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Emergency Technical WASH Officer at People in Need (PIN) _Deadline: 19-Dec-2011

 Job announcement:
Emergency Technical WASH Officer
Kampong Chhnang province

People in Need (PIN), an international NGO, seeks applications from experienced and motivated candidates for the position of Emergency Technical WASH Officer (ETO). 

PIN has been since early October 2011 assisting in the Kampong Chhnang province to people affected by floods. PIN has in cooperation with CESVI and PHD provided health assistance to over 5,000 households. In December 2011, PIN will start with implementation of post-emergency assistance which will focus – among other – on rehabilitation of wells. 

PIN is looking for candidates who have sufficient technical expertise and practical experience in wells rehabilitation. ETO will be responsible for ensuring the technical quality of wells rehabilitation and liaising with local authorities. ETO will be based in Kampong Chhnang town with frequent travels to different villages in the Kampong Chhnang province.

PIN offers an interesting possibility of professional self-realization, personal growth and meaningful work in a friendly and committed team. Attractive salary, bonuses and insurance will be part of ETO’s contract. Before applying, candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with PIN and its activities in Cambodia at PIN’s website http://www.clovekvtisni.cz/index2en.php?id=826

Emergency Technical WASH Officer

Kampong Chhnang province

Full time position; duration: 3-5 months

  • Monitor the technical quality of wells rehabilitation 
  • Assist with the supply of required materials (e.g. spare parts) 
  • Cooperate with the Provincial Department of Rural Development 
  • Assist in coordination with other stakeholders 
  • Report regularly on the progress of wells rehabilitation to PIN’s Emergency Coordinator 
  • Ensure appropriate project visibility 
  • Assist with other emergency response-related tasks
Mandatory Requirements
  • Ability to enter the position as soon as possible 
  • At least 3 years of practical experience with wells rehabilitation 
  • Very good technical understanding of wells rehabilitation 
  • Familiarity with spare parts available at the local market 
  • Good interpersonal skills (in communication at the community level and with the government staff) 
  • Honest and reliable person with positive and responsible attitude to work 
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Khmer 
  • Willingness to travel extensively on a motorbike
Desired Requirements
  • Good experience with NGO-managed WASH programs 
  • Familiarity with Kampong Chhnang province 
  • Very good explanation skills 
  • Very good organizational skills including strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to produce precise documents in a comprehensive and attractive format 
  • Competent use of Windows Office (Word, Excel) 
  • Ability to work (if necessary) under time pressure and deliver results on time 
  • Ability to work independently and manage workload with limited supervision

Application information
Candidates who do not meet the mandatory requirements (especially technical knowledge and fluency in English) will not be considered.
Qualified candidates shall send by e-mail their CV (maximum accepted length is 4 pages) with at least 2 references, contact details and a motivation letter to Mr. Petr Schmied (see contact below) latest on 19th December 2011. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date
19th December 2011

Contact details
Address :
Chork Village, Rokaknong Commune, Daun Keo District, Takeo
Name :
Mr. Petr Schmied
People in Need (PIN)
Email :

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