Cambodia nationals: National Water Management and Irrigation Engineer Specialist (4 Positions)

Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The specialist will assist the Team Leader, the Deputy Team
Leader, the PMU and MOWRAM and in particular the PMU’s civil engineer, PPIUs in the
contracting and oversight of the survey and designs related to irrigation systems, drip irrigation
and surface water catchment ponds: the work will include the planning of O&M systems with
community participation. Detailed tasks will include the following but not limited to:
(i) Providing necessary technical and management support to the executing
agencies for effective project implementation relating to off-farm and on-farm
irrigation and water catchment;
(ii) Assisting in the development of a detailed work plan for the irrigation system’s
infrastructure activities with the implementation agencies, this includes
establishing an appropriate management and monitoring system;
(iii) Ensuring the sites for support are appropriate, make field trips to confirm
eligibility criteria is satisfied and report back to the Team Leader, Deputy Team
Leader and PMU;
(iv) Reviewing the designs prepared by the design consultants and make
recommendations for revision and updating the bill of quantities, if necessary;
(v) Assessing the plan for the construction of the off-farm and on-farm irrigation
systems and evaluate requests from PDAFF (drip and water catchment ponds)
and PDWRAM (irrigation systems) in relation to the location of the infrastructure
in-line with the selection criteria detailed in the PAM. Make field trips to confirm
eligibility criteria is satisfied and report back to the team leader, deputy team
leader and PMU;
(vi) Collaborating with those responsible for FWUC capacity building (MOWRAM,
PDWRAM and consultants) to develop the training program and wherever
possible make recommendations for improvement;
(vii) Supervise and liaise with the consultants that are contracted to conduct the
infrastructure work and offer guidance to them when needed and for each water management and irrigation site assess the compliance to climate resilience in the
(viii) Working with PMU and implementation consultant management on the
procurement of drawing up of tender documents, selection of eligible bidders and
provide guidance to the procurement selection committee on choice of
contractor. The procurement will be in accordance with the Government of
Cambodia and ADB Guidelines on Procurement;
(ix) Monitoring the onsite construction to ensure the work is compliant with the quality
required and it will be handed over on-time, if not report back to the PMU
highlighting issues identified;
(x) Proposing appropriate operation and maintenance regimes and options for PPP
arrangements; and
(xi) Contributing to the elaboration and submission of the progress reports for
submission to PMU and M&E staff, the frequency of reporting will be in
accordance to that specified in the PAM.

Qualifications required

Only the experts meeting the set criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

Preferably have a degree in civil engineering with a major in the design of water management and irrigation systems design

Professional experience required

7 years of professional experience in the climate resilient design, operation and maintenance of water management and irrigation systems, with good knowledge of drip irrigation as well as surface water catchment ponds for supplementary irrigation. It will be an advantage to have managerial, analytical and
interpersonal skills and a proven ability to communicate clearly in English


4 individuals, 114 person-months, intermittently


Mid 2019

Deadline For Applications