Early bird tickets to the EWBNZ 2018 Conference are available until May 31st.
Humanitarian Engineering 2018 is a one-day conference on July 6th which will bring together like-minded professionals to share their knowledge about sustainable development and human-centred design.
Southern is one of our student members of our Working With Communities team. He's an engineering student at the University of Canterbury and a long time volunteer with EWBNZ. He recently completed a month in Vanuatu shadowing Matt King, the Project Facilitator and Technical Mentor for the Sanitation in Challenging Environments project. He told us about his summer there.
Southern, helping work on plumbing to the Septic TankRead more
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.Read more
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.
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.