Nomination for the Australian Water Partnership Committee

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1. The Call

AWP strategy and operations will be guided by a formally-constituted committee of the eWater company board, to be known as the AWP Committee.  

The Committee will consist of nine members: one Director of EWL (who will also be the Chair); one nominee of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); and seven independent members.  Independent membership (i.e. independent of the AWP Grant Agreement parties – EWL and DFAT) will be offered to individuals based on their relevant skills and experience and on the basis that they broadly represent the national and international water and development communities, not their own individual organisations or members.

Initial appointments will be for a one year period.  The eWater board and DFAT will review the composition and appointment of the Committee at the end of the first year of AWP operations (in August 2016).

The Committee will meet up to four times in the first year of AWP operations (2015-16), to ensure an effective start-up, and at least twice per year after that.  

Full details of the role and responsibilities of the Committee, and of its operations, can be found in the AWP Committee Charter (PDF 620kb).

eWater, on behalf of DFAT and the AWP, is pleased to call for highly experienced individuals from the water and development sectors across Australia to nominate for one of the seven independent positions on the AWP Committee.  

2. Your Nomination

Please send a letter addressed to AWP Committee Chair, Kaye Schofield AO, summarising your experience and expertise against each of the following skills areas:

  • i. Knowledge and experience of the Australian Aid Program, and of capacity development and/or economic diplomacy in countries of the Indo-Pacific region.
  • ii. Knowledge and experience of Australian urban and rural water reform policies and management practices.
  • iii. Knowledge and experience in the Australian water industry private sector, and of trade and economic development in countries of the Indo-Pacific region.
  • iv. High-level knowledge and experience of water- and development-related education and applied research in Australia and in the Indo-Pacific region. 
  • v. Knowledge and experience in the provision of development assistance by non-government organisations, and of local stakeholder engagement to support such activities.

Please also include in your letter your name, contact details (incl. mobile phone) and all organisational affiliations, and attach a suitably detailed CV outlining relevant professional experiences and qualifications.  
Your letter (excluding CV) should be a maximum of two pages in length.

Please forward your letter of application and CV to:

Applications must be received by 5pm AEST Friday 17 July 2015.

3. The Decision Process

All applications will be assessed against the suite of skills areas above.  Gender equality will be a key consideration in determining AWP Committee composition, as will sectoral and geographic coverage across Australia.  

The EWL Board will select and appoint the seven independent committee members from nominations received, according to these criteria, and in consultation with DFAT.  Preferred candidates will be contacted by the Chair in the week of July 20 to discuss their availability and conditions of engagement, including remuneration where eligible (see Committee Charter).  

Please note that an initial two-day Committee workshop and meeting will be held in Canberra 11-12 August.  It is important that successful applicants make every effort to attend in person on both days.  Future meetings will be scheduled over one day.

The final decision on the seven independent committee members will be announced publicly by eWater and DFAT on Monday 27 July.

For further details please contact AWP CEO Gary Jones on +61 2 6201 5167.  All enquiries will be treated in confidence.


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