Policy Specialist


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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.  

We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation across the various countries where we work. 

WaterAid Zambia is looking for a Policy Specialist to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Zambia by 2030. 

The role will analyse political, social and economic trends and to identify learning and research issues on the obstacles to sustainable WASH access in Zambia in order to influence policy changes in WASH and other sectors. 

The role will focus on the following specifically:

  • Policy and advocacy
  • Learning and knowledge management
  • Research
  • WASH Sector Strengthening
  • Integration of WASH in other Sectors 

To be successful, you will need:

  • University degree in Social Sciences or professional qualification in relevant subject.
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in policy analysis;
  • Experience in policy research and production of research reports;
  • Willing and able to travel, predominately to WaterAid and partner locations within the Country Programme, with some travel in and outside the region. 

See the job description linked below the advert for full details of the role.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV, via email to [email protected] using “Policy Specialist” as the subject. Please provide details of at least three relevant references and clearly indicate details of your current remuneration package.

Please note: in order to apply for this role, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in Zambia.

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. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

No recruitment agencies please.