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National Advocacy Support Lead at WaterAid

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National Advocacy Support Lead
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:
• 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 23:59 on 12th November 2023. Availability for interview is required from week commencing 20th November 2023. Interviews will be via video-link.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’.
• Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.
• Please indicate your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter.

Pre-employment screening: In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the respective country. All pre-employment checks will be carried out according to the applicable laws in the respective country.

• Strong coaching and mentoring skills to support teams and individuals
• Working style that reflects WaterAid’s values of Respect, Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation.
• Excellent communications skills, with the ability to write and present confidently in English (essential), French (desirable), Portuguese (desirable)

Our Commitment

An inclusive workplace:
We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.

12 Nov 2023
Fixed Term
Full Time