Chair (West Africa)

Global Water Partnership (GWP)

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GWP West Africa seeks for a new chair

The Regional Water Partnership for West Africa (GWP/WA), the regional body of the Global Water Partnership is seeking candidates for the position of its Chair.

The Global Water Partnership aims at supporting countries in the sustainable management of their water resources with a view to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The mission of GWP recognises that the broader development goals of eliminating poverty, improving social well-being and economic growth and protecting natural resources cannot be achieved if water resources are not used in a sustainable way. GWP is promoting Integrated Water Resources Management.

The role of the GWP/WA chairperson is to lead the regional partnership to accomplish its fundamental mission that is to form alliances and reinforce the institutional capacities of the members in order to encourage and strengthen research, information and expertise networks on IWRM in the region. The chairperson presides over the Assembly of Partners and the Steering Committee and represents the Partnership in all its civil life transactions.

The GWP/WA chairperson is appointed by the Steering committee for a term of two years renewable only once.

Candidates should be regional political, scientific or technical leaders with a demonstrated background and interest in building and reinforcing cooperation and partnership.

GWP/WA chairperson holds an honorary position and should undertake their governance responsibilities with a voluntary spirit. S/he is expected to provide an input of approximately ten weeks per year including the Steering Committee annual meeting and the Assembly of Partners’ meeting every two years of two to three days each in different parts in West Africa. The chairperson is paid a small compensation at a daily rate fixed by GWP/WA Steering Committee. All travel, per diem and accommodation costs are covered at standard terms. The working languages of GWP/WA are English and French.

Nominations and applications should be submitted to GWP/WA Secretariat by 15, May 2017 at the latest.

Female candidates are highly encouraged. Interested candidates are expected to read the TORs and submit their application including a Curriculum Vitae with contact and background information/references to:

GWP/WA Secretariat

05 BP 6552 Ouagadougou 05

Telephone: +226 25 36 18 28/ 25 48 31 93

Burkina Faso

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

General information on GWP and GWP/WA is obtained on GWP web–site and

Download the ToRs