Work with Watipa

Job title: Executive Officer, part-time (0.2 FTE or one day per week).

Flexible working available, with some duties required in Kentish Town, London.

Dealdine to apply: Monday 7th May 2018

We are looking for a dynamic, responsible, compassionate, good communicator to join our team. The purpose of the Executive Officer role is to coordinate the scholarship review, award and administrative process and to lead Watipa’s public relations profile on social media.

In 2017, the sheer volume of applicants we received indicates that our scholarship model taps into an unmet need for aspiring young leaders in low-income countries. The scholarships we provide are flexible, meaning that they cater for young people already part way through their studies or those just starting out. We need the help of a professional, responsible, visionary and hard-working Executive Officer to administer this scholarship programme – so that it grows from strength to strength and provide more life-changing educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people around the world.

The key duties and responsibilities for the post are to:

1. Coordinate the scholarship review, award and administrative process

Responsibilities include communicating regularly with Watipa scholars, overseeing the annual review and renewal process, and coordinating the application and award process for new scholarships to be awarded in 2018.

2. Lead Watipa’s public relations engagement and profile on social media

Responsibilities include writing and proof reading content for the Watipa website, generating creative content for social media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as maintaining those accounts, developing a social media strategy to support public relations and fundraising, and working with the CEO to create and disseminate a bi-monthly newsletter.

3. Oversee the next crowd based fundraising campaign to boost support for the Watipa scholarships

Responsibilities include developing a crowd and public facing fundraising strategy and campaign using online and other communications approaches and implementing that strategy.

Further details about the job description, person specification and key performance indicators are available in the documents:

– JD Executive Officer April 2018, and

– KPIs Executive Officer April 2018.

The Executive Officer is a fixed term position to 31 December 2018, 0.2 FTE (equivalent one day a week), with possibility of extension. The salary or day rate is negotiable, within the limits of funds available. Only candidates with the right to work in the UK will be considered for this role. Flexible and home-based working can be agreed. Some of the work will be done at Watipa’s Offices in Kentish Town, London. In the future, other opportunities are likely to become available for candidates wishing to work with Watipa who are based outside the UK.

Watipa is committed to inclusion and diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, motivation for working with Watipa and expected remuneration, and your Curriculum Vitae, via email to

The deadline to apply is midnight Monday 7th May (11:59 BST).