Regional Technical Advisor (South Asia)


London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people don’t have clean water close to home, and over 2.3 billion don’t have a decent toilet of their own.  WaterAid is working with our partners and communities in our South Asia region: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan – to bring access to water, sanitation and hygiene to everyone within a generation.

We are seeking a Regional Technical Advisor, South Asia, to play a vital role in making this happen. The postholder will have the opportunity to innovate in both service delivery and technical WASH solutions. At the same time they will collaborate with and learn from a community of technical experts across the globe.

The Regional Technical Advisor will be part of the senior management team and will lead on ensuring that the technical quality of delivery and technical competence of our country programmes and partners are consistent with best practice and global programme standards. As the technical lead, the postholder provides independent advice and assurance to senior programme staff and regional leadership to ensure scalable, sustainable and equitable service delivery across the region. Please see the full job description below.

Please note: this job is advertised as London-based, but could equally be based in WaterAid offices in Delhi, Dhaka, Islamabad or Kathmandu*. Pay and benefits will be competitive and adjusted according to location based on our equivalent local grade.  Please indicate your preferred location in the supporting statement of your application. 

To be successful, you will need to be

  • Masters degree qualified (or equivalent qualification); with specialism in water, sanitation, environment or another WASH-related area. 
  • solid experience of giving WASH technical advice at a country or regional level in South Asia or South East Asia – operating at management level.
  • technically-competent, with a good understanding of global best practice in the sector and able to innovate to improve service delivery and technical WASH solutions
  • able to critically analyse and review programmes, policies and practices with the aim of informing and educating others; an influencer within and outside of the organisation; able to provide knowledge to the wider sector

*If London based, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

This vacancy will close one minute before midnight on the closing date specified.