Communication Specialist (IWRM Programme)

East Africa, Various
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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NIRAS has been shortlisted for the KfW supported Provision of Consultancy Services for the implementation of the Lake Victoria Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Programme - Lot 1: IWRM Program Consultant.

The main objective of the IWRM Programme Consultancy is to support and build the capacity of Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) on the management of the LVB-IWRM Programme and ensure its implementation as planned. Furthermore, the IWRM Programme Consultant (IPC) shall develop and implement an IWRM database, an IWRM model, and shall support the development of a regional, approved IWRM project pipeline.

Scope of services of the Communication Specialist include:

  • Develop required communication and visibility plans as required by the EU 
  • Coordinate with the information officers and the EU delegation present in the EAC partner states 
  • Support the Programme Management Advisor in project site visits 
  • Oversee the implementation of the communication activities developed during the planning stage 
  • Manage and update the LVB-IWRMP website 
  • Develop additional communication paths in order to inform potential project proponents about funding potentials through LVB-IWRMP. Undertake project finding and promotion missions, particularly to those hot spots of the Lake Victoria Basin

Qualifications required

Only the experts meeting the set criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

  • Bachelor's or MSc degree in social science, communications, political science, or relevant field) 
  • Experience implementing water projects with NIRAS is highly preferred

Professional experience required

  • Minimum 5 - 10 years of professional experience in designing communication strategies for EU projects 
  • At least 2 - 3 relevant experiences on working a similar project in the water and sanitation projects in a sub-Saharan African country 
  • Minimum 2-5 years experience in project planning and implementation in Sub-Saharan African countries 
  • 2 - 5 years experience implementing projects in sub-Saharan African countries


To be determined



Deadline For Applications