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Utility Partnerships Senior Advisor



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Join WaterAid as a Utility Partnerships Senior Advisor and make a global impact by providing vital water and sanitation solutions.


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£48314 - £50729

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Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, SA, Malawi - Onsite

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WaterAid is an esteemed international non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. Since 1981, WaterAid has been at the forefront of tackling the global crisis in water and sanitation, working in diverse communities to deliver sustainable and life-changing services.

Role Summary:

  • Co-lead the development and management of Sanitation and Water Operator Partnerships (SWOPs).
  • Provide technical analysis, advisory, and support for WaterAid's utility partnerships worldwide.
  • Contribute to strategic and operational levels of programming.

Role Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in sanitation and water supply service delivery.
  • Understanding of management models, asset management, infrastructure, resilience, and sustainability.
  • Substantial experience in partnership development, networking, and negotiation.
  • Knowledge of organizational development and change management in utilities.
  • Relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Leadership and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to offer technical assistance and capacity development.

Application Process Details:

  • Application deadline: 23:59 on June 16, 2024.
  • Interviews will be conducted in the week commencing June 24, 2024.
  • Submit CV and cover letter indicating location and work eligibility.
  • Video interviews available for non-UK and UK applicants upon request.

About WaterAid: WaterAid is an international non-profit organization that was set up in 1981 which provides clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to people who don't yet have access to them. We are a global community with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, motivated by inspiring, stimulating work.

The Role: As our Utility Partnerships Senior Advisor, you will co-lead the delivery of core team responsibilities regarding the development and effective management of Sanitation and Water Operator Partnerships (SWOPs) and other closely associated utility partnerships topics. You will provide high quality specialist technical analysis, advisory, and support services to the design, inception, implementation, troubleshooting, monitoring, and/or assessments of WaterAid's utility partnerships programming worldwide, at both strategic and operational levels.

Job Requirements: A progressive career record demonstrating strong technical and operational experience in one or more areas of sanitation and water supply service delivery, understanding of technical and operational management models, asset management and infrastructure, resilience, and sustainability, as well as other inter-related topics to sanitation and water services in both urban, rural and low-income settings. Substantial experience in the development of strategic partnerships demonstrating excellent networking and negotiation skills. Sound understanding of organisational development and change management processes, ideally in a utility setting. A relevant post-Graduate degree or equivalent work experience. Proven ability in leadership and strategic thinking. Strong experience in offering technical assistance, consulting, and/or advisory services to empower and to develop capacities.

Benefits: Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the successful candidate's location and depending on experience. If UK-based: £48,314 - £50,729 with excellent benefits, or equivalent established grade F salary and benefits in the country of employment.

Application Details: Applications will close at 23:59 on 16th June 2024. Availability for an interview is required week commencing 24th June 2024. Video interviews will be conducted for all non-UK-based applicants and also be available for UK-based applicants on request. 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.

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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