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WASH Program Coordinator, 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.


Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)



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Location: Battambang, Cambodia
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021

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