Opportunity

Chair

Global Water Partnership (GWP) Stockholm, Sweden

About GWP

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a global action network with over 3,000 Partner organisations in 179 countries. The network has 69 accredited Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships.
 
The network is open to all organisations involved in water resources management: developed and developing country government institutions, agencies of the United Nations, bi- and multi-lateral development banks, professional associations, research institutions, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector.
GWP's action network provides knowledge and builds capacity to improve water management at all levels: global, regional, national and local. GWP does not operate alone. Its networking approach provides a mechanism for coordinated action and adds value to the work of many other key development partners.
 
GWP’s VISION is a water secure world. Their mission is to advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development.
 
GWP mobilises action on the global water crisis through a unique combination of social capital, shared values, credibility within the global water community, bottom-up orientation, and expertise. A network of networks, they ensure the ‘voices of water’ can influence local, national, regional, and global development priorities. They are committed to their role as a neutral convener and respected for their focus on inclusiveness and sustainability.
 
GWP Partners – locally, regionally, and globally – work to make water a top policy priority. They don’t shy away from addressing the trade-offs between different water uses. Putting the issues firmly on the table means stakeholders can consider all perspectives when taking tough decisions about managing and using water sustainably. As a network with many stakeholders from many sectors, GWP has a 'convening power' that makes dialogue possible and can help bring about changes to policies, laws, and institutions. https://www.gwp.org/ 


Role Purpose

The Global Water Partnership Chair provides leadership to the GWP Network and the GWP Organisation, and in that capacity speaks on their behalf. S/he safeguards and promotes the reputation and brand of GWP, and chairs the meetings of the GWP Network and the Global Steering Committee. The Chair will act as champion for private sector engagement on behalf of GWP.
 
1. The Chair focuses on high level political representation, generating access for the GWP Network and its work at the highest global development agendas.
 
Specifically, the Chair focuses on:
  • Building partnerships at a high political level with international and national organisations and donor institutions in order to enhance the delivery of the GWP mandate.
  • As spokesperson for GWP, lend her/his prestige and influence to maintain and enhance the high regard in which GWP is held in the international arena.
2. The Chair provides leadership and facilitates the work of the Steering Committee, helping the Steering Committee to generate a strategic vision and direction for the GWPO to implement through the Network, based on the strategic directions and policies received from the Network Meeting.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Convenes, facilitates and contributes to the Steering Committee to generate a strategic vision, develop policies, steers and provides oversight of the work of the GWP Network and Organisation.
  • Invites, where appropriate, observers to attend the Steering Committee meeting, in view of the strategic directions and policies of GWP.
  • Acts as an ambassador to enhance the reputation of the GWP Steering Committee and the GWP Organisation in order to attract individuals of high caliber to the Steering Committee and for the position of Executive Secretary.
  • Is responsible for carrying out the annual evaluation of the Executive Secretary.
  • Interacts with the Chair of the Technical Committee who provides advice on the intellectual leadership of GWP ?s work.
The GWP Chair is expected to devote appropriate time to the above mentioned functions. The term of office is for three years with the possibility of extension for one further term. The GWP Chair serves in her or his personal capacity. Technical and administrative support to the GWP Chair is ensured by the Executive Secretary.


Qualifications & Experience

  • GWP are seeking a highly respected leader who is recognized in the wider sustainability sector. He/she will have reached a stage in their life that they are able to commit time to GWP and the wider global water crisis.
  • He/she will have occupied a senior leadership role with an international mandate in their career.
  • He/she will have a wide network of actors they are known to in government, multilaterals , international organisations and civil society.

 


Terms of Appointment

Contract Terms: The GWP Chair is expected to devote appropriate time to the required functions. The term of office is for three years with the possibility of extension for one further term. The GWP Chair serves in her or his personal capacity. Technical and administrative support to the GWP Chair is ensured by the Executive Secretary.

The position is estimated to involve approximately 30 – 40 days per year, including travel. (An average of 3 days per month)
 
Renumeration: €50,000

Travel, accommodation and other related expenses are covered by GWP.

 


Location: Stockholm & Virtual

 


How to Apply

 
If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application Form below, on or before 12 April 2022.  In addition, we encourage you to please attach a copy of the most recent English version of your CV.

All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.

If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at [email protected]

SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Global Water Partnership to undertake this assignment.

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