Director of Business Development and Strategy


, , NG

It’s hard to believe that today over 663 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and over 2.4 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.

Nearly 60 million people – 31% of the Nigerian population – do not have access to safe water; while 71% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation, that’s over 130 million people without a toilet! 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.

The Director of Business Development and Strategy is a senior management role with oversight for raising and managing funds from a diversified mix of local and international (private and public) sources including mass engagement, grant making private foundations and bilateral /multilateral donors etc. The incumbent will lead the team responsible for designing and implementing an effective programme reflection, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management architecture

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Providing steer as a member of the Country Programme Senior Management Team (SMT) on comprehensive plans to generate funds required to deliver WaterAid Nigeria’s country strategy;
  • Oversee grant funding proposal development and contracting processes in WaterAid Nigeria. Propose, seek inputs and negotiate funding contracts terms and agreements which protect WaterAid Nigeria with donors and ensure WaterAid Nigeria’s capacity to meet contractual requirements
  • Accountable for implementing an effective Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting system that captures learning from our work in an adaptive manner and creates new knowledge for the wider WASH sector ;

Critical attributes for success in this role include possession of post graduate qualifications and a minimum of ten years experience in a fundraising/business development type role within the international development sector. At least three years of the candidate’s experience should be with at country management level with responsibility for managing projects funded by any of the key multilateral and bilateral donors including DFID, USAID and EU. 

Please download the job description here>

Interested candidates should submit an expression of interest letter / 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