It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.
As part of its significant increase of investment into generating institutional funding, WaterAid UK is recruiting the exciting and important new role of Roving Funding Coordinator to bolster its capacity and capability at country level.
Working within the Institutional Funding and Partnerships Team, you will help us to respond to requests for support and assistance in planning, securing, and managing programme funding for development programmes in different countries around the world where WaterAid operates. Your main responsibilities will include leading and developing funding strategies, and ensuring effective coordination at country and regional level to ensure adequate overview of funding, proposal submissions and donor liaison. You will also lead or support on negotiating donor contracts favourably in line with WaterAid’s policies and procedures. See full job description below.
To be successful, you will:
- be prepared to travel frequently and for long periods of time,
- have excellent soft skills, sensitive to local and culturally important customs, and able to develop relationships quickly and successfully,
- be a strategic thinker,
- have the ability to represent WarterAid to donors and other external institutions,
- be committed to WaterAid’s values and have a working style that reflects these, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.
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.
We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, who have an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you.
Please note: the role is advertised as London-based, but could potentially be based in on of our country programme or regional offices. Salary and benefits will be competitive based on the equivalent grade and location. Please indicate your preference of location on the supporting statement of your application. You will need to be eligible to work in your specified country.
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.
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