- Job posted on: 23rd Apr 2021
- Applications close:
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. Never before has there been more global recognition of the importance of WASH.
WaterAid works through supporting local organisations and government authorities to design and demonstrate appropriate and sustainable WASH programs. WaterAid also seeks to influence policy change through government and other key sector actors to secure and protect the right of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.
Everything we do is shaped by our six values:
WaterAid is a child safe organisation. We recognise that we must meet community expectations and the trust placed in our personnel to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within WaterAid are required to comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
WaterAid is committed to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in everything we do. The values and standards we uphold are highlighted in our Global Code of Conduct. All positions within WaterAid are required to comply with our Global Code of Conduct.
The Technical Lead – Health leads WaterAid’s portfolio of health projects, advocacy, and technical advice in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This includes technical support to Country Program teams and the development of tools and approaches to support effective and quality health focused program delivery. The position is also responsible for leading our regional WASH in Healthcare Facilities Strategy, and supporting the design of new health programming initiatives, including approaches to building new evidence. Leveraging WaterAid regional and global networks and expertise the position will work alongside other WaterAid Australia and regional colleagues to integrate health considerations into WaterAid’s business plans. This role also represents WaterAid externally to the Australian government and regional health related agencies, research institutions and other key stakeholders.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Commitment to WaterAid’ values and standards of safety of children and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in all our activities
Demonstrate an understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity
Self-motivation and independent worker, adaptable to work with remote communication between teams
Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative style and ability to forge new relationships and partnerships
Being open to learn, experiment and take risks
A strong commitment to gender transformative, inclusive, and pro-poor development agenda
Commitment to Child Safeguarding and to the WaterAid values of integrity, respect, collaboration, courage, accountability and innovation
Ability to travel to Cambodia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Australia and Europe (international travel is not current a feature of the role due to COVID-19).
Remote, flexible working arrangement with relevant equipment supplied as required, approximately 10 weeks overseas travel required per year when safety and security conditions permit.
Level of contact with children: During project site visits, office family days.