Consultant: Integrated water resource management

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Phnom Penh, , KH

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

Working in Cambodia since 2005, SNV implements projects in the agriculture, energy, and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors. Using market-based approaches, we emphasize environmental sustainability, resilience to climate change, and inclusive development. For more information on SNV, visit our website:

Job Description

SNV implements the Cambodia Horticulture Project Advancing Income and Nutrition (CHAIN) phase 3 project. With particular focus on the development of the local safe vegetable value chain, CHAIN supports female and male smallholder farmers in increasing sustainable year-round production, income and resilience in four provinces Kratie, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey. The project facilitates the empowering of rural smallholder producer groups in the market system, while working on the market development of local safe vegetables with other market actors.

Smart water solutions (SWS) are part of the innovative climate resilient technologies which CHAIN promotes to increase year-round production of vegetables and reduce the vulnerability to climate change. The SWS interventions are all targeting individual or smaller group of farmers aimed at using water more productively at farm level. At the same time the water resources in the area need to be enhanced and protected, and water governance should be assured to be inclusive. IWRM and practical watershed management needs to be taken a step further in order to cope with increasing droughts and potentially damaging (flash) floods. We are looking for a consultant to map ongoing initiatives and build on these with concrete practical steps in building water governance. We will pilot these in Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey selected districts. The work will be done in collaboration with, and supervision of  MetaMeta (a consulting firm in the Netherlands).

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • To map and analyse past interventions, examples and plans in the selected districts related to watershed management and water resource protection.
  • To map the main stakeholders involved that undertake watershed activities and create cooperation and joint vision among them.
  • To collect any evidence on the effectiveness and impact of the watershed and water resource management activities and identify lessons.
  • To develop a joint strategy, roadmap with recommendations for improved water governance.
  • Pilot IWRM/micro-watershed plans and its implementation.
  • To contribute to a resource book on SWS and IWRM.


  • University degree in hydrology or equivalent
  • 8 years experience in practical IWRM /watershed management
  • Experience in the concerned provinces is preferred, willingness to work a lot in the field
  • Experience with participatory processes and working with government institutions
  • Good writing capabilities
  • Facilitation skills and teamwork
  • Fluence in written and spoken English

Additional Information

Report to: Smart water solutions (SWS) Advisor

Location for Assignment : 4 Provinces with Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear as main working area

Contract Type : Consultancy Contract

Estimate no of days for assignment : 100 days

Contract Duration : July 2021 – End December 2021

How to Apply:
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV (not more than 3 page) with cover letter (not more than 1 page) by clicking on the “I’m interested” button before 10th June 2021


For more information on SNV, please refer to our website: