WaterAid Vacancy for Global Advocacy and Campaign Manager (0790)

Want to use your skills in advocacy and campaign to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Global Advocacy and Campaign Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that, you’ll be joining a 2018 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

The Campaigns team sits within the Global Policy and Campaigns Department and works with internal and external stakeholders facilitating international advocacy across the organisation.

The Global Advocacy & Campaign Manager will lead on assigned areas of our international advocacy and campaigning agenda, working with other stakeholders, engaging and influencing global institutions to help deliver WaterAid’s mission of Everyone Everywhere by 2030.

Job Description

Reporting to the Global Campaigns Director, this pivotal role leads a small team and works across WaterAid federation to achieve the changes needed to ensure universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Key accountabilities will remain flexible. Work plans, and targets may change significantly according to political and advocacy priorities. Overall this role will;

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership on development and implementation of an advocacy strategy to deliver impact in relation to an agreed thematic/policy priority, using political judgment and analytical, communication and representational skills.
  • Lead on influencing policy and practice of key external targets such as specific departments in national governments, UN agencies and intergovernmental organisations, to inform the delivery of WaterAid’s global advocacy work; share intelligence with relevant WaterAid federation members and country programmes.

Person Specification

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • Successful track record of significant impact on policy and practice change through extensive national/international advocacy, networking, lobbying and policy experience, demonstrated by examples.
  • Demonstrability of a track record of innovation in developing and influencing public policy on themes such as, development economics, natural resource management, sustainable development or human rights.

Visit the WaterAid careers page for a full job pack.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working conditions

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.  In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Applications will close one minute before midnight on 20th of February 2019. First round of interviews will take place via Skype w/c 25th of February. 2nd round, face-to-face interviews will take place on the 7th of March 2019.

WaterAid is fully committed to protecting those with whom it comes into contact in the course of its work and will conduct appropriate pre-employment referencing and checks. WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.

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  • Salary:
    £48,000- £50,000
  • Department:
    Policy & Campaigns – Policy
  • Contract Type:
  • Full-time/Part-time:
  • Closing Date:
    20 February 2019
  • Planned Interview Date (week commencing):
    25 February 2019
  • Planned 2nd interview date (week commencing):
    7 March 2019