Senior Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website WaterAid


Job Title: Senior Advisor – WASH in Public Health

Place of work: Kathmandu, Nepal
Pay band: Grade-F1
Contract type: 3-year Fixed term contract, Full-time (6 months’ probation)
Reports to: Head of Policy and Advocacy
Travel: Travel to programme and project areas when required

Job purpose

  • Coordinate with WaterAid Nepal (WAN) internal and external teams and partners including government, to provide strategic contribution to strengthen WASH in Public Health policy and advocacy work.
  • Guide internal WAN projects based on public health to navigate relevant policies, plans and adapt to their work. This includes Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH), WASH in Health Care Facilities (HCF).
  • Explore and initiate organizational learning on WASH in HCF, Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH), hygiene behaviour change for greater impact, and issues related to WASH and public health.

Team description

The Sector Effectiveness team advocates for WASH policy and practice change with lawmakers, government, development partners, national NGOs, and with WAN colleagues. We do this through advocacy, campaigns, research, innovations, and demonstration. Sector Effectiveness is one of the main flagship programmes in WAN. It works closely with the Programme team to ensure and advocate that policies and plans are mainstreamed into programmes in the ground. The Senior Advisor – WASH in Public Health will work closely with the Senior WASH Policy Advisor and Head of Policy and Advocacy and report to the Head of Policy and Advocacy.



  • Develop health and WASH policy and programme concepts to inform the design of such initiatives to deliver WAN strategic priorities.
  • Identify and ensure delivery of relevant research, advocacy and campaign initiatives for Health and WASH.
  • Provide technical support for programme development and fundraising.
  • Ensure PMER core procedures are followed in all relevant and related areas of public health and WASH work including high quality PPRs for periodic reflection, review and learning.
  • Manage, coordinate and enable strategic partnerships and engagements for effective relation with Government institutions, international, local, and collaborative organisations.
  • Identify and lead key policy initiatives on WASH in health in close collaboration with WAN policy team.
  • Ensure adequate documentation of WASH in Health policy and advocacy initiatives and learning from programme/ project interventions.
  • Responsible to provide technical input and support to relevant teams to ensure effective integration and monitoring of WASH in Health activities working closely with the planning and monitoring team.
  • Contribute to strategic planning processes for developing and reviewing programme strategies and the country strategy.
  • Cultivate and maintain functional relationships and network with relevant stakeholders including government and civil society to influence integration of WASH in the Health sector.
  • Lead innovations and adapt to required context to ensure an effective and meaningful response.

Person Specification

Essential skills

  • Master’s in Public Health or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in similar managerial roles.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in similar role.
  • Experience and understanding of working modality of Health sector.
  • IT skills particularly MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience in WASH or public health programme delivery and coordination of programme/project.
  • Good communication skills in written and verbal English and Nepali, with good interpersonal, negotiating and persuasive skills and experience.
  • Ability to create networks between HCFs, local governments and stakeholders that further sustain behavioural change interventions.
  • Excellent skills in writing, producing excellent monitoring and programme/project reports for wider audience.
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects WaterAid’s values of Respect Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation.

Desirable skills

  • Experience in research in public health and WASH development issues.
  • Excellent skill in community consultation, organising group discussions with different and diverse group of people, field observation, interviewing with people and facilitating meetings internally and externally.
  • Ability to work flexibly, to manage varying competing priorities under your own initiative, meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to design, manage and evaluate behavioural change interventions.
  • Experience of managing and supporting staff or volunteers.
  • Experience of working effectively within a culturally diverse and matrix organization.

Application Deadline: Sunday 23rd July, 2023

Source: Kantipur Dainik, 10 July 2023