Sanitation Project Mentor - Vanuatu

This is your opportunity to join an innovative sanitation project in Vanuatu and support communities in Vanuatu to access sanitation. 

Since 2015, EWB has been working with Live and Learn Vanuatu on the early stages of the Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Programme. This programme aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene access and behaviours by improving supply chains and demand for sanitation and hygiene and creating supportive environments in communities that enable behaviour change to occur.  Live and Learn's innovative approach to sanitation in the South Pacific is based around establishment of Community Based Sanitation Enterprises (CBSEs).  These enterprises are run and owned by the local community and are a market based approach to sanitation.  In 2017, a second EWB placement was initiated to strengthen the skills and capacity of the construction teams within the CBSEs.

The next phase will involve expanding to Espiritu Santo through the establishment of a CBSE in Luganville.  The focus of this role will be supporting the newly formed CBSE in Luganville with some additional support being provided to the two existing CBSEs in Port Vila.

The Sanitation Technical and Business Mentor will spend approximately 40% of their time on providing business support and 60% providing technical mentoring and construction support.

Working in collaboration with EWB Australia, this placement offers you a great opportunity to make a real impact on the sanitation sector in Vanuatu.

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Water Adviser - Vanuatu

Share your technical skills to support communities in Vanuatu achieve 100% access to safely managed drinking water by 2030.

There are a number of coordination challenges in the Vanuatu water sector including, fragmented project delivery, complex water systems and often poor outcomes for communities. In this rewarding assignment, you will assist the newly formed Department of Water Resources to address these challenges and implement the national plan for safe & secure drinking water in the southern provinces of Vanuatu (Shefa & Tafea).

With a focus on technical capacity, you will provide vital support for Provincial Water Offices to provide accurate and effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advice, including advice on infrastructure maintenance and repair. Through on-the-job training and workshops, you will help develop community water supply designs and strengthen the water testing capability of Water Offices

You will also work closely with Provincial Water Office staff to establish Community Water Committees and support community engagement with a localised Drinking Water Safety and Security Plan (DWSSPs). This work will include outreach, recording and reporting to ensure effective coordination. Through mentoring and training, you will also build the programme management and administrative capacity of Office staff to enable the rollout of DWSSPs.

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Hydrogeologist Opportunity - Vanuatu

Share your expertise with the Department of Water Resources to strengthen hydrogeological capability and support community resilience to water-related risks.  

Approximately 70% of the rural population is reliant on rainwater harvesting systems to meet daily water needs; this exposes the population to significant climate risks such low rainfall and drought.

In this dynamic assignment you will be working as part of dedicated team to investigate groundwater supplies, develop a water information database and model, and design effective solutions. You will provide training and mentoring support to build technical WASH skills of department staff, which will enable them to confidently manage groundwater and WASH activities.

Working in collaboration with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA), this exciting assignment offers you an opportunity to make a real impact on the water sector in Vanuatu.

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Register for the Technical Support Hub

We are looking for experienced engineers who are able provide remote technical support for projects on call. In particular, we are looking for experienced water, wastewater, structural and geotechnical engineers, as well as hydrogeologists. However, professions with similar technical competencies are welcome.

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