Alliance Coordinator

Container Based Sanitation Alliance
Remote in the United Kingdom, London preferred
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Please submit a CV with a 1-2 page cover letter to outlining how you fit the job description and person specification. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with COB 26 November 2021 as the final closing date.
Where to Apply

Location: Remote within the UK, London preferred
Salary: £39,000 – £45,000 per year, pro rata, 12 months fixed-term contract, part-time (2.5 days/week)
Start date: Early January
Reporting to: CBSA Chair (acting Executive Director) / Executive Director

About the Container Based Sanitation Alliance
The Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA) brings together leading practitioners in the development and provision of container-based sanitation (CBS) – an innovative form of hygienic, affordable and climate-positive sanitation service, ideally suited to low-income areas and other hard-to-reach locations. Formed in November 2016, the CBSA envisions a world where safe sanitation is no longer out of reach for low-income families in these communities. Working together, we aim to support the scale up, acceleration and proliferation of safe, climate-positive sanitation at a global scale.

The CBSA achieves this through the following core focus areas:
• Global Advocacy – Advocating for the adoption of CBS by funders, investors, and LMIC governments, municipalities and utilities.
• Member Support – Organizing and facilitating knowledge exchanges and developing knowledge products to help members overcome commonly experienced issues and challenges that slow the path to scale.
• Research and insights – Building the evidence base for CBS by developing robust evidence and analysis that help overcome industry and sectoral knowledge gaps and address key issues that slow the path to scale.
• Fostering innovation – Researching, incubating, and developing innovative solutions to common challenges, including around innovative approaches to financing, waste resource recovery and technology development.
• New entrant support – Supporting the adoption of CBS by new providers by helping to overcome key barriers to entry through standardized knowledge and materials.

About the opportunity

The Container Based Sanitation (CBSA) is seeking a part-time Coordinator to drive forward the Alliance’s exciting new strategy. Working across all strategic priorities – including global advocacy, enterprise support, research and innovation – the role is instrumental to the running of the organisation and progressing the aims of the Alliance. This is a varied position that will suit someone self-motivated and able to juggle multiple priorities to maintain and further momentum across multiple work streams with a diverse set of stakeholders. If you are passionate about social change, collaboration and get job satisfaction from making things happen, we would love to hear from you.

The anticipated activities for the next year are predominantly focused on delivering the CBSA’s 2021-24 strategy, including, but not limited to:

Stakeholder engagement and coordination
• Regularly connect with and foster relationships with CBSA members, developing an
understanding of each member challenges and successes as the basis for developing
knowledge exchanges and content creation.
• Develop member communications to promote collaboration and knowledge
• Scheduling and minuting Board, committee and member meetings as well as the
Annual General Meeting.

Project coordination
• Global advocacy – coordinate global advocacy activities, including developing plans
and communications materials for conference engagement and other outreach
• Member support – develop and implement the annual project plan for knowledge
exchanges in collaboration with the Executive Director.
• Research and innovation – develop and manage project plans, timelines and budgets
for research and innovation projects – including recruiting and contracting consultants and collaborators, providing feedback and coordinating input and feedback from internal and external stakeholders.
• New entrant support – develop and execute the strategy for outreach and support to new and prospective CBS providers, manage the onboarding of new members.
• Organisational development – developing policies and plans as required to support the development of the Alliance.

Finance, grant management and business development
• Provide accounting oversight and liaise with the accountant, including around yearly
accounts and trustees report.
• Manage and oversee budgets; liaise with, and report to, funders.
• Support business development efforts by drafting proposal content, workplans,
budgets and other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Communications and external relations
• Develop knowledge products and communication pieces to promote CBS
and support members’ advocacy, financing, and fundraising efforts.
• Represent CBSA at external events and meetings.
• Update CBSA communications channels, including the website and social media
• Act as the main point of contact for Alliance enquiries.

Be flexible to new tasks and support the Alliance where needed.

Person specification

Skills & Experience

• Highly organised team player who is also proactive and able to take initiative while
working with little supervision.
• Experience of working within a collaborative initiative.
• Able to undertake administrative tasks efficiently, including organising meetings,
taking notes and responding to enquiries.
• Ability to foster positive stakeholder relationships and experiences.
• Proven ability to develop and manage the implementation of project plans.
• A analytical mindset and ability to translate and synthesize complex information into
accessible and engaging language.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of producing
communication materials.
• Experience of overseeing budgets and writing grants reports.
• Passionate about tackling the sanitation crisis and supportive of the aims and
methods of the Container Based Sanitation Alliance.

• Sanitation sector experience.
• Experience of working in a membership-based organisation.
• A background in advocacy, communications, capacity building, business growth
and/or social enterprise.
• Knowledge of innovative financing, climate issues and/or the circular economy.
• Experience of working in a developing country.
• Fluency in French and/or Spanish.
• Working knowledge of WordPress and desktop publishing tools.