Local recruitment: Senior Policy Analyst (Climate Resilient WASH)


United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Rwanda 🇷🇼

Senegal 🇸🇳

South Africa 🇿🇦

Job description

Senior Policy Analyst – Climate Resilient WASH
Contract: 2 years, Fixed Term

United Kingdom: 50,923 – 53,575 GBP
Bangladesh: 1,649,484 – 3,439,668 BDT
Rwanda: 30,868,907 – 40,000,000 RWF
Senegal: 31,837,170 – 42,709,202 XOF
South Africa: 950,000 – 1,191,126 ZAR

Location: The role can be based in the UK from our Canary Wharf or one of the following WaterAid Country Programme – Bangladesh, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, subject to right to work eligibility in the respective countries.

In the UK, a minimum of 40% of working time is spent face to face, either in London office, or as a result of external engagement or travel for WaterAid. WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base.

Do you want to use your skills in Climate Resilience policy analysis and influencing to play a vital role in making safe and sustainable water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Climate change is water change, and as global warming increases so frequency and the severity of threats to global water security and the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. Whilst a large proportion of those communities who lack sustainable WASH services find themselves on the front lines of climate change, in most cases they are at the back of the queue for climate finance. If these communities are to be resilient we need to make the case for WASH as a core component of climate resilience. We need to demonstrate what climate resilience looks like and make the case for urgent investment in these interventions. Otherwise these communities will face deepening and cascading water crises. As such climate change is a priority for WaterAid as we work towards our aim of providing universal access to safe water and sanitation.

Join WaterAid as a Senior Policy Analyst (SPA) for Climate Resilient WASH 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:

This position will be based in the Policy Team, which consist of a highly motivated group of 11 policy analysts, who are passionate about influencing policy change through evidence-based advocacy to enable sustainable access to WASH to the world’s poorest and most marginalised people.

As our innovative and ambitious Senior Policy Analyst for Climate Resilient WASH, you contribute to defining clear narratives for climate resilience WASH policies. You will act as a recognised WaterAid spokesperson and expert advisor on climate change and climate resilient WASH; and support our case clearly and confidently with research, policy briefs, and media narratives.

About the role:

In this role, you will contribute to the articulation of clear narratives of WaterAid’s climate resilient WASH to help to influence increased flow of climate funds for water, sanitation and hygiene particularly for the world’s poorest people and communities. You will play a major part in realising WaterAid’s ambition to strengthen the resilience of WASH to climate change and achieve national change through its research, policy work global advocacy priorities and campaigns.

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • Experience of working in public policy and/or advocacy on policy issues related to climate change and climate resilient water, sanitation and hygiene;
  • Understanding of climate policies and demonstrated ability to push WASH within the climate debate and advocating for increased climate financing to sanitation and water supply for basic human needs;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of climate change on water resources management for WASH and the corresponding policy implications to ensure that water for WASH is prioritised amongst other water use polices;
  • An ability to closely follow, accurately summarise and clearly communicate developments in wider scientific and policy debates relevant to water security;
  • Experience of building the networks and coalitions required to drive an effective change agenda – especially with major international agencies (multilateral development banks, United Nations agencies, OECD, UN Water etc.), governments and NGOs;
  • University degree in water resources management, Environmental Sciences or other climate related disciplines and research experience.

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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