c.£46,000 with excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
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Job description

Want to use your skills in business development, donor management, and consortia building to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Partnerships Manager, Institutional Funding 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.

The Institutional Funding and Partnerships (IFP) Team act as a custodian of WaterAid's International Programme's Restricted Programme Funding Strategy, and is responsible for supporting WaterAid to secure and manage sustainable restricted funding to deliver on its programme ambition through:

* Cultivating and securing income from WaterAid's Institutional Donors for all WaterAid Federation programmes
* Supporting the effective design of restricted funding programmes/bids (esp. on strategic, high value and/or complex opportunities) across all income streams
* Ensuring the enabling environment is in place for the effective management of all restricted income

The Business Development & Partnerships functional area sits within IFP, and leads on developing relationships with key institutional donors, scoping and creating funding opportunities, and positioning and partnership development.

As the Partnerships Manager, Institutional Funding you will be critical in building the profile of WaterAid with key institutional donors, identifying and creating funding opportunities, and working across the whole federation and with key suppliers / contractors to position WaterAid to be the partner of choice for WASH.

We are looking for a strategic networker with the ability to identify and transform opportunities into tangible results. With a strong business development and partnership development background, you will have significant expertise and knowledge in the ways of working of key donors such as the FCDO, EU, SDC, World Bank, and other bilateral and multilateral institutional donors.

This is a 12-month, full time fixed term maternity cover, with possibility of extension. The post holder should be located in the UK or in a country where WaterAid has a presence (WaterAid programme countries) with a reasonable overlap in working hours with the UK.


The UK-based salary for this role is c.£46,000 with excellent benefits. Salaries for different countries will vary in line with WaterAid's country salary scales.

WaterAid pay and benefits vary depending on the country of the successful candidates. For UK-based posts this includes:

  • 36 days holiday (including 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 arrangements
  • 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
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

How to Apply:

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into the same document in either Word Document or PDF format. Please name the file with your full name.

Applications will close 23:59 on 28 April 2021. Shortlisting and interviews will take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if suitable candidates are found prior to the advertised closing date. Early application is strongly encouraged.

Additional Information:

WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.

In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the country you indicate in your application.

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 pre-employment 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. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us.

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Posted on: 07 April 2021
Closing date: 28 April 2021
Job ref: VN344
Tags: Intl Development, Business Development
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