GWI Program Manager

Kensington, Australia
$99,000 - $112,000
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is a national and international leader in engineering research and education and is the University’s premier research Faculty.  It is the largest Engineering Faculty in Australia, graduating the largest number of engineers and with the largest research expenditure.

The Faculty aims to be recognised as a world leading innovation hub with long-lasting impacts on both quality of life and economic prosperity in Australia and internationally. The Faculty places high priority on research that is targeted to developing solutions to major societal and global challenges and is recognised as the preferred partner for effective interdisciplinary engagement with industry, government and other universities.

The Global Water Institute (GWI) is an initiative of the Faculty of Engineering and is a multidisciplinary, cross-university Institute. The GWI has around 475 UNSW members including researchers, PhD students and professional staff.

About the role

  • $99K-$112K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Global Water Institute (GWI) Program Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of a range of research and education initiatives within Australia and internationally, working in close collaboration with the GWI Director to achieve the strategic objectives of the Institute.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a relevant postgraduate tertiary qualification (Science, Engineering, Business Administration or other relevant discipline) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant international work experience in sustainable water, environment or natural resources management (or an equivalent gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience).
  • experience in formulating and implementing multi-disciplinary programs, projects, education and capacity development initiatives in developing countries in line with objectives and report on outcomes.
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to liaise with a diversity of stakeholders to build collaborative relationships, influence decisions and negotiate outcomes.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in the workings and processes of international development organisations and donor agencies.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Professor Nicholas Schofield, Director UNSW Global Water Institute


T: (61 2) 9385 5097

Applications close: Monday 3 April 2017