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Internal Communications Manager - Diversity & Inclusion at WaterAid

WaterAid is an international non-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people break free from poverty and disease, unlock their potential and change their lives for good through improved access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. WaterAid started its operation in Nigeria in 1995. Since then it has successfully executed several intervention programmes as outlined by its objectives and has made impact in the lives of the very poor. WaterAid with the country office in Abuja currently works in Bauchi, Enugu and Plateau States with funding from various donors and partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Internal Communications Manager - Diversity & Inclusion

Vacancy no.: VN483
Location: Nigeria
Employment type: Part Time
Contract type: Permanent


  • Want to use your communications skills along with diversity, equality and inclusion experience to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
  • Join WaterAid as our new Internal Communications Manager - Diversity, Equality & Inclusion and 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 Work award-winning organisation.
  • Reporting to the Global Lead for Internal Communications and Engagement and working closely with the Global Lead for Diversity and Inclusion, you will deliver internal communications that support the delivery of the newly developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and will ensure that diversity and inclusion is integrated into all of our global internal communications.

Job Description
In this role, you will:

  • Communicate progress against the newly developed global workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
  • Work with the Global Lead for Diversity and Inclusion to communicate and share stories about the leadership commitment to inclusion at WaterAid
  • Produce and deliver a global internal communications and engagement plan that supports our ‘Racial Equality and Inclusion framework’.
  • Working within WaterAid’s internal communications team to ensure diversity and inclusion is integrated into all aspects of our global internal communications.
  • Support the Global Lead for Diversity and Inclusion to communicate diversity and inclusion metrics and learning from diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Produce communications about our employee education and training plans to support our culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Provide communications advice to senior leaders across WaterAid to ensure that diversity and inclusion is integrated into their communications.
  • Be a visible and inspiring equality, diversity and inclusion champion, coordinating and collaborating with the existing networks and groups who are championing equality and rights across WaterAid, and promoting best practice and knowledge sharing to all employees.

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with accuracy and keen attention to detail.
  • A good understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion issues that can arise in a complex or global organisation.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of diversity and inclusion best practice.
  • A high level of resilience, emotional intelligence and determination. Able to be flexible, work independently and adapt to change as required.
  • A commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these.
  • A commitment to personal learning, development and improvement in pursuit of own objectives and those of the team and organisation.
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise, plan and manage projects and a demanding, varied and complex workload.
  • Strong IT literacy, with high levels of capability using standard Office 365 applications.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate, influence and collaborate with a wide variety of contacts (including at a senior level) across the organisation.
  • An ability to listen, demonstrate empathy and gain people's trust at all levels.


  • This role is a Grade F in Country Programmes and a Grade 4 in the UK. Salary and benefits will be in line with WaterAid country's salary scale and depending on experience. 



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Submit 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 one minute before midnight on 4 February 2022. Availability for interview is required the week commencing 14 February 2022.
  • Internal WaterAiders applying/interviewing for the role would need to discuss with their Line Manager in the interest of transparency and to help with resourcing planning. Please get in touch with your People Business Partner if you have any further queries.
  • 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 right to work eligibility in the country to which you wish to work.
  • For UK based applicants, WaterAid is located in Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. WaterAid is open and supportive of flexibility. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working. The right balance between office and home-based working should be agreed with your line manager. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at the interview stage with 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 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

Application Deadline 4th February 2022.

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