Recent Jobs at WaterAid Nigeria, November 8, 2016

WaterAid – We are an international non governmental organisation with a
mission to transform lives by improving access to safe water,
improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

WaterAid is recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Funding Coordinator
Location:
Abuja
Contract type: Full time, 3-4 years fixed term (renewable based on performance)
Reports to: Director of Business Development & Strategy
Manages: Business Development & Donor Relations Manager, Fundraising Officers
Budget responsibility: Limited
Travel: 20 % (local and international)
Team Description

  • WaterAid Nigeria has recently completed its 2016-2021 country
    programme strategy which sets a 5 year building block towards delivering
    a more influencing led programme over a 15 year horizon.
  • This new country strategy rather than reflect a progression from
    previous country programme strategies, outlines key shifts in focus
    required to catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in
    Nigeria.
  • The Business Development & Strategy Directorate will drive
    work on WaterAid Nigeria’s strategy, planning, and reviewing the
    performance and impact of our programmes.
  • The team encompasses communications & campaigns, learning & knowledge management and fundraising.
  • WaterAid Nigeria’s ability to raise and manage funds will be pivotal to the success of the Country Programme strategy.

Job Purpose

  • The role of the Funding Coordinator will oversee the development
    and implementation of the Country programme’s strategy and capacity to
    mobilize and manage grant funds from diverse sources.
  • The Funding Coordinator will lead a team focusing on gathering
    and analysing strategic donor intelligence; building effective liaison
    that will translate to funding of projects sourced from academia,
    private for profit and non-profit entities, multilateral /bilateral
    funding institutions and potentially, from mass engagement.
  • The role will be accountable for ensuring that project
    implementation and reporting are in compliance with donor contract
    conditions etc.
  • The post holder will be expected to build strong and effective
    collaborations with colleagues in WaterAid Nigeria, WaterAid West Africa
    region, WaterAid International member countries, partner organisations
    and a wide range of stakeholders to achieve success.

Accountabilities
Fundraising:

  • Work with the Director of Business Development & Strategy
    and the Senior Management Team (SMT) to support the development and
    implementation of the Country Programme fundraising strategy. Developing
    the short-term and long-term fundraising strategy and plans required
    to deliver WaterAid Nigeria’s overall strategy.
  • Maintain close and effective collaborations with WaterAid
    Nigeria colleagues, WaterAid member fundraising teams, the Regional
    Funding Manager and Global Funding Managers to scope opportunities to
    meet WaterAid Nigeria funding requirements and co-ordinate development
    and implementation of the plans to realise the opportunities.
  • Coordinate intelligence, identification and filtering of
    opportunities to meet CP funding requirements and the timely production
    of technically sound and competitive proposals in response to these as
    agreed with the Director of Business Development & Strategy.
  • Research and secure new funding streams from in-country -based
    academia, private for profit and non-profit entities, mass engagement
    and multilateral /bilateral funding sources. Initiate and coordinate
    fundraising campaigns and events to maximise new engagement and funding
    opportunities.
  • Maintain clear communication channels with donors; Regional
    funding manager and with member country fundraising teams when
    approaching new donors and managing existing ones, sharing information
    to maximise donor engagement opportunities globally.
  • Actively engage with all funding proposal development and
    contract processes in WaterAid Nigeria. Coordinate funding proposal
    development activities, including co-ordination of the programme/policy,
    finance and people teams inputs and provide quality assurance of
    project proposals and budgets.
  • Respond effectively to information requests from donors or
    member country fundraising teams, maintaining a clear record of reasons
    for proceeding with or rejecting opportunities
  • Ensure all WaterAid proposal review protocols are completed and in line with gold standards for fundraising 

Grant and Contract Management:

  • In collaboration with colleagues, assure good relationship with
    funders is maintained by WaterAid Nigeria. Act as the main point of
    contact for the funder, Regional Funding Manager, Global Fundraising
    Managers and member country fundraising teams by responding to queries
    in a timely effective manner.
  • Work collaboratively and support and challenge the programmes,
    finance and people teams and partners to ensure all contractual funding
    requirements are met and delivered on time. Keep up to date with local
    and international donor policies and communicate these as widely as
    required.
  • Support risk management by developing and maintaining risk
    management plans for donor- contract funded programmes. Effectively
    support and challenge programmes teams, finance teams and partners to
    flag project risks and ensure plans for mitigation of the risks are
    communicated to the Country Programme Senior Management Team, Regional
    Funding Manager, member fundraising teams and funder in good time.
    Co-ordinate planning for any mitigation strategies to respond to
    contract risks and propose changes to be requested from the funder
    concerned as necessary.
  • Co-ordinate delivery of accurate and timely donor reports –
    Support and coordinate the delivery of funder reporting requirements
    (including development of a clear reporting schedule) with the
    Programmes and Finance teams to ensure all reporting is timely, accurate
    and fully meets funder requirements and internal WaterAid
    requirements. Provide quality assurance for all funder reporting.
  • Identify any capacity or resource gaps (internal WaterAid
    capacity or partner capacity) related to fundraising and work in
    collaboration with People team /Sector strengthening teams to develop
    and implement learning and capacity building activities for fundraising .
  • Work collaboratively with programme staff, member country fundraisers and the funder to ensure high quality visits to the CP.
  • Ensure the maintenance of an effective contract and
    documentation management system and process. Ensure appropriate funder
    management systems and processes are in place in compliance with
    WaterAid policy and practice. Ensure effective storage and maintenance
    of donor contracts and other documentation in line with donor and
    WaterAid audit requirements.
  • Develop an early warning mechanism for identifying potential
    risks to WANG management of donor funded grants and convene working
    groups necessary to address the risks that could impact grant management
    effectiveness; escalate such issues to SMT as may be necessary with
    recommendations of appropriate course of action.
  • Support the Head of Finance & IT to complete funding
    forecasts, accurately identify funding gaps, manage matching funding
    obligations and track expenditure against grant commitments.

People Leadership:

  • Support the recruitment of competent staff and effectively
    manage the team to deliver high performance; develop team members in
    order to maximize their contribution to the team and organization.
  • Coach, guide, and mentor leaders within the department so that
    they are effective as leaders and managers in managing their teams.
  • Create and maintain a positive environment conducive for high performance of the team.

Cross Organisation Collaboration:

  • Contribute actively to building a culture of learning and
    knowledge management across the organization. Encourage effective
    documentation and sharing of learning through workshops, seminars,
    exposure visits, sharing meetings etc.
  • Be an active member of the Tactical Team and contribute to
    reflection, analysis and translate strategic direction to operational
    actions to achieve country programme goals.
  • Promote interaction and collaboration between departments WANG
    in different taskforces, working committees, networks, alliances,
    workshops and meetings as assigned

Person Specification
Essential Criteria:

  • University/Master’s level degree in International Development, Business, Marketing or other related discipline
  • Minimum of seven (7) years post qualification work experience of
    which at least three (3) years’ should be in the management of
    institutional funders especially DFID, USAID and EU.
  • Strong network and prior experience leading a fundraising or
    business development team in an organizational context with a similar
    profile as WaterAid Nigeria.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Proven experience developing and reviewing grant funding
    proposals and track record demonstrating ability to attract and secure
    new grant donor funds
  • Strong experience in reviewing, monitoring and reporting against funder contracts
  • Experience of effective risk management including the ability to
    identify problems or risks and develop effective and timely mitigation
    measures or solutions
  • Strong numerical ability, ability to develop and review complex budgets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Including
    excellent report writing skills, and the ability to communicate
    information and ideas effectively
  • Excellent inter-personal and relationship management skills with
    experience of developing and cultivating business development contacts
    and relationships
  • Experience of working in a matrix management structure
  • Ability to influence others to achieve results and deliver on time
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality and accurate documentation
  • Ability to effectively support and challenge colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Effectively plan, prioritise and co-ordinate the work of others in the team and other teams
  • Proven experience in building and successfully maintaining strong working relationships internally and with external funders
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimum supervision and can work under pressure to competing demands.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts as required and negotiate effectively with others
  • Strong initiative, with a willingness to take on new responsibilities and challenges.
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of reviewing and monitoring government, corporate and other donor agency contracts
  • Experience of supporting the development of fundraising strategies at a country/regional level.
  • Experience in developing relationships with governments, institutional funders, corporates and other funders
  • Existing network of institutional and or corporate donors
  • Attendance at donor specific training courses e.g USAID or EC
    compliance or experience of developing donor specific monitoring and
    evaluation frameworks.

Salary
WaterAid Nigeria Grade I

Job Title: Director, Business Development and Strategy
Location:
Abuja
Contract type: Full time, 3-4 years fixed term (renewable based on performance)
Reports to: Country Director
Manages: Coordinator, Funding; Coordinator, Planning & Strategy;
Coordinator, Communications & Campaigns and Manager, Research &
Knowledge management
Travel: 20% ( local and international)
Budget responsibility: Approximately £1m with potential to progressively increase
Team Descriptions

  • WaterAid Nigeria has recently completed its 2016-2021 country
    programme strategy which sets a 5 year building block towards delivering
    a more influencing led programme over a 15 year horizon.
  • This new country strategy rather than reflect a progression from
    previous country programme strategies, outlines key shifts in focus
    required to catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in
    Nigeria.
  • The Business Development and Strategy Directorate will drive
    work on WaterAid Nigeria’s strategy, planning, and reviewing the
    performance and impact of our programmes.
  • The team encompasses communications & campaigns, learning
    & knowledge management and fundraising. WaterAid Nigeria’s ability
    to raise and manage funds will be pivotal to the success of the Country
    Programme strategy.
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Job Purpose

  • This is a very critical role with oversight for raising and
    managing funds from a diversified mix of private and public sources
    including mass engagement, grant making private foundations and
    bilateral /multilateral donors.
  • Within the remit of this role is leveraging our communications
    and campaign activities to achieve both fundraising and influencing
    outcomes.
  • Accountability for effective CP business planning, forecasting,
    thematic reviews and assurance of linkages between strategy and
    activities rest with this position.
  • The incumbent will lead the team responsible for designing and
    implementing an effective programme reflection, monitoring, evaluation
    and knowledge management architecture

Accountabilities
Business Development and Fundraising:

  • Lead the Senior Management Team (SMT) members to support the
    development and implementation of the Country Programme fundraising
    strategy. Developing the short-term and long-term fundraising strategy
    and plan required to deliver WaterAid Nigeria’s overall strategy.
  • Research and secure new funding streams from international &
    national-based academia, private for profit and non-profit entities,
    mass engagement and multilateral /bilateral funding sources. Initiate
    and coordinate fundraising campaigns and events to maximise new
    engagement and funding opportunities.
  • Maintain clear communication channels with donors and with
    member country fundraising teams when approaching new donors and
    managing existing ones, sharing information to maximise donor engagement
    opportunities globally and maintain a clear record of reasons for
    proceeding with or rejecting opportunities.
  • Lead all funding proposal development and contract processes in
    WaterAid Nigeria. Anchor funding proposal development activities,
    including contributions and inputs of the CP programme, finance, people
    teams as well as WAWA and UK departments to delivering grant proposals
    and budgets of the highest quality. Propose, seek inputs and negotiate
    funding contracts terms and agreements which protect WaterAid Nigeria
    with donors and ensure WaterAid Nigeria’s capacity to meet contractual
    requirements.
  • Ensure all WaterAid proposal review protocols are completed and in line with gold standards for fundraising

Strategy & Planning:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing processes that
    ensure all CP plans and activities are aligned with the CP strategy and
    for building effective collaborations with respective thematic leads to
    ensure that sub strategies developed are in full alignment with focus
    of the CP strategy
  • Accountable for a coordinated monitoring of strategy
    implementation ; conduct of strategy reviews and evaluations ( periodic
    and midterm strategy reviews; Country Programme Evaluations etc) and
    for tracking the implementation of actions plans agreed from strategy
    reviews and evaluations
  • Accountable for the design and implementation of sound
    monitoring , evaluation and learning/knowledge management processes and
    systems across all aspects of CP life.
  • Accountable for coordinating inputs from CP units and delivery of quality annual CP business planning and reporting processes.
  • Ensure periodic programme review reflections are held at both
    country , departmental and state programme levels in line with WaterAid
    Planning , Monitoring , Evaluation & Reporting (PMER) guidelines
  • Ensure tools are developed and utilized for capturing and
    maintaining up to date inventory of WaterAid communities, institutions
    and facilities (water points and constructed latrines) at all times.
  • Advocate and promote cohesion and synergy between fundraising,
    communications & campaigns and service delivery elements of WaterAid
    Nigeria’s activities
  • Responsible for proactively seeking and optimizing opportunities
    to increase WaterAid’ Nigeria’s image, visibility and profile as a
    leader in the international NGO and WASH sector.

People Leadership:

  • Support the recruitment of competent staff and effectively
    manage the team to deliver high performance; develop team members in
    order to maximize their contribution to the team and organization.
  • Coach, guide, and mentor leaders of sub teams within the
    department so that they are effective as leaders and managers in
    managing their teams.
  • Create and maintain a positive environment conducive for high performance of the department.

Cross Organisation Collaboration:

  • Promote a culture for learning and knowledge management across
    the organisation. Encourage effective documentation and sharing of
    learning through workshops, seminars, exposure visits, sharing meetings
    etc.
  • Be an active member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and
    contribute to strategic direction, organisational decision-making, and
    other management related issues
  • Promote interaction and collaboration between departments
  • Represent WANG in different taskforces, working committees, networks, alliances, workshops and meetings as assigned.
  • Deliver other cross organizational projects and/or initiatives as may be required by the Country Director

Person Specification
Essential Criteria:

  • University/Master’s level degree in International Development, Business, Marketing or other related discipline
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of prior work experience and at least
    three (3) years’ should be in senior level position with responsibility
    for strategy development or programme monitoring & evaluation or
    fundraising in a similar organization
  • Strong marketing and business development competencies
  • Experience in designing projects and delivering activities under tight completion deadlines.
  • Strong understanding and experience from managing grant funding
    from key multilateral and bilateral donors including USAID, DFID, EC
    etc
  • Experience developing donor specific grant project log frames
    and reporting tools and in applying such tools in reviewing, monitoring
    and reporting against funder contracts.
  • Proven experience developing and reviewing grant funding
    proposals with evidence of managing end to end process from proposal
    development to new grant project start up.
  • Proven experience in building and successfully maintaining
    strong working relationships with diverse personalities both internally
    and with external funders
  • Excellent inter-personal and networking skills with experience
    of developing and cultivating effective network of business development
    contacts and relationships
  • Experience with analysis of strategic business risk and the
    experience creating best fit approaches to manage /mitigate such risk
  • Strong numerical ability, ability to develop and review complex budgets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Including
    excellent report writing skills, and the ability to communicate
    information and ideas effectively
  • Experience of working in a matrix management structure
  • Ability to influence others to achieve results and deliver on time
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality and accurate documentation
  • Ability to effectively support and challenge colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Effectively plan, prioritise and co-ordinate the work of others in the team and other teams
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimum supervision and can work under pressure to competing demands.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts as required and negotiate effectively with others
  • Strong initiative, with a willingness to take on new responsibilities and challenges.
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of leading and managing others and driving change.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of reviewing and monitoring government, corporate and other donor agency contracts
  • Experience of supporting the development of fundraising strategies at a country/regional level
  • Experience in developing relationships with governments, corporate and other funders
  • Existing network of institutional and or corporate donors.

Salary
WaterAid Nigeria Grade I

Job Title: Director of Programmes
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Contract type: Full time, 3-4 years fixed term (renewable based on performance)
Reports to: Country Director
Manages: Co-ordinator Service Delivery & Partnerships; Coordinator
Policy & Sector Capacity; Coordinator Innovation and Technical
Support and Manager, Market Based Solutions.
Budget responsibility: Approximately £1m with potential to progressively increase
Travel: 30% travel ( local and international)
Team Descriptions

  • WaterAid Nigeria has recently completed its 2016-2021 country
    programme strategy which sets a 5 year building block towards delivering
    a more influencing led programme over a 15 year horizon. This new
    country strategy rather than reflect a progression from previous country
    programme strategies, outlines key shifts in focus required to
    catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in Nigeria.
  • The Programme Directorate will be expected to play a central
    role in designing and overseeing delivery of quality programmes that
    enhance WANG’s leadership role within the WASH /development sector in
    Nigeria and more specifically, achieve clear and measurable
    contributions towards improved WASH and broader poverty
    reduction/development indices in Nigeria.

Job Purpose

  • The Director of Programmes is accountable for setting, achieving
    and maintaining quality standards for the delivery of all WaterAid
    Nigeria programmes. This role is a senior management position in
    WaterAid Nigeria, and is expected to set high standards of programming
    quality that reflect adherence to WaterAid technical standards, best
    practice and donor guidelines, while fostering needs-driven innovation
    to improve effectiveness and impact.
  • This role will ensure that policy and practice are integrated,
    and will focus WANG’s programming to influence transformational change
    with a wider goal to achieve WaterAid’s vision of sustainable WASH
    services for all.
  • This role will provide leadership to teams responsible for
    advocacy work to influence government and the wider sector through
    evidence generated from service delivery, research, innovation and
    learning.
  • A critical successful factor for this post holder is the ability
    to galvanise team members with diverse expertise to collaborate
    effectively in ensuring the design and effective implementation/
    delivery of quality programmes. This will be achieved using a
    programmatic approach that delivers influencing outcomes by coalescing
    service delivery, learning, sector strengthening and advocacy activities
    in collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders.

Accountabilities
Strategic Leadership:

  • Identify the key gaps and opportunities in the external public
    policy and service delivery environments where WaterAid’s programmatic
    and advocacy interventions can have high impact and bring about
    progressive change
  • Leads the design of quality projects and proposals that are
    responsive to grant funders requirements and speak to Country Program’s
    strategic priorities, experience and lessons learned
  • Contribute to the development of the overall strategic plan for
    the Country Programme to maximise the provision of sustainable and
    equitable safe water and adequate sanitation for all.
  • Design and lead programmes in line with the country strategy to
    ensure maximum impact, effectiveness and transformational change at
    scale
  • Guide the development of influencing led programmes, where all aspects are integrated
  • Set the overall direction for WaterAid Nigeria’s programmes
    & partnerships, to enable the successful delivery of high quality
    WASH services
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a partnership
    strategy to ensure that impactful and effective partnerships are
    identified, built and managed
  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of donor narrative
    reports, six monthly and annual Country Programme reports, Country
    Programme annual business plans, evaluation reports, and any other
    reports needed/required by the Nigerian government, donors, WAWA or
    WAUK.
  • Be an active member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and
    contribute to strategic direction, organisational decision-making, and
    other management related issues
  • Represent WaterAid in national CSO, donor, and government (and
    international) forums related to WASH so as to influence thinking of
    other stakeholders on effective delivery of WASH, and build WaterAid’s
    reputation as a sector leader
  • Encourage and promote empowering and collaborative leadership,
    effective management, and a culture of openness, innovation and
    accountability in line with WaterAid’s values
  • Deputise for, and represent, the Country Director as required
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Advocacy & Influencing:

  • Identify key sector issues on which WaterAid and its partners should focus their advocacy efforts
  • Lead the delivery of influencing programmes at national &
    state level. Design programming activities to influence government
    (national, state & LGA) policy & legislation, budgets,
    co-ordination mechanisms and innovative delivery approaches to
    strengthen WASH services and increase WASH access.
  • Identify and proactive seek linkages and integration between policy and practice
  • Plan, guide and showcase WaterAid’s service delivery and
    research and innovations to influence policy makers. Provide guidance to
    reports on maintaining quality of research products and ensuring
    effective conversion of research products into use in the sector and
    beyond .
  • Further develop a district wide approach and ensure human rights
    based approach is embedded in all programmes implemented across
    WaterAid states.
  • Represent WaterAid in relationships with senior decision-makers to persuasively advocate for WaterAid’s change agenda
  • Raise the profile of WaterAid Nigeria through a positive,
    proactive and strategic approach to brand building; Act as a
    spokesperson for the organization in the media and through participation
    in meetings, seminars and other strategic/important events at
    national, regional and international levels.
  • Deliver materials for the media including speeches, articles,
    statements, press releases, blogs and other social media content
    developed with strong collaboration and input from the Communications
    team.
  • Facilitate the development of strategic partnerships with
    relevant agencies within and beyond WASH sector, academia, media and
    research institutions
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships, networks and alliances
    among sector stakeholders, government counterparts and NGOs involved in
    water and sanitation related activities in order to foster mutual
    learning and identify innovations that would increase the efficiency and
    effectiveness of the sector.
  • Encourage and actively promote cross sectoral linkages so that
    WASH is mainstreamed in other sectors and strong links are established
    with other sectors
  • Monitor and critically evaluate WASH market developments;
    Support innovative thinking in this area and bring in appropriate and
    innovative market based solutions where they will add value to WASH
    access.
  • Contribute to regional and global programmes by shaping the
    regional and global influencing agenda as well as participating in
    WaterAid regional and global initiatives
  • Lead in building relationships with key private sector organisations
  • Drive innovation in WASH programmes and services

Programme Management:

  • Exercise oversight and accountability for the delivery of
    quality programme work across all thematic areas; Accountable for
    ensuring all WaterAid Nigeria programmes are based on WaterAid programme
    quality standards and approaches; Make informed decisions on programme
    management to maintain quality and ensure delivery against plans
  • Set high standards of programming quality that reflect adherence
    to technical standards, best practice and donor guidelines, while
    fostering needs-driven innovation to improve programme effectiveness and
    impact; ensure that WaterAid Nigeria consistently meets the 9
    commitments outlined in the WaterAid Programme Accountability Framework
  • Facilitate excellent collaborative working relationships with
    local partners for the lifespan of projects. Facilitates knowledge
    management, learning and capacity building for partner staff.
  • Work collaboratively with grant management and fundraising teams
    to effectively manage relationships, negotiations and communication
    efforts with donors and partners in all phases of project design and
    implementation; promote appropriate involvement of partners at all
    stages of the project cycle;.
  • Ensure effective programme design and delivery in line with strategic plans and WaterAid’s programmatic approach
  • Lead the integration of strategic themes, cross cutting issues,
    and implementation of global programme frameworks, policies, and
    standards throughout the organisation, and ensure that all programmes
    are aligned with these
  • Develop operational plans and budgets for the implementation of
    programmes. Manage and monitor expenditure against budgets for
    strategic and annual plans in adherence to financial guidelines,
    ensuring value for money, and acting as appropriate within delegated
    authorities
  • Monitor the qualitative and quantitative outcomes and impacts of
    the country programme and partners’ work in collaboration with the
    Business Development & Strategy team, to ensure successful delivery
    in line with overall plan
  • Ensure the effective selection of new partner organisations.
    Coordinate participative relationships with partner organisations to
    understand partner needs and aspirations, develop planning processes and
    provide appropriate guidance and support.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of sector and best practice to
    ensure that the Country Programme stays at the forefront of practice and
    disseminate appropriately within team and other staff.
  • Initiate challenging and innovative programmes and ensure
    learning is applied for improved programme effectiveness and external
    influencing
  • Ensure that any contractual requirements related to restricted
    income are fully committed to by all involved, effectively monitored and
    evaluated, and that appropriate plans for meeting them are made
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements

People Leadership:

  • Support the recruitment of competent staff and effectively
    manage the team to deliver high performance; develop team members in
    order to maximize their contribution to the team and organization.
  • Coach, guide, and mentor leaders of sub teams within the
    department so that they are effective as leaders and managers in
    managing their teams.
  • Create and maintain a positive environment conducive for high performance of the department.

Cross organisation collaboration:

  • Identify various donor priorities and funding opportunities for
    WASH interventions and play a lead role in development of high quality
    proposals and concept notes in response to these opportunities.
  • Promote a culture for learning and knowledge management across
    the organisation. Encourage effective documentation and sharing of
    learning through workshops, seminars, exposure visits, sharing meetings
    etc.
  • Promote interaction and collaboration between departments
  • Represent WANG in different taskforces, working committees, networks, alliances, workshops and meetings as assigned.
  • Deliver other cross organizational projects and/or initiatives as may be required by the Country Director

Person Specification
Essential Criteria

Professional Experience:

  • Master’s degree or higher, preferably in a discipline directly
    or closely related to WASH, such as Water Resources, Engineering,
    Development Management, or Public Health
  • Minimum ten (10) years professional experience and at least
    three (3) of which should be in a senior management position in reputed
    international or national non -governmental organization (NGO).
  • At least 5 years proven experience of leading development
    programmes that deliver transformational change through advocacy and
    influencing
  • Experience managing WASH projects and programmes; experience
    with market-based solutions, urban WASH, and/or results-based financing
    would be a strong advantage.
  • Proven ability to innovate and develop a successful change agenda
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships and alliances for influencing government policy and programme delivery
  • Knowledge of policy and advocacy networks and social movements in Nigeria & West Africa region
  • An in-depth understanding of national and international
    development issues, including experience working with key WASH sector
    donors
  • Understanding of rights based approaches to development and how they might apply to the WASH sector in Nigeria
  • Strong financial management skills including developing and
    managing complex budgets, and experience in preparing donor progress and
    financial reports.
  • Experience of leading the design and implementation of service
    delivery projects; experience facilitating capacity building or
    institutional support activities targeting staff and partners
  • Basic understanding of monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated expertise of leading, managing, and motivating others, and building high performing teams

Personal Competencies:

  • Strategic thinker. Able to see the bigger picture, challenges
    and opportunities and create a long term vision. Able to lead strategic
    discussions.
  • Ability to take outputs from critical thoughts/analysis to inform ‘hands on’ problem solving
  • Excellent relationship management skills. Proven ability in
    building strong working relationship with colleagues and a variety of
    stakeholders such as government officials, partners and community
    members, donors, business leaders, senior academics, other sector actors
    and high level decision makers.
  • Able to work with and across the organisation and other teams effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to present and act as a
    spokesperson for WaterAid in a way that builds credibility and
    influence.
  • Fluent in English; competence in Nigerian local languages a strong advantage
  • Able to plan, prioritise and organise self and others, Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these.

Desirable Criteria:

  • In-depth understanding of the WASH sector, key sector
    stakeholders and critical blockages
  • Experience of transitioning from
    international governance structures to a local independent entity

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter to: hrnig@wateraid.org The submission must indicate position title as subject/in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline  18th November, 2016.

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