Communications Officer

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe

Place of work
Contract type
Start date
On or before 1 April 2020
Wage (gross)
1 950 EUR/month

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Communications Officer is integrated in the Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) Regional Secretariat, based in Bratislava, Slovakia, with occasional travel. The role of Communications Officer is to ensure that target audience will recognize the mission of GWP and specifically GWP CEE as a substantial player in the field of water policy implementation that has a cross-sectoral character and represents the most efficient solutions from long-term perspectives.
Communication Officer is a member of GWP CEE Regional Secretariat, which requires fulfilment of the day-to-day operational tasks and obligations following from requirements of Country Water Partnerships, GWPO Secretariat and other constituencies.

The Communications Officer is expected to:

A. Strategy Development and Implementation
• Develop and implement the Regional Water Partnership (RWP) communications strategy in alignment with the global network’s strategic direction and particular regional needs.
• Develop and implement projects and programmes linked to stakeholder and youth engagement.
• Support the Region’s Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) with the development of their own communications strategies and provides advice on their implementation.
• Ensure quality reporting to GWPO of RWP achievements and outcomes on a regular basis, as well as regular and timely dissemination and exchange of information on the outcomes of Regional activities to key audiences, including Partners, donors, other GWP Regions, media, relevant organisations and institutions, governments, etc.
• Ensure that the GWP graphical policy including use of logo is properly applied by the RWP and CWPs, and that the GWP brand and reputation is maintained and enhanced.

B. Communications and Knowledge Management
• Develop, write, and edit public awareness material on the RWP and its activities, including press releases, publications, regional newsletter, presentations, social media, etc.
• Arrange outsourcing, when needed, of selected editorial/writing services, translations, design, composition and printing.
• Keep minutes from meetings.
• Manage media relations.
• Maintain and update the GWP CEE website and the regional materials on the GWP website.
• Maintain and update database of Partners.
• Support CWP publications and websites ensuring consistent use of the visual brand policy.
• Oversee the development and operation of GWP CEE knowledge systems to facilitate information flow and document management in the regional office, and in the region’s network.
• Facilitate GWP CEE’s presence at events and ensure that exhibition stand and material properly reflect the Region’s reputation.
• Co-organize GWP CEE’s events.
• Oversee the organization and maintenance of electronic mailing distribution lists of stakeholders and members.
• Responsible for the associated budget and administration.

C. Relationships
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the Regional Secretariat staff, Regional Council, Partners, CWPs, GWPO and all other constituencies that are important to the success of the GWP network.
• Liaise with GWPO Head of Communications and colleagues from other regions to seek advice and share information and experience that may benefit the entire network.

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

Please send an interest letter in English, and your CV, by e-mail to [email protected] by 31 January 2020. For further information and questions on the position, contact [email protected]

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Educational Specialization

Environmental background, Marketing

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Hold a Master's degree of environment or social sciences, with at least 5 years’ experience in communications and/or marketing, preferably in an international environment, on water and/or environmental issues.
• Experience in communication activities for EU-funded or other projects with international donors.
• Experience in reporting for a range of audiences, including governments and policy makers, multilateral agencies and the public at national and international levels.
• Experience working with journalists and media, and ability to develop and maintain contacts with existing and new media.
• Demonstrated experience in the development of communication media (web, social media, press releases, publications and reports, etc.).
• Ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks with excellent project management skills.
• Service-oriented work style, with strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively and harmoniously at all levels.
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to interact positively with a wide range of stakeholders in an international, regional, and national context.
• Creative, with strong written and oral communication skills in Slovak and English, knowledge of other CEE languages is an advantage.
• Experience with software such as the Microsoft Suite of programs.
• Knowledge of current developments in environment, esp. water management, is an asset.


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:

Number of employees

5-9 employees

Company address

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe
(SHMU), Jeseniova 17
833 15 Bratislava
ID: 3850647  Dátum zverejnenia: 17.1.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 950 EUR/month