Job opportunity for Junior Consultant

by | Sep 18, 2020 | Latest

 Job Description: Junior Consultant, Water and Sanitation Sector JC0220

About Aguaconsult

Aguaconsult is a UK-based consultancy, specialising in the delivery of advisory services in the water and sanitation sector in developing countries. We support governments, development partners (bi-laterals, multilaterals, and foundations), as well as NGOs and research institutes across the project cycle: from policy development, project design, implementation, and evaluation. Working across the globe, we provide research and advisory support on institutional and financing arrangements, including legal and policy framework, private sector participation and business model support. Over the years, Aguaconsult has built a strong track record in the field of rural water supplies and our portfolio in urban water supplies and sanitation is also growing. For more information:

About the position

Aguaconsult is looking for a bilingual (French/English) Junior Consultant to join its small team of water and sanitation experts. The position involves working under the supervision of senior consultants at Aguaconsult in business development, project management, as well as direct input in technical and advisory services. Working initially in a support role, depending on experience level, it is expected that the candidate will gradually progress towards more autonomy in their responsibilities. Specific roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Identify calls for proposals;
  • Prepare technical and financial proposals;
  • Assist with project management: plan and coordinate project activities, sub-contracts drafting, follow-up on project outputs, liaise with clients and associated consultants where necessary;
  • Documentation review and interviews (remote or in-country where required);
  • Data analysis, business and financial modelling;
  • Report drafting;
  • Assistance with the preparation of other communication materials: PowerPoint presentations, blog posts, etc.;
  • Attend conference and sector meetings, when required;
  • Assist with general administrative and content-related tasks for the company as required.


  • Full time role
  • Based at the Aguaconsult offices in Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9GS
  • Flexible working conditions with the possibility for working from home 3-4 days a week (after probation is passed)
  • Up to 20 weeks international travel per year (Covid-19 pandemic restrictions will apply in 2020/21 meaning travel is greatly reduced)
  • £24,000-£29,000 depending on experience



The candidate will have a keen interest to work in international development, especially on social and environmental issues. S/he will have at least 1-3 years’ experience working in a consultancy, NGO or research organisations in international development, business, economic analysis, environmental studies or similar. S/he will be educated to master’s level with a degree in economics, environmental studies, business or will have relevant work experience. Studies and work experience in water resources management and/or climate change will be a plus. S/he will be able to use Microsoft Suites comfortably and will have good communications skills, both orally and in writing. Excellent command of French and English languages is a must.

Skills and experience Essential Desirable
1-3 years’ experience in a consultancy, NGO, development agency or research organisation Yes  
Bilingual (or advanced business level language skills) in French and English Yes  
Advanced skills in Microsoft Suite programmes Yes  
Experience of living and working in the Global South   Yes
Advanced skill level in data analysis or data analysis programme   Yes
Master’s degree in economics, environmental studies, water resource management, climate resilience, international development, business, or related field.  Or equivalent experience Yes  
Strong interest in water sector and related environmental issues Yes  
Able to work at least part-time from the Wivenhoe Office   Yes

Have the right to work in the UK with no restrictions

(we cannot sponsor a visa for this position)

Never been refused entry to a country or overstayed a visa Yes  



To apply for this role please email

–           Email subject line ‘Junior Consultant JC0220 Application [your name]’

–           CV

–           Covering letter (no more than 2 pages)

–           To be received by 5pm Sunday 18th October 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and additionally be asked for

–           An example of written work in both French and English

–           Two recent references


We anticipate a high volume of applicants so we will only contact those that have been shortlisted.  If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date you have not been successful.

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