Policy Specialist

Lusaka, Zambia
Apply by 21 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 August 2018

Job Description

WaterAid Zambia is looking for a Policy Specialist to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Zambia by 2030.

The role will analyse political, social and economic trends and to identify learning and research issues on the obstacles to sustainable WASH access in Zambia in order to influence policy changes in WASH and other sectors.

The role will focus on the following specifically:

  • Policy and advocacy
  • Learning and knowledge management
  • Research
  • WASH Sector Strengthening
  • Integration of WASH in other sectors


To be successful, you will need:

  • University degree in Social Sciences or professional qualification in relevant subject.
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in policy analysis;
  • Experience in policy research and production of research reports;
  • Willing and able to travel, predominately to WaterAid and partner locations within the Country Programme, with some travel in and outside the region.


See the job description linked below for full details of the role.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV, via email to ZambiaCareers@wateraid.org using “Policy Specialist” as the subject. Please provide details of at least three relevant references and clearly indicate details of your current remuneration package.

Please note: in order to apply for this role, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in Zambia.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, 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 organisation.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

No recruitment agencies please.

About the Organization

WaterAid is on a mission to change normal for millions of people within a generation by getting clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere by 2030. 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.

WaterAid is a place for people looking for inspiring, stimulating work and a real spirit of togetherness - people with a commitment to our vision, an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important of challenges.

We are looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, who have an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also have the chance to grow and space to be yourself at your best.

More information

Zambia - JD - Policy Specialist - August 2018.pdf

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