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Water Witness International is recruiting!

1. Deputy Director/Head of Operations, Edinburgh, UK. £45,604 – £55, 427 plus benefits.

We are seeking a high calibre individual with a broad range of experience across international development, programme management and organisational leadership to play a leading role in our future growth and global impact. The Deputy Director will be responsible for: ensuring high quality and value-for-money delivery across our operations; development and management of the WWI team and budgets; donor relations, partnership development and fundraising.  We are looking for someone who has the experience and vision to help our young team and our partners to fulfil their full potential, to expand and embed positive impacts for beneficiaries, and to extend our global influence for a fairer water future.  

More details and how to apply: Deputy Director/Head of Operations and follow this link to apply now.

Closing date: 8th October 2018.

2. Research and Communications Officer, Edinburgh, UK.  £23,250– £28,545 plus benefits.

This role will strengthen our ability to generate, use and manage knowledge, and to communicate effectively in pursuit of our organisational objective of a fairer water future.  The RCO will ensure that our work is based on a rigorous understanding of existing knowledge, that the data we generate is reliable and effectively used, and that we communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences, using appropriate media to ensure impact and influence.  We are looking for someone who combines a passion and flair for writing and impactful communications, with exceptional research and analytical skills. 

More details and how to apply: Research and Communications Officer

Closing date: 5th October 2018

Other News and Updates

Global Think-Shop on social accountability:

 We co-hosted a 3 day global gathering in March (27-29th) of 90 practitioners, researchers and policymakers from across the world to share lessons and insights, explore opportunities and plan for future collaboration to advance accountability for a water-secure future. 

The event built on existing work by Water Witness International, Water Integrity Network, Oxfam, WaterAid, Global Partnership for Social Accountability, World Bank and their many local partners, and was supported by new research and funding from the University of Glasgow, University of Dar-es-Salaam, and Tanzanian NGO Shahidi wa Maji.   

Click here for our Event report.

Zambia Water Stewardship Masterclass

We co-hosted the first ever AWS training in Zambia and launched the Zambia Water Stewardship Award at an event in Lilongwe in January. 29 professionals were trained on the AWS standard and visited a live case study site. Feedback from participants was excellent, and we hope to see more investment in water stewardship as a result. 

The event was co-hosted by the Alliance for Water Stewardship, Water Witness International, Action for Water, Fairy Bottling, and GIZ's International Water Stewardship Programme, with support from the UK, Scottish and German governments. 

Click here for our Event report.

Water Stewardship Malawi goes live!

 January 2018 saw the official launch of Water Stewardship Malawi at an event in Lilongwe, With a £200,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund, the Initiative will support the implementation of the AWS Standard at selected sites, delivering improved water security for vulnerable farmers, businesses and communities, whilst establishing Malawi as a hub for sound water management in Africa. 

 Click here for the latest update from our team in Malawi, and here for recent coverage from the Scotsman.

Media Prize: Water Witness International and its partners are giving out the ‘Habari za Maji’ prize for outstanding journalism for accountability in water management. We have received some amazing pieces of journalism. Thank you to all those who participated. A formal ceremony will be held on 3rd October in Dar es Salaam to announce the winners.

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