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  • Posted on: 19 July, 2011 Deadline: 29 July, 2011
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  • WaterAid is a UK registered international charity dedicated to the provision of safe water,sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people. We support local organisations to manage low cost,sustainable projects and also provide policy support to secure the right of poor people to affordable water and sanitation services.

    To effectively implement our country strategy, WaterAid Nigeria is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

    1. HEAD OF GOVERNANCE

    WaterAid in Nigeria’s new country strategy has a focus on influencing key sector players for increased access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services for the poor. In addition to this, the country programme will focus on harnessing existing partnerships for better results as well as building new partnerships and networking with key sector players to ensure effective implementation of the strategic aims. A key and important feature of this new and ambitious strategy is also a focus on Pan African issues.

    As the Head of Governance you will be a member of the senior management of WaterAid in Nigeria and responsible for leading in the delivery of the above plans. Specifically, you will be responsible for supervising all aspects of WaterAid’s work in influencing, partnerships, sector support, Civil Society and media issues. This position is based in Abuja, with considerable travel to support our work in the states, LGAs, local partner organizations and occasional travel outside the country.

    Minimum academic requirement for the position is a Masters Degree in Political Science or other relevant Social Science Degree. Membership of a relevant professional body and ability to speak French will be added advantages. You will also have a strong knowledge of governance, Sector and Partnership issues as they relate to Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH). A minimum of 10 years’ working experience of which at least five must be in senior management position is equally essential.

    2. TECHNICAL SUPPORT MANAGER

    An important aspect of the WaterAid in Nigeria Country Strategy is the focus on technical support, particularly to the non-focal states based on the models we develop through our work.

    As Technical Support Manager, you will lead in assuring the quality and sustainability of our work in Enugu and Jigawa in particular, as well as supporting the delivery of  our models in non-focal states. You will have knowledge of experimental design, monitoring and evaluation, water quality and sanitation, as well as possess documentation and facilitation skills. Minimum academic requirement is a University Degree in either Civil or Hydro Engineering or Geology. You will have excellent analytical, problem-solving and selling skills, with a minimum of 7 years’ working experience, of which at least 4 must be in a similar role in the WASH Sector.

    The Technical Support Manager position is a Fixed Term Contract of 2 years, renewable subject to availability of funds.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should access the application pack on our website www.wateraid.org/nigeria and fill out the application form online. Completed electronic forms should be e-mailed to hrnig@wateraid.org. Please note that ONLY applications submitted on WaterAid’s Standard Application Forms will be considered. Closing date for submission of all applications is Friday July 29th, 2011 and only shortlisted will be contacted.

    WaterAids is an equal opportunity employ; women and the disabled are particularly encouraged to apply.
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