With a population of over 150 million people, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Political unrest, poor governance and corruption have led to decades of water shortages, while the population has increased rapidly.
Though there is surface and ground water, rapid population growth, particularly in urban areas, has not been supported with additional resources. Only 11% of people have access to safe sanitation and 42% live without access to clean water.
Funding for water, sanitation and hygiene is low and there is little coordination within the government. The poorest and most marginalised people live in unofficial slum settlements using expensive private services.
It’s hard to believe that today over 800 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and 2.5 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute and negatively impact other vulnerable groups across the world.
Learning And Development Manager
WaterAid is looking for a Learning and Development Manager to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities. The jobholder will be based in WaterAid Nigeria country office in Abuja and work in this exciting global role to deliver outstanding learning and development interventions across WaterAid country programmes.
If you are a strong communicator and facilitator with credibility and influence and able to design creative and engaging learning interventions so that we are able to maximise the opportunities to get water and sanitation to the world’s poorest people, we would welcome your application.
The Learning and Development Manager makes an important contribution to the delivery of WaterAid’s global strategy through building capability across our country programme teams. The remit will include aspects of management development, performance management, building internal learning and development capacity (including coaching) and co-ordinating and supporting the technical and skills training based on key organisational priorities.
This role will partner with people leads, subject matter experts and senior managers to identify learning and development priorities and develop & deliver, or source, appropriate learning solutions that support the delivery of WaterAid’s strategic priorities in country programmes.
Whilst this role will have a global remit, it will initially focus on building capabilities in one or more of our key priority countries.
Find the job description linked below the advert for full details of the role.
Applicants should forward their CVs with letter of motivation to Nigeriajobs@wateraid.org. Closing date for submission of all applications is 7th January 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer; women and the disabled are particularly encouraged to apply.