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London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Kenya
Ghana
Zambia
£41,107.0 - £43,676.0 per year; According to grade and salary band of the country of employment
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP). WSUP is a not-for-profit company, expert at improving water and sanitation services for low-income, urban communities, since 2005. We currently work in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, Ghana, Zambia, Bangladesh). WSUP’s innovative approach to creating impact is guided by our values, which are the common fundamental beliefs and principles that inform our approach and work. 

The Research Officer will contribute to WSUP’s global impact, as a key member of the Evaluation, Research and Learning (ERL) team. WSUP works at the interface of research and practice and research is a key strategic area within WSUP’s Theory of Change. Since its inception, WSUP has been committed to evidence-based programming, and to sharing the learning from its programmes with the wider sector, to achieve outsized regional and global impact. 

The candidate can apply from, but must have the right to work in the following countries: London, UK. Kenya, Nairobi. Ghana, Accra or Kumasi. Zambia, Lusaka. Bangladesh, Dhaka. Madagascar, Antananarivo. Mozambique, Maputo. 

This role will work closely with WSUP's Head of Evaluation, Research & Learning (HERL) and the ERL Manager, you will be expected to drive forward technical publications connected to WSUP’s work; manage research projects; and deliver research consultancy.

The role additionally requires sustained close liaison with country programme teams, WSUP’s Global Programmes, Partnerships & Communications (P&C) and Innovation & Consumer Needs (ICON) and WSUP Advisory CIC.

Salary: According to grade and salary band of the country of employment

Main Duties: 

  • Plan, research, write, edit and coordinate technical publications about diverse aspects of urban WASH
  • Manage research projects and contribute to in-house research delivery
  • Support research uptake and research-into-policy
  • Contribute to planning and delivery of WSUP participation in major sector conferences and internal/external learning events
  • Support the ERL team as required across its portfolio of activities 

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024

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Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 21 May 2024
Closed date: 27 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Policy/Research, Social Care/Development, Marketing, Project Management, Business Development, Governance

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