Advocacy Advisor

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Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
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Not Specified


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Job Description

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?

Join WaterAid as our Advocacy Advisor 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.

The WaterAid Global Campaigns team plays a leadership role across the WaterAid Federation to drive the design and delivery of WaterAid's major advocacy and campaigns efforts to achieve SDG 6. We deliver an ambitious agenda, grounded in national level change and impact.

As our Advocacy Advisor, you will have a particular focus on increasing access to clean water, decent sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities and in communities off the back of the COVID-19 outbreak.

You will have strong political judgement, have excellent campaign networks that can be leveraged and be able to take complex policy and change processes and build compelling messaging and a clear campaign trajectory. You will have a track record of achieving political change in multiple countries and be adept at using an array of tactics including lobbying, public campaigning and the media.

This is a full time, permanent role. The location of this post is flexible to countries where WaterAid has an established office (search WaterAid Where we work). A consideration will be that this post will spend a significant amount of time working with colleagues and team members based in the UK.

There will be some travel required, including to the UK if the person is located in another country.

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'.

The UK-based salary for this role is £41,210 - £43,400 (subject to experience) with excellent benefits. Salaries for different countries will vary in line with WaterAid's country salary scales.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Applications will close 23:59 on Sunday 15 November 2020. Availability for interview is required w/c 30 November. Due to current office restrictions these will take place as video interviews.

This is an office-based post in a country where WaterAid has a presence (search WaterAid Where we work). In particular, we are encouraging people with extensive experience of working in the Global South to apply. This post will have to work closely with colleagues and with line reports that are currently based in the UK, so time zones that make working in another country practicably feasible will be a consideration when choosing applicants.

Additional Information

WaterAid benefits vary depending on the country of the successful candidates. For UK-based posts this includes:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

We are unable to provide sponsorship or relocation for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the country to which you wish to work.

WaterAid is located at 20 Canada Square, Canary Wharf. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

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 pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at