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  • Posted on: 16 January, 2014 Deadline: 24 January, 2014
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    WaterAid is a UK registered international charity dedicated to the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene to the world's poorest people. We support local organisations to manage low cost, sustainable projects and also provide policy support to secure the tight of poor people to safe water and sanitation services. To effectively implement our country strategy, WaterAid Nigeria invites suitably qualified candidates to fill these exciting opportunities on our team:



    Job Details

    The role will be accountable for lending strategic leadership towards achieving the objectives of Water Aid and ensure effective. implementation of our programme delivery, You will balance sound development programme expertise with ability to motivate and mentor your team and implementing partners. As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will contribute to setting the direction and professional standards tor colleagues in this international development agency.
    The position is based in Abuja but will require regular travel to support our work in the states. LGAs and over 35 local partner organizations, Occasional travel outside the country will be expected for this role.

    Minimum requirements:

    • The ideal candidate will possess a Masters Degree in tbe social Sciences, Public Health or Engineering (or other relevant field).
    • You will possess a minimum 10 years post graduation experience, 5 of which MUST be at senior management level providing supportive leadership and mentoring to teams of high skilled professionals in a multicultural setting.
    • You will be an excellent professional demonstrating strong analytical and problem solving skills complemented by sound evidence affirming your previous experience applying these to the design and implementation of development projects using the NGO approach.
    • You will have experience of work grounded in strategy thinking, planning and execution and with managing complex /multi-Ievel stakeholder relations to achieve strategic organizational goals.
    • You will posses experience managing international donor grant funded projects and be familiar with grant donor regulations.
    • Previous experience implementing WASH programmes with represent a distinct advantage.

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    Job Details

    This role will oversee programme planning and delivery: programme monitoring and reporting: communication & partnership liaison and staff management on a new programme which seeks to consolidate WaterAid's years of work to improve effectiveness, efficiency, inclusiveness and susrainability of sanitation approaches in 3 states or Nigeria. This position will be expected to provide day to day coordination towards achievement of
    the project goals and ensuring the integration of the project's activities with broader WaterAid in Nigeria programme priorities.
    The position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria but will require regular travel to support our work in the states, LGAs and over 35 local partner organizations and occasional travel outside the country.

    Minimum Requirements

    The ideal person tor this position would possess an undergraduate and Master's degrees in the natural, physical or social sciences: minimum 10 years of experience ,of which at least 5 of which MUST be in a senior development programme management or coordination role: strong demonstrable experience in the effective management and delivery of complex community based development projects with multiple stakeholder in a developing country context; experience with managing multiple project stakeholdersincluding community level stakeholders, government officials; donors etc: excellent competencies in writing project reports; strong demonstrable experience with managing people in a direct supervisory role and strong experience with implementation of an action learning and research project in a development setting.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should accc s the application pack on our website and fill out the application form online. Completed Electronic Application Forms should be e-mailed to Please note that u:sLY applicauons submitted on WaterAid's Standard Application Form will be considered.


    • Closing date for submission of all applications is Thursday 24 January, 2014 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements need not apply.

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