Water Governance Expert

Water Governance Expert
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Location: Beirut but with frequent movements to the three Water Establishments (North, South and Bekaa)
Working area:
Job Description

Responsible for:  the Water Governance Expert will assure the coordination of the activities for reinforcement of capacities for the 3 Water Establishments (North, South and Bekaa) in direct collaboration with the partner ACWUA and under the supervision of the Program Coordinator


GVC is seeking a WATER GOVERNANCE EXPERT for supporting the coordination of the national program financed by EU and implemented in collaboration with CISP and ACWUA.



  • Coordinate the activities of capacity building for the 3 Water Establishments (Bekaa, North and South);
  • Support the coordination for the activities of ACWUA with the Water Establishments;
  • Participate to sectorial coordination groups;
  • Water policy analysis;
  • Analyse data collected from surveys and produce statistical reports and publications;
  • Production of capitalisation documents;


  • Support the coordination of a water infrastructure and management program;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of activities conducted on the field by partners of the project;
  • Responsible for timely implementation of project activities
  • Production of press releases and communication documents;
  • Organise stakeholders meeting at local and regional level for the implementation of project activities;
  • Liaise and communicate with target communities and local authorities as appropriate and in coordination with the Program Manager
  • To Report to Program Coordinator whatever problem could arise in the implementation of consortium activities
  • Supporting in the identification and elaboration of new project proposals;


  • Knowledge and proven experience in establishing and maintaining effective monitoring and evaluation system for development projects
  • Experience in gathering, analysing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience of using participatory approaches in development projects
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently when needed
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills 
  • Good organisational skills including accuracy, consistency, attention to detail and patience
  • Ability to show perseverance, tenacity and the ability to work under pressure 
  • Previous experience of working on projects related to water


  • MSc or PHD in water related subjects would be considered as an asset
  • Minimum of 4 years of work in development/humanitarian projects
  • Minimum of 1 year covering senior position roles
  • Minimum of 2 year working in water sector
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English and Arabic
  • Demonstrated experience with data collection and analysis
  • Proficiency of MS office programs
  • Driving license (mandatory)


  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Highly organised and able to work respecting deadlines
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work independently while at the same time cooperating with other staff members as well as beneficiaries
  • Deep knowledge of rural areas of Bekaa, North and South Lebanon would be considered an asset
  • Being flexible and with the ability to adjust to changes and new requirements
  • Problem solving skills
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Engineering or related field
Arabic: Very Good English: Very Good French:
Period: 1 years full‐time renewable (project duration 2 years) with 3 months’ probation period
Salary: According to experience and GVC salary scale.
Submission guidelines: The application should include: CV and cover letter in English by specifying in the subject: GVC Water Governance Expert - MADAD. Applications in Arabic will not be considered.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Michele Pierpaoli
Program Manager