IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation: Water Management & Governance Officer

  • Blue Economy and Recruitment Consultancy S.L
  • Málaga, Spain
  • 29/05/2024
Office work Management and consultancy Marine policy Water and hydrology

Job Description

About the job

Are you passionate about water sustainability and governance? Do you want to make a global impact with a leading environmental organization? IUCN at the Mediterranean Office is looking for a dedicated professional to join our team as a Water Management and Governance Officer. Apply now and contribute to a future where water resources are managed sustainably for all.

Job Description

-Support the development and implementation of projects related to water management and protection, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.

-Collaborate with stakeholders to promote good water governance practices and advocate for sustainable water management policies. Link to different economic sectors with an especial focus on agriculture.

-Identify and implement Nature-based Solutions to address climate change impacts on freshwater ecosystems.

-Conduct monitoring and assessment activities to track the status and trends of freshwater biodiversity.

-Assist the development and implementation of projects related to sustainable agriculture practices, promoting integrated approaches to land and water management, and fostering synergies between water conservation and agricultural sustainability initiatives.

-Develop and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations, government agencies, and local communities to enhance freshwater conservation efforts.

-Support fundraising efforts and seek opportunities to increase investment in freshwater ecosystem conservation projects.

-Organize capacity building activities for civil society organisations working on freshwater ecosystems conservation projects.

-Support to the implementation of the Mediterranean Programme (estimated dedication 10-20%).

Other Tasks

-Support other departments of the Centre in addressing emerging issues, including event organisation, preparation of contracts and relations with members and partners.

-Undertake any other task/emerging issues at the request of the line manager.



• A degree (MSc) in environmental science, water resources management, ecology, or related field.

• A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in project management, preferably in the field of water management or conservation.

• Strong understanding of water governance principles, Nature-based Solutions, and freshwater biodiversity conservation.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders effectively.

• Proven track record in fundraising and proposal development for conservation projects is desirable

• Proven skills in logistics and administration

• Fluency in written and spoken English and French. Knowledge of other Mediterranean Languages such as Arabic and Spanish are very desirable

• Good knowledge of water challenges, actors, donors and priorities in the Mediterranean is highly recommended

• Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

• Good organisational skills and attention to detail.

• Availability to travel.

Career level


Career options

Non academic career