phnom Penh
    • ensure accurate collection of program performance data by the field teams and assist the Facilitator Specialists 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 representation: Assist to build and maintain strong working relationships with sector players in assigned province
  10. Undertake other duties as required

Education, Skills & Experience:

  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:
    • Project management, and financial management
    • Team motivation and building
    • Training and capacity building
    • Negotiation and leadership
    • Sale and Marketing tools
    • Data collection tools, data tracking and reporting and project evaluation
    • 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

The position will be on an initial 12-month contact with standard 3-month probationary period, renewable after the first year.

Interested applicants should send an email to with the subject “Area Manager”. The application must include the:

  1. WaterSHED application form (download)
  2. Cover letter
  3. C.V. or Resume, include the names and contact of two references

Please do not send copies of certificates or other documentation in addition to the above.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. For further information about the organization visit: