Local recruitment: Policy and Governance Manager


Maputo, , MZ

Job Description

It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid is looking for a Policy and Governance Manager to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Working within the Mozambique team, the Policy and Governance Manager will;

  • Be accountable for setting, achieving and maintaining quality standards for the delivery of the Policy and Governance Programme at WaterAid Mozambique.
  • Ensure that policy and practice are integrated and will focus programming to influence transformational change with a wider goal to achieve WaterAid’s vision of sustainable WASH services for all.
  • Provide leadership to staff responsible for advocacy work to influence government and the wider sector through evidence generated from service delivery, research, innovation and learning.
  • The Manager for Policy and Governance is expected to lead on mainstreaming of advocacy interventions including support and facilitating rights-based approach in the programmes, supporting and enhancing capacity of programme teams in that aspect.

To be successful, you’ll need to have:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, International development or equivalent;
  • Minimum seven (7) years professional experience with at least three (3) in a senior management position in a reputable international or national non-governmental organization (NGO);
  • Experience working with local decision makers (government officials, mayors and board of supervisors, etc.)
  • Working knowledge and understanding of governance and good practice from public, private or voluntary sector;
  • Demonstrated effective influencing/advocacy skills with the ability to negotiate complicated political situations effectively and using partnerships effectively to achieve shared aims;
  • Understanding of complex strategic planning in non-profit and government environments.
  • Experience of policy engagement at the highest level – Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Civil society groups, development partners and communities – towards the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Understanding of the key issues affecting the water, sanitation and hygiene sector; the enabling environment and opportunities for influencing change;
  • Fluent in Portuguese with a high level of English language skills.
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these.
  • Must be a Mozambican National or must have the right to work in Mozambique.

We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

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If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application before 31 March 2020, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV to [email protected] using as the subject of your email: Policy and Governance Manager.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behavior, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.






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