Public Health Advisor


WaterAid is recruiting a Public Health Advisor, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • It’s hard to believe that today millions of people across the world 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 everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We believe that sustainable development cannot be achieved 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 an experienced individual to play a vital role in contributing towards our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in poor and unserved communities. The position will be stationed in one of our country offices in Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, with frequent travel throughout Southern Africa region as well as periodic international travel
  • Reporting to the Country Director, the Public Health Advisor is to lead the delivery of the Public Health and WASH programming, in line with WaterAid Country and Global Strategy. The role also develops key partnerships for the delivery of WASH and Health programming across countries and region. The role supports country and regional teams in providing overall technical advice, guidance, development, and design of impactful, high-quality inclusive, gender responsive and innovative WASH and Health programme interventions. S/he will also provide technical support and lead in the achievement of its influencing outcomes This role focuses on developing an interface between WASH and Health programming and strengthening health systems and policy, in the context of ensuring public healthcare facilities have sustainable and safe WASH services to improve public health outcomes, integrating inclusive and effective hygiene behaviour change interventions into core public health programmes, and ensuring WASH is prioritised in national health development policies, strategies, budgets and plans
  • Specifically, the Public Health Advisor, will be responsible for the following amongst others:
  • Provide WASH & health programme direction and technical advisory services on strategic positioning
  • Accelerate innovation in the WASH & Health thematic focus
  • Support Country teams to strengthen health systems and ensuring integration of sustainable and safe WASH services in all public healthcare facilities that are also gender responsive and meets or exceed national targets
  • Support Country teams on the strategic development and implementation of evidence-based, innovative, inclusive, and effective hygiene behaviour change interventions that are integrated into core public health programming at scale to achieve sustained changes across critical hygiene behaviours
  • Support Country teams to ensure WASH is prioritised in national health policies, strategies, budgets, and plans
  • A master’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Health Policy & Management from a recognized university. Those with a degree in Medical Sciences will have an advantage
  • Minimum 7 years of demonstrated practical experience in Health and/or behaviour change programming (especially in Public/Preventive Health) in Southern Africa region
  • Proven experience in health systems strengthening, policy and advocacy and leading campaigns’ design and delivery
  • Experience in design and implementation of integrated programmes and experience in leading development of WASH and health models and approaches and packaging for learning
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits
  • Location: Based in any of the cities where WaterAid has presence in the Southern Africa
  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges. In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you
  • 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 preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained
  • WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
Esta vaga não aceita mais candidaturas


  • Entidade WaterAid
  • Local
  • Categoria
  • Tags
  • Publicado 12.04.2024
  • Expira 17.04.2024
  • Partilhar Vaga
  • Reportar erro
  • Traduzir para Português

Perguntas Frequentes

Como posso candidatar-me a vagas através do

Ler artigo