Job description

Are you a system-savvy person with an interest in funding? Or a funding professional with a flair for processes and systems? Either way, we’d love to hear from you!

Join WaterAid as a Funding Process and Systems Officer to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to WorkĀ® award-winning organisation.

WaterAid’s Institutional Funding and Partnerships (IFP) team is responsible for securing and managing restricted funding to deliver the organisation’s programme ambition. The Contracts & Compliance unit within IFP ensures the enabling environment is in place for the effective management of restricted income.

As our proactive and detail-oriented Funding Process and Systems Officer in Contracts & Compliance you will support the unit in managing the funding business process and the system that facilitates this process, and ensuring quality of funding data in a bespoke system. As a key part of your role, you will provide training to system users and improve guidance materials and communications.

The post is a full-time fixed term employment contract for two years. The location can be flexible, subject to your eligibility to work in the country you indicate in your application. This is an office-based post in a country where WaterAid has an established office.

How to Apply:
To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a Cover letter into the same document in either Word Document or PDF format. Shortlisting and interviews will take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date. Applications will close 23:59 on 15/08/2021.

In this role you will:

* Improve data quality in relevant systems and support capacity strengthening among users through training, communications and technical support.
* Monitor system data quality and liaise with colleagues to improve quality. You will work with other colleagues to build and roll out a Power BI for monitoring quality and trends.
* Provide inductions and refresher training on the restricted funding process and system, and improve guidance and training materials.
* Respond to user queries and provide trouble shooting support, including the technical resolution of system bugs and liaising with internal IT support and external developers on implementation of change requests.

To be successful, you’ll need:
* Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience
* Ability to learn new systems quickly
* Knowledge and understanding of funding cycles in a non-profit organisation
* Skills and experience in working with large and complex data sets
* Skills and experience in delivering software-user training and support service to a non-technical audience
* Excellent problem solving and communication skills

Salary: The UK-based salary for this role is Ā£28,128 – Ā£33,300 subject to experience with excellent benefits, national salary scales will apply for other locations. Salary and benefits for other countries will vary in line with that WaterAid country’s salary scale. Benefits for UK based include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Additional Annual Leave Purchase scheme – up to 5 days
  • Generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working offers – including part-time work, home-working, compressed hours
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
  • Access to hundreds of retailer and gym membership discounts
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Additional Information:

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the country to which you wish to work. The location of this post is flexible to countries where WaterAid has an established office.

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 pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at

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