Global Water Partnership (GWP): Development Communications Officer Job Vacancies

By | February 24, 2020

About US:

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a worldwide network which has since 1996 successfully supported countries in their efforts to implement a more equitable and sustainable management of water resources. GWP comprises 3,000+ partner organizations in over 180 countries. Our network of 65+ Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships convenes and brokers coordinated action by government and non-government actors. A long-time advocate for integrated water resources management, GWP draws on implementation experience at the local level and link it across our Network and to global development agendas.

Job Summary: The Regional Development Communications Officer (RDCO) has the responsibility to develop and implement a regional communications strategy to ensure that the region is present and recognised among GWP Partners, water professionals, goveming institutions and the public. As such, this role relates to a broad range of actors (e.g., Consulting Partners, Regional Steering Committee (RSC), Global Secretariat, etc.) and provides support to the region’s overall strategy, as well as supporting the fundraising efforts led by the Regional Coordinator, GWPO or the GWPEA RSC. The Regional Communications Offlcer promotes and facilitates a culture of knowledge sharing across the region – enhance confidence and trust among the network members on the program/s.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant should have at least Master’s degree in Communication, Media Relations or Journalism
  • Relevant education and equivalent experience (at least 5 years) in designing communications in development and international environment
  • Ability to understand broad development issues (e.g. ‘ water resources, climate, integrated approaches, related fields)
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks with excellent project management skills
  • Ability to effectively assist GWPEA management to assess the political climate for achieving their underlying objectives (e.g. development assistance, resource mobilization, policy advocacy, confidence building) and enhance their operational effectiveness in dealing with external constituencies
  • Creative, and sen/ice-oriented work style, with strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively and harmoniously at all levels in working as a leader and a member of a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of French is a strong advantage
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills and ability to persuasively present and defend controversial issues positions
  • Experience with software such as the Microsoft Suite of programs.

Method of Application

All suitably qualified candidates please send a cover/ motivational letter and CV, by e-mail to

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

Deadline: 2nd March 2020