Call for the Recruitment of Communications Officer

The Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean is seeking to hire a Communications Officer for its Athens based Secretariat. The successful candidate will be hired by MIO-ECSDE, a civil non-profit society based in Greece, in its capacity as Host Institute for GWP-Med.

Please see details about the post in the Terms of Reference in Annex I.

About Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-Med):

Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med) (www.gwpmed.org) was established in 2002 as the Mediterranean branch of the inter-governmental organisation, Global Water Partnership (GWP).

Aiming for a water-secure Mediterranean, GWP-Med works at the regional, transboundary, national, basin and local level. GWP-Med promotes action and facilitates dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); provides technical support to policy making; implements demonstration activities; and contributes to skills and knowledge development. Strategic priorities include leveraging the SDG target 6.5 on IWRM, adaptation to climate vulnerability and change, and river basin/transboundary water management. Gender and youth issues, as well as private sector participation in water financing, are also key, cross-cutting issues for GWP-Med.

GWP-Med facilitates a multi-stakeholder platform that brings together almost 100 water institutions and organisations, including 10 major regional networks of different water disciplines. GWP-Med extends its human resources in 7 Mediterranean countries with the Secretariat being based in Athens.

1. Application procedure

Applicants are requested to study the Terms of Reference provided in Annex I.

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending an e-mail to the attention of Mr Alexandros Kandarakis, at alexandros.kandarakis@gwpmed.org with the Subject: ‘‘Application for Communications Officer”, attaching the following documents:

a cover letter in English introducing themselves, their related skills and motivation for the position.

their detailed CV in English including contact details, past experience in similar posts and contact details for reference. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested information.

Only complete applications accompanied by cover letter, shall be considered for the position.

The deadline for applications is: 6 March 2020

2. Evaluation Procedure

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

Applications will be examined by an evaluation committee. The committee will examine the applications and accompanying CVs and cover letter received in relation to the qualifications listed in the TORs. Applications which do not meet the required qualifications will be excluded from further evaluation. The Evaluation Committee will screen applications and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applicants called to an interview may be requested to submit in printed form prior to their interview all documentation supporting their declared qualifications. For the current position, a 6-month trial period applies.

For further information or clarification for the post please contact Mr Alexandros Kandarakis, Head of Communications, at alexandros.kandarakis@gwpmed.org.