Friday, 17 February 2017

Director of Programmes 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 of Programmes at WaterAid Nigeria

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: 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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