Vanuatu Program Manager - Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity!

We are pleased to bring you the first EWB Australia and EWB New Zealand joint staff position in the Pacific.  We are seeking an experienced Program Manager to implement sanitation standards in Vanuatu and scale up our Vanuatu program.

If you want an exciting, rewarding and engaging job in paradise, then click the position description and apply before the 8 August 2018!

Working on a capacity building placement with the wonderful Department of Public Health, EWB seeks an experienced professional to support the Department of Public Health to finalise and implement Vanuatu National Sanitation Standards.  Building on work already completed by previous EWB field professionals, this role involves coordinating and liaising with other professionals within the sector to finalise appropriate sanitation standards. Implementation of the standards will include preparing policy documents, design criteria, standard best practice designs, and training for provincial and local community health workers.  This part of the role is expected to take on average 3 days per week for 12 months.

Working independently, the role also requires the staff member to lead, plan, manage and deliver EWB’s program in Vanuatu, ensure EWB’s team in Vanuatu are well supported, and develop an expansion strategy for EWB’s presence across Vanuatu and other Pacific Island countries.  This is a broad role covering all aspects of engineering and the technical sector, including stakeholders in education, private sector, government and NGOs. This part of the role is expected to take on average 2 days per week for the first 12 months, increasing to full time in the second year.

Please see the position description for more information.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing how you meet the selection criteria (Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Personal Attributes) and your CV (maximum 3 pages) and send to with the email subject title “Vanuatu Program Manager”.

Any enquiries can be addressed to this email address: Please include the email subject title “Vanuatu Program Manager Query”.

International candidates must have the right to work in Australia/ New Zealand.

Applications close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday 8th August 2018

*Engineers Without Borders:

  • Actively encourages Māori, Pacific Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply.
  • Actively encourages women to apply.
  • Celebrates diversity and supports an inclusive work place.

Please contact us to discuss any personal assistance required to complete this application.


EWB adheres to statutory laws in Australia, New Zealand and foreign countries regarding child exploitation, child pornography and the abuse of children. We are committed to the protection of children from all forms of harm. You will be required to sign a Child Protection Code of Conduct prior to being accepted.

Confirmation of the role is also subject to satisfactory: procurement of visa and work permits, completion of a first aid certificate, medical examination, criminal record check of the applicant and any accompanying adults.