WASH Technical Specialist

London, , GB

Plan International UK strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Policy and Programmes Directorate supports our aims by ensuring that we deliver the highest quality policy and programmes. We constantly enhance programme quality and effectiveness, raise income from institutional donors (like the British Government), and drive change through setting and influencing policy agendas.

Sitting within the Directorate, the Development Programmes Unit (DPU) supports Country Offices by helping them to design high quality programmes, and by raising the funds from institutional donors needed to implement them.  This is an exciting time to join as a Technical Specialist as we implement a range of ambitious plans designed to make us ‘the’ best among our peers.

In the role, you will contribute to technically strong, gender-sensitive or transformative, WASH proposals and provide targeted support to the largest and most complex projects. You will also provide in-country implementation technical support for prioritised projects and as such will be required to travel overseas for up to 25% of the time.

You will have a track record of developing strong fundraising proposals targeted at institutional donors related to WASH, along with experience of implementing and/or advising on WASH programmes in developing countries. With a good understanding of the funding and policy environment pertaining to WASH, and of best practice in programming, you will be able to contribute to the design and delivery of good quality gender-sensitive or transformative WASH interventions.

This is a full time role, working 34.5 hours per week. However, we will accept applications from individuals who could work 4 days/28 hours per week.

For more information on the role, please download the job profile.

The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Tuesday 9 January 2018

Interviews will take place during week commencing 15 January 2018

Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.