Head of Policy and Advocacy

WaterAid Nepal

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WaterAid Nepal


Head of Policy and Advocacy

June 2021

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Since we started in 1981, we’ve remained resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. It sounds normal and it should be.

By inspiring people and sparking chain reactions we help deliver lasting change in what’s normal. By working closely with partners internationally and on the ground in some of the toughest places in the world, we help achieve widespread change. Millions of people have already taken control of their lives and built better futures.

WaterAid Nepal is looking for a dynamic, committed, compassionate leader to champion WASH as Head of Policy and Advocacy, playing a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene essential foundations for healthy and dignified lives. This is an exciting time to join WaterAid as we embark on an inspiring and promising journey to develop our strategy for the upcoming strategy period. As a key member of the senior Country Management Team, the Head of Policy and Advocacy will play an integral part in shaping WaterAid Nepal’s strategy and enhancing organizational effectiveness.


Head of Policy and Advocacy


Fixed term contract

Duty Station:

WaterAid Nepal office – Kathmandu

Required Number:


Reports to:

Country Director

Position Description:

The Head of Policy and Advocacy will lead and manage the Policy and Advocacy team, overseeing implementation, staff and budget to achieve WaterAid Nepal’s strategic goals, advising both staff and Country Management on design and implementation of policy and advocacy work and campaigning as well as to contribute to WaterAid’s global advocacy initiatives. The Head of Policy and Advocacy liaises closely with all Programme and Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning teams to ensure that advocacy goals are reflected in the priorities of Programme and PMEL. As a policy champion and lead, s/he will further maintain up-to-date knowledge of wider social, political and economic contexts as well as sector-specific issues to play an active role representing WaterAid in national policy debates advocating for sector policies, budgets and practice that improve the lives of the marginalised and vulnerable people and communities. S/he is further expected to analyse risks related to policy and advocacy work thus ensuring it is reflected in the approach of WaterAid aligning to human rights principles and approaches.

By 2030 we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we will give you a lot back.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organization.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct.

Interested and competent applicants are requested to fill up an online application form available on www.p2p.com.np and submit (i) Application letter (ii) Recent Curriculum Vitae  no later than 16 June 2021.

Detailed Job Description for the position can be obtained from www.p2p.com.np

For queries please contact People2People at 01-5539788/5539746

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 01 Jun, 2021
Apply Before 16 Jun, 2021
City Kathmandu