Career opportunities

Executive Director

We’re looking for an exceptional person to lead our talented multi-cultural team as Executive Director. This is a tremendous opportunity to help us maximize our impact at a critical time, when water crises are increasing in frequency and severity and water related issues are rapidly rising to the top of corporate and policy agendas.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing day-to-­day operations of the organisation and ensuring its long-term financial sustainability. If you’re an enthusiastic, dynamic and amiable person with strong management skills and a solid background and network in the global water sector, we invite you to apply.

Find out more about this role and the skills and experience required here.

Deadline for applications: 30th September 2016.

Our current Executive Director, Ruth Mathews, will step into a new role as Chief Policy Advisor so that she can dedicate more time to strengthening our global Network and accelerating change by influencing policy and practice.


Water Footprint Network is seeking an intern to support our work on the development of the water footprint database, focusing on industrial materials and products. The internship will be for three months, based at our offices in The Hague.

Key assignments will be:

  • Research, propose and prepare a list of industrial materials/products, most commonly used by companies and in people’s lives
  • Conduct a literature survey and other research on the water use for producing/processing these materials and products
  • Support the design of a database format aligning with Water Footprint Network’s existing databases and uses in various tools
  • Compile the data and results, based on the literature research, in the designed format
  • Support other projects/activities upon request (minor responsibility)

Find out more about this role and the skills and experience required here.

The position is open only for candidates eligible to work in the EU.

Deadline for applications: 15th September 2016.