Consultant FramWat (short-term/part time GWP CEE staff member)

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe

Place of work
Remote work
Contract type
agreement-based (Temporary jobs)
Start date

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

For the purposes of the FRAMWAT project of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, GWP Central and Eastern Europe is seeking the expert to contribute to the Work Package 3: Policy integration and economic instruments. Specifically, to the development of the Guidelines to improve water balance and nutrition mitigation by applying the system of Natural (Small) Water Retention Measures which are one of the main outputs of the project.

Overall Goal is to develop the Guidelines to improve water balance and nutrition mitigation by applying the system of Natural (Small) Water Retention Measures as one of the main outcomes of the FramWat project.

With this goal in mind, a consultant will:
- Build on the draft structure of the Guidelines already agreed within the partnership;
- Integrate outcomes from the other two content-related work packages (WP1: Identification of potential locations and WP2: Effectiveness of the measures)
- Active participation at the 2 project meetings (November 2019 and May 2020) and the national event in Slovakia (November 2019)

Furthermore, the consultant will have an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the contributions that partners are expected to provide after the national events (planned for October/November 2019) and until the end of the project by June 2020,
The consultant will also be in a position to provide feedback and strategic guidance to GWP CEE on issues like natural water retention measures, nature-based solutions, river basin management planning, etc.

Budget for the work is estimated to cca. 6.000 EUR.
Consultant will become a short-erm/part-time GWP CEE staff member with a contract that allows max. 40 working hours per month. Work is home-based with meetings/visits to the GWP CEE secretariat (based at the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia) upon request.

Payments will be done in three installments:
- In December 2019 (after Step 1 and 2 are finalized)
- In April 2020 (after Step 3 and 4 are finalized)
- In June 2020 (upon the completion of the Guidelines)

Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

Budget for the work is estimated to cca. 6.000 EUR.

Employee perks, benefits

• Flexible working arrangements (Flex-work, Home Office)
• Option to participate in projects abroad
• Teambuilding activities
• Work in an international environment

Information about the selection process

- CV and cover letter (max one page of A4);
- If available, examples of previously developed similar guidelines, manuals or other research work on Natural (Small) Water Retention Measures OR
- Examples of previously developed guidelines, manuals or other research implementation publication in the field of water management.

Applications should be sent with subject “Consultant FramWat” to [email protected] (and cc: [email protected]) by 23 August 2019.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Environmental background

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced
Microsoft Word - advanced
Microsoft SharePoint - basic

Personality requirements and skills

The consultant is expected to have a demonstrated expertise in relation to the call covering the following:
- Multi-disciplinary environmental background, preferable with experience on Natural Water Retention Measures, Nature Based Solutions and similar;
- Good knowledge of the EU water policy and its implementation on national level;
- Proven experience in river basin management planning according to the EU Water Framework Directive;
- Excellent English language skills, both orally and in writing;
- Proven experience in preparing documents such as guidelines, manuals, etc.


Brief description of the company

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) vision is for a water secure world. Its mission is to advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development. GWP was created to advocate for the implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM): the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare without compromising the sustainability of vital environmental systems.

GWP Central and Eastern Europe’s (GWP CEE) international network comprises 12 Country Water Partnerships in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine and over 170 Partners located in 12 countries. For more information:

Integrated Drought Management Programme Central and Eastern Europe supports the governments of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine in the development of drought management policies and plans. It also builds capacity of stakeholders at different levels for proactive integrated drought management approach and tests innovative approaches for future drought management plans.

GWP CEE is a partner in the transnational project “Drought Risk in the Danube Region – DriDanube” which was supported by the Danube Transnational Programme. The project that aims to increase the capacity of the Danube region to manage drought related risks, is a part of the Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe. The project will start in January 2017 and will finish in June 2019. The GWP CEE is a Work Package 2 leader on communications activities.

Number of employees

5-9 employees

Company address

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe
Jeseniova 17
833 15 Bratislava
ID: 3733269   Dátum zverejnenia: 6.8.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Budget for the work is estimated to cca. 6.000 EUR.