Posted on :
29 Aug, 2016
29 Aug, 2016
It’s hard to believe that today over 650 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and over 2.3 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.
In the last 30 years, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.Your money and support has also helped us to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally.
WaterAid is looking for a Policy Manager to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.
Job Title: Policy Manager
Working with the Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns Team and Reporting to the Head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns, the Policy Manager will lead in conducting analysis of developments in national and sector policy, while advocating for policies and practices that promote the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation in Ghana.
To be successful, you’ll need to have a degree-level education in development studies and/or social science, with a postgraduate qualification/Master’s or equivalent, substantial experience in policy and advocacy work, the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), programme management in a development field, or INGO working experience on gender equality. You’ll also need substantial knowledge of the WASH sector and working knowledge of the rights-based approach principles, as well as being results-orientated, committed to excellence, collaborative and passionate about equity and inclusion principles and social justice/change.
By 2030 we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we’ll give you a lot back.
Interested candidates should send their applications (letter of interest and CV) via email to [email protected] using ‘Policy Manager’ as the subject of the email.
Please note: in order to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Ghana and be prepared to work in Accra.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and they must be ready to go through an extensive selection process. Any lobbying will result in disqualification.