- Water & Energy Efficiency Support – Refugee Communities, Schools, Health Facilities
Water & Energy Efficiency Support – Refugee Communities, Schools, Health Facilities
Take your knowledge of green technologies to stunning Amman
Improve energy and water efficiency at UNRWA's (the UN Relief and Works Agency) office, schools and camps.
Assist one of the UN's largest programmes - UNRWA’s Jordan Field Office has recently been focusing on improving the energy and water efficiency of its operations. This follows the government's announcement of significant electricity and water price rises, which will need to be funded from internal savings and put additional pressure on the provision of services to vulnerable refugees.
There is a need for a coherent and over-arching plan to guide the future implementation of green technologies. UNRWA is going to have the short-term services of a water and energy adviser, but are seeking a longer-term Green Technologies Adviser with expertise in assessing, planning and implementing green technologies, and ideally with experience in developing countries, to build-on the work of that person.
A number of initiatives are currently under way, but this is a new area for UNRWA and some initiatives, whilst welcomed, are being implemented in an ad hoc fashion. Assessments need to be made of the most suitable technologies for a particular installation, and the most appropriate mix of technologies.
One of the challenges of assessing and implementing these technologies is the organisation's lack of technical knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the potential of green technologies. Staff in the Jordan office are knowledgeable within their areas of work and highly-motivated, however, they do not have the expertise or experience required to make these judgements.
A volunteer has been requested, who can demonstrate:
- Significant professional experience in infrastructure or construction including demonstrated success in assessing and implementing 'green' technologies such as solar energy, solar heating, low-energy lighting, rainwater harvesting and insulation
- Experience in managing complex projects with many stakeholders
- Experience in supervising community engagement initiatives as part of a green technology project
- Financial analysis skills with respect to green technology projects eg: cost/benefit analysis
In addition to professional expertise, volunteers need skills in training and developing others, applied awareness and sensitivity to cross-cultural communication, patience, tolerance and flexibility. They manage with good humour the daily challenges of working with very limited resources.
If this request sounds like a good match for your skills and interests, please download the detailed Position Description from the link above. We welcome calls to the recruitment team at any time - 1800 331 292.
For enquiries, contact Sue Baker on email@example.com or +61 (03) 9279 1743. All applications must be submitted online.
You must be available to attend a pre-departure briefing in Melbourne on 11-13 September 2013.
We are only able to accept applications from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens resident in Australia.
The first step is a written application. Application instructions in detail, including important background information and guidance, are provided in the Position Description - click on the link above to download.
Please ensure that you include your full name and the name of the position you are applying for in your statement addressing selection criteria.
Read detailed instructions about how to apply here.
|This position is part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program, an Australian Government, AusAID initiative.