WaterAid Bangladesh is an international not-for-profit organization, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation and is looking for a committed, passionate and self-driven individual for the position of ‘Programme Officer-Advocacy’ for its country office in Bangladesh.
WaterAid aims to bring clean water, safe toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere by 2030, with communities, partners and government and there’s a need for something big to happen in our world to bring the changes and advocacy is key to drive such change! The Programme Officer-Advocacy is a member of the policy advocacy team under the policy advocacy department, which leads on the engagement and development of relationships with government, private sector, networks, individuals and the community. The role plays a key part in the delivery of WaterAid’s Advocacy strategy and to achieve advocacy and influencing goals.
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Education, Experience and Knowledge:
Masters/equivalent degree in Public Health/ Economics/ Development Studies/ Statistics or graduation in Civil/Environmental Engineering.
At least 03 (three) years working experience in the relevant field preferably with reputed development organization. This can be relaxed in case of excellent academic attainment or higher studies from renowned universities at home/abroad; and demonstrated leadership skills
Clear conception, updated knowledge on equity and rights issues on WASH
Analytical ability to analyze policies, strategies and can extract advocacy and influential agenda for the WA
Experience in, policy/ strategy/ action plan formulation, report/article writing and documentation
Work/Research experience with Government/ Development Partners and INGOs and/or good understanding of Government and Development Partner’s work environment would be an added advantage
Understanding of Rights Based Approach and knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues of Bangladesh is preferred.
Strong interpersonal communication, networking and campaigning skills
Excellent public presentation skills in both Bangla and English
Ability to establish good relationship and rapport with stakeholders and partners allure cooperation from other teams and maintain networks outside the organization
Skills to use different technological resources (computer, multimedia projector, internet, email, computer aided systems, widely used software etc)
Courage for multi-tasking ability to produce results individually or through teamwork within tight deadlines
Organised and problem- solving mindset, capable of working under pressure and juggling with multiple priorities
Able to identify priorities, design programmes and produce deliverables to a high standards with minimal supervision.
Able to perform in a multi-sectoral environment.
Must be a team player with mutual trust and demonstrates gender and cultural awareness
Must be passionate about engagement with people from all backgrounds
Reportable to : Head of Policy and Advocacy
Workstation : Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract Tenure : Fixed term, around 02 years with a possibility of extension
Working hours : Full time (05 days a week with minimum 37.5 hours per week)
Salary & benefits
: Competitive salary package with admissible benefits that include provident fund, gratuity, festival bonus, life insurance, hospitalisation insurance scheme for spouse and children, cell phone allowances etc.
If you are passionate about influencing, networking, advocacy and development work, and want to be part of challenging and exciting things; are confident to meet organisation’s expectations and fulfill the above mentioned requirements, please apply to Recruitment.WAB@wateraid.org with following paper works:
A supporting statement of no more than one page with a summary of why you are most fit for the position and what you would bring to this position
CV with recent photograph
The names, positions and contact details of at least two referees, including your current or most recent employer
Current and Expected salary
Application Deadline: 22 April 2020
Please mention (exactly) the name of the position as subject of the email
ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED
Candidates will have to be ready to go through an extensive selection process.
Any lobbying will be considered as disqualification
Women are especially encouraged to apply.
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