Join MDBA to shape the future of one of Australia’s greatest natural assets and protect it for future generations.    

We are seeking people who want to contribute to a significant water reform program that aims to and improve access to water for First Nations people, respond to the impacts of climate change, and support community and industry needs.  


The Opportunity  

The MDBA has commenced preparations for the delivery of the Basin Plan Review in 2026. The Review will consider the changes needed to ensure a sustainable and healthy Basin for the future by applying the latest and most robust science and by listening to the community, and First Nations people and groups. 

The MDBA is seeking collaborative people who are proactive and willing to be bold and bring in new ideas. We are looking for like-minded individuals who are open and curious about new perspectives, new thinking and new ways of working. We are seeking candidates with qualifications and experience in economics, social sciences or other related fields to support the delivery of the Basin Plan Review and other critical programs.    

We have multiple positions available across these capabilities and at multiple levels. Typical activities and duties for these capabilities and the levels you can apply for are summarised in the Economists and Social Scientists Candidate Pack (available at   

Who we are looking for 

We are looking for candidates with skills across one or more of these key areas:    

  • Strong quantitative data and analysis capability, including spatio-temporal data.  
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills.  
  • Ability to apply economic analysis to a range of data and produce insights to support policy decisions.  
  • Ability to deliver economic research projects.  

Candidates with transferable skills or experience in similar fields are also encouraged to apply.    

 Successful candidates will also possess the following attributes:     

  • Excellent stakeholder communication and engagement skills.   
  • Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary, cross-agency, and geographically dispersed team.   
  • Sound written and verbal communication.  
  • Research and analysis skills.   
  • Ability to undertake project management activities including project scoping and planning and monitoring and reporting.   
  • Knowledge of data management strategies, including the collection and maintenance of social and economic data.   

How to apply 

You can apply and find out more about this opportunity via the following link:    

More Information   

More about the roles, what we offer, and the application process can be found at   

 If you require further information, please contact   

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