Communications Assistant

Abundant Water

About Abundant Water

Abundant Water is a Canberra-based NGO delivering health and hygiene benefits by using the power of social business to design and develop sustainable and scalable clean drinking water projects. We empower individuals and communities to secure their own sustainable access to safe water. Working in remote rural areas in Laos and Timor-Leste, we train local potters and vendors to launch scalable micro-businesses as part of our social business model, ensuring their communities have a supply of clean water into the future.

Abundant Water was founded in 2008 by Sunny Forsyth, who when working as an Australian Government Youth Ambassador in Laos, witnessed first-hand the lack of safe drinking water in rural communities. Working with the Australian National University he developed innovative low-cost clay-pottery filters that remove over 95% of the pathogens in water. Our simple water filters are made using traditional techniques, from locally sourced organic materials. They have the ability to eliminate water-borne illnesses such as dysentary, gastro-enteritis, cholera, and typhoid that are endemic to many rural villages. To learn more about Abundant Water visit

About the Role

The Communications Assistant will work within Abundant Water’s Communications Team in Canberra. You’ll work closely with the Director of Communications and another Communications Assistant to share and promote Abundant Water’s operations, work, and achievements. The team has a supportive culture and is a flexible volunteer environment where you can use and develop your skills across a variety of areas in communications. If you’re interested in creating engaging content about sustainable international development projects we’d love to hear from you!

Some of the key tasks you’ll be doing include:

  • Creating content for our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter) including tiles, infographics, copy, editing short videos and more.
  • Writing articles for our blog
  • Contributing to social media and communications planning at our regular meetings
  • Assisting with other ad hoc projects in the Communications team such as coordinating the organisation’s Annual Report

This role is based in Canberra, with work being carried out remotely. The time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per week, or 1-2 days per month – but more time may be required occasionally.

About You

The successful candidate will:

  • understand and commit to the values of Abundant Water
  • be able to work effectively as a member of a team
  • have strong independent time management skills
  • have experience creating content (basic Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts, infographics, copy, etc.) for social media and other marketing channels
  • skills or knowledge of social media management
  • interest or experience with the development sector would be an advantage

How to apply

To apply for this role, fill out this application form If you would like to know more about the role please email [email protected].

Closing date: 11-Oct-22