Program Operations Volunteer

Program Operations Volunteer

  • Melbourne based
  • Volunteer 1-2 days per week
  • Support operational and grant management documentation   

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the world’s poorest communities. We work through supporting local organisations and government authorities to design and demonstrate appropriate and sustainable WASH programs, and by influencing policy change to secure and protect the right of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.

As a member of the WaterAid federation, WaterAid Australia is responsible for managing country programs in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

Everything we do is shaped by our six values:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Courage
  • Accountability
  • Innovation

We currently have an opportunity for someone looking for further their experience in the development sector by supporting our Program Operations team with tasks related to information management and operational systems and processes. There is flexibility with the number of days and the duration of the volunteer position.

The purpose of the role is to support information and document management related to contractual and grant requirements. Specific tasks include:

  • Updating of excel database (contracts register)
  • Compiling key grant information into summary sheets
  • Review of manuals (Operations and Grant Management) to include updated policy information
  • File management / Migrating documents as per updated filing structure
  • Other tasks as agreed and related to strengthening grant management processes, systems and practices and/or re-accreditation preparations


To apply:

Please submit your application to [email protected]

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter (max 2 pages)

Experience related to international development, grant management, or understanding of donor compliance requirements preferred though not essential.

WaterAid is a child safe organisation committed to protection of people we serve. Our recruitment and selection procedures are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable and aligned with our standards on the safety of children and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. All appointments are subject to appropriate background checks and screening.