The World Water Week and Prizes department is looking for an Officer, Partnerships & Digital Marketing to join its team in Stockholm. 

World Water Week is the leading, annual global event on water and development. In 2019, it will move to Tele2 Arena. Building on SIWI’s mission to leverage knowledge and our convening power to strengthen water governance for a just, prosperous and sustainable future, SIWI is also embarking on a multi-year process to evolve World Water Week into the world’s most influential movement transforming global water challenges.

Part of that journey includes strengthening our partnership approach and refining our marketing efforts. To support this work, we are looking for someone who has both an analytical and creative mindset to support the World Water Week and Communications teams.

The role
The main objectives of the role are to apply your digital marketing and analytical skills to 1) contribute to the generation and management of World Water Week & Prizes partners, and 2) help to improve, and support our digital marketing and communications performance. As this is a new position, there is room to make your mark. You will be thrown in the deep end from day one, so it’s essential that you are a quick learner, resourceful and can grasp complex structures and concepts quickly.

You will assist with market research, package development, reporting, administration, and data-driven partner marketing and communications. You will also help to strengthen our marketing and partnership efforts by refining data management and analysis processes, crafting messaging for different channels (social media, video interviews, web material, presentation materials, reports), and supporting our outreach and engagement.

You will report to the Senior Manager, Partnerships & External Relations, and be part of an experienced team of highly skilled professionals responsible for delivering and communicating World Water Week, the Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Who are you?
You have a good understanding of the practical application of data to marketing execution and analytics, and the best media and communication vehicles in marketing and outreach. You are an innovative and open-minded individual who loves digital marketing and the possibility to go from insight to action. As a person, you are solution-oriented and self-driven.

Exceptionally organized and methodical, you notice the opportunities in small details and you enjoy creating systems that turn complicated information into simple processes. You are the one that makes things happen faster and smoother than anybody else. When you need help, you know whom to approach.

You probably have a degree in marketing, communications or related field and have at least three years’ relevant work experience, ideally across partnerships or sales, marketing, and project management. Even better, you have experience working with events, and across sectors. As we act on the global scale, your communications skills in English are exceptional.

The is a permanent position (6-month probation period) starting as soon as possible. The position is based at the SIWI offices in Stockholm, Sweden. Permission to work in Sweden is required.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Partnership support

  • Identify ways to better assess, create and report on ROI for partners.
  • Streamline administrative and workflow processes
  • Contract and financial administration
  • Partner marketing and communication e.g. newsletters and presentations
  • Support the delivery of contracts, including the preparation of reports and documentation as required.
  • Perform competitive analysis and identify gaps and opportunities in the marketplace
  • Compile and present research on prospective partner organizations and sectors
  • Database management

Marketing and Communications

  • Report on-going performance and analyze KPI’s across channels
  • Coordinate and deliver partnership-related outreach activities including, social media, newsletters, events, web and video production together with SIWI’s communications team.
  • Work closely with World Water Week and communications colleagues to plan, execute and evaluate campaigns that attract partners and promote the World Water Week and Prizes
  • Write and edit texts for various purposes and channels such as brochures, ads, newsletters, articles, and web

Basic knowledge and skills:

  • Data savvy individual who understands the practical application of data to marketing execution, and analytics.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of different media and communication vehicles in digital marketing and outreach
  • Understanding of sales processes and/or partnership development – ideally in a development context
  • Business acumen
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, with at least intermediate knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to create unique, and relevant content for different purposes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels, across sectors and cultures.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office suite, Windows applications, social media, WordPress, MailChimp and databases, with the capacity to quickly learn new systems. Knowledge of InDesign is a plus.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is a must. Other languages are a plus.


Education and work experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • +3 years’ experience in partnerships, communication, project management, and/or advocacy or related field.

Preferred experience:

  • Experience in working with marketing analysis, competition analysis, trend analysis, market segmentation and heat mapping
  • Event experience
  • Proven track record in effective communication planning and delivery
  • Working with sponsorship valuation models
  • Developing partnerships, such as event sponsorship, content and/or media partnerships
  • CRM
  • Understanding of development issues

Personal qualities:

Organized, committed, communicative, collaborative, meticulous and high integrity.

How to apply for the position

Please submit your CV and a one-page cover letter to by 20 January 2019. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Further information can be provided by Adele Nerelius HR Officer, 072-0506024 or Rowena Barber Senior Manager, External Relations & Partnerships, World Water Week and Prizes, SIWI, or 072-0506039 (email only from 21 Dec to Jan 4).

About SIWI and World Water Week

The idea that became SIWI stems from three linked events in Stockholm in 1991. The Stockholm Water Festival invited the public to celebrate water on the streets of Stockholm, the Stockholm Water Symposium gathered some two hundred scientists to discuss global water challenges, and the Stockholm Water Prize, under the patronage of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, was awarded for the first time, in recognition of outstanding achievements in water-related activities.

Since then, SIWI has expanded and matured into a world leading water organization with a focused range of research and water development programmes that support water decision-makers around the globe. World Water Week, an expansion of Stockholm Water Symposium, is today the world’s leading annual water event, the Stockholm Water Prize the most prestigious water award, and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize fosters future generations of water excellence.