Head of Policy & Advocacy
Nafasi za kazi WaterAid Tanzania-Head of Policy & Advocacy It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes, a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. We started because no NGO like us existed. We will end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we are making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.
WaterAid Tanzania is looking to fill the following vacancies to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.
Position Title: Head of Policy & Advocacy
The Head of Policy and Advocacy is responsible for organizing and conducting regular analysis of developments in national and sector policy, budgets and performance, and for using the analysis to advocate for pro-poor policy change and to inform country programme strategy and plans
We are looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We are looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges. In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.
Since 1983, WaterAid Tanzania has been working closely with partners and stakeholders to make clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere. We are one of the leading players in the WASH sector.
Our work is closely aligned with the Government of Tanzania’s Water Sector Development Programme (WSDP), and our work aims to unblock the key challenges that the sector is facing in achieving the WSDP targets. We use the lessons and experiences from our projects on the ground to influence policy at the national level.
We believe that water, sanitation and hygiene should be at the centre of development. When citizens have access to WASH services, this also improves their health, education, nutrition, and livelihoods. By working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 – universal access to water and sanitation, we will also be supporting the country to eradicate extreme poverty, and improve the lives of the poorest in Tanzania.
How to apply
If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, please click ‘here’ to download job descriptions and application form (you will find the link of the application form in the section ‘How to apply?’ at the end of the job description).
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Send your job application form to [email protected] stating title of the applied post in the subject line before 11 November 2020.
WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained. WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.
Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.
No recruitment agencies please.
The deadline for submitting the application is 11 November 2020