Director, Policy and Advocacy, WaterAid - Ethiopia

Employer: WaterAid

Location: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

Closing date: 16 Mar

Person Specification:

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, political science and international relations or related field
  • Understanding of key policy debates around water and sanitation at an international level, and preferably of the current policy environment in Ethiopia.
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of policy and advocacy preferably in NGOs
  • Ability in doing policy and advocacy work in a politically sensitive environment
  • Knowledge of basic research tools and methodologies
  • Experience in capacity building of staff and partners to undertake and implement effective advocacy
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Demonstrated experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead and motivate others
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral English and Amharic), and presentation skills
  • Proven senior level representation, diplomacy and networking abilities
  • Decisive, solution-oriented, and a creative thinker
  • Proven negotiation, conflict resolution, and influencing abilities
  • Able to plan, prioritize and organize self and others
  • Ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Excellent IT skills, especially programming & statistical software (such as SPSS), and MS Office applications Firm belief in gender equality and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS Commitment to values and working styles of WAE

    Desirable Criteria

  • Masters degree in social sciences, political science and international relations or related fields
  • An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to water and sanitation
  • Competence in developing and managing budgets
  • Experience of tailoring advocacy messages for a variety of decision-makers and high level audiences
  • Knowledge and experience of donor policy and processes
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