ABUNDANT WATER LAOS WASH INTERN - November 2018 placement

Hours per week

Full time, 6 months

Published

10/22/2018

Application Deadline

11/01/2018

Address

Ban Sap Pan Mor
Vientiane
Laos
Vientiane Capital

Laos

Description

About Abundant Water


Abundant Water is a Canberra based NGO working to to help remote communities stop disease and death by providing access to clean water. Abundant Water trains potters in Lao to make their own ceramic water filters and business people to market and sell filters so that remote communities develop their own sustainable clean water businesses.


The organisation was started in 2008 by Sunny Forsyth, who when working as an Australian Government Youth Ambassador in Laos witnessed first-hand the lack of safe drinking water in rural communities.


Working with The Australian National University, he developed innovative low-cost clay-pottery filters that remove over 95% of the pathogens in water. Our simple water filters are made using traditional techniques, from locally sourced organic materials. They have the ability to eliminate water-borne illnesses such as dysentery, gastro-enteritis, cholera, and typhoid that are endemic to many rural villages. The AW filter and social business program is now being used throughout Laos PDR and the organisation has recently embarked on taking its technology to Nepal.


Overview

Through the internship program, Abundant Water seeks to involve interns in running our projects on the ground in Laos. The support of interns increases the capacity of Abundant Water to effectively deliver its programs in Laos.


The intern is supervised directly by the Abundant Water Program Manager in Laos PDR and works closely with both the Laos staff and project partners.

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Role Description

Under the direction of the Program Manager, interns have broad responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Technical: Supporting filter production, development of Quality control tools and protocols, filter testing, data analysis and database upkeep
  • Programme development: Developing tools to support vendors and analyse customer satisfaction
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Development of tools, databases, protocols, data analysis, report writing
  • Communication: Writing blogs, using social media, case studies and reports Logistics: Procurement of materials and Admin support


Interns will work closely with the Program Manager to develop a customised work plan that meets both organisational needs and personal and professional development objectives.


Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will:

● understand and commit to the values of Abundant Water

● be able to work effectively as a member of a team

● strong monitoring and evaluation, data collection and analysis skills

● strong understanding of behaviour change theories and approaches

● strong understanding of issues around water quality

● strong communications and writing skills

● experience working in developing countries

● experience riding a motorbike (or commitment to attend a CBT course before placement)

● a willingness to learn Lao language 


To apply, please submit a short video and a copy of your CV via our online form here: https://goo.gl/forms/iLKKrY2UVBaoclyg2


If you have any questions about the online form or the position please contact: opportunities@abundantwater.org

Benefits

Interns are provided with accommodation for the duration of the internship and a tailored work plan to be developed with the Program Manager to assist them in reaching their objectives for the internship and beyond.

How To Apply

opportunities@abundantwater.org
http://www.abundantwater.org

Applicants will be assessed as they are received. Priority will be given to applicants who are available to commence ASAP.


To apply, please submit a short video and a copy of your CV via our online form here: https://goo.gl/forms/iLKKrY2UVBaoclyg2


If you have any questions about the online form or the position please contact: opportunities@abundantwater.org


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