WaterAid Nigeria Senior Advisor - Urban Jobs

WaterAid Nigeria Senior Advisor - Urban Jobs

  • WaterAid is an international non-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people break free from poverty and disease, unlock their potential and change their lives for good through improved access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. WaterAid started its operation in Nigeria in 1995.

  • Since then it has successfully executed several intervention programmes as outlined by its objectives and has made impact in the lives of the very poor. WaterAid with the country office in Abuja currently works in Bauchi, Enugu and Plateau States with funding from various donors and partners.

    Job Description

  • Want to use your skills in urban programming to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

  • Join WaterAid as Senior Advisor, Urban to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

  • This role is part of our Programme Support Unit team, a diverse, motivated, and fun group of 27 technical experts, specialists, advisors, and managers, passionate about bringing sustainable WASH access to the world's poorest and most marginalised people.

  • The Senior Advisor, Urban will provide thought leadership in WaterAid's urban WASH programming, co-develop and disseminate guidance and standards to be used across WaterAid and partners; collaborate with country and regional colleagues in designing and implementing high quality urban WASH programmes; and to engage externally to learn from and to influence the sector.

    Your Responsibilities

    In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Provide thought leadership and strategic advices in WaterAid's urban WASH programming.

  • Co-develop and disseminate guidance and standards on urban WASH to be used across WaterAid and externally.

  • Provide and coordinate targeted technical support in the design and implementation of high quality urban WASH programmes.

  • Engage externally to learn from and
    to influence the sector.


    This is a very exciting opportunity to join our Programme Support Unit team. To be successful, you'll need:

  • Substantial experience in urban WASH programming, including considerable experience in low and/or middle-income countries, demonstrated through a progressive career record.

  • Knowledge and expertise of current urban WASH issues, such as sustainable urban planning, city-wide WASH programming, institutional and financial issues, the regulatory environment, urban utilities, informal settlements, and innovative technical options.

  • Very strong analytical ability and writing ability in English. Experienced in producing practical knowledge products targeting needs of diverse audiences.

  • Proven success in offering technical assistance, consulting, and/or advisory services to empower and to develop capacities.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive tasks forward to completion in a timely manner while maintaining high quality.

  • A team player, able to work responsibly, under pressure, and collaboratively across diverse groups and culture.

  • Working style that reflects WaterAid's values of Respect, Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; WaterAid Nigeria Senior Advisor - Urban Jobs

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