Regional Technical Advisor – West Africa (Nigeria) at WaterAid

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: Regional Technical Advisor – West Africa (Nigeria)

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 2 years fixed term (full time) role and renewal will be subject to performance.
Reports to: Head of WASH
Travels: Frequent travel within West Africa and occasional travel outside the region.

Job Description

  • Join WaterAid as our Regional Technical Advisor for West Africa to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.
  • As our Regional Technical Advisor for West Africa you will ensure that our programmes are delivered to standards in West Africa and that our programme delivery is consistent with national and global best practice in the WASH sector, as well as contribute to raising the standards of technical competence in our country programmes to the highest levels.
  • This is a 2 years fixed term (full time) role and renewal will be subject to performance. The job will be require frequent travel within West Africa and occasional travel outside the region.
  • In this role, you will provide technical support to designing and implementing our programmes in West Afric, as well as ensure maintenance of our quality programme standards.

You’ll Also

  • Contribute to developing capacity of staff and partners
  • Identify and promote good practices in the region that enable us to achieve high levels of technical excellence
  • Identify key opportunities for the region to be represented to promote and enhance our understanding and experience of technical issues on areas of particular interest to the region

To be Successful, You’ll Have

  • Minimum 10 years of cognate experience in WASH, working at a senior management level in International development sector
  • Technical WASH experience: well-updated on innovative technologies, systems, and approaches
  • Experience of developing, designing, and implementing WASH programmes
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Fully committed to WaterAid’s vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others

Grade G, with excellent benefits.

Application Closing Date
2nd September, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • To apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in WaterAid West Africa countries
  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
  • In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.
  • WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for abuse (of power, privilege or trust), inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, harassment, bullying or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of the communities in which we work, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.
  • We celebrate the diversity of our staff, partners and everyone with whom we work to create a culture where everyone feels respected, included and can be their best.
  • WaterAid is an equal opportunity and is committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, inclusion and fairness. We welcome applications from all. Should you have a disability or special needs and require additional assistance with your application, please contact us at If a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the role, they will be guaranteed an interview.
  • No recruitment agencies please.

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