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Hydrogeologist (groundwater) Adviser

Closing Date: 22 Apr 2018

Interview: 25 & 26 May 2018

Pre-depature Briefing: 18 to 21 July 2018 (dependent on availability of course places)

Expected Start Date: mid/late 2018

Assignment Number: 40870

Duration: 1 to 2 years

Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Share your expertise with the Department of Water Resources to strengthen hydrogeological capability and support community resilience to water-related risks.  

Approximately 70% of the rural population is reliant on rainwater harvesting systems to meet daily water needs; this exposes the population to significant climate risks such low rainfall and drought.

In this dynamic assignment you will be working as part of dedicated team to investigate groundwater supplies, develop a water information database and model, and design effective solutions. You will provide training and mentoring support to build technical WASH skills of department staff, which will enable them to confidently manage groundwater and WASH activities.

Working in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders New Zealand, this exciting assignment offers you an opportunity to make a real impact on the water sector in Vanuatu.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, earth sciences, hydrogeology, environmental science, engineering discipline with emphasis on hydrology or hydrogeology
  • At least three years’ relevant experience in hydrogeology including field investigation, groundwater modelling, or 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.

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