Applications open for Humanitarian Engineering Placements
This week Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) has announced 10 new overseas placements available in East Timor and Cambodia. Placements are for technical professionals who are interested in a 12 month sea change and using their skills to do life changing work.
There are a range of opportunities available from water and sanitation (WASH) advisors to renewable energy course developers and computer science support. The successful applicants will undertake pre-departure training and arrive in country in January, 2013.
EWB is searching for established and emerging professionals in their technical field, those who are looking to challenge themselves and to take the next step in their career.
“Taking on an EWB role in South Asia was life changing. The volunteering experience was meaningful and gave me the opportunity to help others, to learn so much, to grow as a professional and as a person,” said Jai Allison, returned South Asia Field Officer.
Applications are open until the 16th September.
EWB positions in other countries such as Nepal, India and Vietnam will be advertised in March, 2013.
EWB also has Field Placement Buddy roles available. ‘Buddies’ are located in Australia and are responsible for supporting field volunteers, sharing their experiences and connecting them to the EWB community. These are great positions for people who want to get involved but are unable to commit to 12 months overseas.