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Technical Lead, Climate Change - Flexible location

WaterAid Australia

About Us:

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the world’s poorest communities. WaterAid works with partners to maximise its impacts for policy change/influence.

About the Role:

This role is open to applicants in Australia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea with flexibility to work from those countries.

The Technical Lead – Climate Change leads WaterAid’s climate and environment agenda in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, including technical support to Country Program teams and the development of tools and approaches to support effective and quality program delivery, regional climate resilience strategy leadership, and the design of new programming initiatives. Leveraging networks and expertise they will work alongside other Technical Leads and the Regional Business Development Manager to integrate climate and environment considerations across WaterAid’s work in the region, developing new insights and approaches to climate resilient WASH services. This role also represents WaterAid externally to the Australian government, research institutions and other key stakeholders.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual who is adaptable to work with remote/online communication between teams across the region. To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Substantial experience in key roles of climate change adaptation, mitigation programming, or research in a development context
  • Demonstrated understanding of water, sanitation and hygiene in Southeast Asia and Pacific contexts
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to make clear public presentations
  • Experience in providing capacity strengthening and/or technical program support, including distance relationships management and the development of staff networks

Please see full Selection Criteria in the Job Description.

For any queries not answered in this document please email Meredith Hickman at recruitment@wateraid.org.au using the subject line: Technical Lead - Climate Change enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants must have the right to work in Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, or Australia.

WaterAid is a child safe organisation committed to protection of people we serve. Our recruitment and selection procedures are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable and aligned with our standards on the safety of children and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. All appointments are subject to appropriate background checks and screening.

We promote diversity and equality in all our practices. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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