Friday, March 7, 2014

Programme Officer-Advocacy - WaterAid India


WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer; women and the differently abled are particularly encouraged to apply.

Program Officer-Advocacy 

Location: Lucknow(1), Bhopal(1)


WaterAid India invites applications from experienced and qualified professionals, to develop, implement and lead advocacy strategies for the states, ensuring that the policy and advocacy priorities are aligned with and contribute to the WaterAid’s country strategy.


WaterAid is an international nongovernmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in developing countries.

WaterAid has operations in 26 countries of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region. In India WaterAid operates as a liaison Office (Country Office) in New Delhi and Additional Liaison (Regional) Offices in Bangalore, Bhopal, Lucknow, and Bhubaneshwar. In 10 states across the country WaterAid supports the work of a large number of national and regional NGOs in the provision of safe and effective water and sanitation for poor and marginalized communities. Our team of professionals includes programme, policy and finance staff. India Country Programme is one of WaterAid’s most established programmes in Asia with a total of 54 staff. WAI’s programme focus in the coming five years will be promoting and securing the rights and access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation for many poor people through direct services and millions more through our influencing work. This will include significant inputs of research, documentation, advocacy, networking and supporting NGOs.

WaterAid India invites applications from experienced and qualified candidates for the position of Program Officer-Advocacy for each of its offices in Lucknow and Bhopal. Program Officer-Advocacy will be responsible for the development of advocacy strategies for the states, and their implementation, ensuring that the policy and advocacy priorities are aligned with and contribute to the WaterAid’s country strategy. The post holder will network across WASH, Health and Nutrition and other sector stakeholders. Develop policy briefs and other communiqués to impactfully communicate WaterAid’s position and policy to key stakeholders. To provide specific inputs into advocacy campaigns on prioritised issues, lead research initiatives of the region and be constantly updated on the sector developments. The post holder reports to the Regional Manager.

Essential requirements for the post are Post graduation (or equivalent) qualification in one of the following areas: Governance studies, Policy Analysis, social sciences, Poverty and economics, environment, social policy, engineering. Minimum five years experience of working in development field with atleast two years experience in policy research and/or advocacy activities. Understanding Additional qualification in water, sanitation, hygiene education will be an added advantage.

Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment


For further information on this job vacancy, please visit www.wateraid.org/jobs. Please note that ONLY applications submitted on WaterAid's standard application form will be considered. Completed applications should be sent to waindhr@wateraid.org Closing date: 16thMarch 2014. Only Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of the interview.

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