WaterAid 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 or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in similar senior leadership roles
  • Proven track record of developing and delivering high impact influencing strategies in Nepal, including working to influence key Government departments, donors and other development actors in the country to achieve tangible policy change
  • A strong track record of achieving policy and advocacy objectives through effective influencing approaches
  • Robust knowledge of the Nepal socio-economic and political context, in particular in the development and WASH sectors, including key players and how to influence change in this policy landscape
  • An understanding of human rights approaches, national and international frameworks and policies
  • Experience in managing, motivating and developing a high performing team
  • Extensive experience of high-level lobbying, managing relationships and risks
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including a keen political ‘savviness’ and proven application in order to achieve political change
  • A great communicator, able to explain complex ideas in a simple and compelling way to convince key stakeholders and audience
  • 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 : 16th Jun, 2021

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