Opportunities to engage in our work

Request for Expression of Interest

23 January 2020

Three opportunities for you to engage in our work:

1. Cross sector collaboration: We are seeking a consultant or a team of consultants with expertise in designing and facilitating dynamic, “outside the box” and inclusive events to design and facilitate our Hot Topics Seminar - Collaboration across sectors for more resilient and liveable outcomes 

2. Training Review: We are seeking a consultant or a team of consultants with expertise in the project management lifecycle of different WSUD asset types who can do final stage review the Clearwater’s existing training courses, assess the training gaps, and outline how to address the gaps (pre-work already gathered)

3. Introduction to Integrated Water Management (IWM) Workshop Case Study Co-facilitators

 Full  detail of each opportunity below.

 

Further queries contact Vanh Mixap (Program Coordinator)

P:03 9679 6873 M: 0429 504 960 (Mondays-Wednesdays)

E: vanh.mixap@clearwatervic.com.au

 

Opportunity 1: Hot Topic Seminar

Description of Services

The event aims to increase awareness of the role of water across all sectors in achieving joint industry targets and goals. We hope to contribute to a future where Integrated Water Management is embedded in the practice of Local Government, Planning, and the Development sectors.

We are seeking a consultant or a team of consultants with expertise in designing and facilitating dynamic, “outside the box” and inclusive events who can undertake the work outlined below. It is desirable if the consultant(s) has extensive networks across the four prioritised sectors.

Please provide a quote for the services as described below:  

Purpose and Deliverables:

Working closely with Clearwater and presenters, design and facilitate a hot topics seminar to achieve the following purposes:

  • Share outcomes and learnings of the partnership project undertaken by Clearwater, RMIT, Swinburne & DXC
  • Thought provoking and inspiring joint keynote by the four industries: Local Government, Property Development, Planning, and Water
  • Generate ideas around skills/knowledge/networks required to strengthen the cross sector collaboration for a more water secure Melbourne
  • Inspire sectors to form deeper relationships with each other, to have a greater understanding of each other’s challenges and to actively seek out opportunities where water could contribute to achieving more resilient and liveable outcomes
  • Increase ability and enthusiasm to advocate and collaborate between organisations on integrated planning from a water perspective
  • Develop a shared understanding of integrated planning from a water perspective, and a common language for collaborating
  • Showcase examples of where cross-sector collaboration resulted in greater IWM outcomes and benefit to the community 

Deliverables:

  1. Clear outline of the joint keynote modality for speakers
  2. Development of run sheet and agenda of the seminar
  3. Facilitation of the seminar 2 June 2020

It is anticipated that the quote will also include:

  1. Project inception meeting with the Clearwater team
  2. Participate in final evaluation of the event

Key selection criteria

  • Experienced event design and facilitation that is inclusive, dynamic and “outside the box” (please provide evidence or two referees for us to contact)
  • Good networks across the sectors are desirable

Audience of the seminar:

Primary Audience: Practitioners, senior officers and managers who lead or manage IWM projects or programs from Local Government, Property Development, Planning, and Water such as planners, developers, builders, architects, urban designers, engineers, IWM/WSUD practitioners (approximately 50 participants)

Secondary Audience: University students

Timelines

Work to commence in 29 February 2020 and be completed by 30 June 2020. 

Contact

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your expression of interest statement addressing the selection criteria, outlining your approach to achieve the event’s purpose and your service fee (no more than 800 words) to Vanh Mixap by midnight 10 February 2020.

Opportunity 2: Water Sensitive Urban Design Assets Technical Competencies Development

Description of Services

Activating technical skills in water sensitive urban design asset design, construction, maintenance and quality control remains a priority focus of our service. This is to ensure the assets deliver design intent and are cost effective over their life cycle and therefore, improve waterway health.

Please provide a quote for the services as described below:  

Purpose and Deliverables

  1. Review of Clearwater’s existing training courses* including Construction Hold Points, Maintenance of WSUD Assets, and Introduction to WSUD in order to improve the quality of the courses offered, and in response to the industry’s need. The review includes learning outcomes, audience, delivery method/format/structure/duration, content, feedback and price point.

 Deliverable 1: Recommendations on how to improve the quality of the courses currently offered.

  1. Assess the training gaps to map out competencies required:

2.1  Building on what was identified in the Clearwater Workshop on 19th November 2019, undertake a detailed stocktake of industry/Clearwater training services across different parts of the project management lifecycle for different WSUD asset types

2.2  Identifying gaps in WSUD technical training needs and make recommendations for any new offerings that could meet these gaps

Deliverable 2:Create diagram/ matrix/ online tool (building on the guidelines tool on our website) to link to relevant resources/ training on offer for different parts of the project management lifecycle for different WSUD asset types.

  1. Outline how to address the gaps:

3.1  Who needs to know what

3.2  Framework for delivering, including both existing offerings and new services required

3.3  Strategies to develop pool of trainers to ensure a timely response to the need of the industry

3.4  Recommended assessment method to test audience knowledge against the learning outcomes

Deliverable 3:Two frameworks: 1. Framework on who needs to know what, and 2. Framework for delivering services including both existing offerings and new services required. And recommendations on most suited assessment method to test audience knowledge against the learning outcomes.

The consultant(s) is invited to identify appropriate approaches to achieve the purposes outlined above.

*NOTE: A considerable amount of work has already been done gaining feedback from industry experts and stakeholders. We don’t anticipate this assignment to be more than 10 days and the final stages of this work could be done in a workshop/brainstorming event with the Clearwater team. Preference will be given to joint proposals developed in partnership with other consultants, and it is expected that the successful consultant(s) will liaise with trainers of the existing courses for their input.

We are seeking a consultant or a team of consultants with expertise in the project management lifecycle of different WSUD asset types who can undertake the work outlined above. It is anticipated that the quote will also include:

  1. Project inception meeting with Clearwater
  2. Workshop with Clearwater to provide feedback on deliverables

Timelines

Work to commence in February 2020 and be completed by end May 2020.

Contact 

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your expression of interest statement outlining your approach and expertise to achieve the service’s purpose and your service fee (no more than 800 words) to Vanh Mixap by 9am Monday 3rd February 2020.

Opportunity 3: IWM Workshop Case Study Co-facilitators

Clearwater will be delivering an ‘Introduction to Integrated Water Management (IWM) Workshop’ in partnership with the International WaterCentre (IWC) on 24 March 2020 and are seeking expressions of interest for up to four (4) case study co-facilitators. 

Background

In mid-2018, Clearwater reviewed and clarified its purpose, value proposition, strategic alignment and key stakeholders. At completion of this process, Clearwater refined and prioritised its capacity building services through a consultation process with Melbourne Water and other stakeholders including local government, water utilities, consultants, state government agencies and academia/researchers. Through the consultation process, four key priority areas were identified. IWM capability development remains a priority focus of our services.

To address the need of the industry, Clearwater is partnering with the IWC to design and run a course to build the understanding and professional networks of water practitioners working on IWM projects in Victoria. The workshop will bring IWC’s expertise in supporting emerging leaders to develop their ability to exert influence, drive change and advance challenging integrated water management projects, and will draw on the live experiences of Victorian IWM practitioners working on IWM projects.

Course Objectives

The aims of the course:  

For participants to learn about: 

  1. What IWM means drawing upon VIC State Government and research literature perspectives 
  2. How IWM has been applied in practice in VIC by utilities, state and local government and Catchment Management Authorities 

For participants to:

  1. critically discuss applications of IWM in VIC to extract lessons learned, success factors and unpack strategies to address challenges 
  2. Identify how a range of IWM principles and practices could be applied where they work   

The Opportunity

Clearwater is seeking expressions of interest from its partners and networks, especially the recipients of the Clearwater IWC Water Leadership Program Scholarships, to support the delivery of the IWM Workshop.

The key deliverables are:

1)    Write up a case study (maximum 3 pages) on a recent/ current IWM project in PowerPoint Presentation format

2)    Present your case study and co-facilitate the workshop with IWC on 24 March 2020 in Melbourne

3)    Attendance at workshop debrief meeting

Target Audience of the Workshop:

Officer or team leader level professionals from across VIC (metro or rural) who have a formal IWM project or program delivery responsibility and who have a need to deepen their understanding of IWM in both theory and practice.  

Budget:

  • The successful case study co-facilitators will be offered up to one day professional fee
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed based upon the proof of receipts of up to $100

Who can apply?

Any individual can put in an expression of interest.

Clearwater and IWC will select case study co-facilitators based on the following criteria:

  1. an appropriate range of experience relating to implementing IWM projects
  2. demonstrated knowledge and familiarity of the IWM in Victoria
  3. approval from your employer to be part of this assignment

Clearwater IWC Water Leadership Program Scholarship scholars are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Steps:

Please complete the individual’s details in the expression of interest form below to register your interest, and submit to Vanh Mixap at vanh.mixap@clearwatervic.com.au

Registration Close 9am Monday 3rd February 2020

A final agreement between the selected individuals and Clearwater on the scope and budget will be issued by IWC.