Water Witness
Water Witness

Charity registered in Scotland SC041072

Water is our planet’s life-giving force. But the water needed to keep us healthy, to produce our food and energy, to support commerce and maintain ecosystems is too often threatened by poor management and short term decision-making which prioritises profits over people and the environment.

Water Witness International is a charity which works to improve the way that rivers, streams, lakes and aquifers in developing countries are managed.  We carry out targeted research and advocacy to deepen understanding, share knowledge and ensure accountability to advance a fair, secure and sustainable water future for all.


Current vacancies

Top job! Global Investigations Lead

  • Full time
  • £40,577 – £46,687
  • Edinburgh HQ
  • Closing 9th February 2023

Water Witness works at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, to understand its root causes and to activate an effective and lasting response. Our ambitious 2030 Strategy sets out five imperatives for a water secure future: accountable governance, progressive financing, redefining corporate responsibility, confronting climate change and activating people power.

This is new and exciting position will lead the design and delivery of global investigations, research, and advocacy to end the abuse of water - and the communities and ecosystems which depend on water - in our globalised supply chains.

They will be responsible for rigorous research, documentation, and analysis of the water impacts (pollution, depletion, degradation, conflicts, inadequate WASH access, exacerbation of droughts and floods) caused by the production of food, clothing, and consumer goods.

Working with our civil society partners in Africa, Asia and South America they will generate the chain of evidence needed to hold corporations, investors and governments to account for responsible water use, and will stimulate media attention, citizen demand and political will for water justice in both the global north and south. We are particularly keen to recruit a future global leader in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world, and are committed to developing the post holder to help realise their full potential.

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Business Support Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,201 – £26,645
  • Edinburgh HQ
  • Closing 9th February 2023

Water Witness works at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, to understand its root causes and to activate an effective and lasting response. Our ambitious 2030 Strategy sets out five imperatives for a water secure future: accountable governance, progressive financing, redefining corporate responsibility, confronting climate change and activating people power.

We are seeking a well-organised and motivated professional, with strong administrative and financial management skills to support the Business Manager and colleagues across the wider organisation, including in our offices in Africa.

The Business Support Officer will play a key role in effective delivery of our strategic objectives and will be responsible for a range of administrative and financial management duties including processing transactions and reporting, supporting audits, fundraising, facilities, and asset maintenance, supporting meetings, correspondence, convening, monitoring, evaluation, and compliance with internal policies.

The Business Support Officer will be based in our Edinburgh headquarters with some flexibility for those wishing to work part time. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading team for those seeking to develop their skills and experience in international development, or for a seasoned office support or financial management professional.

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Administration and Finance Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,798 – £25,045
  • Edinburgh. Some hybrid working and international travel may be required
  • Closing 29th July 2022

Water Witness works at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, to understand its root causes and to activate an effective and lasting response. Our ambitious 2030 Strategy sets out five imperatives for a water secure future: accountable governance, progressive financing, redefining corporate responsibility, confronting climate change and activating people power.

We are seeking to appoint a well-organised, self-motivated, and flexible professional, with strong administrative and finance skills, to assist and support the Business Manager with a broad range of administrative and financial duties and to support colleagues across the wider organisation, including our offices in Africa.

The Administration and Finance Officer will be responsible for ensuring transparent and efficient office administration and financial activities contributing to the achievement of Water Witness’s overall objectives.

S/he will be responsible for general administrative and financial management duties including recording income and expenditure, arranging payment of invoices, supporting financial audits, fundraising applications, support to the Senior Management Team and other staff, facilities and asset maintenance, supporting meetings including correspondence, convening, and preparing material and documentation, as well as taking minutes and tracking and chasing actions as required. The post holder will also support the setting up and management of contact databases and filing systems and management of our media and photo library. They will also assist the CEO and SMT with diary management.

Some hybrid working and international travel may be required.

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This vacancy has now closed

Research and Investigations Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,577 – £35,531
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th November 2022

Water Witness works at the frontline of the global water crisis to shine a light on its impacts, to understand its root causes and to activate an effective and lasting response. Our ambitious 2030 Strategy sets out five imperatives for a water secure future: accountable governance, progressive financing, redefining corporate responsibility, confronting climate change and activating people power.

Water Witness is seeking a high calibre individual to join its Edinburgh-based team where they will be responsible for research and investigations into the water and climate challenges facing vulnerable communities around the world, their root causes, and actionable solutions.

Their work will build the evidence base of reliable knowledge and stakeholder voices which are the foundations of global advocacy and action for a fairer water future. This exciting position will play a key role in delivering the Accountability for Water and Fair Water Footprints Programmes, which focus on holding governments and corporations to account for sustainable and equitable water management and stimulating citizen action for water justice.

The position will involve regular overseas travel to support research in sometimes challenging contexts.

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