Finance & Administration Associate

Organization: GWP - Global Water Partnership

JOB TITLE:         Finance & Administration Associate  

REPORTS TO:     Chief Financial & Administration Officer

TEAM:                 Finance & Administration

GRADE:               E2 – Associate

ELIGIBILITY:     Swedish nationals or legally resident in Sweden at the time of application

LOCATION:        GWPO and CAP-NET Global Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden

DEADLINE:         16 November 2021, 23:59 CET

Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a multi-stakeholder platform supported by a global secretariat that was established as an intergovernmental organization to support countries around the world in their efforts to implement a more equitable and sustainable management of their water resources. The GWP network spans 13 regions with more than 3,000 institutional Partners in 180+ countries. The global secretariat is hosted by the GWP Organization (GWPO) located in Stockholm, Sweden. More information: 

The global team is comprised of a dynamic group of 40+ staff who work to support GWP’s Regional Water Partnerships, Country Water Partnerships, and institutional partners, as well as all GWP’s stakeholders.  GWPO is Implementing Partner for Cap-Net UNDP, a knowledge Network.

The global team’s financial management services are a critical element of the Networks’ architecture, ensuring that global and regional development partners can contribute financially – through GWP – to activities on the ground, while being able to trust in our transparent, auditable, and reliable financial management practices and processes. Across our regional and country teams, we have built excellence in financial management through combining capacity building with accreditation, and we continuously invest in and sustain good practice and knowledge sharing across our partner organisations.  We are now looking to identify a dynamic and innovative Finance and Administration Associate who will, as part of the Global Secretariat’s small but high-powered Finance & Administration Team, help us further sustain, strengthen, and build the financial management systems and practices across our Network of partners. 


The Finance & Administration Associate

  • ensures high quality, accurate, and timely accounting, reporting, and execution of payments to the networks, suppliers, partners, consultants, and staff
  • monitors office service agreements, initiates and oversees the procurement of such services as needed.
  • coordinates the maintenance of a secure and well-functioning work environment


  • At least secondary education in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in finance and administration preferably in an international working environment
  • Good familiarity with accounting systems and knowledge of NAV and Ascendo an advantage
  • Proficient in MS 365 Office with advanced skills in Excel
  • Conscientious, socially skilled, and service-minded attitude as well as high attention to detail and numerical accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Committed to meeting deadlines and good quality of work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Working knowledge of Swedish is required


  • Applications must be submitted in English only and only via the online application system
  • Email applications will not be accepted
  • Maximum 2-page CV and 1-page cover letter describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies match this position.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.
  • Questions can be directed to [email protected]
  • GWP offers competitive remuneration as well as an attractive work environment, with flat hierarchies, and with great opportunities for professional exposure and growth.


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