Country Representative


WaterAid is recruiting a Country Representative, to be based in Maputo.

  • The primary purpose of the Country Representative (CR) is to provide strategic leadership to the Country Programme (CP) and to contribute to the global leadership of WaterAid. The CR achieves this by steering the direction of the CP through leading the developing and implementation of five year strategies that focus on bringing about the transformation changes needed to achieve universal and sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030
  • The CR empowers and develops staff and partners to influence and support public and private institutions to improve policies, processes, financing and practice to deliver on this focusing particularly on empowering the poorest and most excluded - therefore contributing to wider poverty reduction and human development
  • A successful candidate will be an influencer, and strategic systems thinker with a clear vision on what needs to change, on what drives change and how change can be supported. You will be proven, highly experienced and capable leader that is able to rally a highly capable team behind a common vision and purpose
  • You will have a sound knowledge of the key relevant development sectors, preferably the WASH sector or health, education and environment
  • Degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject (essential)
  • Post graduate qualification in a related subject (essential)
Experience - essential
  • Proven experience of heading a Country Programme/Office
  • Strategic leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, preferably in water and sanitation sector
  • Experience in strategic planning development in a senior management capacity
  • Experience of developing key strategic and operational partnerships with national level NGOs for programme, policy and advocacy interventions
  • Experience of raising funds from government and/or international agencies (bilateral/multilateral), managing large budgets with diverse international donor base
  • Leading on engagement with national governments, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies on policy influencing
  • Proven leadership skills and strategic management skills
Knowledge and Skills - essential
  • A clear and sound understanding of international development (policy and programme), especially in water and sanitation in developing countries
  • Ability to think clearly and analytically
  • Ability to develop long term strategic plans at an organisational level within a country and further developing operational short and medium term plans
  • Ability to plan own work, setting priorities and completing it under pressure or when faced with competing demands
  • Ability to lead financial and budget management processes and ensure high level of accountability to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to use computers both for word-processing and spreadsheet packages
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References
2. Application
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  • Published 26.04.2015
  • Expires 10.05.2015
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