Country: Sweden
Organization: Global Water Partnership
Closing date: 31 Mar 2022

Strategic Partnerships & Resources Associate

REPORTS TO: Head of Global Development

TEAM/UNIT: Global Development (Partnerships & Resource Mobilization)

GRADE: E – Associate

SALARY: €2107-€3477 net monthly plus a good benefit package.

LOCATION: Stockholm, Sweden

ELIGIBILITY: All nationalities

DEADLINE: 31 March 2022, 23:59 CET


The Global Water Partnership is funded by bilateral and multilateral contributions, as well as by contributions from foundations and other partners, both financial and in-kind. GWP’s Partnership and Resource Mobilization strategies are thus strongly intertwined. Currently, GWP’s global team is embarking on a new Partnership and Resource Mobilization (PRM) Strategy with the aim to diversify its funding base and to support regional teams in their own fundraising efforts. The ES office team will soon be formally structured into a Global Development unit, with a core function directly reporting to the Executive Secretary.

This position is currently housed in the office of the Executive Secretary and is part of the PRM team. In the future, the role is expected to be in the Global Development unit, which will be situated within the Executive Secretary’s Office. Based on identified need, the Global Development unit will serve as lead unit, in close collaboration with the Executive Secretary and the Strategy and Global Processes Coordinator, in the overall effort to mobilize and sustain growth in the core funding base of GWP, through targeted strategies and sustained relationships with all existing and potential donors.

GWP’s global team is looking for a highly motivated, creative, and well-versed development professional to strengthen ongoing Partnership and Resource Mobilization efforts specifically regarding the writing and positioning of successful program and project proposals.

This position collaborates closely with the Network Operations team in coordinating program content, and with the Finance and Administration team as well as the Communications team.


Advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in international affairs, communications, business, environmental studies, or a related field.
Knowledge and experience in successful proposal/bid development, communications, and partner engagement.
At least 5 years of relevant experience in working in the broader sector of sustainable development.
Knowledge of and experience in working on topics related to sustainable development.
Knowledge of global water- and climate resilience related processes and of the water sector more generally is an advantage but not required.
Exceptional communications and writing skills with total fluency in English. Proficiency in another language is an advantage.
Strong ability to work efficiently and effectively in a multicultural context and with team members in various locations and from multiple organisations.
Strong ability to describe technical, policy or programmatic issues in an intuitively understandable way; ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders from multiple sectors.

How to apply:


Applications must be submitted in English only and only via the online application system
Email applications will not be accepted
Maximum 2-page CV and 1-page cover letter describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies match this position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.
Questions can be directed to
GWP offers competitive remuneration as well as an attractive work environment, with flat hierarchies, and with great opportunities for professional exposure and growth.

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