Senior Policy Analyst (Hygiene)

London, United Kingdom
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NGO/Civil Society
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Not Specified


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Job Description

Want to use your skills in policy analysis and influencing to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Senior Policy Analyst - Hygiene 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 Policy Team (part of the Policy and Campaigns Department) works, together with country programme and regional staff, to influence evidence-based policy change at national and international level to ensure that the poorest communities gain access to water, sanitation and hygiene services.

As our Senior Policy Analyst- Hygiene you will act as WaterAid's policy lead working to improve global prioritisation and public policy on good practice approaches to hygiene.

In this role, you will lead WaterAid's policy analysis and influencing to advance hygiene within global and national discourses. Working with country programmes and fellow hygiene leads across the organisation you will develop policy analysis and research solutions to strengthen the performance and inclusion of hygiene in national policies, plans and processes to deliver sustainable hygiene services for all.

You'll also:
* Work with WaterAid country programmes and partners to develop innovative research and analysis to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the sector and share evidence on what works when it comes to tackling these challenges at programme and systems level.
* Develop high quality influencing resources and work closely with country programmes, the Policy and Campaigns Department and communications teams to develop context-relevant, evidence-based policy messages and influencing materials.
* Establish strong working relationships with key actors including UN agencies, development partners and other actors relevant to advancing hygiene policy change.
* Represent WaterAid in external networks, platforms and conferences relevant to hygiene policy influencing. Act as focal point for WaterAid's policy work on Hand Hygiene for All initiative ensuring expert policy input.

To be successful, you'll need:

  • An exceptional ability in critical thinking with experience of originating and proactively promoting innovative and evidence-based public policy options.
  • A proven track record of delivering high quality, original research and translating research and policy analysis into impactful influencing strategies.
  • A strong track record of successfully influencing national or international development policy
  • Significant level of experience in international development policy and policy-making in low income and least developed countries.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally (and nationally) as required by the role. When post-COVID-19 practices are resumed, this may be up to 4 to 6 weeks a year.

Salary: The UK-based salary for this role is £49,000 per annum. Pay and benefits will be adjusted according to location

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%
  • Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangements
  • 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

This is an office-based post in a country where WaterAid has a presence. In particular, we are encouraging people with extensive experience of working in the Global South to apply.

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into the same document in either Word Document or PDF format. Please also state the WaterAid office location where you would want to take up this role. Applications will close 23:59 UK time on 07/03/2021 . Availability for virtual interviews is required w/c 15/03/2021.

Additional Information:
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.

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

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