Local recruitment: Priority Projects Officer


London, UK 🇬🇧

Do you want to use your skills in project management and communication to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Then join WaterAid as our Priority Projects Officer 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.

The Priority Projects team is uniquely positioned within the international programmes division and supports both global fundraising teams and country programmes to raise restricted funds for projects with priority funding needs.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time as it is expanding, and broadening its portfolio of priority projects. As our new Priority Projects Officer, you will be a global focal point for, and co-ordinate, restricted funding projects supported by multiple donors across the WaterAid federation, from philanthropists & corporates to community groups and schools. You will translate technical project information into engaging proposals and reports to bring our projects to life.

This post is a full time, fixed-term contract for six months with the possibility to extend.

How to Apply:

Join us to change normal for good – Apply today! To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’.

* Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in a single document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close 23:59 on 05/12/2021.
* Early submission is encouraged as shortlisting and interviews may take place on a rolling basis. Availability for virtual interviews is required on 02/12/21, 08/12/21 and 09/12/21.

In this role you will work closely with global teams to:
* Act as a focal point for a portfolio of restricted funding projects
* Monitor project progress and write inspiring donor reports
* Commission content to demonstrate impact of our work
* Actively promote projects to fundraisers and provide timely updates on funding gaps

This is a very exciting opportunity to join our Institutional Finding & Partnerships team. To be successful, you will have:
* Degree or relevant work experience in an international development organisation
* Knowledge and understanding of restricted funding projects, including monitoring progress against plans and writing reports
* Ability to manage a varied workload and a proactive approach
* Excellent attention to detail and the ability to consolidate complex information
* Strong writing and communication skills

Salary: £28,108 with excellent benefits. For successful applicants who are not based in London or Home Based, WaterAid’s regional salary scale will apply which will be £24,977 with excellent benefits

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Additional Annual Leave Purchase scheme – up to 5 days
  • Generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangements
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
  • Access to hundreds of retailer and gym membership discounts
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Additional Information:

WaterAid is located in Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. Please be aware that this role is UK based only. WaterAid is open and supportive of flexibility. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working. The right balance between office and home-based working should be agreed with your line manager. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

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 [email protected].





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development