Career Opportunities at WaterAid


Job Overview

Location
Calabar, Cross River
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
30 days ago

Additional Details

Job ID
417

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)-USAID Water Resource Management - WASH Project in Cross River Basin, Nigeria

Location: Cross River
Date: May, 2021
Reports to: Chief of Party
Direct Reports: M & E Specialist
Department: Programmes Directorate.
Duration: 2 years (renewable)
Travel: 30% travel (Local)

The Project

  • WaterAid is a leading international non-governmental organization focused on increasing sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the poorest communities in the developing world. WaterAid works in 35 countries, and over the 38 years of its existence, it has reached over 25.8 million people with clean water and 25.1 million people with decent toilets.
  • WaterAid Nigeria is prospecting  to implement a USAID-funded Water Resource Management and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) intervention titled, Strengthening Community Resilience through Improved WASH Service Delivery and WRM in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states. The overriding goal of the programme is, “Improve sustainable WASH service delivery and water resource management in Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers states  of the Cross River  basin in southern Nigeria”.  
  • This goal will be accomplished by creating access to safe drinking water, enabling sanitation through effective watershed protection and management, and building capacity of basin and state WASH institutions, operators, and private sector partners to plan and manage water resources.  
  • As a result, the program will improve hygiene practices and WASH in homes, schools and healthcare facilities in targeted communities which in turn will enhance resilience and improve health. 

Purpose of Role

  • The Deputy Chief of Party oversees the operation and programmatic aspects of the IWRM-WASH activity

Accountabilities:
The key accountabilities of the Deputy Chief of Party include the following:

  • Support the Chief of Party in the effective coordination of the implementation process of the project in the 2 States
  • Support the Chief of Party in the effective management and coordination with other project staff, particularly key experts of the project in the 2 States.
  • Support the Chief of Party in the efficient management of project resources both human and capital with a view to ensuring cost effectiveness and value for money in managing the project.
  • Support the Chief of Party in ensuring timely and quality delivery of all consultancies or any other work commissioned under the project in any of the 2 States.
  • Create and maintain a positive environment conducive for high performance of the department.
  • Accountable for forecasting and developing periodic budgets for the department; manage day to day expenses in a manner that demonstrates WaterAid value of accountability and provide periodic budget management reports as may be required.
  • Effectively manage matrix management work structure & ability to influence others to achieve results and deliver on time.
  • Represent WANG in different task groups, working committees, networks, alliances, workshops and meetings as assigned.
  • Deliver other cross organizational projects and/or initiatives as may be required by the Chief of Party

Person Specification

  • Mininum of 5 years’ professional experience in Nigeria, in WASH implementation and in managing or implementing development programs.
  • A Master’s Degree in Water Resources Management, Water Engineering, International Development, Environment, or related field of study.
  • Excellent management skills and good knowledge of USG procedures and policies, agreement compliance, financial planning and management, procurement, sub-award management, and other management support areas/functions, including the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams.
  • Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of Nigeria is required.
  • Strong understanding of WASH governance structures in Nigeria with particular reference to Akwa-Ibom and Cross River states.
  • Possess solid foundation in a broad range of WASH subjects preferred, including areas such as innovative sanitation, Water Resources Management, Sanitation marketing, water for the poor, tariff and cost recovery, hygiene promotion, operation and maintenance, institutional strengthening and sector reform.
  • Experience in designing or managing small town or village level water systems.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English language with a working knowledge of the local language, of the proposed project location.
  • A strong knowledge and experience of work with or on USAID supported projects/programmes is highly essential.

Our People Promise

  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, and a commitment to playing their part in changing normal. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
  • In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best.
  • This is our pledge to you.

Job Title: Chief of Party (DCoP) USAID Water Resource Management - WASH Project, Cross River Basin, Nigeria

Location: Akwa Ibom
Date:  May, 2021
Reports to: Head of Programme
Direct Reports: Deputy Chief of Party
Department: Programmes Directorate
Duration: 2 years (renewable)
Travel: 30% travel (Local)

The Project

  • WaterAid is a leading international non-governmental organization focused on increasing sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the poorest communities in the developing world. WaterAid works in 35 countries, and over the 38 years of its existence, it has reached over 25.8 million people with clean water and 25.1 million people with decent toilets.
  • WaterAid Nigeria is prospecting  to implement a USAID-funded Water Resource Management and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) intervention titled, Strengthening Community Resilience through Improved WASH Service Delivery and WRM in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states. The overriding goal of the programme is, “Improve sustainable WASH service delivery and water resource management in Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers states  of the Cross River  basin in southern Nigeria”.  
  • This goal will be accomplished by creating access to safe drinking water, enabling sanitation through effective watershed protection and management, and building capacity of basin and state WASH institutions, operators, and private sector partners to plan and manage water resources.  As a result, the program will improve hygiene practices and WASH in homes, schools and healthcare facilities in targeted communities which in turn will enhance resilience and improve health. 

Purpose of Role

  • The CoP will be the direct link with the Agreement Officer Representative (AOR) of USAID and other relevant stakeholders such as government partners and accountable for achieving WRM-WASH results in Akwa-Ibom and Cross River states.

Accountabilities:

  • Given the complexity and scope of this project, it is critical that the CoP exhibit effective personnel management, coordination, and decision-making skills along with an ability to troubleshoot.
  • The CoP is expected to have the strategic vision, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, management experience, interpersonal skills and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program description.

Among other roles expected of the CoP are:

  • Effective coordination of the project and driving it to achieve its overall goal
  • Provide effective leadership and technical backstopping for all components of the project and communicate effectively with all shades of stakeholders.
  • Be responsible for overall technical reporting and supervision of all consultancies and contracts on the project for quality assurance
  • Ensure that WaterAid core values are carried out throughout the lifecycle of the project and not compromising quality delivery of services
  • Communicate and relate well with all government establishments and persons identified in the project with a view to successfully deliver on the project.
  • Take overall responsibility for resource management both human and capital for success implementation of the project and secure value for money .

Person Specification

  • Advanced Degree or Post-graduate Degree in Water Resource Management or Engineering, Public Administration/Management or other relevant fields
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of demonstrated experience on similar donor-funded projects.
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of experience with successful water and sanitation projects including, water resource management, strategic sector development approaches, institutional capacity strengthening, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills and a proven track
  • record of interacting with other projects, high-level host country governments, and international agencies.
  • Proven track record of working effectively with diverse groups of civil society organizations, media, and government counterparts.
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening, capacity building, and market-based approaches to service delivery.
  • Fluent in English.
  • A strong knowledge and experience of work with or on USAID supported projects/programmes is highly essential.

Our People Promise

  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, and a commitment to playing their part in changing normal. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
  • In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfillment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best.
  • This is our pledge to you.


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - USAID Water Resource Management - WASH Project in Cross River Basin, Nigeria

Location: Cross River
Date: May, 2021
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Direct Reports: M & E Assistants
Department: Programmes Directorate.
Duration: 2 years (renewable)
Travel: 30% travel (Local)

The Project

  • WaterAid is a leading international non-governmental organization focused on increasing sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the poorest communities in the developing world. WaterAid works in 35 countries, and over the 38 years of its existence, it has reached over 25.8 million people with clean water and 25.1 million people with decent toilets.
  • WaterAid Nigeria is prospecting  to implement a USAID-funded Water Resource Management and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) intervention titled, Strengthening Community Resilience through Improved WASH Service Delivery and WRM in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states. The overriding goal of the programme is, “Improve sustainable WASH service delivery and water resource management in Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers states  of the Cross River  basin in southern Nigeria”.  
  • This goal will be accomplished by creating access to safe drinking water, enabling sanitation through effective watershed protection and management, and building capacity of basin and state WASH institutions, operators, and private sector partners to plan and manage water resources.  
  • As a result, the program will improve hygiene practices and WASH in homes, schools and healthcare facilities in targeted communities which in turn will enhance resilience and improve health.

Purpose of Role

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will ensure that all Program components are results oriented.
  • He/She will have a major focus on achieving key result areas of the project  assuring that the implementation team members are poised to deliver services on schedule.

Accountabilities:
The key responsibilities of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist include the following:

  • Lead in the development of the programme logical framework (Logframe)
  • Lead in the conduct of baseline data collection in all project intervention communities of the two states.
  • Lead in the development of Key Performance Indicationrs (KPIs) for the project and develop an electronic monitoring Dashboard for the project.
  • Lead in Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) activities for the project.
  • Make operational decisions and manage the various components of the program dealing with M&E,
  • Oversee data collection efforts and ensure both the M&E system and results reporting meet the requirements of the WRM-WASH initiative.
  • Lead a system for continuous communication with relevant partners, and demonstrate an ability to take critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up.
  • Support the development of a WASH M&E Framework for the two states
  • Support the project technical team on indicator reporting and overall quality delivery of all

Person Specification

  • 3 years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation preferably at the supervisory level.
  • Experience designing and overseeing M&E data collection and reporting for WASH project.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement, operationalize, and manage information collection and assessment system.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage information data bases using appropriate software application.
  • Ability to work in team environment and work with and train non-direct reports to implement program.
  • Strong writing, reporting, and presentational skills.
  • A strong knowledge and experience of work with or on USAID supported projects/programmes is highly essential.

Our People Promise

  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, and a commitment to playing their part in changing normal. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
  • In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best.
  • This is our pledge to you.

 

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in a single word document to: [email protected] clearly stating the Job Title in the subject of the email.

Application Deadline 17th May, 2021.

Note

  • To qualify for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Nigeria.
  • If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, Kindly apply.
  • WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
  • We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.
  • WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct.

Tags

Location

Similar Jobs

Full Time
Full Time
Full Time

Cookies

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Accept