Head of Water

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

London, , GB

Location: London, UK with up to 40% travel time

Duration: Full-time (six months probationary period)

Salary: c£42,000-£50,000 + pension contribution

Closing date: 5th February 2017, 9am GMT

Interviews: Mid-February

WSUP is a not-for-profit company that helps transform cities to benefit the millions who lack access to water and sanitation. We were created in 2005 as a response to the urban explosion that has left many cities unable to provide basic services, such as access to a toilet or drinking water, to low-income communities. We work alongside local providers, enabling them to develop services, build infrastructure and attract funding so that they can reach low-income communities.

The role of Head of Water is a new position and will be a key part of the Innovations & Consumer Needs (ICoN) team, made up of the Head of Sanitation, Behaviour Change Specialist, Business Design Specialist, and User Centred Design Specialist. As WSUP’s Head of Water you will play a key role in the ICoN team. You will lead in working with the Programmes Directorate in London, the Country Programme teams in the six WSUP programme countries, and WSUP Advisory in finding solutions to water supply issues, promoting best practice, facilitating cross-programme learning, and developing new and innovative solutions to the provision of context-specific, affordable, accessible, and sustainable water supply services for low-income communities and consumers.

The overall purpose of the Head of Water position is to provide technical support to WSUP Programmes at country and global level to help achieve all water-related goals. The Head of Water will work as part of the ICoN team to find innovative solutions and business models that will move towards achieving the organisation’s strategic objectives as outlined in the 2016-2020 Business Plan, and towards the relevant Sustainable Development Goals related to water and achieving universal access to safe water. The role will provide a specialist water supply focus and innovative thinking within a dynamic organisation working with and across our core country programmes and WSUP Advisory.

You must have the right to work in the UK at the time of application.

Job Description – Head of Water

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