Gender Specialist

Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years


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Job Description

Deadline: 27th September 2020


Contract: Short - term (6 Months)


Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits


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 Gender Specialist to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Key responsibilities include:

The Gender Specialist will be responsible for providing technical support and analysing inequality by mapping who lacks access to WASH and the barriers they face. The post holder will analyse the issues around inequitable power relations that prevent the poorest and most marginalized people from realizing their right to safe WASH and; promoting and implementing critical minimum standards for inclusive WASH facilities in schools, communities and health care facilities.

To be successful, you'll need the following:

  • Seven (7) Years' of professional experience in gender related aspects at an international level
  • Proven experience forming, managing, and participating in successful teams, presenting and facilitating in a variety of fora.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels
  • Strong planning, organization, and strategic thinking skills
  • Demonstrated presence and participation in gender equality and inclusive development networks.

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.

Click to download the job description and the job application form.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, please complete the application form linked in the job description and send it back to: by 27th September 2020 stating Gender Specialist in the subject line.

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 behaviour, 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 preemployment 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.