Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) – USAID Water Resource Management at WaterAid

Full Time
Posted 8 months ago

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping the poor and marginalised people break free from poverty and disease, and change their lives for good through improved access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Since 1995, WaterAid has dedicatedly worked with the governments and people of Nigeria to support the implementation of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions and programmes. The WaterAid Nigeria’s Programme Directorate is responsible for engaging with multiple stakeholders in the programmatic value chain to ensure delivery of quality programmes in line with the CP strategy and quality programme standards. With the state as the focus of our work to maximise impact, the position of the volunteer is to provide support to the state programme office to enable the achievement of increased access to WASH services in the state.

Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) - USAID Water Resource Management at WaterAid 1

JOB TITLE: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) – USAID Water Resource Management



Person Specification

  • Mininum of 5 years’ professional experience in Nigeria, in WASH implementation and in managing or implementing development programs.
  • A Master’s Degree in Water Resources Management, Water Engineering, International Development, Environment, or related field of study.
  • Excellent management skills and good knowledge of USG procedures and policies, agreement compliance, financial planning and management, procurement, sub-award management, and other management support areas/functions, including the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams.
  • Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of Nigeria is required.
  • Strong understanding of WASH governance structures in Nigeria with particular reference to Akwa-Ibom and Cross River states.
  • Possess solid foundation in a broad range of WASH subjects preferred, including areas such as innovative sanitation, Water Resources Management, Sanitation marketing, water for the poor, tariff and cost recovery, hygiene promotion, operation and maintenance, institutional strengthening and sector reform.
  • Experience in designing or managing small town or village level water systems.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English language with a working knowledge of the local language, of the proposed project location.
  • A strong knowledge and experience of work with or on USAID supported projects/programmes is highly essential.

Our People Promise

  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, and a commitment to playing their part in changing normal. 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.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in a single word document to: [email protected] clearly stating the Job Title in the subject of the email.


  • To qualify for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Nigeria.
  • If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, Kindly apply.
  • WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
  • We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.
  • 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.

Deadline: May 17, 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness Development Management