Friday, 17 February 2017

Director, Business Development & Strategy 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:Director, Business Development & Strategy at WaterAid Nigeria

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.
  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: hrnig@wateraid.org

The submission must indicate position title as subject/in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline Date 
23rd February, 2017.

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