Regional SDG Programme Manager

Global Water Partnership (GWP) Southern African and Africa Coordination Unit
Pretoria, South Africa
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
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Reports to: Executive Secretary Southern Africa and Head of Africa Coordination Unit
Location: GWP Southern Africa Africa Coordination Unit, Pretoria, South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 1 year, with prospect of extension pending availability of funding
Deadline for application: 17 April 2019

The significant links and interdependencies between the targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water and sanitation and those of other goals highlight the central role of water within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Within SDG6, the SDG6.5 target on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is particularly well aligned with GWP’s mission. Together with UNEP/DHI, the custodian agency for SDG6.5, the GWP secretariat is currently scoping and designing a multi-year program that would empower GWP country water partnerships in mobilizing implementation action across relevant actors, ministries, and GWP partners – in the context of an ongoing dialogue about the assessment of progress towards SDG6.5 and the other water-related SDG targets and goals. The program will be at the core of the emerging new GWP strategy and is also one of the anchors for thought leadership on IWRM Implementation within country level realities and experiences.

Under the leadership of the Executive Secretary for GWP Southern Africa, the SDG Programme Manager is responsible for overseeing the range of SDG support initiatives being implemented under the SDG6 SP across the five GWP Africa regions (Southern Africa, West Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa and the Mediterranean). This coordination role involves managerial and administrative support to a range of country-level projects and initiatives, cross-country knowledge exchange facilitation and fund-raising. The role requires close collaboration with the Regional Coordinators in each of the GWP African regions as well as global SDG6 SP staff at the GWPO Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information of this position, please click here or read the attached Terms of Reference. 

If you meet the requirements in the attached Terms of Reference, please submit your applications to Julienne Ndjiki at  with copy to Alex Simalabwi at