Join the team at AWP

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) was established in 2015 to enhance the sustainable management of water resources in the Indo-Pacific region, in turn supporting inclusive economic development, improvements to water security for all and reductions in environmental and social impacts and regional tensions.

The AWP brings together public and private partners from across the Australian water sector.  It links them with demand for Australian water expertise from international partners including development banks and foreign governments.  It facilitates partner collaboration to plan and deliver innovative capacity-development programs that respond to water resource management challenges in developing countries.  AWP does not duplicate the services of other national or international players but seeks to maximise its partners’ expertise and existing networks.

The AWP was established and is funded under a grant agreement between eWater Ltd and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australian aid program.  The AWP is responsible for the delivery of the requirements of the AWP agreement. For more information, visit the About page.

Current Positions

Grants & Program Manager

eWater Ltd
$120,000 plus Superannuation Guarantee
Full Time

eWater is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified person to fill the newly created role of Grants and Program Manager.  If you believe you are the right fit for this role, please submit your application by COB Friday 18 June.

About us:

eWater is a not-for-profit company owned by Australia’s State, Territory and Federal governments, promoting ecologically and economically sustainable water management. The Australian Water Partnership division assists developing countries in the Indo-Pacific region work towards the sustainable management of their water resources, actively supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (

eWater is based in Canberra, operating with dedicated divisional teams of water scientists, engineers, software developers, project officers and supporting staff.  eWater is committed to being an employer of choice, creating a dynamic, open and innovative work-place.

About the role:

The Grants and Program Manager will work within eWater and the Australian Water Partnership (AWP) divisions. They will have two separate but related roles: Manager of direct grants to eWater and supporting the delivery of the AWP program through AWP partners.

The role is suited to an experienced self-starter with strong awareness of the international development policy and operating context who can support multiple activities with minimal supervision.  Appointment will be on a full time, fixed 3 year term, with possible extension

About you:

Qualifications & Knowledge:

  • Degree qualification and/or relevant combination of experience and education/training in program management and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a range of computer applications; ability to reconcile payments and write relevant documents.

Required Experience:

  • Significant demonstrated career experience in devising and delivering administrative/program support services to a high standard.
  • Experience in, or detailed knowledge of, grant management requirements of DFAT and/or other international development partners.

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in grant and program/project management.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in water management projects in developing countries.
  • Experience in using project management software as a management and reporting tool.

Personal Skills & Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and an ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships with internal and external colleagues and clients.
  • Experience with policy development and the practical implementation of policy and programming measures.
  • High quality written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities in relationships management and building productive professional networks.
  • Ability to develop practical solutions using a collaborative approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to the implementation of equity and workplace health and safety principles.
  • A high level of motivation, initiative and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems both independently and within both team and multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.

Other Desirable:

  • Knowledge of water policy and water security issues in the Mekong region and/or the Pacific.
  • Knowledge of the Australian water sector
  • Experience working in the international development sector, and/or working in cross-cultural situations
  • Language skills applicable to countries in the Mekong region


This role is ready to go immediately. Applications should be submitted via Seek by COB Friday 18 June.

The position is only open to Australian citizens or people with working rights that fulfil the role requirements should apply.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in the following week for preliminary interviews.  Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

For any questions please email [email protected]