GWP Southeast Asia Job Vacancy: Regional Coordinator - Jakarta, Indonesian

GWP Southeast Asia (GWP-SEA) is a Regional Water Partnership (RWP) within the GWP Network. GWP Southeast Asia brings together governmental, non-governmental, educational, private and civil groups and all water related institutions and sectors from countries in the region currently including Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao-PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. GWP-SEA works closely together with the Regional Water Network and Institutions covering countries of the region such as APWF, UN-ESCAP, AWC and other entities for purposes of supporting countries in the sustainable management of their water resources. The GWP Partners constitute the GWP General Assembly of the regional network bringing to the network expertise, experience, information and commitment to facilitate an integrated approach to water resources throughout the region.

For its GWP Southeast Asia (GWP SEA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

JOB TITLE: Regional Coordinator 
TEAM MEMBERS: Regional Secretariat staff 
LOCATION: GWP Southeast Asia Regional Secretariat, hosted by PT Binatama Wirawreda

Konsultan in Jakarta, Indonesia

DURATION: The successful candidate will be recruited on contract for a period of 3 years subject to 3 months probation period and annual renewal based upon successful appraisal of performance and funding conditions.

The ideal candidate for the position of Regional Coordinator should have the following qualifications and abilities: 

  • Advanced degree (M.Sc. degree and above) in any or combination of the following fields: natural science, water management, economics, development studies, environmental and social sciences, engineering or any equivalent educational background.
  • At least 7 years relevant experience in working with implementing large development programmes. The candidate must be familiar with and have sound knowledge and skills of planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes mainly in the field of water resources management and environment.
  • Knowledge of the international context of IWRM and the major international organisations involved, including the aid agencies will be an added advantage.
  • Strong managerial leadership skills are essential including excellent organizational and analytical capabilities, setting priorities, take initiatives and complete work plan deadlines.
  • A flexible, diplomatic, friendly and cooperative personality with a sensitive approach to national and regional political environments.
  • Ability to network at high political levels and across the Region to secure financing for the Regional Water Partnership
  • Good understanding of national governments economic development processes and experience of working with governmental development programmes
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken. Knowledge of other regional languages is an advantage.
  • Effective PC skills (Excel, Word, power point, etc.)
  • Not a person who has served as Chair or SC member. Persons who have served as Chair or SC member cannot become the Program Coordinalor to allow for new expertise in the management of regional affairs.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and personal interest letter electronically to the Chair of GWP Southeast Asia at: with copy to clearly indicating ‘Regional Coordinator GWP Southeast Asia’, and to indicating ‘Selection Committee Secretary’. Applications should be submitted electronically not later than by 17.00 (Jakarta time) on 27 December 2016. 
  • This call is open to any individual in the Southeast Asia region, with a nationality of one of the GWP Southeast Asia region countries indicated above.
  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted