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Regional Technical Advisor – Gender.

Fixed Term Contract – 2 years, Full Time

Location: WaterAid, East Africa Region.

About WaterAid:

Want to use your skills, knowledge and experience in gender programming to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?


We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as a Technical Advisor – Gender to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

About the Team:

The East Africa Region comprises 4 established Country Programmes in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. This is a shared role to be located in one of the countries where WaterAid has operations and will report directly to the Country Director (CD) of the location where the role will be based. The CD will line manage and co-ordinate the role on behalf of the other countries

The role will support gender equity and social inclusion integration and strengthening work across the 4 Country Programmes and provide advice to the Senior Management Teams in the countries and the regional leadership team comprising of all Country Directors and the regional team.

About the Role:

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to the WaterAid East Africa Region’s Country Programmes (CPs) (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia) and the Regional Office and WA partners in integrating and strengthening gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) in all our programming. This includes support in strategy and programme design, budgeting, implementation, influencing and advocacy, impact assessment and learning and documentation of good practices. Drawing on your own expertise, experience and deep understanding of the topic, you will help CP and partners understand and implement WaterAid’s Equity, Inclusion and Rights (EIR) framework and its most recent global strategy commitments to gender equality, rights and social inclusion in WASH.

About You:

  • Post graduate degree in gender studies, social sciences or any other relevant discipline from a Higher Education recognised institution
  • At least 8 years of (proven) experience at a middle or senior level in gender & development.
  • Deep understanding of GESI dynamics in the East Africa context, including understanding and experience in working on social norms and attitudinal changes required to make progress on gender and equity.
  • Proven experience in using and embedding gender equity/transformation frameworks and tools in programmes and/or policy influencing.
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in inclusive programming.
  • Experience in networking and alliance building with local rights-groups focused on gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Experience in facilitation of trainings and workshops.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English

Although not essential, we also prefer you to have:

  • Understanding of the concepts of gender-sensitive and inclusive WASH as it is related to climate and health services
  • Knowledge of and interest in behaviour change communication, ideally hygiene-related behaviour.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, monitoring, and evaluation etc.
  • Good report writing skills

How to Apply and Closing Date: To see the full job pack and JD, please click on ‘Apply’.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format to


Applications will close at 23:59 on 26th June 2024. Shortlisting and interviews may take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date.

Pre-employment screening: To apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in any of the four mentioned countries above. All our vacancies require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to comply with our Safer Recruitment policy.

Our Commitment

Our People Promise:
We will work with passion and focus to ensure safe and sustainable water, toilets and hygiene are available to everyone, everywhere. WaterAid is a place of purpose – where people have a real commitment and shared responsibility for the impact we have. We are a global community with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, motivated by inspiring, stimulating work. We are determined to put the wellbeing of our people first, to be a place where people feel safe and able to contribute their voice and truly live our values.

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Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously