Regional Advocacy Manager – FILLED

About WaterAid

WaterAid is an international development Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation to the world’s poorest communities. We’re looking to recruit a Regional Advocacy Manager – Southern Africa reporting directly to the Head of Southern Africa Region.

About you

As the Regional Advocacy Manager (RAM) you’ll provide thought leadership and manage regional initiatives around advocacy, policy analysis and research. WaterAid is looking for a motivated individual who understands how to inspire and provoke change.

You’ll have a Post-graduate / Masters’ Degree in Development Studies, Law, Public Policy / administration or equivalent with a demonstrable commitment to poverty reduction and social justice issues. Fluent in English with the understanding of French and Portuguese as an added advantage, you’ll have proven experience of advocacy and campaigns work in the region.

You’ll also have an understanding of technical, social and institutional issues relating to water, sanitation and hygiene education in developing countries. You’ll also be knowledgeable of development policies, especially the Water and Sanitation sector  with extensive senior level experience of action research and policy analysis, preferably in an international agency based in the region. An understanding and knowleage of rights based approaches and programming would be essential.