Consultant: Executive and Communications Assistant

International Water Management Institute, Pretoria, South Africa

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th March, 2021

Job Description


International Water Management Institute (IWMI) on behalf of the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP-SA) seeks applications from suitably qualified candidates for an assignment as "Executive and Communications Assistant".

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a multi-stakeholder platform and an action network, supported by a global secretariat that was established as an intergovernmental organization to support countries in their efforts to implement a more equitable and sustainable management of their water resources. The GWP network spans 13 regions with more 60 country water partnerships and over 3,000 institutional Partners in 180+ countries. 

GWP’s 2020-2025 Strategy focuses on achieving significant progress on Mobilising for a Water Secure World, through three anchor themes: Water Solutions for the SDGs, Climate-Resilient Development and Transboundary Cooperation; as well as through three crosscutting areas: Engaging the Private Sector, Contributing to Gender Equality and Mobilising Youth for Water Resources Management. It lays out ambitious targets in line with global and regional policy frameworks, to generate leadership focus, progress measurement, development of partner action, and potential for financing.


  • Content development
  • Website management
  • Support to the production of GWPSA-ACU publications
  • Event management
  • Social media
  • Support to the GWPSA-ACU Board

Your application must include a copy of your curriculum vitae, a cover letter that addresses IWMI’s requirements stated above, and contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as communications management or information systems. Possession of further qualifications will be an advantage.
  • Three years of relevant experience in website development and/or management, with demonstrated communications and/or administration background.
  • A sound understanding of GWP and its vision.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and online media skills.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office software, online media, Episerver content management system (CMS) and MailChimp (or similar platforms).
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, meet tight deadlines and achieve task objectives within designated constraints.
  • Excellent written communication skills (including strong editing skills).
  • Working within multicultural and international environments.
  • Ability to solve problems and make sound decisions quickly and efficiently.
  • Experience in organizing and executing high-level events
  • Sound proficiency in Spoken and written English.


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