WaterAid Resilient Water Accelerator Director Jobs in Rwanda

WaterAid Resilient Water Accelerator Director Jobs in Rwanda

  • Want to use your skills in strategic leadership to play a vital role in building the climate resilience of 50 million vulnerable people?

  • Join the Resilient Water Accelerator (hosted by WaterAid) as the Resilient Water Accelerator Director. By joining WaterAid, you'll also be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

  • The Resilient Water Accelerator (RWA) is a new multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to boost climate finance to build the climate resilience of 50 million vulnerable people living in water-stressed areas by 2030. The Accelerator will enable climate vulnerable communities to secure clean and reliable water resources and services by helping design comprehensive programmes and unlock new sources of financing.

  • The Accelerator has set some ambitious goals to be achieved by COP27, including raising up to $20 million in programmatic funding and launching activities in 5 locations - Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Nigeria. As we start preparing to launch activities in-country and drive the Accelerator's next chapter of operationalization, we are looking to hire the Resilient Water Accelerator's Director to provide steering and leadership to this growing initiative.

  • You will be leading on the implementation of the Accelerator's vision and strategy, providing oversight over the Accelerator's operations and governance, and acting as the main counterpart with key donors and partners.

  • The position will be hosted by WaterAid, which has been acting as the Accelerator's interim host until an agreement with a long-term host has been finalized.

    You'll also:

  • Lead on the Accelerator's strategy o Support the refinement of the Accelerator strategy and operating model o Translate the Accelerator's strategy into yearly work plans and budgets for approval by the Steering Committee o Drive and coordinate the implementation of the Accelerator's strategic activities, with other Secretariat staff and partner organizations (e.g., WaterAid, GWP)

  • Provide operations and governance oversight

  • Build and manage a strong Secretariat team (3 to 5 members) that embodies the Accelerator's values (will include some initial recruitment)

  • Be responsible
    to the Steering Committee for meeting goals, objectives, work plans and budgets and regularly report to the Steering Committee on progress and potential risks

  • Oversee the Accelerator's expenditure and align with the Accelerator's future hosting organization on key needs (e.g., recruiting, spending) - supported by Secretariat staff

  • Manage, with the support of the Steering Committee and advocacy staff, the Accelerator's overall brand image and flag risks, if any

  • Manage consultants hired to support the
    Accelerator's Secretariat

  • Be the voice of the Accelerator and drive strategic relationship building with donors and partners

  • Build alliances and partnerships with relevant organizations and identify means and channels for coordination in support of the Accelerator's objectives

  • Build and maintain relationships with the Accelerator's current and prospective donors - sovereign and private - supported by fundraising staff

  • Be a strong spokesperson for climate resilient water, representing the Accelerator in relevant meetings and conferences (e.g., COP27)

    To be successful, you'll need:

  • Experience in a strategic leadership/ management role in international development/ humanitarian aid, social business, and/or philanthropy

  • Relevant knowledge and experience on water, climate and development challenges; with a demonstrable established network.

  • Proven ability to apply an entrepreneurial and innovative approach.

  • Strong experience or understanding of international finance for water, development or climate

  • Experience of managing and directing financial and non-financial resources, in a multi-stakeholder partnership

  • Demonstrated experience in managing and motivating staff, and overseeing operations

  • Prior experience leading and supporting multi-stakeholder partnerships informed by strong strategic vision

  • Ability to influence and work effectively with senior stakeholders, across a diverse range of countries and cultures.

  • Strategic thinker, strong solutions- and result orientation

  • Highly organized with strong project management skills

  • Proven ability to navigate ambiguity effectively and deliver results in a changing context or environment.

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

  • Passionate about climate adaptation and water security, and driven to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable communities.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; WaterAid Resilient Water Accelerator Director Jobs in Rwanda

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