Director, Business Development and Strategy at WaterAid

WaterAid - We are an international non governmental organisation with a mission to transform lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Director, Business Development and StrategyLocation: AbujaContract type: Full time, 3-4 years fixed term (renewable based on performance)Reports to: Country DirectorManages: Coordinator, Funding; Coordinator, Planning & Strategy; Coordinator, Communications & Campaigns and Manager, Research & Knowledge managementTravel: 20% ( local and international)Budget responsibility: Approximately £1m with potential to progressively increaseTeam DescriptionWaterAid Nigeria has recently completed its 2016-2021 country programme strategy which sets a 5 year building block towards delivering a more influencing led programme over a 15 year horizon.This new country strategy rather than reflect a progression from previous country programme strategies, outlines key shifts in focus required to catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in Nigeria.The Business Development and Strategy Directorate will drive work on WaterAid Nigeria’s strategy, planning, and reviewing the performance and impact of our programmes.The team encompasses communications & campaigns, learning & knowledge management and fundraising. WaterAid Nigeria’s ability to raise and manage funds will be pivotal to the success of the Country Programme strategy.Job PurposeThis is a very critical role with oversight for raising and managing funds from a diversified mix of private and public sources including mass engagement, grant making private foundations and bilateral /multilateral donors.Within the remit of this role is leveraging our communications and campaign activities to achieve both fundraising and influencing outcomes.Accountability for effective CP business planning, forecasting, thematic reviews and assurance of linkages between strategy and activities rest with this position.The incumbent will lead the team responsible for designing and implementing an effective programme reflection, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management architectureAccountabilitiesBusiness Development and Fundraising:Lead the Senior Management Team (SMT) members to support the development and implementation of the Country Programme fundraising strategy. Developing the short-term and long-term fundraising strategy and plan required to deliver WaterAid Nigeria’s overall strategy.Research and secure new funding streams from international & national-based academia, private for profit and non-profit entities, mass engagement and multilateral /bilateral funding sources. Initiate and coordinate fundraising campaigns and events to maximise new engagement and funding opportunities.Maintain clear communication channels with donors and with member country fundraising teams when approaching new donors and managing existing ones, sharing information to maximise donor engagement opportunities globally and maintain a clear record of reasons for proceeding with or rejecting opportunities.Lead all funding proposal development and contract processes in WaterAid Nigeria. Anchor funding proposal development activities, including contributions and inputs of the CP programme, finance, people teams as well as WAWA and UK departments to delivering grant proposals and budgets of the highest quality. Propose, seek inputs and negotiate funding contracts terms and agreements which protect WaterAid Nigeria with donors and ensure WaterAid Nigeria’s capacity to meet contractual requirements.Ensure all WaterAid proposal review protocols are completed and in line with gold standards for fundraisingStrategy & Planning:Responsible for developing and implementing processes that ensure all CP plans and activities are aligned with the CP strategy and for building effective collaborations with respective thematic leads to ensure that sub strategies developed are in full alignment with focus of the CP strategyAccountable for a coordinated monitoring of strategy implementation ; conduct of strategy reviews and evaluations ( periodic and midterm strategy reviews; Country Programme Evaluations etc) and for tracking the implementation of actions plans agreed from strategy reviews and evaluationsAccountable for the design and implementation of sound monitoring , evaluation and learning/knowledge management processes and systems across all aspects of CP life.Accountable for coordinating inputs from CP units and delivery of quality annual CP business planning and reporting processes.Ensure periodic programme review reflections are held at both country , departmental and state programme levels in line with WaterAid Planning , Monitoring , Evaluation & Reporting (PMER) guidelinesEnsure tools are developed and utilized for capturing and maintaining up to date inventory of WaterAid communities, institutions and facilities (water points and constructed latrines) at all times.Advocate and promote cohesion and synergy between fundraising, communications & campaigns and service delivery elements of WaterAid Nigeria’s activitiesResponsible for proactively seeking and optimizing opportunities to increase WaterAid’ Nigeria’s image, visibility and profile as a leader in the international NGO and WASH sector.People Leadership:Support the recruitment of competent staff and effectively manage the team to deliver high performance; develop team members in order to maximize their contribution to the team and organization.Coach, guide, and mentor leaders of sub teams within the department so that they are effective as leaders and managers in managing their teams.Create and maintain a positive environment conducive for high performance of the department.Cross Organisation Collaboration:Promote a culture for learning and knowledge management across the organisation. Encourage effective documentation and sharing of learning through workshops, seminars, exposure visits, sharing meetings etc.Be an active member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and contribute to strategic direction, organisational decision-making, and other management related issuesPromote interaction and collaboration between departmentsRepresent WANG in different taskforces, working committees, networks, alliances, workshops and meetings as assigned.Deliver other cross organizational projects and/or initiatives as may be required by the Country DirectorPerson Specification 

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