Global Water Partnership African Water Investment Programme (AIP) Reference Group

The Global Water Partnership invites interested individuals to submit their applications to be an AIP Reference Group expert member. A total of ten experts will be selected for this reference group. Five positions will be reserved for experts from the African regions (Central, Eastern, North, Southern and West).

The other five positions will target international experts. Expertise is required in the following areas:

 Gender transformation approaches

 Climate resilience/climate adaptation/climate policy

 Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)/water security

 Water, energy, land and ecosystems nexus

 Political Economic Analysis

 Investment promotion

 Project preparation and financing

 Community-level engagement

 Investment Transaction Advisory experience in water

 Monitoring and evaluation.

An application will be deemed admissible only if it is sent by the deadline and includes the documents referred to below. As the working language of the expert panel is English, all applications must be completed in English.

2. Supporting documents required with application

Each application shall include the following documents:

 A letter of motivation

 A curriculum vitae (CV) in electronic format (preferably.pdf), not exceeding four pages.

3. Deadline for application

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria are invited to submit an expression of interest by July, 15th 2020 at 05:00 PM GMT to the email address below:

Ms Shamiso Kumbirai

AIP Secretariat GWP Africa Coordination Unit


4. Eligibility and selection criteria

Interested applicants are required to meet the following criteria for eligibility:

 An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in the relevant areas of expertise

 At least 10 years of relevant professional experience related to the area of expertise being applied for

 Demonstrated experience in knowledge management processes and providing technical oversight to complex projects.

Preference will be given to applicants currently domiciled in one of the Member States in that region. English proficiency is a must. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will be excluded from the selection procedure.

Applications that meet the eligibility requirements will be evaluated based on the provided evidence against the following criteria relating to technical and professional capacity:

 Educational background

 Professional experience areas relevant to the call

 Direct experience in the implementation of development interventions

 Experience in knowledge management processes

 Good understanding of the African context

 Demonstrated experience working in Africa

 Experience working in a multi-disciplinary/international environment

5. Selection procedure

The selection procedure shall consist of an assessment of the applications performed by a Selection Committee against the selection criteria based on the requirements above. When selecting the composition of the regional Reference Group, gender balance as stipulated by the AU Gender Policy will be considered.