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Climate and Environment Lead



Posted 4 weeks ago


Join WaterAid as a Climate and Environment Lead to transform lives by ensuring sustainable WASH programs in communities worldwide


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£56249 - £59602

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Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, UK - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

WaterAid is a trailblazing organization dedicated to making clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene a reality for everyone, everywhere. They are looking for passionate, creative, and dedicated individuals to contribute their expertise in Climate and Environment, while offering a supportive environment that fosters personal and professional growth. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of strategic development and delivery of climate resilience and environmental sustainability initiatives.

  • The role involves leading strategic development and effective delivery of climate resilience and environmental sustainability.
  • It's a leadership position within the WASH Technical Effectiveness team, aiming to improve WASH programming in various settings.
  • Substantial experience in climate science, adaptation, and environmental sustainability.
  • Expertise in systems strengthening, sustainable development, and WASH-related topics.
  • A post-graduate degree or equivalent work experience in related fields.
  • Proven leadership and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Submit a combined document including your Cover Letter, CV, and short answers to three questions in Word or PDF format.

About WaterAid: Want to use your skills in Climate and Environment 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.

The Role: The Climate and Environment Lead is a leadership position in the WASH Technical Effectiveness team, reporting to the head of the team. The Climate and Environment Lead is accountable for the strategic development and effective delivery of the core team responsibilities on climate resilience and environmental sustainability for high quality WASH programming in both urban and rural, low-income settings, incorporating WaterAid's and the sector's leading practices, innovations and methods.

Job Requirements: Substantial technical experience in climate science, climate adaptation, resilience, environmental sustainability, environmental impact assessment and/or other inter-related topics across different settings, demonstrated through a progressive career record. Strong technical experience in systems strengthening, sustainable development, water, sanitation, health, hygiene, behaviour change, gender, inclusion, and/or other WASH-related topics. A relevant post-Graduate degree or equivalent work experience. Proven ability in leadership and strategic thinking.

Benefits: Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the successful candidate's location and depending on experience. If UK-based: £56,249 - £59,602 (depending on experience) or equivalent established grade G salary and benefits in the country of employment.

Application Details: Please apply by submitting the following 3 items into one document in either Word Document or PDF format: Your Cover Letter, Your CV, Short answers to the following three questions on a separate page. Please limit each answer to no more than 200 words.

Additional Information: 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 countries. All our UK-based vacancies require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to comply with our Safer Recruitment policy.


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