Programme Officer (Transboundary Water and Environment)

Global Water Partnership (GWP) Southern African and Africa Coordination Unit
Pretoria, South Africa
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Programme officer will be tasked with providing support to implementation of the AIP Transboundary Water and Environment project portfolio. The Programme Officer will work under the guidance of the Programme Manager for Transboundary Water and Environment and as a team member of the GWPSA/Africa Coordination Unit. S/he will also provide support to AIP and other program areas that require knowledge management and implementation.

Specific duties will include:

  • Programme Implementation
  • Support the management and support to AIP Africa Transboundary Water
  • Assist in implementation of AIP - PIDA Water, SADC Transboundary programmes and others
  • Promote a Gender Transformative approach in implementation of the Transboundary Water and Environment Programme
  • Assist in preparation of project concept notes, project proposals, project reports and reporting in accordance with signed grant agreements
  • Prepare high quality project outputs and development of associated knowledge materials
  • Ensure linkages to the NEXUS and climate resilience programmes
  • Support implementation of M & E plans and reports for GWPSA/CU and GWPO
  • Participate in Transboundary Water and Environment programme management meetings to plan and report to project partners on project implementation
  • Provide administrative support to implementation and ensure synergies with other thematic programmes-WACDEP, NEXUS, Urban, SDGs and others
  • Develop and publish knowledge products and think pieces to communicate the key policy issues from the AIP Transboundary Water and Environment Programme
  • Support the development and implementation of the GWP Country programmes as required
  • Support liaison and operational support to Country Water Partnerships
  • Support GWPSA in project committee meetings as required


Experience and Qualifications

  • Relevant post-graduate university degree, MSc degree water resources, IWRM, water engineering, environment, hydrology or natural resources management
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in transboundary water and environment
  • Experience in programme/project administration, management and implementation
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination and reporting
  • Knowledge of transboundary water initiatives and transboundary river basin organisations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Prior experience of working with GWP partners at regional and country level desirable
  • Excellent English communication skills. Ability to communicate in French an advantage.

To apply for the position, visit Interested applicants should submit a one-page motivation letter which addresses GWPSA’s requirements stated above, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.


This is a internationally recruited position with a competitive salary and benefits package. The duration of the contract will initially be for one year with the possibility of extension to a further period of one year, provided sufficient donor funding is secured.

IWMI is an equal opportunity employer and emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusiveness in identifying candidates for this position and its staff more generally.