31 Oct 2023

National Advocacy Support Lead at WaterAid

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Job Description

Job description
National Advocacy Support Lead

Contract: Full-time, 3-years fixed term contract

Location: The role can be based in the UK or one of the following WaterAid Country Programme – Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia- subject to right to work eligibility in the respective countries.

Salary & Benefits
Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate and depending on experience.
See below some example salary ranges:

Ghana: Grade G: 229,023 – 316,778 GHS per annum with excellent benefits
Zambia: Grade G: 636,371 – 890,919 ZMW per annum with excellent benefits
Rwanda: Grade G: 32,412,352 – 53,871,621 RWF per annum with excellent benefits
About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in advocacy to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as National Advocacy Support Lead 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 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

About the Team:

The WaterAid Campaigns Team plays a leadership role across the WaterAid Federation on delivering impact against an ambitious advocacy agenda set by our global strategy, grounded in national level change, and community realities. It works closely with colleagues across WaterAid countries, regions and members.

About the Role:
The National Advocacy Support Lead is a pivotal role, reporting to the Global Campaigns Director, that will provide advocacy thought leadership and expertise to WaterAid teams across the organisation to scale up the impact of our influencing and achieve our ambition. It will work closely with country teams and experts within and outside WaterAid to provide bespoke influencing advice and support to successful advocacy within country programmes. It will also provide advocacy thought leadership and expertise to WaterAid teams across the federation.

You will also:

Provide sustained expert advocacy advice and support to an identified set of countries to embed and strengthen influencing as part of reorienting programmes in line with country 5-year strategies.
Design and deliver influencing trainings and workshops for country programme teams.
Support national influencing strategy planning and review processes.
Provide quality-control thought leadership to WaterAid’s advocacy work, identifying trends in areas of improvements or weaknesses, and developing and implementing initiatives to address this.
Lead programmes of advocacy skill-building and peer learning for the organisation
About You:

Extensive experience of delivering impactful advocacy, particularly in African countries
Political savviness and experience on applying this to advocacy work in order to achieve scale of impact
Experience in leading advocacy learning programmes
Willingness to travel extensively – with a significant amount of time spent visiting different WaterAid programme countries
Ability to navigate complex organisational dynamics, bringing diplomacy and negotiation skills, in order to achieve progress on projects and priorities
Closing date: Applications will close at 23:59 on 12th November 2023. Availability for interview is required from week commencing 20th November 2023. Interviews will be via video-link.

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Closing Date : 11th November, 2023.

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