WaterAid’s Policy and Campaigns Department works, together with country programme staff, to affect policy change at national and international level to ensure that the poorest communities gain access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. WaterAid places the highest priority on rigorous research and analysis to underpin its advocacy of credible alternative policy options. Our policy analysts develop and pursue advocacy strategies that will help deliver the policy changes necessary for sanitation and water to reach the poorest communities.
The consultant will support the Senior Policy Analyst (Climate Change and Water Security) by contributing to the production of key policy and advocacy materials, undertaking focused research and analysis, and providing technical and strategic advice on water security as it relates to WASH.
This is a part-time role from June 2018-January 2019 working 1-2 days per week. The consultant will be expected to:
· Provide advice on multiple aspects of water security policy as it relates to WASH. This may include reviewing bid documents, strategy documents, and media outputs.
· Write short briefs on relevant policy issues
· Manage a small consultancy project on Water Security
· Support the senior policy analyst with preparation of materials for conferences and events
· Work towards WaterAid’s UNFCCC COP 24 strategy
· Graduate degree in natural/water resources management, economics, international development or related discipline combined with relevant work experience;
· Demonstrable understanding of the range of water security challenges in developing countries and how they relate to access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene;
· Clear and coherent understanding of climate science and the implications of climate change for water security based on the latest peer-reviewed evidence;
· Excellent presentation and communication skills
· Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, and strong project management skills;
· Excellent policy analysis and policy writing skills
· A demonstrable commitment to social justice, international relations or development issues through experience in campaigns, voluntary work or academic research;
· Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these,
· First class oral and written skills in English
· Post-graduate degree in in natural resources management, economics or related discipline;
· Ability to work in culturally diverse matrix organisations effectively;