PROJECT: ACTION PLATFORM FOR SOURCE-TO-SEA MANAGEMENTExpression of interest for Chair of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management

The Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform), a multi-stakeholder initiative with more than 40 partners, is seeking a new Chair for its Steering Committee and welcomes any interested candidates to submit their interest by 10 November 2023.

About the Platform

The S2S Platform’s vision is a world in which land, freshwater, coastal and marine resources are managed holistically, balancing benefits for the environment, communities, and economy from source to sea. The linkages between land, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems go from the source to the sea and back to the source and include the whole water cycle. This vision is clear in the Strategy 2021-2025. 

The S2S Platform Chair is crucial to the continued success and development of the initiative, by way of leading the Steering Committee, provide guidance of the strategic direction, engage with partners, mobilize resource, and overall act as a champion for source-to-sea action and the S2S Platform.

The Chair is elected by the Steering Committee for a three-year term and can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms. The annual allocation of time will be 25 days, which can be extended with prior approval from the host institution. The Chair may receive remuneration for the hours dedicated to the Chair’s responsibilities, as agreed upon by the host institution. 

For more detailed information about the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of the new Chair, read the Terms of Reference.

S2S Platform Chair Candidates can either be self-nominated or nominated by partners of the S2S Platform.

Any interested candidate will need to provide an Expression of Interest to latest by 10 November 2023, to apply for the position of Chair.  

The Expression of Interest should consist of a cover letter of max two (2) pages and a CV, which addresses the candidate’s motivation to become Chair of the Steering committee as well as the duties, responsibilities and qualifications of the Chair as outlined in the Terms of Reference.   

All expressions of interest will be assessed by a Chair Election Committee consisting of representatives from the S2S Platform Steering Committee.

The decision to elect the new Chair is made by the S2S Platform Steering Committee. The Election process is handled by the S2S Platform Secretariat, which is hosted at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). 

Below you find the timeline for the election process of the new Steering Committee Chair of the S2S Platform:  

  • 30 June 2023: Launch of election process of the new Steering Committee Chair.
  • 10 November 2023: Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest.
  • December 2023: The Steering Committee meeting convenes and elects a new Chair. The new Chair is notified by the Secretariat of the S2S Platform.