The President of GWP-CAf is recruited amongst political, scientific or technical personalities from a country in the Central African sub-region, with recognised experience in cooperation and networking, and with the capacity to mobilise stakeholders in the water sector.

The President must :

  • Be an honest, respected and influential person, with strong networks within government, the private sector, NGOs and donors in the region;
  • Be willing and able to devote time to support and guide the work of the Regional Secretariat;
  • Possess relevant expertise in sustainable development issues, to effectively support the implementation process of the IWRM approach as promoted by the GWP;
  • Have knowledge and commitment to the mission, principles and values of the GWP network;
  • Be committed to gender mainstreaming in all operational aspects of GWP-CAf;
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders at all levels;
  • Be able to maintain objectivity in managing regional challenges and issues without favouring a particular issue or question in the countries of the region;
  • Be a flexible, diplomatic and cooperative personality, sensitive to regional and national political issues, cultural and social differences;
  • Have an experience in fundraising at the national, sub-regional and regional levels.

Applications and proposals must be received by the GWP-CAf Secretariat no later than 11 October 2019. Applications must include a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae with the contacts of at least two reference persons. Applications should be sent to the e-mail address of the GWP-CAf Secretariat ( with a copy to the Chair of the GWP-CAf at the following e-mail address: Female applications are strongly encouraged.