Monday, 25 June 2012

Could you represent northern civil society on the SWA Steering Committee?


End Water Poverty is coordinating the process for electing a new “Northern” Civil Society Representative to sit on the SWA Steering Committee. This is a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact in ensuring safe water and adequate sanitation is available to all, with exposure to international processes and participation in major international and regional meetings/conferences and a seat at the table with high- level delegates from Government, UN, Donors and Civil Society.

Job Description

The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership has grown from strength to strength to become the leading international WASH Sector Dialogue platform. At the recent SWA High Level Meeting in Washington, an unprecedented number of Ministers of development co-operation, finance, water and sanitation, and representatives of the world’s leading water and sanitation agencies (more than 80 in all), including 45 developing country governments, came together to address planning and institutional requirements for improving access to water and sanitation.

Now is the chance for you to be a leading voice within this dialogue, as we seek to recruit a new “Northern” Civil Society Representative to sit on the SWA Steering Committee.

This is a unique, high profile position for someone with a passion for the WASH sector and excellent communication skills to become one of just three members representing civil society on this influential steering committee. You’ll be at the heart of this global partnership aiming to put sanitation and water on the global agenda with an immediate focus on achieving the MDGs in the most off-track countries.

You should have knowledge of international processes, be politically savvy, and have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate people, as well as bundles of energy needed to bring about change.

The next two years promise to be action-packed, as efforts turn to ensuring the commitments made at the last High-Level Meeting are implemented and turned into concrete results.The ambition and drive behind the SWA partnership is massive. We need you to help us deliver it and ensure civil society plays its vital role in working towards universal access to water and sanitation.

How to Apply

1) Review ToR and Performance Criteria here:
2) Write an Expression of Interest (EOI)

The EOI should include answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you think the SWA Steering Committee CSO Rep role is important?
  • Why do you think you are the best person for this role?
  • If elected how would you communicate with members you represent? Use this answer to indicate any processes you would institute.
  • How do you hope the SWA Partnership will evolve over the next two years? What might be different for the WASH sector in general if SWA grows as hoped?

Please submit your EOI and attach your CV/Resume to Olivier Germain at oliviergermain@endwaterpoverty.org no later than Friday 6th July 2012.

All eligible applications will be put to a vote by End Water Poverty (EWP) and Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) members. The successful candidate will be announced by 25th July.

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