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.

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.Save

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (civil or natural resources)
  • At least three years’ experience in water infrastructure design and construction contract administration
  • Experience in providing on-the-job training and mentoring
VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

Click the image below to download the position description and visit the VSA website here for further information and to apply! Applications are due 22 April 2018.

Provincial Water Sector Adviser (South)

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