Around 45,000 children under the age of five in Nigeria die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by the nation’s poor levels of access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Around 31% of the Nigerian population do not have access to safe water- that’s nearly 58 million people; while 71% of Nigeria’s population lacks access to basic sanitation, that’s over 130 million people without a toilet! This is a crisis that calls for urgent action if we are to ensure universal access -access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services for everyone everywhere in Nigeria 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 SDGs and especially Goal 6.
We seek a high calibre of professionals to play leading roles in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities:
Position: Director, Business Development & Strategy
Working with the Business Development & Strategy Directorate of WaterAid Nigeria in Abuja, this senior management role has oversight for business development and 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. This role will also be responsible for our communications and campaign activities to achieve influencing and fundraising and for assuring linkages between strategy and activities. Accountability for effective country programme (CP) business planning; forecasting; thematic reviews; research and programme monitoring, evaluation and learning reside with the Director, Business Development & Strategy.
Key responsibilities of the Director, Business Development & Strategy include:
Qualification & Experience
All interested applicants are strongly advised to review the detailed job descriptions for these roles which can be found at www.wateraid.org/jobs
Interested applicants should submit an expression of Interest letter and updated CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission must indicate position title as subject/in the subject line of the email. Applications submission closes on 18th November 2016.