Programme Officer (Hygiene)

London, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job Description

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

Join WaterAid as Programme Officer - Hygiene 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 2018 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

Quality Programmes Team within Programme Support Unit (PSU) of the International Programmes Department, WaterAid UK provide thought leadership, specialist support, normative guidance, learning, knowledge management and planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting support across the organisation, particularly to our country programmes.

WaterAid is looking for a WASH / behaviour change professional to provide operational support to the ongoing work on hygiene behaviour change programmes. The post holder will have experience of working on hygiene behaviour change and research in developing countries, and understanding of the different behaviour change approaches and programmes in the sector. The role is an ideal opportunity for someone with existing knowledge and interest in hygiene behaviour change, and a willingness to support further learning, creativity and innovation in this arena.

In this role, you will:

* Support an active community of practice on hygiene behaviour change.

* Support in designing and managing formative research studies, tools and methods.

* Liaise with Country Programmes to help generate programmatic learnings on designing and implementing hygiene behaviour change programmes.

* Support in editing and synthesizing existing hygiene behaviour change resources.

* Assist in ongoing capacity building initiatives by coordinating logistics and activities related to hygiene behaviour change

* Work closely with Senior WASH Manager-Hygiene to support ongoing broader work on hygiene behaviour change

To be successful, you'll need:
* Master's degree in relevant discipline such as Public Health, Environmental Health, or social sciences
* Experience of working in the international development sector particularly in WASH, behaviour change programme and research including formative research
* Demonstrable experience of writing, editing and producing clear briefing notes
* Demonstrable understanding of WASH and health sector hygiene behaviour change issues
* Knowledge and experience of WASH project design and delivery
* Ability and willingness to work and travel overseas to support workshops and hygiene initiatives

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'.
Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in either Word Document or PDF.
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.

Other Information
WaterAid benefits include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
* Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption/Surrogacy pay
* Sabbaticals
* Season Ticket Loan

Salary: £29,300 with excellent benefits.

WaterAid is currently located at Durham Street, Vauxhall. However, we will be leaving our current location in the summer of 2020. The new location is to be confirmed but will be within zone 1-2 in London. The recruiting line manager will discuss this with you at the interview stage.

Applications will close one minute before midnight on the 5th September. Availability for interview is required w/c 16th September.

WaterAid is fully committed to protecting those with whom it comes into contact in 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.

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