Senior Policy Analyst (Governance)

WaterAid

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Rwanda 🇷🇼

Uganda 🇺🇬

South Africa 🇿🇦

Zambia 🇿🇲

Job description

Want to use your skills in governance to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Senior Policy Analyst – WASH Governance 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 position will be based in the Policy Team that consist of a motivated group of 11 policy analysts, who are passionate about influencing policy change to enable sustainable access to WASH to the world’s poorest and most marginalised people through evidence-based advocacy.

As Senior Policy Analyst – WASH Governance, as a Senior Policy Analyst – WASH Governance, you will lead on WaterAid’s public policy and global policy influencing strategies that aim to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the sector to deliver sustainable water and sanitation services for all. You will focus on WASH sector governance – generating the evidence and advocating for the conditions necessary for strengthened institutions, policies and sector performance at national and sub-national levels. You will also be conversant with system-strengthening – a way of working that WaterAid is seeking to embed across our work.

This opportunity is full time and permanent.

How to Apply
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*Please read the job description and apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.
* Please indicate your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter.
* Applications will close 23:59 UK time on 12th September 2022.

In this role, you will lead on policy influencing related to WaterAid’s Global Strategy Aim on ‘Universal, Sustainable and safe Access at Subnational Level’ work including sector-strengthening and ensure WaterAid strengthens its credibility and profile amongst key international and national decision-makers in this area.

You’ll also:
* Provide sector leadership and acting as a recognised authority in sector debates on WASH sector governance.
* Lead policy team inputs into the multi-country programme research projects. Work with the WHO and GLAAS teams to submit reports of WaterAid performance against SWA’s Collaborative Behaviours.
* Provide leadership and guidance in shaping national WASH sector planning processes, and bottlenecks preventing the development of an effective and functioning WASH sector in collaboration with the International Programmes Department.
* Provide sector leadership and acting as a recognised authority in sector debates on WASH sector governance.
* Provide leadership and guidance in shaping national WASH sector planning processes, and bottlenecks preventing the development of an effective and functioning WASH sector in collaboration with the International Programmes Department.

To be successful, you’ll need:
* An exceptional ability in critical thinking with experience of originating and proactively promoting credible and pro-poor policy reforms
* Substantial experience in public policy fields, particularly in the WASH sector with an exceptional track record of devising and implementing high impact advocacy strategies.
* Significant knowledge and experience in international development policy and policy-making in lower income and least developed countries.
* Proven experience of broader international development policy debates including aid effectiveness, development finance, global ‘sector partnerships and poverty eradication policies in donor agencies and developing countries.
* A proven track record of conceptualising and delivering high quality, original and intellectually robust research projects in WASH-related filed.
* A team player, able to work responsibly, 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 (London) or one of the following WaterAid Country Programme or Regional Offices – (Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia). Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship or support relocation for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility and right to work in the country that you wish to work.

Salary
Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate and depending on experience. See further details below:


* UK London: Grade 2 – £50,923 – £53,575
* East Africa Rwanda: Grade G – RWF 30,868,907 – 51,306,306
* East Africa Uganda: Grade G – UGX 161,323,046 – 213,753,036
* South Africa: Grade – G – ZAR 873,681 – 1,191,126
* East Africa Zambia: – Grade G – ZMW 852,151 – 945,887

Additional Information:
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 all locations: WaterAid is open and supportive of flexibility. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working to enable the right balance between office and home-based working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role can be discussed at the interview stage. For UK based applicants, the role is based in our office in Canary Wharf, London, with the flexibility to work from home.

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 opportunity, 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]


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