Water Stewardship Project Leader

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪

WWF Sweden is hiring a Water Stewardship Project Leader to our Finance and Corporate Engagement

WWF is one of the world’s leading nature conservation organizations. Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. To achieve our goals, we work both at political level and in the field in close cooperation with civil society and companies around the world. WWF is present in over 100 countries, has more than five million supporters and runs thousands of projects – both globally and locally.

WWF is now looking for a role to support our work on water stewardship. The global water crisis affects us all, including the private sector. Water Stewardship is about companies understanding the risks of water scarcity and pollution and taking measures to ensure that water is managed sustainably as a common, public resource.

Role description:

The Water Stewardship Manager will work together with WWFs Water Stewardship Senior Manager with the delivery of WWF Sweden’s Water Stewardship Program in alignment with WWF global Freshwater Practice strategy and approaches.

The tasks include:

  • Conducting Water Risk assessments using WWFs Water Risk Filter
  • Developing strategic plans for water stewardship corporate partners
  • Monitoring and evaluating partnership progress
  • Assisting in the development of a water stewardship strategy for WWF Sweden

Skills and Experience requirements:


  • Good knowledge on freshwater ecosystems
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Experience with strategic corporate sustainability work on water
  • Ability to work with complex and interrelated workstreams/tasks

Not required but advantageous

  • Previous experience with corporate partners is highly meritorious
  • Industry and Sectoral knowledge on textiles, pharmaceuticals, paper & pulp, food & beverages and/or any associated value chains to these sectors is highly meritorious
  • Experience working with global nonprofit organizations

We attach great importance to personal qualities where we see that you can work in a structured manner and prioritize and come to a conclusion. You are energetic and committed and have a good ability to take initiative while adhering to WWF’s core values of courage, collaboration, respect, and integrity. As part of our equality and diversity plan, we would like to encourage male applicants and people with other ethnic backgrounds than Swedish to submit their application.

We sit in the beautifully situated Ulriksdals Slott with the lake and castle grounds just outside the windows. You will work with competent employees in a stimulating environment where we care for our employees’ well-being and personal development. WWF is affiliated with collective agreements and adheres to the pension plan.

WWF actively works to ensure equal opportunities and rights for all employees, regardless of age, ethnic or cultural background, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or functional condition.

Working schedule: Full-time.

Duration: Permanent. We apply a six-month probationary period.

Appointment: Immediate.

Location: Stockholm, Ulriksdal.

Application: You are welcome to send in your application as soon as possible, but no later than January 20th, 2023.

If you have questions about the position, please contact:

Elin Larsson, Department Manager Marketing & Finance, or Harsh Seth, Water Stewardship Manager, at 08-624 74 00.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development