Senior WASH Program Manager
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An exciting opportunity exists to join EWB's International Team as the Senior WASH Program Manager in Melbourne! 

EWB’s WASH programs are delivering on the promise to ensure appropriate solutions are developed with community for communities living in challenging conditions.

The Senior WASH Program Manager will lead EWB’s WASH team, projects and partnerships in Cambodia, Timor Leste, Vanuatu and Indigenous Australia.Reporting to the Head of Community Programs, the role will aim to achieve the maximum impact for communities living in challenging environments to ensure appropriate WASH solutions are developed, piloted and scaled for community health outcomes.

The Senior WASH Program Managerhas the responsibility to lead on the management of EWB’s WASH program portfolio implemented as part of the EWB Community Programs Strategy. The Senior WASH Program Managerneeds to set the strategic direction of the WASH program, lead on income growth in partnership with the Program team and community partners, manage the program portfolio budget and ensure quality processes and outcomes for the project, with a particular focus on striving for best practice in child rights, gender equity, inclusion and environmental sustainability. 

Key responsibilities will include:

1.Develop & implement WASH thematic strategy across countries/ regions, including scoping new opportunities, and planning and implementing operational, risk and financial plans to achieve impact.

2.Manage, mentor & coach WASH team of volunteers and staff (incl. provide technical guidance, recruitment, induction, assignment management, & issues resolution, and support team in their application of sustainable development principles (gender, social inclusion, child protection, due diligence, documentation)etc.)

3.Design & manage WASH project implementation (eg. Sanitation in Challenging Environments sector-wide capacity development project) (incl. scoping research projects, monitoring, financial & schedule management, reporting, due diligence checks, issues resolution, compliance)

4.Establish and maintain key partnerships and support implementing partners with capacity development opportunities & plans(incl. relationship management, support partners in monitoring & evaluations, support programs in their application of sustainable development principles (gender, social inclusion, child protection, due diligence, documentation)etc.)

5.Contribute to EWB’s broader Community Program strategic plan and implementation, communications with broader team, respond to adhoc info request, input to promotion opportunities, engagement with EWB Members & Volunteers across chapters and Knowledge Hubs, input into general systems improvements etc.

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To Apply:

Please respond with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 3 pages) and provide your CV with the contact details of 2 referees to with subject heading “Senior WASH Manager -application”.

If you have any questions about the position, please email with subject heading “Senior WASH Manager -questions”.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5PM AEST Monday 6 August 2018 

Engineers Without Borders Australia:

  • Actively encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply.
  • Celebrates  diversity  and  supports  an  inclusive  work  place.    Please  contact  us  to  discuss  any personal assistance required to complete this application.
  • Can only support  the  applications  of  Australian  and  New  Zealand  citizens  and  permanent residents. 


EWB  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 and provide a Working with Children Check and a Federal Police check prior to commencement. Interstate and overseas travel willbe required.