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Climate Change Advisor

WaterAid Australia
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About Us:

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the world’s poorest communities. WaterAid works with partners to maximise its impacts for policy change/influence.

About the Role

This is an exciting new position at WaterAid Australia to support the implementation of a number of new climate resilient WASH programs in Timor-Leste, PNG, and Cambodia. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional with enthusiasm and experience supporting country teams to develop tools and guidance, and a willingness and desire to network and build strategic relationships with others in the WASH and climate change sectors.

The position will be part of an experienced team of Technical Advisors, collaborating to integrate climate change with our core gender, health, and system strengthening programming approaches. Working with the Head of Strategy the position will coordinate the implementation and monitoring of our regional climate resilience strategy. The position will also have responsibility for identifying policy and programming opportunities and collaboration with WaterAid global staff that are working on climate change.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual who is adaptable to work with remote/online communication between teams across the region. To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in water resource management, water security, and/or climate change adaptation programming or research in a development context
  • Demonstrated understanding of water, sanitation and hygiene in Southeast Asia and Pacific contexts
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to make clear public presentations
  • Experience in providing capacity strengthening and/or technical program support, including distance relationships management and the development of staff networks

For any queries not answered in this document and to submit your application please email Meredith Hickman at recruitment@wateraid.org.au, using the subject line: Climate Change Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants must have the right to work in Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, or Australia

WaterAid is a child safe organisation committed to protection of people we serve. Our recruitment and selection procedures are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable and aligned with our standards on the safety of children and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. All appointments are subject to appropriate background checks and screening.

We promote diversity and equality in all our practices. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please see full Selection Criteria in the Job Description.

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