Recent Jobs at WaterAid Nigeria

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.

We seek high calibre professionals to play leading roles in our mission to transform lives with safe water sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities in the capacity:

Job Title: Human Resources & Organizational Development Officer
Location:
Abuja,
Project Summary

Around 45,000 children under the age of five in Nigeria die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by the nation’s poor levels of access to water; sanitation and hygiene. Nearly 60 million people – 31% of the Nigerian population do not have access tosafe water; while 71% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation, that’s over 130 million people without a toilet. This is a crisis that needs urgent action to ensure that the story is one of universal access – everyone everywhere in Nigeria having access to high quality water; sanitation and hygiene services by 2030.
WaterAid Nigeria has recently agreed a 5 year strategy and is restructuring for more effectiveness in responding to the needs in the country context. We are expanding the scale and scope of our work over the coming years with a view to supporting and catalysing government efforts to deliver the Sustainable Development.
Key Responsibilities

  • Human Resources & Organizational Development Officer will have the space to learm and apply cutting edge people management principles and practices in a highly dynamic global organization.
  • This exciting role will he challenged to apply great initiative and innovative thought in managing day to day operational HR activities including recruitment, induction, performance management, managing employee engagement processes & activities, administration of staff benefits and manage human resources records/documentation,

Requirements

  • The ideal candidate would in addition to having a graduate level qualification in the Social or Management Sciences, also be a certified HR practitioner of at least six years standing.
  • The ideal candidate would clearly demonstrate strong expertise as a HR generalist and experience gained about best practices in contemporary people management especially in the key areas of responsibility; recruitment, induction, performance management, managing employee engagement processes & activities, administration of staff benefits and manage human resources records/documentation from a well-structured corporate setting.

 

Job Title: Director, Business Development & Strategy
Location:
Abuja,
Project Summary

Around 45,000 children under the age of five in Nigeria die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by the nation’s poor levels of access to water; sanitation and hygiene. Nearly 60 million people – 31% of the Nigerian population do not have access tosafe water; while 71% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation, that’s over 130 million people without a toilet. This is a crisis that needs urgent action to ensure that the story is one of universal access – everyone everywhere in Nigeria having access to high quality water; sanitation and hygiene services by 2030.
WaterAid Nigeria has recently agreed a 5 year strategy and is restructuring for more effectiveness in responding to the needs in the country context. We are expanding the scale and scope of our work over the coming years with a view to supporting and catalysing government efforts to deliver the Sustainable Development.
Job Summary

  • This is a senior management role with oversight for raising and managing funds from a diversified mix of local and international (private and public) sources including mass engagement, grant making private foundations and bilateral/multilateral donors etc.
  • Accountability for effective OP 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
  • Within the remit of this role is leveraging our communications and campaign activities to achieve fundraising and advocacy/influencing outcomes that will bring real change and impact to our work in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing steer as a member of the Country Programme Senior Management Team (SMT) on comprehensive plans to generate funds required to deliver WaterAid Nigeria country strategy;
  • Oversee grant funding proposal development and contracting processes in WaterAid Nigeria; Anchor funding proposal development activities, including contributions and inputs of the CP programme, finance, people teams as well as WaterAid West Africa region and WaterAid UK departments to delivering grant proposals and budgets of the highest quality.
  • Accountable for implementing an effective Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting system that captures learning from our work in an adaptive manner and creates new knowledge for the wider WASH sector;
  • Advocate and promote cohesion and synergy between fundraising, communications & campaigns and programme delivery elements of WaterAid Nigeria’s activities
  • Manage the staff in the directorate to deliver day to day activities focussing on themes including fundraising, strategy and planning, communications and campaigns and research/knowledge management.
  • Propose, seek inputs and negotiate funding contracts terms and agreements which protect WaterAid Nigeria wit donors and ensure WaterAid Nigeria’s capacity to meet contractual requirements

Requirements

  • Critical attribute for success in this role include possession of post graduate qualifications and a minimum of ten (10) years experience in a fundraising/business development type role within the international development sector at least three (3) years’of the candidate’s experience should with at county management level with responsibility for managing projects funded by any other key multilateral and bilateral donors including DFID, USAID and EU.

  

Job Title: Director of Programmes
Location:
Abuja,
Project Summary

Around 45,000 children under the age of five in Nigeria die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by the nation’s poor levels of access to water; sanitation and hygiene. Nearly 60 million people – 31% of the Nigerian population do not have access tosafe water; while 71% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation, that’s over 130 million people without a toilet. This is a crisis that needs urgent action to ensure that the story is one of universal access – everyone everywhere in Nigeria having access to high quality water; sanitation and hygiene services by 2030.
WaterAid Nigeria has recently agreed a 5 year strategy and is restructuring for more effectiveness in responding to the needs in the country context. We are expanding the scale and scope of our work over the coming years with a view to supporting and catalysing government efforts to deliver the Sustainable Development.
Job Summary

  • Working with the Programmes Directorate in WaterAid Nigeria, this senior management role will set, achieve and maintain 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.
  • The Director of Programmes will ensure country level activities consistently meets the 9 commitments outlined in the WaterAid Programme Accountability Framework while also ensuring the desired integration between policy and practice is achieved and focus our programmes towards influencing for transformational change.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set high standards of programming quality that reflect adherence to WaterAid programme quality 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
  • 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.
  • 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

Requirements

  • To be successful in the Director of Programmes role, you must have a graduate or master’s level degree plus a minimum ten (10) years development programme management experience.
  • At least three (3) year, of your experience should be in a senior management position in a reputable international development organization.
  • Candidates must demonstrate experience In managing WASH projects and program Strong financial management skills including developing and managing complex budgets and experience in preparing donor reports (narrative and financial) is required.

 Note

  • To apply for this role, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Nigeria
  • Candidates who had submitted responses to our previous advert need not apply again.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an expression of interest letter and updated CV to: [email protected] The submission must indicate position title as subject/in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: 23rd February, 2017.

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