WASH Program Coordinator

Samaritan's Purse

Battambang, Cambodia 🇰🇭

Location: Battambang, Cambodia
Job ID: 12703
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021

Job Description

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At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is at the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer and from there we go into our work empowered to make a difference in the world. Our teams are full of passionate people who want to work with excellence and serve to make an eternal impact.

A day in the life of a WASH Program Coordinator in Cambodia

In this role, you will support in the overall water, sanitation and hygiene efforts within all of our programs to bring lasting change to communities facing these difficulties.  This position will have a focus on the training and capacity building of Samaritan’s Purse WASH field staff as well as the continued advancement of our WASH Programming within the larger WASH context in Cambodia.  Let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with a lasting purpose. 

Job Duties

  1. Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  2. Support Field Activities and Staff
  • Advise on the technical design and implementation of field projects and provide assessments/reports of current efforts. Work with field staff to build consistency across each WASH intervention.
  • Lead the training and development of resources, tools, and knowledge among program staff in the field. Develop both traditional and virtual mechanisms to share best practices (through providing training or resources) with staff that further excellence in the WASH sector.
  • Represent Samaritan’s Purse Cambodia at WASH Working Groups and other WASH-related or donor events. Actively pursue grant/funding opportunities in current fields.
  • Research and test technologies that could be implemented in the field.
  1. Ensuring High Quality Program Design and Implementation
  • Work with Program Managers to ensure that WASH activities stay within the work plan and within the scope of overall Samaritan’s Purse Cambodia programming including time frame, resource allocation, scope, and risk management.
  • Produce technical writing in the form of grant proposals, case studies, and articles. Review WASH portions of each proposal as outlined in Projects’ awards management process.
  • Assist in interviewing candidates to fill WASH positions in the field.
  1. Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  2. Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  3. Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in water supply and sanitation engineering, hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, or related field. At least three (3+) years of experience in similar WASH role; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Experience implementing a program in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse Project Management policies and procedures is desirable.
  • Experience working in Southeast Asia is desirable with a thorough knowledge of a wide range of WASH needs and appropriate interventions.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and financial management experience.
  • Proven international management and leadership experience.
  • Proficient in Auto CAD, EPANET 2, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Diplomatic in communications with all NGO, governmental, and community partners.
  • Able to coach and mentor others.

Job Location: Battambang, Cambodia

Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time, 12 – month contract with a potential for renewal

Restrictions (Accompanied/Non-Accompanied): Non-Accompanied (no spouse or children)

Language Requirement: Fluent spoken and written English required (Khmer language desirable, but not required).

Travel Expectations: Overnight domestic travel of approximately 50 days/year.


  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1 year)
  • 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • 12 vacation days per year       
  • Annual home leave

Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.





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