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SIWI is an attractive working place for highly motivated professionals who care about concrete work that matters for people, the environment and our shared future.


Water is on the rise on the international agenda and holds a prominent place in almost all dialogues on development, sustainability, and our common future. This is a testament to water’s central role in tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time. We are proud to contribute to this development, and the expansion of the water community that it brings.

As we head into an exciting year for global water issues, SIWI is determined to keep working to provide for wise management and governance of the world’s water resources. We hope you will want to join us in this effort as we strengthen our team further with the following ongoing recruitment.

As an equal opportunity employer, SIWI encourages women and minorities to apply for open positions.

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  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Contract duration: 150 days (1 June 2023 – 1 June 2024)
  • Time requirement: 100% of full-time equivalent
  • Application deadline: 15 May 2023


SIWI has been active in Ethiopia since 2015, starting with the inception of the Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI). The programme has been engaging factories, companies, ministries and agencies to address resource use and technical production challenges that the industry and government agencies face in the textile sector in Ethiopia. This led to the inception of several projects and programmes, among one the Ethiopia Water and Landscape Governance Programme.

The programme included three work packages; (1) National level IWRM Capacity Building (2) Landscape Restoration in Hawassa and (3) Improved resource management at textile factories in the country. The programme ended successfully in 2022 and SIWI is now planning to scale up its organisational presence and programme portfolio in the country.

We are hence seeking to recruit hire a National Programme Coordinator that can lead and support SIWI’s work in the country.

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