COOPERANT VOLUNTEER POSITION WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) ADVISORCOUNTRY CambodiaLOCATION (PROVINCE/CITY) Phnom Penh CityCONTRACT DURATION 2-year assignmentDEPARTURE DATE Avril 2012 PARTNER ORGANIZATION(S)The Advisor will work with Oxfam partners in Cambodia. Among those partners we can mention: - Association Cooperation for Economic Development (ACED) based in Battambang province works on a wide variety of programs aimed at improving the quality of life for local people including protection of their rights and environment they live in. - Support Organization for Rural Farmers (SORF) takes part in national poverty reduction through strengthening developer power and people in rural community on existing resource management and to improve self-reliant in Pursat province. - Government counterparts, such as National Committee on Disaster Management (NCDM) and its sub-national structure. BACKGROUND/MANDATEThe strategic priority of Oxfam-Québec’s Volunteer Cooperation Programme (PCV) is to buildthe capacity of civil society organizations, local authorities and decentralized state structures, inwhich they work as actors to develop innovative practices in their own environment, to improvethe quality of life of civilians, and to promote equality between men and women.Oxfam-Québec also strives to support the empowerment of partners for them to better influencedevelopment strategies in their own country in order to ensure sustainable solutions for povertyreduction. The capacity of partners to link with external support is crucial to be able to implementprojects that contribute to achieve their own objective. In Cambodia, this strategy wasimplemented through an action plan that specifically focus on reinforcing partners capacities tofight against poverty and social injustice in order to demonstrate significant positive changes. JOB SUMMARYThe WASH Advisor will be assigned to support the sectoral work to boost quality, visibility,applicability and up-scalability of partner organizations in the country and to position them inCambodia as a knowledgeable organization with a clear profile and focus.
The Advisor will work under the supervision of the Country Representative of Oxfam-Québec,and in close collaboration with the Oxfam Humanitarian Team in Cambodia and with the partnerorganizations. His/her main tasks will consist in: - Develop, expand and maintain effective and efficient local networks with relevant stakeholders (clients, partners, etc.) and facilitates sector coordination for joint action, mutual learning and scaling up; - Support partner organizations to take a leading role in additional resource mobilization for their WASH activities; - Act as the lead advisor on WASH and guide partner organizations to prepare, implement and monitor WASH activities, including involvement of other disciplines; - Conduct progress monitoring and assignment reviews with partner organizations, and lead the collective learning on WASH; - Coach colleagues and partner organizations staff on WASH and develop strong expertise team; - Contribute pro-actively to internal and external Knowledge development by identifying, presenting and publishing best practices and lessons learned; and - Any other related tasks. REQUIREMENTS Competencies Profile University degree in a related technical or management discipline: Water ResourceDIPLOMA/DEGREE Management, Sanitary or Public Health Engineering or other relevant degree with specialization in water supply, sanitation and hygiene service provision - At least 3 years of work experience in WASH serviceYEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE deliveryYEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE IN - At least 2 years of work experience in internationalINTERNATIONAL developmentDEVELOPMENT/COUNTRY - Work experience in Asia would be an asset - Experience in working in community-based water supply, community-led total sanitation inspired program implementation and behavioural changeCOMPETENCIES communication approaches - Experience in advisory service delivery, facilitation and training with government and civil society actors for organizational and institutional changeLANGUAGE English and Khmer languages (would be an asset)COMPUTER SOFTWARES Microsoft Office, E-mail and Internet Abilities and AptitudesORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION Proficiency in English both written and spoken
ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION Working knowledge of Khmer language is preferred,IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE but not requiredCAPACITY TO WRITE REPORT Good editorial capacities - Commitment to support Oxfam-Québec’s mission, values and beliefs - Excellent facilitation and reporting skills - Strategic analytical skills for sector analysis and identification of market-based solutions and knowledge development - Good skills in identification of opportunities, setting priorities and proposal development for additionalAPTITUDES resource mobilization - Pro-active attitude, but also patience, and active networking, lobbying and knowledge brokering skills with partner organizations and other stakeholders - Coaching skills (colleagues and partner’s staff) and knowledge searching skills - Must be flexible and able to work under pressure with tight deadlines - Comprehension of WASH approaches and conceptsGOOD KNOWLEDGE OF - Strong knowledge and experience in policy, planningDEVELOPMENT ISSUES and management issues related to the sector including WASH approaches and conceptsOTHER: - Based in Phnom Penh with frequent traveling within Cambodia and across the Greater Mekong Sub-region; and - Flexible hours of work. CONDITIONS•Monthly allowance: $US 970; •Life, disability, health and dental costs•Supplementary allowance for a maximum of 2 insurance;accompanying dependants: 40% for spouse •Amount for housing costs;and 25% for a child; •Most storage and moving costs;•Return airfare and amount for 2 pieces of •Resettlement grant upon return to Canadasupplementary luggage; (3600 $ CAN after 2 years).•Settling-in allowance; HOW TO APPLYAre you interested in this position? Interested applicants are requested to submit an applicationwith a covering letter and curriculum vitae (CV). Applications must be marked with position titleand country (e.g. Management and Development Advisor – Bolivia, La Paz) and submitted to:firstname.lastname@example.org Oxfam Québec is an equal opportunity employer. Female
candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted forinterviews.