The activities of the IUCN Global Water Programme are carried out primarily through collaboration with IUCN’s Regional Offices, other global thematic programmes and IUCN Members and partners.
The Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor contributes substantively to the development of the IUCN Water Programme, in particular by implementing the agreed strategy and by managing programmes and projects, including the ‘Building River Dialogues and Governance’ (BRIDGE) project and other water-related initiatives. In doing so, the Advisor will work as part of a team, support and advise IUCN regional programmes and have the opportunity to build a portfolio of new projects and policy initiatives on sustainable river basin management.
The role of the Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor is to deliver high-quality project management, provide technical and policy advice and support project and programme design for IUCN’s water-related work at global and regional levels, with specific responsibilities relating to practice, learning, policy and programme delivery.
- Lead project management for large multi-region programmes and/or thematic projects, including workplanning, coordination with partners and monitoring and reporting, including data management and analysis.
- Contribute substantively to the preparation of project proposals and budgets, as well as lead development of new projects.
- Provide backstopping to the IUCN regional water programmes on project and programme development and implementation, emphasizing the social and economic development and equity aspects of water management, including gender responsiveness, applications of multi-stakeholder processes to water governance and improved effectiveness in policy influencing.
- Develop and maintain appropriate collaboration and partnerships with government agencies, NGOs and businesses on water and wetland issues.
- Develop and maintain good contacts with bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, and raise funds for Water Programme activities at global, regional, national and field levels.
- Lead on social and policy aspects in the preparation of Water Programme publications and other communications outputs, in cooperation with Regional Offices, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, Commissions and the members of other scientific and technical networks.
- Ensure that effective links are created and maintained between practice and the development of tools and policy guidance on water resources management.
- Lead analysis of the development impacts of water management projects and the synthesis of results and lessons into learning, communications and policy-relevant outputs.
- Guide the application of lessons learned from demonstration projects and policy processes in capacity building for IUCN Members and partners.
- Lead the design and implementation of capacity building for sustainable water resources management and water policy, including training workshops and communities of practice.
- Support development of IUCN influence on global and regional policies on water, river basin and wetland management, including in the context of the water-energy-food nexus, water infrastructure investments, the green economy and Sustainable Development Goals, through policy analysis, development of information products and implementation of policy campaigns.
- Advise the Global Water Programme and collaborators including the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, on strategies for supporting reform processes in water governance at community, national and transboundary levels.
- Represent IUCN at international policy and scientific meetings addressing issues relating to water management and inter alia food security, water infrastructure and economic development.
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Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).
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