The significant links and interdependencies between the targets of Sustainable Development Goal (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 program 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 and the other water-related SDG targets and goals. The program 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.
Under the leadership of the SDG Programme Manager, the project officer is responsible for supporting SDG support initiatives being implemented under the SDG6 SP across the five GWP Africa regions (Southern Africa, West Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa and the Mediterranean). This role involves project level administrative support to a range of country-level projects and initiatives, cross-country knowledge exchange facilitation and communication. The role will support the SDG programme manager in facilliating closer collaboration with SDG programme and project staff in GWP African regions as well as global SDG6 SP staff at the GWPO Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden.
Reports to: SDG Africa Programme Manager
Location: GWP Southern Africa Africa Coordination Unit, Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 1 year, with prospect of extension pending availability of funding
Application deadline: September 10, 2019
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