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WaterAid is looking for a Lead Policy Analyst – Water Financing 

WaterAid is looking for a Lead Policy Analyst – Water Financing 

Applications will close at 23:59 on 25th October 2023. Shortlisting and interviews may take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date.

WaterAid is looking for a Lead Policy Analyst – Water Financing 

Salary & Benefits: Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate and depending on experience. See further details below:
Role-based in:

  • UK, London, Grade 2: £53,065 – £55,718 with excellent benefits
  • Kenya, Nairobi: 6,382,738 – 7,972,024 KES with excellent benefits
  • USA, Washington DC: Competitive salary package, to be discussed with the successful candidate

About WaterAid:

Are you a Policy Analyst or Policy Consultant with environmental financing experience specifically in the water industry? Are you passionate about influencing policy change? Do you want to use your skills to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

WaterAid needs passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best.

Join WaterAid as Lead Policy Analyst – WATER Financing to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

About the Team:

This position will be based in the Global Policy and Research Team (part of the Global Policy and Campaigns Department, GPAC), a highly motivated group of policy analysts, who are passionate about influencing policy change to enable sustainable access to WASH to the world’s poorest and most marginalised people through evidence-based advocacy. The Team plays a leading role across the WaterAid Federation in setting WaterAid’s policy change agenda.

About the Role:
Safely managed WASH services are essential foundations for human health, livelihoods, and economies, yet in many parts of the world they are undervalued and underfunded. Through its Global Strategy (2022-2032), WaterAid has significantly increased the priority given to financing the WASH sector, with a high-level ambition to see an additional US$15 billion mobilised a year by 2032, and a dedicated Strategic Aim focusing on increasing both the quantity and quality of financing.

As Lead Policy Analyst – WATER Financing, you will manage and lead WaterAid’s approach to implementing the Global Strategy’s high-level ambition and Financing Aim, in terms of policy, research and advocacy. You will act as an authoritative reference point for WaterAid, working closely with other colleagues across the organisation, and developing informed WaterAid positions and advocacy on the key sources of finance for the WASH sector, the three “T’s”: taxes, transfers, and tariffs. We particularly want to develop our analysis and policy on new forms of financing including blended, private, and climate finance.

In this role, you will lead WaterAid’s WASH financing policy agenda in the following ways:

  • Strategic Leadership on WASH Financing Policy
  • WASH Financing Research, Evidence, and Policy Formulation
  • External Representation and Global Influencing
  • Act as a recognised WaterAid spokesperson and expert adviser on WASH financing, in particular on private sector, blended, and climate financing.
  • Cultivate influential relationships with high-level policy makers and processes, working with and through CPs, regions and Federation members, positioning WaterAid as a global authority on WASH financing.
  • Through WASH finance horizon scanning identify and lead key moments and opportunities for WaterAid, including relevant WASH financing conferences, roundtables, and events.
  • Establish and maintain a strong network of key players – both within the WASH sector and in broader development finance communities – to increase influence and position WaterAid as a leading organisation in terms of addressing the financing challenges faced by the WASH sector.
  • Travel as necessary to regions and Country Programmes, as well as to relevant international events and conferences.

About You

  • Extensive experience of working in and leading public policy and/or advocacy on issues related to WATER or WASH financing – with preference given to candidates who demonstrate a strong knowledge and experience of working on innovative financing including private finance issues, financial instruments, impact investing, and issues relevant to the provision of private finance for WATER and WASH.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in sustainable finance on issues of private investment for WATER or WASH and/or mobilising private climate finance.
  • Knowledge and experience of working on public finance issues, ODA from bilateral and multilateral sources and/or costing at national and subnational levels including gender budgeting issues.
  • Experience of working with or helping mobilise private investment in developing countries.
  • Experience and demonstrated evidence of leading and managing teams including senior team members.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally to fulfil requirements of the role.
  • Masters’ degree, or post-graduate qualifications and research experience in a relevant water related or development finance discipline (desirable).
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese (desirable).

DEADLINE: 25 October, 2023

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