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Riversymposium and Twinning Officer

Type: Part time, contract (3-4 days per week)

Location: Brisbane, Australia. (Please note all applicants must have the right to work in Australia.)

Start date: 1 May 2018

Salary: negotiable


The International RiverFoundation (IRF) is a global not-for-profit organisation, based in Brisbane, with a focus on the restoration, protection and resilience of the world’s rivers and waterways.  The successful candidate will work cooperatively within a small team to project manage two of the International RiverFoundation’s major programs: the International Riversymposium, an annual international conference; and Twinning, a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange program.

The Riversymposium and Twinning Officer works closely with the Events and Awards Officer to effectively deliver and report on all Riversymposium program activities, including accounting, communications and risk management.

The Riversymposium and Twinning Officer also works with prize winners to facilitate Twinning projects and leverage funding.; and works closely with the Programs and Partnerships Manager to develop new initiatives and proposals and to attract funding where needed.

The Riversymposium and Twinning Officer works closely with all management staff and the CEO to operationalise the strategic plan for the Riversymposium and RiverTwinning.

The successful candidate will be degree qualified in Environmental Science or Environmental Management, with at least three years’ experience in project management, environmental management or international development, as well as not-for-profit activities.

Click here to download the full position description.

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and a cover letter to Natalie Baker, IRF Programs and Partnerships Manager, at

Applications close Thursday 19 April 2018.