Do you want to use your skills and experience in sanitation programming, particularly in urban settings to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
Join WaterAid as Programme Advisor, Sanitation to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.
This role is part of our Programme Support Unit team, a diverse, motivated, and fun group of 30 technical experts, specialists, advisors, and managers, passionate about bringing sustainable WASH services to the world’s poorest and most marginalised people.
The Programme Advisor, Sanitation provides strategic advice and technical support on sanitation programming, particularly in urban settings. You will work collaboratively with other specialists across the wider WaterAid federation to refine knowledge and approaches and build learning and best practice for WA and for the sector.
This is a full-time, permanent position.
To see the full job description, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by:
* Submitting the following 3 items into one document in either Word Document or PDF format:
Item 1: Your Cover Letter
Item 2: Your CV
Item 3: Short answers to the following three questions on a separate page, in no more than 500 words in total:
Q1. What are your top 3 skills/experience that you feel meets the requirements of the role?
Q2. What is your approach to technical advisory and support across a global organisation?
Q3. What are the key priorities to improve the sustainability of sanitation services in urban settings?
* Indicating your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter.
Applications will close at 23:59 UK time on 30 June 2022.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
* Develop guidance, standards, and address knowledge gaps on sanitation
* Contribute to improving WaterAid’s sanitation programmes globally
* Coordinate with and provide support to all WaterAid teams on sanitation
* Engage with and influence the WASH sector
* Contribute to team and organisational processes
To be successful, you’ll need:
* Substantial experience in sanitation programming, particularly in urban settings in low- or middle-income countries, including city/town-wide inclusive sanitation programmes, sanitation entrepreneurial approaches, and business development support, demonstrated through a progressive career record with at least the most recent significant experience being in a similar level role.
* Extensive knowledge on the whole sanitation service chain
* Proven success in offering technical assistance, consulting, and/or advisory services to empower and to develop capacities.
* Proven record of facilitating cross organisational teams, coordinating and motivating them to achieve common objectives.
* Solid IT skills, particularly with core Microsoft Office software
* A team player, able to work independently, under pressure, and collaboratively across diverse groups and culture.
* Working style that reflects WaterAid’s values of Respect, Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation.
Location: The role can be based in the UK or one of the following WaterAid Country Programme – Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia subject to right to work eligibility in the respective countries.
Salary: This role is Grade F in County Programmes and a Grade 4 in the UK. Salary and benefits will be in line with WaterAid country’s salary scale and depending on experience.
Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your right to work eligibility in the country to which you wish to work.
For UK based applicants, WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. We support and enjoy a hybrid working environment, this includes regular attendance in the London office to connect with each other. We look forward to discussing with you how you can best deliver in your new role.
WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.
WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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