Working with the World Water Council
The World Water Council is an independent, international organisation that promotes sustainable water management throughout the world. It has more than 300 member organizations including governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, professional networks and research institutions, based in over 50 countries. The World Water Council brings sound information and knowledge on water-related issues into the public domain to raise awareness and create political will to improve access to water and sanitation and manage water wisely. Every three years, the World Water Council organizes the World Water Forum. The World Water Council’s multi-cultural and dynamic headquarters in Marseille, France employs highly motivated individuals on an equal opportunity basis.
Program officers (two positions)
Reporting to: Director of Policy and Programs
Contract: 100% – CDD (limited term contract with view to evolve to a CDI)
The World Water Council is now moving forward in three strategic directions: water security for essential human needs, water security for economic development and water security for environmental sustainability. The 7th World Water Forum will be held in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea from 12-17 April and will be a major event in the life of the World Water Council.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Policy and Programs and the general supervision of the Executive Director, the World Water Council is looking to reinforce its policy and program team with the hiring of two new project officers, who will support the Council’s programs in a number of domains in order to implement these strategic directions:
A. Background analysis on the ‘right to water’, ‘water for food’, ‘water and energy’, ‘water for health and nature’, ‘climate change’, ‘water-related disasters’, ‘water, demography and urban development’, ‘water and green growth’, ‘water infrastructure financing’, ‘integrated water resources management’, and ‘politics and governance.’
• Carry out background analyses to underpin the Council’s work in these areas;
• Prepare background materials and briefs for Council engagement;
• Support steering committees and expert working groups; develop and implement activities related to these areas;
• Produce deliverables as required.
B. Support Forum-related process, such as the thematic process, the regional process or the science and technology process and linkages to the program areas and events at the 7th World Water Forum
C. External relations and communications
• Communicate effectively with targeted stakeholders, Council members, partners and staff on Council’s initiatives;
• Produce clear and concise written outputs in English for use at all levels, including for publication;
• Provide regular input to update the Council website and publications.
D. Administration and finance
• Work effectively as part of multi-disciplinary teams to deliver outputs to a high standard and on time;
• Manage and track budgets for specific activities ensuring that budgets are adhered to and that rigorous financial accountability is maintained;
• Supervise effectively and efficiently external inputs into programme activities, including by consultants and interns, and ensure that high quality products are delivered by third parties;
• Develop and use a detailed and time-bound personal work-plan and team work plan to guide activities and to deliver results;
• Contribute to the team spirit and ethos of the WWC Secretariat and build and maintain strong relationships with members and partners.
Due to constantly evolving priorities within the World Water Council strategy, the candidate must be flexible in terms of allocation of complementary tasks.
• Relevant Masters degree or higher qualification (in sciences, social or political sciences or humanities);
• At least five years’ experience working in this domain, and strong understanding of water issues;
• Demonstrable understanding of major policy issues on water management;
• Experience in developing analyses and synthetic background papers in a short period of time;
• Experience in developing and coordinating initiatives with a range of partners;
• Excellent presentation and communications skills and the ability to write clear and concise issues briefs and reports in English.
• Besides fluency in English, knowledge of French and other languages;
• Experience in working on complex multi-stakeholder processes.
Interested candidates who meet the selection requirements are requested to send their curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation in English. This letter should explain the candidate’s experience with carrying out the above tasks and his/her fulfillment of the specified qualifications. The candidates need to present the names and contact details of 3 references, including one recent employer. Applications can only be done through e-mail and should be sent (no later than 19 December 2014) to:
Executive Director - World Water Council
Duty station: WWC Headquarters, Marseille, France.
Reporting to: President.
Availability: 1 January 2015
The World Water Council, a member-based international organization that promotes sustainable water management throughout the world, is currently seeking to appoint its Executive Director.
Those who meet the selection requirements are requested to send their curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation by 9 October. This letter should explain the candidate’s experience with carrying out the required tasks. The candidate needs to present the names and contact details of three references, including one recent employer.
The World Water Council has more than 300 member organizations including governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, professional networks and research institutions, based in over 50 countries. The World Water Council brings sound information and knowledge on water-related issues into the public domain to raise awareness and create political will to improve water resources planning, management and access to water and sanitation. Every three years, the World Water Council organizes the World Water Forum with over 20,000 participants from around the world. The multi-cultural and dynamic headquarters of the World Water Council are located in Marseille, France.