Senior Communications Manager
Dar es Salaam
WaterAid has been working to transform the lives of women and girls for more than 40 years through the power of clean water.
Permanent, Full – Time
UK, London (Hybrid): Grade 3 – £42,870 – £51,400
Senegal, Dakar: Grade F – 22 933 445 – 33 480 591 XOF
Tanzania, Dar-es-Salaam: Grade F – 78 198 768 – 99,291,733 TZS
South Africa, Pretoria: Grade F – 716,12 – 895, 152 ZAR
The role can be based in the UK or one of the following WaterAid Country Programme.
Post will be considered in the United Kingdom (London office), South Africa (Pretoria office), Senegal (Dakar office) Tanzania (Dar Es Salaam office) on a hybrid working basis.
In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in one of the above countries.
Applications will close 23:59 on 23rd October, 2022.
Availability for interview is required for the 27th & 28th October, 2022.
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* Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.
* Please indicate your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter.
Want to use your skills in Advocacy to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.
Join WaterAid as Senior Communications Manager for Advocacy to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.
About the Team:
At WaterAid we believe that impactful communications are a vital tool in influencing change. In this role you will lead our advocacy communications work globally, ensuring that every piece of content helps to bring our vision closer to fruition.
About the role:
As our passionate and strategic Global Senior Communications Manager for Advocacy you will develop and lead on a clear vision, ambition, strategy and delivery to help achieve our global advocacy objectives. You will inspire and support your Global Advocacy Communications team and colleagues around the world to be more ambitious, braver and bolder – but always strategic in approach.
In this role, you will help align and strengthen all advocacy communications work, working closely with our policy and campaigns colleagues and across the Communications and Fundraising Directorate.
You will work closely with communications colleagues across the WaterAid family, to maximise opportunities and help provide support and training where needed.
In short you will use your skills in communications and leadership to influence change and bring the day when everyone everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and hygiene closer, quicker.
* Manage the Advocacy Communications team, comprising of two Advocacy Communications Managers and an Advocacy Editor
* Ensure coherence and coordination of communications plans and approaches including our two global campaigns and wider policy and advocacy work
* Help drive integration between fundraising and advocacy activities
* Champion the strategic use of communications across our advocacy work
To be successful, you’ll need:
Substantial experience of and passion for developing, leading and delivering communications strategies that help influence political change
Experience of leading successful communications campaigns at global and national leve
A keen political ‘savviness’ and proven application of this to achieve political change
Experience of leading, managing and motivating others
The ability to think strategically and develop long term plans
The ability to influence senior colleagues and team
Ability to adapt to rapidly changing work plans and a ‘can do’ attitude
Ability to travel
36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
Season Ticket Loan
Free annual eye tests
Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
An inclusive workplace:
We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.
We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.
The deadline for submitting the application is 17 October 2022.