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Chief Executive Officer

eWater Ltd

The Organisation

eWater Limited (eWL) is a not-for-profit scientific institution jointly established and owned by Australian Federal and State governments to maintain and further develop Australia’s world-class water modelling tools and manage activities which support sustainable water management in Australia and overseas.

eWater develops and supports world class water resource modelling tools and applications to support Australia's national modelling platform, eWater Source. eWater continues to develop products and services (Source, MUSIC & Toolkit) representing the encapsulated knowledge for water markets and integrated water management.

eWater was appointed in 2015 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to manage the Australian Water Partnership (AWP). DFAT funds the AWP in response to growing water challenges in the Indo Pacific region, and the need for better access to Australian water science, technology and management knowledge and expertise. AWP activities are consistent with eWater’s stated objectives and involve the building and sharing of knowledge on water reform through capacity building activities with regional water organisations, industry sectors and civil society by supporting access to Australian water reform policy, management expertise and innovative approaches and technologies.

With support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), eWL is establishing a branch office in Cambodia, trading as Mekong Water Solutions (MWS). MWS aims to raise the quality and economic returns for water sector investments across the Mekong through a world class set of irrigation and water resource management capabilities by providing technical and capacity building support to Governments, development partners and the private sector on sustainable water resource management and irrigation services.

The Opportunity

The eWater Board is looking to appoint a CEO who will lead and inspire eWater’s next strategic phase.

In consultation with the eWater Board, you will lead eWater Ltd in achieving its objectives. You will strengthen existing relationships, foster new ones, and represent eWater nationally and internationally. You will have considerable autonomy to determine how best to achieve results within an approved framework of strategies, policies and business objectives.

The Person

To be a strong contender for this high profile and exciting role, you will thrive in a dynamic, innovative and multi-stakeholder environment. You will have a deep understanding of the water sector and Australia’s water reform journey, well developed networks across the Australian water sector and international experience in the sector, including in developing countries. You will have the authority and acumen to deepen and broaden eWater’s relationships with a wide range of national and international partners and stakeholders and a track record of building relationships of trust and mutuality across the public and private sectors. You will have the ability to engage influentially with governments and stakeholders across Australia and abroad on water.

You will have a strong contemporary business focus, high-level management skills and a proven ability to create organisational capacity and value.

Your drive, integrity and professional credibility will be complemented by first class communication skills, a strong sense of collaboration, sound judgement and an orientation to results. Commitment to sustainable development, gender equality and social inclusion will be essential.

You will have post-graduate qualifications or demonstrated equivalent experience in the water sector.

Terms

Reporting to the eWater Board, the successful applicant will be appointed in a full-time, permanent role, based in Canberra.

An executive package which reflects the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

If you require further information please contact Felicity Paul, HR Manager, eWater Ltd on +61 412 366 798 or by email at felicity.paul@ewater.org.au, using the subject line: Chief Executive Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs. All enquiries will be handled in strict confidence.

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