Development Communications Officer Employment Opportunity at Global Water Partnership (GWP)

Vacancy title: Development Communications Officer


Category: Media, Communications & Writing

Jobs at: Global Water Partnership (GWP)

Deadline of this Job: 02 March 2020

Duty Station:Within Uganda , Entebbe , East Africa


Job Title: Development Communications Officer
Reports To: Gwpea Regional Coordinator
Team Members: National Regional Secretariat Staff Extended Team Members: Gwpo, Gwp Rwps, Gwpea Host And Countries Water Partnerships
Location: Entebbe, Uganda (Regional Secretariat)
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. For more information, visit and .
GWP Eastern Africa was constituted il’l 2003 by stakeholders to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels in the region. GWP Eastern Africa is currently composed of nine Country Water Partnerships (Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) and counts over 200 partners operating in these Countries. GWPEA works with these country water partnerships to address water security issues and environmental challenges such as drought, floods, food insecurity, climate change and water insecurity. GWP Eastern Africa and its partners strive to promote the integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach to foster the coordination, development and management of water resource for sustainable development.

Reporting to the Regional Coordinator and in liaising with C-WPO-Head of Communications, 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.

Job Skills: Not Specified

• 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.

Job Education: Master’s degree

Job Experience: 5 years

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
Please send a cover/ motivational letter and CV, by e-mail to  by close of business on 2nd March 2020 (Entebbe, Uganda — at 3:00pm Uganda time). Detailed Terms of reference can be found on  under opportunities section. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

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