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Programme Manager - SIWI Knowledge Services

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Date: June 15, 2011
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SIWI is seeking to hire a fulltime staff member to work at the Knowledge Services Department. SIWI Knowledge Services support the achievement of SIWIˇ¦s vision by providing services to clients worldwide in the area of multi-sector and multi-country water management and development. Through strategic advisory services, applied research, capacity building programmes, partnership and the initiation and implementation of projects and programmes; SIWI supports decision-making processes related to water, sustainable development and land. SIWI focuses on four strategic themes; Water Related Governance, Transboundary Water Resources Management, Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, Water, Food and Energy Nexus.

In a three to five year period, SIWI Knowledge Services expects to see growth in the work areas applied research, advisory services and capacity building.

This position would focus on the following three areas:

Applied research: SIWI undertakes applied research assignments often together with partners in response to clients needs. The focus is on the four thematic areas mentioned above. SIWIˇ¦s niche is to apply knowledge/ Research to solve existing challenges and problems.

Advisory services: SIWI supports public, private and non-governmental clients applying new thinking in water resources management and development for sustainable economic growth. We do this through demand driven policy support, development and application of tools such as regional water intelligence analysis focussing on the political economy of water, facilitation and strategic planning support.

Capacity building: Capacity Building of institutions, organisations and future decision-makers is a core component for SIWI to achieve its vision of a water wise world. Building on the organisationˇ¦s in-house expertise, SIWIˇ¦s Capacity Building activities focus primarily on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Transboundary Water Management (TWM) but also on other specific areas relevant to the water sector.

Job description:
The incumbent will be part of the development and implementation of SIWIs Knowledge Services activities in the following areas;

„« Applied research activities. Undertaking policy research to meet specific client needs often in cooperation with partner organisations.
„« Advisory Services activities. Undertake assignments in response to clients needs such as studies, policy briefs, development and application of tools and methodologies. Important thematic areas are; Water Governance, IWRM and accountability and integrity issues relating to water.
„« Take part in and assist in the development of new Capacity Building components, contributing to technical issues around IWRM and TWM as well as the pedagogic approach to programmes. Be part of development of and implementing capacity building in aspects such as water integrity.
„« Assist with the implementation and facilitation of capacity building programmes,
„« Drafting of internal and external reports, proposals and terms of reference.
„« Contribute to development and preparation of marketing materials for Knowledge Services in collaboration with the SIWI communications team to ensure the promotion of current and planned activities.

Qualifications and Competencies:

„« An advanced university degree in a field relevant to water resources management and development with 5-10 years experience,
„« Experience in the development and implementation of Capacity Building, training and education activities ˇV preferably in a field related to water resources management,
„« Experience working with water governance and IWRM and an advantage if the candidate has experience working with accountability and transparency issues
„« Experience working with the various groups and sectors operating in the field of water management for economic growth and environmental sustainability,
„« Solid experience in development theory, financial flows and aid issues,
„« Experience working in an international context with multilateral and bilateral organisations and specifically working in the developing world ˇV key areas of interest to SIWI at present are Africa and the Middle East region, with growing work in parts of Asia and the Baltic Sea region,
„« Team player with demonstrated project planning, management and organizational skills, the ability to work simultaneously and independently on a variety of tasks, achieving quality results within tight time frames. Experience from coordination with partner organizations.
„« Excellent spoken, written and presentation skills in English; with the ability to speak French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic an added advantage.

Duty Station: the SIWI headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden with international travel.

Please submit your application to Susannah Hansson, , by 15 June 2011.

For questions please contact Susanna Hansson via mail or telephone: +46 8 5221 39 60.




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