Research and Learning Manager

WaterAid Nepal

WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene. It was set up in 1981 as a response to the UN International Drinking Water decade (1981–1990). It operates in 34 countries as of 2018 The organization was first established by the UK water industry on 21 July 1981 as a charitable trust at their main office premises…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Feb 27, 2022

Job Description

Passionate about research and learning in international development? Help WaterAid to catalyse a step-change in water, sanitation and hygiene services?

Join WaterAid as Research and Learning Manager (Maternity Cover) to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. Joining just as we launch a new and ambitious global strategy, you’ll also be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

This role is part of our Programme Support Unit, a diverse, motivated, and fun group of 27 technical specialists, advisors and managers, passionate about bringing sustainable WASH services to people who are the world’s poorest and most marginalised.

The Research and Learning Manager (Maternity cover) will lead the Research and Learning team and drive forward WaterAid’s research and knowledge management agenda, which includes identifying research priorities, building research capacity and ensuring effective programmatic learning and knowledge sharing. As our Research and Learning Manager, you will provide leadership, advice and capacity development on research and knowledge management across the International Programme Department (IPD). Leading a team of knowledge management and digital learning specialists, you will guide IPD’s approach to learning and knowledge management. This includes the coordination of core programmatic framing documents up-to-date as well as maintaining and promoting a central knowledge SharePoint site.

This is a full time, fixed -term position

Required Qualification & Experience

In this role, you will be responsible for:
1. Guide the development of IPD’s research agenda and improve research processes
2. Provide technical input to key research projects and manage research projects directly managed by PSU
3. Lead the coordination to develop the core programmatic foundation documents
4. Guide and promote IPD’s Knowledge Management
5. Support and coordinate IPD’s capacity strengthening initiatives
6. Lead the Research and Learning team and contribute to team processes

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • A relevant post-Graduate degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Sound understanding and experience of research problem identification, research methods and research implementation along with practical application of research into use.
  • Sound understanding of effective knowledge management covering learning and knowledge identification, capture and sharing practices for a global organisation
  •  Experience of designing, developing and facilitating in-person and virtual trainings, meetings, workshops and capacity strengthening initiatives.
  •  Very strong analytical ability and writing ability in English. Experienced in producing practical knowledge products targeting needs of diverse audiences.
  •  Experience of collaborating with sector actors including governments, academic institutions and NGOs in low-income countries in the design of research projects that respond to sector demand.
  • Organised and efficient. Demonstrated ability to drive tasks forward to completion in a timely manner while maintaining high quality. Escalate issues where appropriate.
  •  Experience of leading, managing and motivating a team of staff and driving change
  • A team player, able to work responsibly, under pressure, and collaboratively across diverse groups and culture.
  • Working style that reflects WaterAid’s values of Respect, Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation.Location: The role can be based in the UK or one of the following WaterAid Country Programme – Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia subject to right to work eligibility in the respective countries.

    Salary: This role is Grade G in Country Programmes and a Grade 2 in the UK. Salary and benefits will be in line with WaterAid country’s salary scale.

    Please contact for any queries.

How to Apply

To see the full job description, please click ‘Apply‘. Please apply:

* Submitting your CV and a Cover Letter in a single document in either Word Document or PDF format.
* Please indicate your location and the right to work eligibility in your Cover letter.

Applications will close at 23:59 UK time on 13/03/2022. Availability for interview is required the week commencing 28/03/2022.