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Engineers Without Borders Australia and the Australian Volunteers for International Development have formed an exciting new partnership, where placements will be recruited under the Australian Volunteers Program and recieve ongoing support from EWB Australia!


Applications Close: 9am AEDT Thursday, 8th November 2018
Shortlisting and phone screening: Friday, 9th November 2018
Interviews: Week of 12 November 2018


Assignment Title: ATEC Engineering Mentor (Electrical Engineer)
Partner Organisation: ATEC* Biodigesters
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (occasional travel required)
Duration: 12 months
Commencement: mid-March 2019 

The Role: ATEC started in 2009 focused on energy and agricultural needs in rural households along the Tonle Sap. Their signature product, the ATEC biodigester, provides reneewable gas for cooking and organic fertilizer for farming, winning the 2016 Southeast Asia Sankalp Social Enterprise of the Year Award and 2017 CTI PFAN Impact Investment Forum Award. ATEC is now expanding social business activities across Cambodia, with the biogas payment integration system project set to be the at the forefront of it’s success. The volunteer will be essential to setting up and delivering this project, building the capacity of ATEC’s staff to work effectively and independently through mentoring. Your role will contribute to engineering and technical sector strengthening by sharing knowledge and working collaborating with the Engineers Without Borders community. 

About You: You are an Electrical or Automation engineer with experience in control systems design and development and are passionate about mentoring and sharing knowledge

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Assignment Title: Professional and Technical Development Mentor 
Partner Organisation: Agile Development Group
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (occasional travel required)
Duration: 12 months
Commencement:  mid-March 2019

The Role: Agile Development Group started working in Cambodia as student group in 2010, supporting organisations working with vulnerable women and survivors of human trafficking. Since then, Agile have expanded their scope, delivering human centred design programs to support rural farmers and focusing on disability, design and innovation through Agile Labs to enable people with disability achieve independent lifestyles. 

The aim for Agile Labs is to become a Khmer led (and eventually owned) innovation lab that co-designs and delivers assistive devices and technologies that increase independent living for Cambodians living with disability. The role of the volunteer is to mentor and upskill the capacity of local staff in this specialist area, supporting them to develop innovative products, create structures and processes around assistive technolgy development and training technical staff to continue the process. 

About You: You will have industrial and creative design experience within an engineering context. You have experience in training and mentoring, and are passionate about mentoring and sharing knowledge

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Did you know...

EWB Australia adheres  to  statutory  laws  in  Australia  and  foreign  countries  regarding  child exploitation,  child  pornography  and  the  abuse  of  children.  We  are  committed  to  the protection of children from all forms of harm. You will be required to sign a Child Protection Code of Conduct prior to being accepted. Confirmation of the role is also subject to satisfactory: procurement of visa and work permits, completion of a first aid certificate, medical examination, criminal record check of the applicant and any accompanying adults by the Australian (or equivalent) Federal Police and Working with Children Check.

Engineers Without Borders Australia:
-Actively encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply
-Actively encourages women to apply
-Celebrates diversity and supports an inclusive work place

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