Development Communications Officer Job Vacancies – Global Water Partnership (GWP)

Job Title:     Development Communications Officer

Organization: Global
Water Partnership (GWP)

Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda

Reports to: The
Regional Coordinator

About US:

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a worldwide network
which has since 1996 successfully supported countries in their efforts to
implement a more equitable and sustainable management of water resources. GWP
comprises 3,000+ partner organizations in over 180 countries. Our network of
65+ Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships convenes and
brokers coordinated action by government and non-government actors. A long-time
advocate for integrated water resources management, GWP draws on implementation
experience at the local level and link it across our Network and to global development
agendas.

Job Summary:   The
Regional Development Communications Officer (RDCO) has the responsibility to
develop and implement a regional communications strategy to ensure that the
region is present and recognised among GWP Partners, water professionals,
goveming institutions and the public. As such, this role relates to a broad
range of actors (e.g., Consulting Partners, Regional Steering Committee (RSC),
Global Secretariat, etc.) and provides support to the region’s overall
strategy, as well as supporting the fundraising efforts led by the Regional
Coordinator, GWPO or the GWPEA RSC. The Regional Communications Offlcer promotes
and facilitates a culture of knowledge sharing across the region – enhance
confidence and trust among the network members on the program/s.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·      
The ideal applicant should have at least  Master’s degree in Communication, Media
Relations or Journalism

·      
Relevant education and equivalent experience (at
least 5 years) in designing communications in development and international
environment

·      
Ability to understand broad development issues
(e.g. ‘ water resources, climate, integrated approaches, related fields)

·      
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks
with excellent project management skills

·      
Ability to effectively assist GWPEA management
to assess the political climate for achieving their underlying objectives (e.g.
development assistance, resource mobilization, policy advocacy, confidence
building) and enhance their operational effectiveness in dealing with external
constituencies

·      
Creative, and sen/ice-oriented work style, with
strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively and harmoniously at all
levels in working as a leader and a member of a team.

·      
Strong written and oral communication skills in
English, knowledge of French is a strong advantage

·      
Excellent analytical and writing skills

·      
Highly developed oral and written communications
skills and ability to persuasively present and defend controversial issues
positions

·      
Experience with software such as the Microsoft
Suite of programs.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates please send a cover/
motivational letter and CV, by e-mail to gwpvacancy@nilebasin.org 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

Deadline: 2nd
March 2020

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