Submission Deadline: Friday 7 June 2019, 5.30pm (AEST)
The Australian Water Partnership is seeking to appoint a Facility Coordinator to support the delivery of the Australia-Mekong Water Facility, a new initiative funded by DFAT’s Greater Mekong Water Resources Program. The Facility Coordinator is expected to be based in the Greater Mekong region, and preferably in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
About the Australia-Mekong Water Facility
The Australia-Mekong Water Facility (AMWF, or ‘the Facility’) is an AU$9.86 million investment from DFAT’s Greater Mekong Water Resources Program (GMWRP), which is run out of Vientiane Post. The four-year initiative (2019–2023) aims to augment Australia’s international water diplomacy by providing a responsive, nimble and flexible mechanism for Australia to further enhance existing water-related partnerships with the governments of the Mekong region. By 2023, the Facility is expected to have contributed to:
- strengthening the capacity and resilience of Greater Mekong governments to holistically manage water and respond to challenges posed by climate change;
- promoting higher standards for water infrastructure and water governance in the Greater Mekong region in support of greater water, food and energy security;
- augmenting demand for Australian expertise in water management from Greater Mekong governments; and
- increasing Australia’s influence in the management of the region’s strategic water resources.
AWP is administering the Facility under a DFAT contract with eWater Ltd from its Canberra office. The AMWF is managed on a day-to-day basis by a Facility Coordination Group (FCG) comprising two GMWRP members and two AWP members.
About the Facility Coordinator
On a day-to-day basis, and in close collaboration with the AWP team and FCG, the Facility Coordinator will coordinate the development and implementation of the Facility’s investments (activities) to ensure they contribute to achieving its overarching aim of enhancing rules-based governance for water, food and energy security in the Greater Mekong region.
AWP Senior Program Officer
T: +61 2 6206 8358
Submissions should be made via the online form (link provided in selection criteria document), noting any requirements in the eligibility/selection criteria above.
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How do I make a submission?
See ‘Application Procedure’ in the selection criteria document.
What should be included in the application?
Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) which addresses the selection criteria and describes relevant experience. In addition, applicants should provide an indication of their expected monthly fee rate (in AU$) for the position (aligned to the DFAT Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework). If an administration or management fee is expected this should be mentioned in the application. We suggest applicants also indicate what their availability or earliest start date is.
Who can apply for the Facility Coordinator position?
This opportunity is open to AWP Partners as well as non-Partners. Applications may be made by an individual, or by an organisation wishing to put forward an expert or staff member. The position is open to suitably qualified candidates from all nationalities.
Being based in the Greater Mekong region (preferably in Vientiane) is a key aspect of the position and the selected candidate will be required to relocate to the region if not already based there. In addition, the Facility Coordinator will be expected to travel extensively through the Greater Mekong region.
All EOIs received will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the Call for EOIs. Please refer to these for insights into the type of expertise being looked for.
Is this a genuine opportunity?
Absolutely, this is a new position which is vacant. The Australia-Mekong Water Facility started in March 2019 and the appointment of the Facility Coordinator will be a key step in getting the Facility fully up and running.
What is the expected start date?
The Facility Coordinator will start as soon as possible. While the preference is for a July 2019 start date, this will be dependent on the availability of the selected candidate. Applicants may indicate their availability in their application.
How is the position classified in the DFAT Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework?
The position is classified as within D2 to D4 (long-term adviser) in the DFAT Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework. Note that the exact rate will depend on the selected applicant’s experience.
Will AWP pay for costs such as accommodation?