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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • S/he will be required to interpret guidelines using policies and precedents. Most importantly S/he will be able to demonstrate sufficient professional and personal maturity to be entrusted with what in many cases will be sensitive information to the programme department and the organization at large.

Key Deliverables

  • Work closely with the Head of Programme to ensure quality and standard delivery of all WASH projects/activities paying close attention to sanitation and hygiene programmes/Projects including HBC and campaigns.
  • Drive engagements that will unlock the sanitation economy including developing an effective fecal sludge management framework, the Toilet Economy, the Circular Economy and a digitally driven Smart Sanitation Economy.
  • Form effective partnerships at national, state and local levels with government bodies, civil society, academic/ research institutions, international development partners, youth groups, Donors, Researchers, Think Tanks, Innovation Hubs media and private sector.
  • With the support of the Head of Programme, document and share learning on WASH, sanitation and hygiene policy issues and civil society engagement, citizenship engagement/empowerment, rights of stakeholders, gender, equity, and inclusion.
  • Provide technical support that ensures sanitation facilities are hygienically and technically safe to use, are gender sensitive and inclusive and meet the needs of everyone at each stage of life.
  • Promote gender-differentiated and inclusive sanitation facilities solutions that are context specific and addresses institutional gaps in schools, healthcare facilities, and public places.

To be successful in this role, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a University Degree in Environmental / Public Health, the Social Sciences, Development studies or related fields.
  • Experience with building capacity of implementing partner organizations especially CSO’s and government.
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Education and Awareness and any of Project Management, international development / human rights, sociology, public policy or political science will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience of which at least 7 years must be in WASH Programme/project management, sanitation and hygiene promotion, community management, WASH programmes advocacy with any reputable international agency.
  • Experience with high level stakeholder engagements (government/ development agencies), driving and delivering strategic priorities.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 22nd May, 2024.


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