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EWB is seeking proactive, adaptable, culturally-sensitive and resilient people who are passionate about sharing their technical skills and experience to achieve a positive impact on marginalised communities and to create change within the Australian engineering sector. You are passionate about working to build local capacity, rather than delivering a project yourself. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!  

Allowances These professional placements are voluntary, however an allowance is provided to support a modest but comfortable standard of living covering general day-to-day expenses and accommodation. Other costs such as Pre-Departure Training, airfares, insurance, language lessons and visas are also covered.

Assessment & Criteria As part of the assessment process, Intake 21 Field Professionals are required to participate in five-days of Pre-Departure Training (PDT) in early September (date tbc) and be available to mobilise in October (exact date tbc). 
It is important to note that these positions are only open to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and are also subject to funding approval. We are only able to confirm the placement after successful completion of PDT. 

Application details All applications must be received by 9am AEST, Friday 14th July (Please note: applications will be assessed as they are received – so get in quick!)

Please complete the Overseas Placement Application Form and submit with your CV (maximum 2 pages) via the online portal. Please note, we are unable to assess applications that do not address the selection criteria.

To find out more about our team currently in the field, please read the profiles of our Field Professionals
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If you are interested in learning more about human centred design, a development approach that EWB is committed to, we encourage you to sign up to the Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design. It's free! The next course starts on 12th September, 2017.

EWB Field Team in Timor-Leste


Project Management Training Development Mentor

Partner Organisation: Centro Nacional de Emprego e Formacao Profissional (CNEFP)
Location: Tibar, Timor-Leste 
Duration: 20 months with option to extend

Start date and placement length can be flexible so please get in touch.

Currently, many overseas development assistance programs in Timor-Leste focus on infrastructure development, as most basic infrastructure in the country was destroyed during the country's fight for independence.  However, to support this development quality education and training is critical to cultivate a highly-skilled workforce including engineers, managers, trades people and other technical professionals.

EWB started the Professional Skills Development (PSD) initiative in early 2015 with the aim to improve the professional skills, capacity and practical competencies of our partner staff and emerging leaders in the engineering and technical sector. As part of this project, EWB has been working with CNEFP, the National Centre for Employment and Professional Training, to develop a Leadership in Project Management course that is appropriate and relevant to the Timorese context.

The Project Management curriculum has now reached the next phase, and is seeking a qualified project manager with appropriate training skills to work with CNEFP to complete the curriculum content, including teacher and student aids, and to deliver the first pilot course to gain accreditation.

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Construction Trades Training Development Mentor (incl. Steel Fabrication)
Partner Organisation: 
Centro Nacional de Emprego e Formacao Profissional (CNEFP)
Location: Tibar, Timor-Leste
Duration: 13 months with option to exten
Start date and placement length can be flexible so please get in touch.

Centro Nacional de Emprego e Formacao Profissional (CNEFP) promotes and delivers quality vocational training in Timor-Leste, primarily in the construction sector. CNEFP’s reputation has grown rapidly in recent years (it is a nationally accredited Centre of Excellence) and their goal is to maintain its high standards as a training provider. 

Use your practical engineering or construction skills and passion for education to support CNEFP teachers in enhancing their construction and vocational training courses, to develop and deliver high quality and practical training for local students. Being flexible and adaptable is a must!



Inclusive Design & Accessibility (IDA) Project Facilitator 
Partner Organisation: Agile Development Group

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

Duration: 13 months with option to extend


Since the end of 2016, EWB and Agile have been collaborating on the Accessible Cambodia project, which aims to improve accessibility in the built environment for people with disabilities in Cambodia. The project focuses on increasing knowledge about inclusive and universal design, and developing assistive technologies or universally-designed access solutions for scale up. The team is working towards this goal through establishing Accessible Cambodia to be the leading provider of universal design training and universally designed access solutions in the built environment of Cambodia.

The IDA Project Facilitator will play in an instrumental role in developing the next phase of the project, strengthening the organisational and technical capacity of Agile's staff to establish Accessible Cambodia as the leading provider of universal design training and universally designed access solutions in the built environment in Cambodia. The project will focus on on accessible transport, student and corporate training, universal design consulting and social inclusion innovations.

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