Local recruitment: Global Head of Campaigns


Dakar, Senegal 🇸🇳

Abuja, Nigeria 🇳🇬

Kenya 🇰🇪

South Africa 🇿🇦

Job description

Global Head of Campaigns

Fixed-term, 15 Month Parental Leave cover

Salary & Benefits
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. Grade 2: £50,923 – £53,575
Senegal, Dakar. Grade G. 34703 738 – 45491 699 CFA
Nigeria, Abuja. Grade G. 18,135,071 – 25,990,761 Naira
Kenya. To be discussed if successful
South Africa, Pretoria or Johannesburg. Grade G. 873,681 – 1,191,126 Rand

The role can be based in the UK or one of the following WaterAid Country Programme – Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, subject to right to work eligibility in the respective countries.

Closing date:
23:59 GMT Sunday 29 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.
* Please indicate your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in campaigning 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 the Global Head of Campaigns 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 Global Campaigns team plays a leadership role across the WaterAid Federation to drive the strategy and delivery of WaterAid’s global advocacy priorities. We deliver an ambitious agenda, grounded in national level change and impact.

About the Role:

As our Global Head of Campaigns during this contract, you will have a key leadership role in shaping and launching WaterAid’s new global advocacy priorities on climate change and women’s health in line with its new 10-year global strategy. You will work with teams across WaterAid programme countries, regions and members teams and our communications department. You will also manage a high-performing team to continue to deliver impact on our agenda for 2023.

You’ll also:

• Bring thought leadership to WaterAid on how we can better achieve advocacy impact

• Support country campaigning in order to seize immediate opportunities for impact

• Identify opportunities to strengthen our advocacy operations (such as monitoring and evaluation, advocacy fundraising, digital advocacy)

About You:
To be successful, you’ll need:

• Strong political judgement

• Excellent strategy development skills to shape complex policy and change processes into a clear campaign trajectory

• Experience of navigating a complex federation-style NGO and of building country-led campaigns

• A track record of achieving political change in multiple countries and be adept at using an array of campaign tactics to achieve impact.

• Experience in matrix, remote or distance management and the ability to coach, motivate and develop a high performing team to deliver change.

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.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development