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Imagine a world where everyone has the access to the engineering knowledge and resources that they need to live a life of opportunity, and lift themselves from poverty.  Together we can engineer change and create a better world!


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    Programme Manager

    Engineers Without Borders is excited to be recruiting a new programme manager! This is your opportunity to join our team of enthusiastic change makers.  EWB is at an important point in our organisational growth and we are looking for a motivated leader.  Working with a reasonable amount of autonomy and independence, can you lead and support the strategic growth of our programmes? Job Title - Programme Manager Employment Basis - Permanent position for 16 hours per week Salary - $25,000 per year Location - Anywhere in New Zealand (with some travel required domestically and internationally) Start Date - November 2018 Application Closing Date - 5pm Monday 22 October 2018 Check out the full position description, including details of the selection criteria and how to apply.
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    EWB at Week of Engineering

    Week of Engineering was a huge success in Auckland, with thousands of curious young participants engaging in thinking and problem solving, including interactive activities from EWB!
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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 NZD
    Evelyn Rawlins Room, Square Edge, Palmerston North in Palmerston North, New Zealand

    EWB-VSA Quiz 2018

    Following huge success and fun in previous years, we are excited to let you know the joint EWB and VSA Quiz event is back for 2018.  The partnership between EWB and VSA continues to grow, with 3 joint placements underway with the Department of Water Resources and a further two being scoped as we speak.  This partnership allows both organisations to leverage their unique skills and experience for an impact and outcome that really is more than the sum of its parts!
    So, gather together some friends or come by yourself and meet some new friends.  For only $10 per person you can join EWB and VSA for an evening of trivia and fun!  All funds raised will be split equally between EWB and VSA.
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM through November 19, 2018 · $50.00 NZD
    Room RC2.43, Riddet Complex, Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand

    WASH Workshop

    WASH Poster

    WASH is the collective term for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Due to their interdependent nature, these three core issues are often grouped together to represent a growing sector. While each a separate field of work, each is dependent on the presence of the other. For example, without toilets, water sources become contaminated; without clean water, basic hygiene practices are not possible.

    The WASH sector is core to some of the work which EWBNZ does, and during this workshop our facilitator, John Edwards, will take you through what projects in this area look like.   The fantastic line up of presentations is:

    • Composting Toilets - Presenter: Matt King

    • Wastewater Treatment - Presenter: Mike Sahayam

    • Sanitation in Challenging Environments - Presenter: Matt King

    • Days for Girls: Every Girl, Everywhere, Period - Presenters: Helen Griffin and Kate Boyle

    • Menstrual Hygiene Management and WASH for People with Disabilities and the Elderly in Cambodia - Presenter: Fatima Shehata

    • Impacts of Climate Change on WASH - Presenter: Chanjief Chandrakumar

    • An Investigation into the Access to Clean Water in Kiribati - Presenters: Arwa Al-Bahadly and John Edwards

    • Microbiology in WASH - Presenter: Ann-Marie Jackson

    • Pumping Water with Appropriate Technology - Presenter: John Edwards

    • Onsite Disposal of Sanitary Waste - Presenter: Induka Werellagama

    • Engineers Without Borders and WASH - Presenter: TBC

    Further information is available here.

    This workshop is free for EWBNZ members and Massey University staff/students. Otherwise, the fee for the workshop is $50.


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