Local recruitment: Priority Projects Officer


London, , GB

Job description

Want to use your skills and play a vital role in a busy but energetic team dedicated to making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Priority Projects Officer 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.

WaterAid’s Institutional Funding and Partnership (IFP) team is responsible for securing and managing restricted funding to deliver the organisation’s programme ambition. The Priority Projects unit within IFP supports both country programmes and fundraisers to maximise restricted funding opportunities for priority funding needs.

As our highly organised and proactive Priority Projects Officer you will be the global focal point for, and co-ordinate, a portfolio of restricted funding projects supported by multiple donors across the WaterAid federation, from philanthropists & corporates to community groups and schools.

This role is a full time, fixed-term contract for six months.

In this role you will work closely with global teams to:

* Act as the focal point for a portfolio of restricted funding projects
* Monitor project progress and write inspiring donor reports
* Commission content to demonstrate impact of our work
* Actively promote projects to fundraisers and provide timely updates on funding gaps

To be successful, you’ll need:
Degree or relevant work experience in an international development organisationKnowledge and understanding of restricted funding projects, including monitoring progress against plans and writing reportsAbility to manage a varied workloadExcellent attention to detail and the ability to consolidate complex informationStrong communication skills and a proactive approach

Salary: £27,830 with excellent benefits.

WaterAid benefits include:

* 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

How 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.

Applications will close at 23.59 on 18/04/2021. Availability for interview is required for the week commencing 26/04/2021.

Additional Information
WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. 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 UK.

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 [email protected]