Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, SDG6 Programme

Edit 18 February: Please note that the application deadline was 17 February 2019 and we no longer accept applications for this position.

GWPO is looking to identify a Senior Water Resources Management Specialist to lead a newly developed and innovative programme that will support and engage with Country Water Partnerships specifically through linking implementation progress measurements with negotiating new steps towards further progress. The position is based in the global GWP secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden (or other GWP location if appropriate).

The significant links and interdependencies between the targets of SDG 6 on water and sanitation and those of other goals highlight the central role of water within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Within SDG6, the SDG6.5 target on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is particularly well aligned with GWP’s mission. Together with UNEP/DHI, the custodian agency for SDG6.5, the GWP secretariat is currently scoping and designing a multi-year programme that would empower GWP country water partnerships in mobilizing implementation action across relevant actors, ministries, and GWP partners – in the context of an ongoing dialogue about the assessment of progress towards SDG6.5. The programme will be at the core of the emerging new GWP strategy and is also one of the anchors for thought leadership on IWRM Implementation within country level realities and experiences.

The Senior Water Resources Management Specialist/SDG6 Programme is responsible for designing the programme and for coordinating the range of direct SDG support initiatives being implemented under the programme.

Full details of the position are described in these Terms of Reference.

Please send your CV with a motivation letter to by 17 February 2019.