Director of Programmes


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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. 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 needs 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 has restructured to be more effective 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 especially Goal 6. 

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.

To be successful in the Director of Programmes role, you must have a graduate or master’s level degree plus a minimum ten years development programme management experience. At least three years of your experience should be in a senior management position in a reputable international or development organisation.

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Interested candidates should submit an expression of interest letter and updated CV to [email protected] . The submission must indicate position title as subject/in the subject line of the email. 

Please note: To apply for this role, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Nigeria