With nearly 20 years experience in Cambodia, OHF has a wealth of knowledge on how to manage and execute projects in developing countries.
The challenges working in developing countries are many, ranging from the lack of trained staff to a lackadaisical attitude towards corruption.
We have extensive operations in Cambodia with 35 Khmer staff running community, skills training and volunteer projects as well as a children home. We are intimately involved with the operations and provide technical , financial and administrative support.
We are expanding our operations in Nepal. Starting with a children home, we are now involved in livelihood projects like goat and chicken farming and conducting computer and tailoring training. We are also building houses, churches and community halls using rice bag methodology.
We have large infrastructure to support our projects. The photo on the left is our children home in Cambodia.
With so many buildings, we need to look at maintenance, renovations and upgrades, repainting etc. In addition to the buildings, we have UV water treatment system, submersible well pump, rainwater harvestings, CCTV cameras, generator as well as computers and networks.
The photo on the right is one of our OHF community programmes. Our community projects includes building houses, wells and toilets. These projects require close project management and detailed monitoring of cost as well as ensuring quality of the construction.
The work in Nepal involves traveling over bad roads to rural communities. Supervising the construction of rice bag houses requires field work and OHF staff will be expected to spend two weeks or more overseeing the project. They must be prepared to stay in basic accommodation, eat the same food as the Nepalis and ensure the cold winter nights and the hot summer days. OHF staff must understand how rice bag buildings are constructed, the correct materials needed and supervise the work to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
The livelihood projects means we have to understand animal husbandry, examine the project to ensure they provide sustainable income to the beneficiaries. Our hands-on approach means we look into the details of the project to see if we can improve or reduce the cost.
OHF’s strength is its hands-on approach with the goal of a high benefit to cost ratio for the beneficiaries. We are looking at growth and expansion of existing as well as looking for new projects in other countries. We are at the very exciting growth phase!
- Senior Manager
- We are looking for a person with a passion to help the poor in developing countries .
- Passion means having the willingness to spend time away from Singapore to remote areas in Nepal and Cambodia and having a drive to do more for the poor.
- As it is unlikely that he will have the necessary skill set and experience , he must be prepared to work for a year as a management trainee to understand the work we are doing.
- He should have an entrepreneur attitude to solve problems by diving deep into the issues and coming up with creative solutions.
- A learning attitude is essential as he will need to acquire a wide range of knowledge, from fund raising to understanding our various livelihood and community projects.
- He must have leadership and organisational skills and ability to grow the organisation.
Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter, a recent photograph, an updated CV with current and expected salaries.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.