It’s hard to believe that today millions of Malawians still don’t have safe water and decent sanitation, resulting in immense suffering, disease and loss of productivity. WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. By 2030, we want everyone in Malawi to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We believe that sustainable development cannot be achieved in Malawi without the attainment of rights to water, sanitation and hygiene for all. Do you want to be part of the team that will make this change happen? WaterAid is looking for experienced individuals to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in Malawi’s unserved communities.
Reporting to the Head of Programme Quality Assurance & Accountability, the Communication Specialist will be responsible for helping to achieve overall country programme aims through developing and implementing an effective, targeted communications strategy. The Specialist will ensure that communications is an intrinsic part of the country’s ‘programme led approach’ and that communications strategies are built into all initiatives from the outset, through working closely with, and building external communication skills in, programme and funding teams. In addition, the role will be responsible for promoting and strengthening the WaterAid’s profile, amplifying key messages on media platforms and helping to influence decision-makers and donors.
Specifically, the Communication Specialist will be responsible for: