Water Aid Nepal announces vacancy for Head of Policy and Advocacy . Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Person Specification


  • Masters in social sciences, public policy, public health or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in similar role
  • Proven experience of designing and leading influencing strategies that have impactson the lives of the people of Nepal
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships and alliances for influencingthe sector
  • Understanding of human rights approaches to development and how they might applyto the WASH sector in Nepal, Cross sector primarily Health (including nutrition) andEducation, key sector stakeholders and critical blockages and opportunities
  • Proven skills in policy analysis, understanding of political economy, and relatedprocesses and tools with ability to apply in shaping policy and advocacy work
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional behavioural qualities such as critical thinking,problem solving, active listening, proactive and service oriented
  • Confidence in working with senior level stakeholders both internally and externallyusing tact and diplomacy
  • Experience of managing and supporting staff from diverse professional background
  • Strong sense of discretion and ability to manage information of a confidential / sensitivenature
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these
  • IT skills particularly MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Fluency in spoken and written Nepali language.
  • High level proficiency in spoken and written English, with good interpersonal,negotiating and persuasive skills


  • Experience of conducting trainings and capacity building
  • Strong network amongst different actors (including government agencies)
  • Self-motivated, creative, adaptive and ability to perform with minimum supervision
  • Experience of working effectively within a culturally diverse and matrix organisation

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. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.

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Application Deadline : 21 Aug , 2020

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