Local recruitment: Global International Affairs Director


London, UK 🇬🇧

Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸

New York, NY, USA 🇺🇸

Brussels, Belgium 🇧🇪

Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪

Job description

Global International Affairs Director

Permanent, Full Time

The role can be based in London, Washington DC, New York, Brussels or Berlin, subject to right to work eligibility in the respective countries.

Salary & Benefits
Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate and depending on experience.

£73,000 – £80,000 for the UK
* Circa $150.000K for Washington DC and New York
* Salaries levels in Germany and Belgium to be advised upon application

Closing date:

Applications will close 23:59 on 11th January 2023. Availability for interview is required w/c 19thth January.

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.

Please indicate your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in International Affairs 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 our Global International Affairs Director 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 Role:
As our Global International Affairs Director you will will play a major role in WaterAid’s focus on using global campaigns to deliver ambitious change at a national level. Working internationally with colleagues across WaterAid you will lead advocacy, targeting multilateral institutions (such as UN agencies, the World Bank and EU institutions) and donor governments such as UK and Germany.

In this role, you will articulate a vision for the organisation’s influencing approach in key donor countries and with multilateral institutions. You will lead the organisation and the team to implement this vision and help deliver an increase in the scale and impact of WaterAid’s global influence to accelerate progress towards SDG 6.

You’ll also:
* Lead and coordinate the delivery of effective advocacy strategies for multilateral institutions and donor governments
* Lead and coordinate our high level lobbying
* Work collaboratively across the WaterAid Federation to identify the specific contribution of key donor governments
* Lead and develop key advocacy messages aligned to priority campaigns and impact messaging for external audiences
* Lead and manage the building and steering of relationships with influential champions for WASH

About You:
To be successful, you’ll need:
* Proven track record of developing and delivering high impact influencing strategies
* Strong track record of achieving policy and advocacy objectives
* Robust knowledge of international development, the key players and how to influence change in the policy landscape

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.

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.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development