International expert in irrigation and water social management

 (via Devex)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job Description

GRET, French Development NGO, is looking for an international expert in irrigation and water social management (PIM, IMT, irrigation co-management), for joining a Technical Assistance team in support to Ministry of Water Resource and Meteorology (MoWRAM), Cambodia.

The expert will closely work with the “Natural Resource Management” pool of GRET. He/she will be based in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, for a 3 and 1/2 year assignment…, with 1/2 time travelling within the country for coordinating and providing support to the field TA team and PDoWRAM in 5 provinces. Work will mostly (but not exclusively) focus on facilitating the creation, registration, capacity building and institutional insertion and recognition (collaboration with PDoWRAM and participation to the Farmer Water Net – FWN) of Farmer Water User Communities (FWUC) in around 10 irrigation schemes and 40 preks, 20 000 ha.

Skills and experiences required: Master’s degree in social science or irrigation management/ Preferably 10 years of combined international and national professional experience as community development, capacity building, local empowerment / Worked as irrigation social management expert for at least 4 years / Relevant international experience and experience in similar environment (Sout -East Asia) a plus / Excellent command of both written & spoken English and proficiency in using project related software and be computer literate / Physical health condition to perform the job with frequent travel to irrigation schemes / Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with various stakeholders, including government officials.

Salary and benefits according to Gret’s scale/or consultant contract. Opportunities to continue with Gret in country or headquarter after project’s ending are serious if both sides are satisfied.

About the Organization

GRET is an international development NGO governed by French law. Since 1976 it has been working to provide sustainable, innovative responses to the challenges of poverty and inequalities.

It is also a professional and innovative NGO, in its vision of the development sector, in its approach involving populations in developing countries, whom it considers as stakeholders in development, and in its practices. To successfully implement its actions, GRET creates alliances and builds diverse long-term partnerships with stakeholders from associations and the economic, public and research sectors in France and in all its countries of operation.

For more than 40 years, GRET has been striving to contribute to the creation of a fairer and more sustainable world. Today it is a solid, international, decentralised, plural, influential organisation in which countries of operation and headquarters form a sustainable community of meaning, values and rules.

In 2018, its staff of 702 professionals implemented almost 200 projects, studies and expert consulting missions in 27 countries, mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.