Regional Learning and Strategic Support Manager


Dhaka, Bangladesh 🇧🇩

Job Description

It’s hard to believe that in today’s day and time 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not even have a decent toilet. Every two minutes, a child under five dies from diarrheal disease caused by water and sanitation.

WaterAid is a global organisation working across 34 countries over 3 decades to offer clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to communities we work with. We aim to convince governments to change laws, link policymakers to grassroots, pool knowledge and resources, and rally global support from people and organisations to make lasting change in the lives of the poor, marginalised and excluded people around WASH services.

We seek a competent candidate for the post of Manager Regional Learning and Strategic Support for our South Asia Regional office which supports our country programmes in the region (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar) to facilitate our mission and enable the provision of WASH rights/ services to the communities we work with. The South Asia Region also provides a regional platform for learning and quality assurance and leads regional and relevant international initiatives on WASH.

The Regional Learning and Strategic Support Manager as a member of the core Regional Team provides crucial support to the South Asia Region to discharge the above.

This post will be based in Dhaka and is open to Bangladeshi or other nationals based in the country with a valid work permit.

The key purpose of this role (full time, 37.5h a week) is to promote knowledge management; learning and strategic support towards quality programme planning, coordination, reporting and assurance across the region.

The Regional Learning and Strategic Support Manager will have strong internal work relationships (across the region and globally) and actively network with external knowledge management and learning organisations platforms on WASH.

You will report to the Regional Director

To be successful, you’ll need to have:

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Social Science, Development Studies, and Public Health or in any other relevant field.
  • Extensive work experience in relevant field.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing programme and project planning, log frame design, progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Well experienced in financial planning, budgeting and monitoring.
  • Strong communication skills including oral, written and audio-visual skills including the production of communications materials for different audiences.
  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritize competing priorities.
  • Approachable, adaptable and yet organized and assertive with ability to hold others to account.
  • Self-driven and ability to work independently.
  • Well aligned to WaterAid’s vision, mission, values and ways of working.

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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.

If you are interested in this position and have the right skills and attributes, please kindly forward your letter of motivation and a copy of your latest CV to the following email ID. Please mark Regional Learning and Strategic Support Manager as the subject of in the email. Send application to: [email protected] before 22 November 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date for applications

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.