Local recruitment: WASH and Antibiotics APPG Inquiry Support Consultant


London, UK 🇬🇧

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Antibiotics APPGs’ Inquiry into the role of water sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities to curb antimicrobial resistance: support role

WaterAid is seeking consultancy support for project management, event organisation and report writing and delivery to support a joint All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry into the UK’s role in championing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities (HCFs) in least developed countries towards curbing antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The role

WaterAid wishes to commission support to the delivery of the APPG inquiry. The role includes supporting all aspects of APPG’s WASH in HCF and AMR inquiry work, but with a particular focus on planning events and managing the development of the inquiry evidence report.


* Collate and synthesise written evidence submissions to the inquiry for the basis of the report.
* Planning and delivering 2 to 3 high-quality engaging meetings to support evidence gathering and launch for the APPG inquiry. All events will be hybrid in-person and virtual attendees.
* Project planning for report writing:
Develop a draft report based on evidence submitted to the APPG inquiry and desk-based research;Manage design and delivery of final report;Develop social media and communications strategy to support promotion of the report.

* Liaising with and supporting and prepare updates for APPG officers and WaterAid and British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (Secretariats for the APPGs).
* Supporting APPG inquiry speakers.
* Drafting letters, invitations, and other communications on behalf of the APPG Co-Chairs.
* Acting as the first point of contact for inquiry queries, responding promptly to requests and questions.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Previous experience of working in Parliament and/or government;
  • A solid understanding of the global health landscape, key priorities, and challenges;
  • Event planning and delivery experience – for both in-person and virtual events;
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisation skills and a good eye for attention to detail;
  • Outstanding written and communication skills including experience of developing evidence-led reports designed to engage parliamentarians;
  • IT and social media skills;
  • A proven team worker with strong initiative and the ability to work independently;
  • The ability to self-manage workload and manage relationships effectively;
  • Working style that reflects WaterAid’s values of Respect, Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation.

Interested in applying?

Please send all inquiries and applications (expression of interest/expertise, a CV, and quote for the work) to Rhian Lewis ([email protected]) by 6pm on Monday 2 May 2022. It is anticipated that work can start per the date of the timeline above and that all applicants are able to meet the timeline specified-any exceptions should be noted in the application. Payments will be linked to milestones and will be discussed on appointment.

Additional Information

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]