Climate Resilient WASH Advisor

World Vision (WV)

Victoria, Australia 🇦🇺

Job no: 498147
Work type: Maximum Term Contract
Location: VIC – Metro
Categories: Transformational Development, Technical Specialists

The position

The Climate Resilient WASH Advisor serves as the primary technical advisor in driving forward World Vision Australia’s programming, innovation, thought leadership and advocacy in the Water for Women Fund. The includes supporting WV’s Water for Women projects in providing access to safe water, safe sanitation and proper hygiene education including MHH along with building climate resilience in the WASH programs. This is a broad and exciting role with the responsibility to lead or support several key functions in the Water for Women project portfolio.

Your contribution to Water for Women Fund knowledge and learning working groups is paramount to improve WASH outcomes in relation to climate resilience in targeted countries.

This is a contract role until August 2024.

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide technical advice and support on Climate Resilience WASH to Water for Women Fund projects to deliver high quality project designs.
  • Bring a specific focus on climate resilient WASH program design, providing technical inputs into narrative, log frame, budget, staffing and other key requirements. This will include strong collaboration with field office colleagues, including an assessment of capacity to successfully implement proposed designs
  • Support high quality program implementation to meet and exceed donor expectations by providing ongoing WASH technical support and backstopping to WV colleagues in Australia and in Field Offices
  • Work with Water for Women Program Manager to identify priorities for Water for Women’s Climate Resilient WASH program and develop an annual plan for technical support both directly in-country and desk-based from Australia
  • Work closely with Evidence and Learning Advisor of Impact Hub Team to identify and address M&E and knowledge gaps within Water for Women program
  • Stay up-to-date with developments and innovations in the Climate Resilient WASH, WASH Financing, GLAAS mechanisms and other integrated issues
  • Actively participate in sector and donor networks and forums, both in Australia and globally, to raise the profile of WV programs and expertise
  • Conduct training to further build skills within partner offices to improve staff expertise in Climate Resilient WASH and associated systems and process

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and strong leadership qualities who can collaborate with colleagues from different teams and expertise to reach shared goals.

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in working closely within multidisciplinary teams, either for grant acquisition, program design, or ongoing management and M&E particularly in relation to Joint Monitoring Programme
  • Understanding of key challenges in international development, and appreciation of community-led development approaches
  • Understanding of the international aid landscape and key donors as they relate to the WASH and IWRM sectors
  • Demonstrated 5-6 years technical experience including experience of writing high quality technical briefs and papers in international development programs
  • Awareness of current industry trends and cutting edge research and approaches in the WASH sector
  • Communication skills including report writing; presentation skills, information sharing;
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to diverse non-specialist audiences
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Master’s Degree in Water Resources Engineering, Water Treatment Technologies, Public Health, Environmental Health, or Civil Engineering with humanitarian WASH-related experience

The role requirements of this position require the successful candidate(s) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families. World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work.

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

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