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Lead Policy Analyst - Climate



Posted 2 weeks ago

Join WaterAid as Lead Policy Analyst - Climate and make a global impact with your expertise in climate policy and advocacy.


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£64000 - £72000

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UK, Kenya, South Africa, United States, Sweden, Ethiopia (Onsite) - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

Organization Summary: At WaterAid, we are driven by a vision to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene a reality for all. As a dedicated team, we work globally to catalyze change, empowering people and breaking the chains of poverty. By joining us, you'll be part of an organization where you can truly be yourself, striving to make a larger difference in the world.

  • Role Summary:
    • Lead Policy Analyst - Climate within the Global Policy and Research Team.
    • Contribute to WaterAid's policy change agenda and global thought leadership.
    • Play a pivotal role in the mission to achieve equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
    • Report to the Director of Policy and Research, collaborating across the WaterAid Federation.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven experience in public policy and advocacy on climate change.
    • Strong personal network in the climate action field.
    • Skilled in research, policy analysis, and creating policy/advocacy documents.
    • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
    • Background in climate-related disciplines, with water resources management as an added asset.
    • Education from a renowned international university with research experience.
    • Deep commitment to WaterAid's vision, mission, and values.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Apply by submitting a combined CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format.
    • Include location and right-to-work eligibility in your cover letter.
    • Interviews will take place in the week commencing July 1, 2024.
  • Pre-employment Screening:
    • Proof of eligibility to work in the respective country is required.
    • Applicable pre-employment checks will follow local laws.
    • UK-based roles require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

About WaterAid : Want to use your skills in Policy and Research 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: Join WaterAid as Lead Policy Analyst - Climate to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. This position will be based in WaterAid's Global Policy and Research Team (part of the Global Policy and Campaigns Department) and will report to the Director of Policy and Research. The Global Policy Team plays a leadership role across the WaterAid Federation in setting the WaterAid's policy change agenda and thought leadership to achieve equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene globally.

Job requirements: Experienced in working in public policy and advocacy on issues related to climate change with an extensive personal network in the climate action arena; Experienced in research, policy analysis, preparing policy/advocacy briefs and papers with impeccable verbal and written skills in English; Experienced in climate-related disciplines, such as environmental/earth sciences or other climate-related disciplines; water resources management experience to be considered an asset but not mandatory; Qualified from an internationally recognised university, with research experience; Fully committed to WaterAid's vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.

Benefits: Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate and depending on experience.

Applications details: To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in one document in either Word Document or PDF format. Please indicate your location and the right-to-work eligibility in your Cover letter. Closing date: Applications will close at 23:59 on Sunday, 23rd June 2024. Availability for an interview is required in the week commencing 1st July 2024.

Pre-employment screening: 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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