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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 16, 2022
  • 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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    Project Volunteer, USAID (STW)

    Job Purpose

    • WaterAid volunteering is intended to be a learning and development opportunity for young professionals to gain exposure and build skills through work in an international development organisation and potentially, form a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development or other professional sectors.
    • The volunteer will undertake receptionist and other administrative support functions at the state office in Yola. The post holder will be expected to be able to maintain the office facilities and also provide accurate information to visitors and staff.
    • The post holder will serve as the custodian of petty cash and be responsible for day-to-day operation of the petty cash box in line with constituted authority approval, this includes payment, reconciliation, record keeping/documentation, security, compliance review and retirement.
    • The volunteer with also be responsible for other finance related functions.

    General Administrative Duties:

    • Perform basic office support and document processing services such as typing, photocopying, scanning, spiral binding, and drafting correspondences as requested.
    • Act as custodian of the stationery and office supplies storage.
    • Support achievement of efficient office services; Take responsibility for basic maintenance of office facilities and escalating complaints as necessary to colleagues.
    • Provide logistics support for State workshop and meetings.
    • Receive letters, mails and parcels and distribute them in a timely manner to recipients and processing outgoing dispatch.

    Management of Office Equipment / Office Supplies:

    • Regularly check the appropriate functioning of office equipment, (intercoms, photocopiers etc.) make recommendations for repair or renewal and supervise maintenance of office equipment.
    • Ensure stock levels of store are adequate, accurately analyze monthly stock to state’s budgets and ensure reconciliation of store data with finance record. Also ensure the security of the store.
    • Attend to staff requisitions for toiletries and other items such as tea items, papers, etc.
    • Arrange prompt repairs of damaged chairs, desk and other office furniture and fixtures; Liaise with Adamawa State Programme Lead to purchase replacements when necessary.

    Financial Management:

    • Maintain up to date records of all petty cash transaction on petty cash excel template. Ensure that all petty cash support documents are complete and accurate.
    • Maintain proper documentation, retirement and filling of all financial documents and ensure that petty cash is kept safe, secured, and locked in petty cash box always.
    • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly petty cash count and reconciliation. Ensure proper documentation of petty cash reconciliation and petty cash counts including surprise cash counts.
    • Track petty cash disbursement for timely retirement/submission of receipts.
    • Assist the state program team in the raising partner and activity fund request. Ensure timely petty cash replenishment request and retirement.
    • Ensure all cash transaction follow Water Aid policy, donor and statutory requirement as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Carry out other finance related task that may be assigned by the Finance Team in Abuja and the Borno State program team.
    • Maintain confidentiality of financial and other job-related information.

    Person Specification

    • Possession of a minimum of National Diploma. Significant years of professional experience in similar role may substitute for educational qualification
    • Minimum of one year work experience in a similar role in a formal /structured work setting.
    • Pleasant and good-natured disposition with a ‘can do’ attitude /willingness to assist around the office.
    • Excellent nonverbal, oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent people skills and ability to manage conflict/difficult situation
    • High sense of responsibility/ Reliable
    • Ability to manage information with discretion and confidentiality
    • Common sense.
    • Good telephone etiquette.


    • University degree in Accounting, Social Sciences, humanities.
    • Experience in office management and maintenance and handling petty cash.

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    Advocacy Communications Manager

    Job Description

    • This role is available as a 1x Permanent Full-time Contract and 1x Fixed-term 12 months Maternity cover. Both options will be discussed at the interview stage.
    • Want to use your skills in strategic communications to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
    • Join WaterAid as Advocacy Communications Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work award-winning organisation.
    • The WaterAid Strategic Communications team identifies and maximises strategic and creative communications opportunities and value for WaterAid in the UK and Globally.
    • As our Advocacy Communications Manager you will work closely with cross-functional teams in the UK and Globally, leading the coordination and delivery of communications campaigns and high impact activities aligned to advocacy strategies.

    About the Role

    • In this role, you will play a key role in translating core policy messaging into compelling advocacy communications materials and harnessing strategic channels to effectively influence decision-makers at international, regional and country levels.

    You'll Also

    • Ensure we have strong and effective communications at the heart of our two global advocacy campaigns focusing on Hygiene and Health and Water and Climate Change.
    • Inspire colleagues with your creativity and innovation - whilst remaining ruthlessly strategic ensuring that every piece of content has a defined purpose and audience.
    • Convene a global group of key communications leads from across our country, regional and member teams on a regular basis to plan, coordinate and monitor the delivery of advocacy communications in support of the global priority campaigns.
    • Contribute global advocacy communications plans into wider organisational strategic communications planning and activities.
    • Brief and work closely with internal and external stakeholders on the delivery of creative and strategic communications materials.

    To Be Successful, You'll Need

    • A University Degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Experience of designing compelling campaign messages and communications across a range of channels, including ability to translate complex issues into simple messages that non-expert audiences can understand and act on.
    • Track record of delivering successful communication plans at global and national level across both low-income and high-income country contexts to achieve campaign objectives.
    • A strategic, innovative and creative thinker with the ability to design simple communications that have impact.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to successfully manage complex and sensitive organisational relationships to achieve cross-organisational, collectively agreed goals.
    • Ability to travel.
    • Commitment to WaterAid's values and a working style that reflects these.

    Desirable but Non-essential Skills:

    • Proficiency in another language preferably French or Portuguese.
    • Experience of delivering communications work in Africa, Asia and/or Pacific country contexts.

    Salary of a Nigeria-based candidate of N21,285,694 - 24,163,624 subject to experience.

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