Local recruitment: Policy Advisor (Research and Data Monitoring)

WaterAid

London, UK 🇬🇧

Home-based/Remote

Job description

Policy Advisor – Research and Data Monitoring

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £38,000- £40,000 Subject to experience

Hybrid Working, 2 days in the London office (Canary Wharf).

WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing date:
Shortlisting and interviews may take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date of 30th December 2022. Availability for interview is required week commencing 5th January 2023

How to Apply:
To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in Policy Advisor – Research and Data Monitoring to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as Policy Advisor – Research and Data Monitoring 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.

About the Team:
The WaterAid Policy Team 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.

About the Role:
As a Policy Advisor – Research and Data Monitoring, you will support the highest standards of research development, analysis and communication of data relating to the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in supporting WaterAid’s research agenda as part of our new Global Strategy. This work will underpin WaterAid’s reputation for integrity and evidence-based policy influencing and advocacy work.


In this role, you will be responsible for analysing global and regional WASH data; providing relevant highlights and analysis to support WaterAid’s policy influencing and advocacy for increased transparency and accountability by WASH service providers and governments.

The role will also involve the following areas:
* Information management: The Advisor will also be responsible for monitoring and analysing WASH sector data and provide highlights to support advocacy by WaterAid. The Advisor will be responsible for consistency of the use of data across the WaterAid federation, including ensuring that all data published on WaterAid websites are up to date.
* Communication: Clear and effective communication of WASH data in written or verbal form, for use on websites, social media channels, country programmes and the entire WaterAid Federation will be a central part of the work.
* Data Monitoring and reporting: coordinate internal inputs into global data reporting including the Joint monitoring Programme (JMP), Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS).
* Research design and coordination; contribute to research design within the Policy and Campaigns Department (PCD) and other teams across.

About You:
* Excellent numerical skills and understanding of data and statistics, including an ability to seek the latest data from regular sources and to access new sources of data relevant to WaterAid’s work
* Strong analytical, research and writing skills (English language)
* An ability to follow closely, accurately summarise and clearly communicate developments in scientific and policy debates relevant to WASH
* An entrepreneurial approach to supporting influencing work, including the ability to take the initiative and rapidly adapt work plans to seize new and unforeseen opportunities;
* Working style that reflects WaterAid’s values of Respect, Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation
* Proven ability to work and communicate effectively across diverse cultures in a matrix organisation
* Masters’ degree, or post-graduate qualifications and research experience; in relevant discipline; including statistics, economics, geography, maths, statistics, and international development
* Excellent IT (Information Technology) skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Power BI.

Our Benefits:
* 36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

Our Commitment

An inclusive workplace:

We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

Safeguarding:
We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.


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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

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