Local recruitment: Program Coordinator 


Australia 🇦🇺

Cambodia 🇰🇭

Timor-Leste 🇹🇱

Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬

WaterAid Australia works within a federated international NGO structure, and is the WaterAid international member responsible for managing country programs in South East Asia and the Pacific. WaterAid Australia has country programs in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, and Cambodia.

WaterAid Australia is seeking a motivated and experienced Program Coordinator within the Policy and Programs team to support the implementation of safe, quality, and impactful programs. The successful candidate will provide quality project management, compliance, and operational support across a portfolio of projects being implemented in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Asia Pacific region.

WaterAid is a child safe organisation and committed to protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in everything we do. All positions within WaterAid are required to comply with our Global Safeguarding Policy, Child Safeguarding Policy and Codes of Conduct.

Job purpose

The purpose of the role is to support country programs to lead the implementation of quality and impactful programs across projects in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the wider South East Asia and Pacific Region. To achieve this the Program Coordinator will need to have strong professional relationships internally with Country Directors, Operations Teams, Program Managers, and externally with donors, and provide operational and financial management support to country program staff. The role will work across a portfolio of donor funded projects, alongside two other Program Coordinators.

The Program Coordinator will be part of the Program Operations Team, which is a key function of the WaterAid’s Policy and Programs team. The Program Operations Team ensure that best practice related to program quality, planning, monitoring, evaluation and accountability, gender and social inclusion, and do no harm principles are applied across all of WaterAid’s projects and programs. The successful candidate will join the team at an exciting time, as we introduce a new contract/project management system to help drive efficiencies and improve quality in our project management capabilities.

The role will also work closely with finance and corporate and community engagement teams in the Melbourne office to ensure effective financial management of contracts, and leads on coordination with operations teams in country to ensure WaterAid’s financial processes are relevant, understood and implemented. Depending on the portfolio of donors, the role will also work closely with other WaterAid Member offices.

Key Accountabilities, Qualifications, Skills and Selection Criteria

Please refer to the position description.

Location of role

Applicants should be based in Australia or one of WaterAid’s country programs in Cambodia, Timor-Leste or Papua New Guinea. Applicants must have the right to work in their chosen location, no sponsorship will be provided. Location of the role will be discussed during the recruitment process.

To Apply:

Please submit an application to recruitment@wateraid.org.au by 8 October 2023 with the headline: Application – Program Coordinator

Applications for this position must include a resume and a cover letter (max 2 pages) addressing the above Qualifications, Skills and Selection Criteria.

For any queries not answered in this document please contact Charlotte Flew, Head of Program Operations.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development