WASH Facilitator for Fund Learning and Reflection Event


Brisbane, , AU


Company Overview


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Project Overview and Role

The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund II (CS WASH Fund/the Fund) is seeking a WASH Facilitator to work with the Knowledge and Learning Manager (KALM) to deliver the Fund Learning and Reflection Event (FLARE). The Fund is an Australian aid initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). A significant component of the Fund is dedicated to improving knowledge and learning (K&L). This K&L component includes two global and four regional learning and reflection events over the life of the Fund. The FLARE is the final learning event of the Fund and will be held 1 – 4 August 2017.

The objectives of the FLARE are to:
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning within the Fund
  • Capture and share project achievements and lessons and CSO approaches, and thus contribute to the evidence base that will be useful looking forward to future activities
  • Strengthen relationships and knowledge of CSOs and change agents to consolidate the sustainability of project outcomes
  • Provide a forum facilitating knowledge exchange and learning with the wider WASH sector, including CSOs that cannot attend the event, and strengthen communities of practice within the Fund
The four day program will include:
  • A phased learning approach including an e-discussion, webinar, face-to-face event and written outputs
  • Sharing of project lessons to include both things that have gone well and things that could be improved
  • Sharing of the results of project context and strategy mapping activities completed at Regional Learning Events and review of emerging lessons for CSOs working to strengthen the enabling environment
  • Sharing of the findings from the Fund-supported Innovation and Impact Grant Fund projects and, where possible, research findings from WASH Australian Development Research Awards
The FLARE will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 1 – 4 August 2017 with approximately 120 representatives from the 29 projects implemented by 13 civil society organisations in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Pacific: Australian Red Cross (ARC), Habitat for Humanity (HfH), International Development Enterprises (iDE), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Live and Learn Environmental Education (L&L), Plan International, Save the Children Australia (SCA), Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), Thrive Networks, United Purpose (formerly Concern), WaterAid, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and World Vision (WV).

A FLARE Committee, Chaired by the KALM and with representation from all Fund CSOs and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Review Panel (MERP) has been established to guide program development.

Please see full Terms of Reference here.


  • Contribute to the design of the phased learning approach to maximise opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and participatory interaction at the face-to-face learning event as well as the e-discussion and webinar.
  • Facilitate an e-discussion prior to the event
    • Prepare an initial discussion note to direct the conversation in conjunction with the KALM;
    • Regularly encourage CSO contributions to the e-discussion;
    • Review and respond to discussion regularly (at least 6 times over the period); and
    • Produce a short summary of the discussion (up to 3 pages), to be uploaded to the website.
  • Contribute to a webinar on topic/s agreed with the KALM
    • Present a webinar presentation of up to 10 minutes in conjunction with CSO presentations; and
    • Produce a short summary of key points raised and ensure issues addressed in the FLARE program.
  • Lead facilitation of components of the face-to-face learning event in conjunction with the co-facilitation team
    • Contribute to the FLARE program design in preparation stages;
    • Co-develop workshop/training session/s with CSOs and others as required, providing guidance to other content providers in conjunction with the KALM;
    • Deliver and facilitate workshop/training session/s as required; and
    • Work as a co-facilitator with the KALM to facilitate the whole event (including energisers).
  • Produce:
    • Workshop/training materials as appropriate to the effective delivery of topic workshop/training;
    • Three Thematic Synthesis Papers (up to 12 pages each) to summarise content presented and discussions held at the event on the topics of: 1) strengthening the enabling environment, 2) GESI, and 3) hygiene behavior change. The report is designed to support and not duplicate existing material, so should include useful links and references (see examples of Synthesis Reports from previous Regional Learning Events);
    • Two learning briefs on topics (up to 4 pages each) in a template provided by the KALM that will be published as visually-appealing standalone materials on the topics of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change in WASH, and WASH markets (see examples of learning briefs from previous regional learning events); and
    • Other tasks at the request of the KALM, as reasonably related to the facilitation and capture of the FLARE.


General qualifications and experience
  • Demonstrated high-level competence as a facilitator and presenter at large (>100 people) participatory learning events;
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare high quality written materials;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce learning materials (highly preferred);
  • Understanding of global good WASH practice with a preference for in-depth knowledge of one or more of the key topics (strengthening the enabling environment, GESI or hygiene behavior change);
  • Experience working with Australian and international CSOs and the Australian aid program (preferred); and
  • Social media knowledge or experience (preferred).
Professional and interpersonal skills
  • The position requires a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • The position demands strong interpersonal skills relevant to working with large multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary groups.
Applicants must respond to selection criteria in their application.