Sanitation and Water for All vacancy

The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership is looking for freelance journalists worldwide! 

Duty Stations: Home-based – Countries partners of SWA 

Are you passionate about water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)? Are you interested in bringing out the stories from your community? Then help us put a human face to WASH-related issues. 

This is what you need to apply for this role:  

  • Experience in journalism and in developing engaging and impactful content 
  • Experience in conducting interviews on potentially sensitive topics 
  • Demonstrated ability to write in a clear and articulate way 
  • Ability to take quality photographs and videos and basic editing skills 
  • Basic research and analytical skills 
  • Knowledge and understanding of local trends and policies related to water and sanitation is highly desirable 

Functional responsibilities 

  • Identify, research and pitch story ideas or WASH-related news to the SWA Communications team 
  • Write news, feature stories for the SWA website to raise the profile of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues at the national and local levels.  
  • Conduct interviews, including filming videos, to capture SWA partner interventions in the country 
  • Liaise with SWA Communications team to respond to its production needs 
  • Travel, if needed, to cover stories and events by SWA Secretariat/partners 
  • Adhere to SWA code of conduct while dealing with human subjects to seek their permission for any story/interview 

Core Competencies 

  • Flexible 
  • Detail-oriented and driven to achieve results 
  • Treats all individuals with respect, and responds sensitively to the differences 
  • Communicates effectively and in an open manner 
  • Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self 

Education and Experience 

  • Completion of University-level education is a minimum requirement. 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant journalism-related work experience. 

Apply today! Send us your CV, a letter of interest (350 words maximum), and at least 3 copies of your work (written content/photographs/video) at by 10th February 2020 before midnight Copenhagen time (CET).

Applications received after the closing date/time will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. 


Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Writing/Editing
  • Public Relations
  • Other


Niger, Nigeria

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