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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2023
    Deadline: Jan 4, 2024
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    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 addition...
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    Programme Development Advisor

    About the role:

    • The primary focus of the role is to support Country Programmes and Regional Teams in both project and programme design.
    • The post holder will also support fundraisers during proposal development.
    • This will be both through supporting the development of specific projects, programmes and proposals, and through the capacity building of staff in project and programme design.
    • The post-holder will ensure that project and programme design follows WaterAid's Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER) core procedures, will make recommendations for their improvement and will develop and identify key resources to support staff in the project design process.


    • Lead, facilitate and support quality project design and set-up processes, focusing particularly on larger, complex or higher risk projects
    • Build organisational capacity in project design
    • Strengthen and develop organisational tools and guidance to support high quality project design
    • Work closely with Country Programme staff during project design processes.
    • Work with the PMER Systems Advisor to ensure our management information system is aligned with our Project Design processes and outputs.
    • Work with Quality Programme (technical) advisors to identify/develop good practice examples of WASH projects that demonstrate the application of WaterAid's Quality Programme standards in project design.
    • Work with Fundraising and Finance teams to ensure alignment of organisational processes.
    • Work with non-UK WaterAid Member country staff (e.g. Canada, Sweden, USA) to support project design.

    About you:

    • Significant proven experience in designing and managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders under rigorous deadlines;
    • Demonstrated ability to coach and train others in project design and implementation
    • Proven ability to work with technical programme advisors, fundraisers and finance staff in order to develop well-designed, high quality, suitably resourced projects with clearly defined monitoring and evaluation processes.
    • Excellent understanding of current challenges in project design in the international development sector and current initiatives to strengthen project design for improved effectiveness.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and the ability to influence effectively at all levels.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and networking skills with the ability to collaborate and build alliances internally and externally.
    • Graduate degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience in the WASH sector
    • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse cultures and adapt personal style to get the best out of others.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to WaterAid on to apply

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