Solar Water Pumping Trainer

at International Organization for Migration
Published August 31, 2022
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.




Under the overall of the Head of mission Thailand and direct supervision and guidance of the Project Manager, the consultant will be directly responsible and accountable for the co-implementation and evaluation of solar water pumping trainings to organizations in a number of key identified countries.




Establish and strengthen liaison with national and international stakeholders (NGO´s, UN agencies, governmental offices, donors and private companies) by presenting IOM project aims and training packages in relevant forum such as national WASH coordination groups.

Evaluate knowledge and needs related to solar water pumping trainings from different organizations, prior the implementation of any training session. Collect working practices and best examples from different countries.

Carry out 3 to 4 days long solar water pumping trainings (remotely, online), following IOM training material. Prepare examples and adapt existing training material to the specifies of the targeted countries.

Collect feedback from training participants and incorporate it to improve training packages.

Provide post-training reports with recommendation to enforce a better adoption of solar technology in WASH programmes.

Provide technical support and advice to IOM project manager as requested.





Master’s degree in water management, hydraulic engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

Additional university degree, course or diploma in electrical engineering or related field will be considered as a strong asset.



At least 7 years of progressive experience in the field of water and/or solar energy programmes in recognized international institutions.

Familiarity with electricity and solar cutting edge technology related to solar water pumping.

Experience in training multi stakeholder groups

Familiarity with humanitarian programmes, contexts and organizations.



Fluency in English is required.

French language is an asset.





Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators


Teamwork: Coordinates own work with that of the team to meet agreed priorities and deadlines

Delivering results: Manages time and resources efficiently, monitoring progress and making adjustments as necessary

Managing and sharing knowledge: Keeps abreast of new developments in own field of competence and creates opportunities for knowledge management initiatives

Accountability: Accepts and gives constructive criticism; acknowledges and corrects mistakes and apply lessons learned for improvement

Communication: Encourages others to share their views, using active listening to demonstrate openness and to build understanding of different perspectives



Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.


Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.


How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources Unit by email.


Kindly indicate the reference code CFCV041/2022 followed by your full name in the subject line.


Applications should include:


  1. a) a cover letter, indicating the dates of availability


  1. b) a curriculum vitae
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