Communications Officer

International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

Paris, , FR


The IWRA is an international network of multidisciplinary experts on water resources. We are a non-profit, non-governmental, educational organisation established in 1971.  For more information, please consult our website:

We require the services of a communications consultant to support the Executive Office in the lead-up to the XVI World Water Congress ( in Cancun, Mexico in late May 2017.


The IWRA Executive Office is hosted by the Seine-Normandy Water Agency in Nanterre, Paris, France.


  • Develop a communications strategy for the Association with the Executive Director
  • Internal membership communication:
    • Compilation of IWRA’s quarterly newsletter
    • Maintaining a media database (videos, webinars, Congress materials, etc.)
    • Outreach to the membership network
    • Archiving communications material for members
  • Regular external communications activities:
    • Maintaining and updating the IWRA website
    • Drafting communication documents about IWRA and its Congresses
    • Liaison with the World Water Congress hosts to create communications material
    • Management of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
    • Press relations
    • Media monitoring on the water sector
  • Event related communications
    • Preparing booths/stands at events
    • Drafting documents for events
    • Communicating before/during/after any event
    • Preparing and distributing press releases

Candidate Profile:

  • Essential
    • Master Diploma required in communication
    • Fluent level of English
    • Good level of French
    • Capacity to work on different issues at the same time
    • Ability to work under your own initiative and in a team
  • Desirable
    • Knowledge of the water sector
    • Ability to speak Spanish
    • Ability to speak other languages

Contract Conditions:

Office facilities will be provided at the IWRA Executive Office.  The conditions are negotiable.


Please send your CV and covering letter to:

Mr. Callum Clench

IWRA Executive Director

Email: [email protected]

Tel.: +33-1-41-20-16-28