Local recruitment: Project Manager (Policy and Campaigns)


United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Senegal 🇸🇳

Job description

Salary: £38,065 – £40,052

Project Manager – Policy and Campaigns
Full time, permanent contract

Location: The role can be based in the UK or Senegal.

Closing date: Applications will close 23:59 on 29 January. This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

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 project management 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 a Project Manager 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 design and delivery of WaterAid’s global advocacy priorities. We deliver an ambitious agenda, grounded in national level change and impact.

About the Role:
In this role, you will help to drive forward successful delivery of the Policy and Campaigns Department’s priority projects that will help achieve our goals. You will bring your strategic planning and exceptional process management skills, your attention to detail and risk management, and event management skills to deliver on complex and high-profile projects.

You’ll also:
* Coordinate and input to the delivery of major outputs and assets including quality and narrative checks
* Ensure clear processes are established and followed for each project (eg sign off processes, in line with WaterAid guidelines)
* Input to strategic decisions, especially in order to point out or question interdependencies, opportunities and risk
* Support project leads/sponsors with key meeting scheduling in line with project governance (e.g. ensuring consultation meetings with the right people at the right time, ensuring decision-making meetings are planned in advance)
* Record keeping: risks, actions, stakeholders, monitoring and evaluation, outputs, communications and agreed budgets
* Line manage one staff member, providing managing and coaching support, potentially through remote management (depending on location).

To be successful, you’ll need:
* Ability to advise and lead on project management practices to support achievement of strategic goals – including governance, planning, budgeting and risk management
* Ability to advise and lead on best practice event organising and management, particularly in which an objective is to reach alignment using negotiation or persuasion
* Ability to advise on best practice stakeholder management processes
* An excellent understanding of internal communication best practice, especially for teams operating across multiple countries
* A good understanding of good management practice and theory.

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 London Grade 4 – 38,065GBP – 40,052GBP

West Africa Senegal Grade F – 22 933 445XOF – 33 480 591XOF

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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