Local recruitment (Southern Africa): PEA Consultant


South Africa 🇿🇦

WaterAid is seeking a consultant to conduct a political economy analysis (PEA) of SADC to inform advocacy & Engagement

It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid is looking for a consultant to conduct a political economy analysis (PEA) of SADC. The consultant will play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV to [email protected] using PEA as the subject of the email.

Deadline: 6th December 2021

Interviews: Soon after the closing date

Please note: to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in South Africa or any of the Southern Africa countries in which WaterAid operates.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

Working within the Southern Africa Region and in close partnership with the Regional Director, Regional Advocacy Manager and other stakeholders, the consultant will:

  • Conduct a political economy analysis (PEA) of SADC, focusing on structures of decision making, power and influence related to water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Come up with formal and informal policy influencing options and strategies to assist WaterAid in determining how best to influence SADC.
  • Identify the critical drivers of change including power structures, formal and informal institutions, that influence decision making in SADC.

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • A post-graduate in governance, policy, development studies, social sciences, or any other relevant field. Or equivalent experience
  • Extensive proven experince in conducting macro-level PEA or Power analysis
  • Knowledgeable (extensive applied knowledge) and familiar with the operations of SADC or other regional blocks, the policy context, frameworks, and processes.
  • Fully committed to WaterAid’s vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.

We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

Click on ‘Apply’ to download the job description.

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 preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

No recruitment agencies please.





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