Research and Evidence Project Manager (Maternity Cover)


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Research and Evidence Project Manager (Maternity Cover)

Research and Evidence Project Manager (Maternity Cover)

Job Title: Research and Evidence Project Manager (Maternity Cover)

Contract Type: 12-Month Fixed-Term Contract, Full-Time

Salary: £45,579–£47,858 per annum with excellent benefits

Location: London, UK (Hybrid Working)

About WaterAid:

WaterAid is dedicated to making clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere. They are looking for passionate, creative, and dedicated individuals who want to make a difference. WaterAid empowers its employees to be their best selves, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive.

About the role:

As the Research and Evidence Project Manager, you will oversee specific research projects within the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector in a development setting. Your role will involve project management, coordination, and delivery, with a focus on financial oversight and contractual obligations. Additionally, you will advance WaterAid’s Research and Evidence Agenda in alignment with the new Global Strategy and support Country programs with their research activities. This role demands a blend of skills in project management, academia, technical advisory, and research.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and deliver select research projects within the WASH sector
  • Provide research support and ensure quality assurance
  • Contribute to the development of research guidance and standards
  • Support fundraising, external engagement, and communications efforts
  • Assist in team processes and coordination


  • Proven experience in applied research or project management in a policy-oriented or action-oriented research setting
  • Master’s degree in social science or a relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong background in water, sanitation, hygiene, public health, or a related sector
  • Experience in project management, coordination, and financial oversight
  • Ability to write and present research outputs effectively to various audiences
  • Experience managing funding from institutional donors such as USAID
  • Excellent communication skills and relationship management abilities
  • Cultural competence and alignment with WaterAid’s values


Our Benefits:

WaterAid offers a range of benefits, including 36 days’ holiday, a pension plan, flexible and agile working arrangements, a season ticket loan, enhanced parental leave, sabbaticals, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Our Commitment:

WaterAid is committed to providing safe and sustainable water, toilets, and hygiene to everyone, everywhere. They are dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion and operate with a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse, discrimination, harassment, and exploitation.

Equal Opportunities:

WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and ways of life. They are committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


WaterAid prioritizes safeguarding the people and communities they work with, as well as their staff and volunteers. They maintain a zero-tolerance approach towards abuse, discrimination, harassment, and exploitation across their global operations.

Application Process:

To apply, submit your CV along with responses to three questions in one document (in Word or PDF format). The questions cover your excitement about the role, project management experience, and any additional information you’d like to share. Applications close on April 12, 2024, at 23:59. Interviews will be conducted in person or virtually during the weeks of April 22nd and April 29th.



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