WaterAid: Urban WASH Advisor

This role of Ur­ban WASH Ad­vi­sor will be work­ing in a ma­trix fash­ion be­tween dif­fer­ent parts of Wa­t­erAid glob­ally. The Ad­vi­sor will be em­ployed by and based in Wa­t­erAid Swe­den’s of­fice in Stock­holm as part of the In­ter­na­tional Pro­grammes Team, but will also be a mem­ber of the Pro­gramme Sup­port Unit, in the Wa­t­erAid UK In­ter­na­tional Pro­grammes De­part­ment in Lon­don, and work with col­leagues from across the global or­gan­i­sa­tion, cur­rently pre­sent in 34 coun­tries.

International Programme Team, WaterAid Sweden
The In­ter­na­tional Pro­gramme Team in Wa­t­erAid Swe­den co­or­di­nates pro­grammes funded by Swedish in­sti­tu­tional donors and foun­da­tions, and sup­ports pol­icy and com­mu­ni­ca­tions work with the­matic and pro­gram­matic ex­per­tise. This en­tails close col­lab­o­ra­tion with col­leagues in Swe­den and across the fed­er­a­tion, as well as close com­mu­ni­ca­tion with donors and other key stake­hold­ers.

The Ur­ban WASH Ad­vi­sor will be re­spon­si­ble for co­or­di­nat­ing a multi-coun­try Sida-funded In­ter­na­tional Train­ing Pro­gramme on Sus­tain­able Ur­ban Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion (ITP SUSWAS), which is be­ing im­ple­mented in a con­sor­tium part­ner­ship in ten coun­tries in Africa and Asia. This in­volves co­or­di­nat­ing the de­liv­ery of the pro­gramme to­gether with the con­sor­tium part­ner, con­tribut­ing to the con­tent and de­sign of the pro­gramme, sup­port­ing Wa­t­erAid coun­try pro­grammes in pro­gramme im­ple­men­ta­tion, as well as di­rectly men­tor­ing the par­tic­i­pat­ing WASH pro­fes­sion­als from gov­ern­ment, city ad­min­is­tra­tions and util­i­ties.

The Ur­ban WASH Ad­vi­sor will also en­gage the Swedish and Scan­di­na­vian donors and other agen­cies and ac­tors on ur­ban is­sues. It is an­tic­i­pated that the Ad­vi­sor will spend ap­prox­i­mately 50% of their time on the work in Swe­den, but that this work will be closely aligned with the work un­der­taken with the Wa­t­erAid UK Pro­gramme Sup­port Unit. The role will re­port to the Head of the In­ter­na­tional Pro­grammes, and work closely with pro­gram, pol­icy and com­mu­ni­ca­tions col­leagues in Wa­t­erAid Swe­den.

Programme Support Unit, WaterAid UK
The Pro­gramme Sup­port Unit (PSU) works di­rectly with the four Wa­t­erAid UK Re­gional Teams (West Africa, East Africa, South­ern Africa and South Asia), staff from Coun­try Pro­grammes, as well as the Pol­icy and Cam­paigns De­part­ment and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Fundrais­ing de­part­ments, en­sur­ing joined up ap­proaches and mes­sag­ing. Fur­ther­more, the team li­aises with other mem­bers of the Wa­t­erAid In­ter­na­tional fed­er­a­tion (Aus­tralia, Amer­ica, Canada, In­dia, Swe­den and Japan), draw­ing on our global ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise and pro­vid­ing cross mem­ber sup­port as nec­es­sary.

The Ur­ban WASH Ad­vi­sor will be part of the qual­ity pro­gramme team within PSU, which con­sists of spe­cial­ists cov­er­ing the ar­eas of wa­ter, san­i­ta­tion, hy­giene be­hav­iour change, ur­ban WASH, sec­tor mon­i­tor­ing, part­ner­ship and equal­ity, in­clu­sion and rights. The team has de­vel­oped a set of qual­ity stan­dards with sup­port­ing guide­lines in all of these ar­eas, and sup­ports coun­try pro­grammes to ap­ply these stan­dards through a com­bi­na­tion of di­rect sup­port, com­mu­ni­ties of prac­tice, train­ing, and good prac­tice guide­lines. To­gether with the col­leagues from Pol­icy team, our spe­cial­ists also pro­vide sup­port to our fundrais­ing teams in en­gag­ing and in­flu­enc­ing donors and other de­vel­op­ment agen­cies and per­form­ing a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of pro­gramme pro­pos­als.

Un­der the lead­er­ship of the Se­nior WASH Man­ager – Ur­ban, the Ad­vi­sor will pro­vide the­matic ad­vice on ur­ban and small town WASH, and in par­tic­u­lar wa­ter ser­vices, on the in­te­gra­tion of non-WASH sec­tor in a per­spec­tive of a city wide plan­ning, to en­sure Wa­t­erAid’s in­ter­ven­tions are rel­e­vant, ef­fec­tive, and add value in the coun­tries where we work and to the global WASH pro­fes­sional com­mu­nity. The Ad­vi­sor will sup­port coun­try pro­grammes in de­velop ef­fec­tive Ur­ban WASH pro­grammes, and sup­port the de­vel­op­ment and pro­mo­tion of best prac­tice guid­ance on ur­ban WASH and, when called on, de­velop and man­age pro­grammes of re­search and ca­pac­ity de­vel­op­ment as well as fa­cil­i­tate learn­ing from within Wa­t­erAid and ex­ter­nally to build on and im­prove our prac­tice and pol­icy in­ter­ven­tions. It is an­tic­i­pated that the Ad­vi­sor will spend ap­prox­i­mately 50% their time on the work with PSU.

Final date for applications: June 3, 2018

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