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: Strategy Change Project Manager
Role type: The role is a Fixed term contract between 12 to 24 months.
- Want to help make our new global strategy a reality? Join the new change team within WaterAid international as a Change Manager, helping make the changes identified in the strategy across the WaterAid family.
About the Strategy Team:
- WaterAid’s new strategy opens new opportunities to achieve our vision, mission and aims. How its implemented will be critical to its success, therefore the role of the Strategy Change Team is to project manage and ensure all elements of the strategy are implemented in the most effective and efficient way.
- They will identify the most important strategic change initiatives and give them visibility, accountability and support to enable their successful delivery.
About the Role
- Through the application of effective change and project management techniques, the Strategy Change Team will work with leaders and key stakeholders across WaterAid to identify required changes, understand the nature and level of any change impact, and will devise plans to enable the project objectives and their business benefits to be delivered. This will be a small team of project change managers who together will accelerate the pace of effective change by giving additional resources to big change projects and freeing up leaders to lead on substance and strategy.
The team will primarily be facilitators who enable the ‘owners’ to do the work and achieve their goal. They would perform a variety of roles in support of individual change areas, primarily:
- Facilitating and convening sessions to bring stakeholders and teams together
- Keeping the process on track for deliverables within projects
- Replaying thinking back to specific teams and leads
- Linking projects to each other
Our Ideal Candidate
This is a very exciting opportunity for someone who has experience of managing delivery of any kind and wants to use those skills on wide variety of projects. To be successful, you’ll need:
- Understanding of WaterAid as an organisation and an appreciation of the complexity of the relationships across departments, countries and the Federation
- Strong project management and organisational skills, and a high awareness of the project context and discipline.
- Analytical and critical thinking skills: proven ability to analyse and synthesise information from different sources and able to replay them to a range of audiences.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (including facilitation and/or presentation) skills and a proven ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
- WaterAid is open and supportive of flexibility. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working. The right balance between office and home-based working should be agreed with your line manager. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at the interview stage with you.We are unable to provide sponsorship or relocation for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the country to which you wish to work.
- We are unable to provide sponsorship or relocation for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the country to which you wish to work.
- WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.
- WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.
- Salary and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate, and depending on experience.
- Dependent upon skills and level of competency.
- Country Programme Grade G.
Deadline: 6th April, 2022.