Developer for Water Science and Policy Communication - Volunteer

Water Science Policy (WSP)

Home-based/Remote

Start Date: February
Apply By: January 25
Term Length: 1-month trial, joint development of expectations thereafter

About Us
Water is the world’s most regenerative source. Water is life. Water is a fundamental human right, it’s every citizen’s dignity. Yet, as humanity, we are failing to give it the care and attention it deserves. We exist for the Water Rockstars, those who are making it happen, who fight the good fight and pull others into the journey. Interest is more than half the battle. Without it, we cannot create the change we want to see. That’s why we provide insider content on all things water. A house for the free flow of ideas, giving an unmatched look at water practices worldwide. Our mission at WSP is to stir desire, to captivate and enchant — to make water cool. Then armed with the answers for impact.

About the Position
Water Science Policy is a young, ambitious and dynamic project that is entirely created by young professionals. The website is entirely custom-made and subject to continuous development as the project grows. We are looking for a web developer who is excited to join a young and global team and contribute his time on a regular basis. As we grow, our existing team requires additional support.
You will initially be tasked with adding two additional features, i.e. adding translations of the interface in other languages (yes that’s a lot of copy-pasting) and integrating altimetric into the site. If these go well, you will be invited to continue collaborating with Water Science Policy and will be instrumental in adding more functionality to the platform and continue developing it further as Water Science Policy grows. We will be regularly collaborating with large organisations, including UN bodies and governments, where you will be able to take an active role. Background and some experience with water or environment-related projects are therefore highly valued as your input has the potential to substantially shape how water-related information is displayed, water science is communicated and projects are marketed. If you are motivated to contribute to an organisation that is still in its earliest stages, do apply!

Requirements
Initiative, passion and enthusiasm.
Working proficiency in English.
Strong communication, collaboration and teamwork skills.
The ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
Dependable, well-organised, and able to work independently.
Demonstration of skills e.g. through past projects/websites.
Fluency or advanced knowledge in CSS/LESS/HTML, vue.js and quasar.
Ideally some experience with firebase.
For one river-related project starting later this year, experience with Parallax and working with designers is desirable.
Familiarity with front-end web development and some exposure to the back-end of projects.
Ideally, you are also passionate about water-related problems and communicating (water) science to a global, interdisciplinary and multilingual audience.
(Note that you do NOT have to have an advanced university degree for this position. Skills count, not education).

Work Schedule: Whenever, wherever you work best. We expect 2-4h per week for this position.
Location: This is a remote position; applicants must have access to a personal computer.

Benefits:
Remuneration based on mutual agreement and expectations.
Involvement in a growing and dynamic network in the international water science community.
Opportunity for autonomy and creativity: freedom to help shape our growth as a key member of the team.
Potential for extension and further involvement in the organisation in the future.
Access to training opportunities in areas including media and communications, storytelling, and policy.

How to Apply
To apply, please send us the following to contact@watersciencepolicy.com by January 25th.
Your CV (max 2 pages)
If you have any questions about the position, contact us at contact@watersciencepolicy.com.


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

LANGUAGE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development