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Country Director
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Deadline: 28th April 2023
Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits
It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes, a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.
WaterAid is looking for a Country Director for its Zambia Country Programme, based in Lusaka, Zambia, to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.
Working within the senior management team, the primary purpose of the Country Director (CD) is to provide overall strategic programme, financial, people leadership and management for the Country Programme (CP). The CD is a senior leadership role that contributes to the regional, Pan Africa and global leadership of WaterAid.
Key accountabilities among others include:

Provide strong strategic and visionary leadership to the country team promoting a management culture that is supportive, empowering and collaborative.
Build, lead and manage high performing and diverse teams by creating an environment that enables staff to maximise their full potential and facilitates high performance
Understand the local and global funding context and identify appropriate and strategic funding opportunities to increase income for delivery of the CP Strategy.
Develop and deliver the country programme strategy and annual business plans in line with WaterAid’s new Global Strategy (2022-2032), organisational principles and values
Accountable for the effective and efficient use of Water Aid’s financial resources; transparent management and reporting of all income streams and compliance with restricted funding processes and contractual obligations

To be successful, you’ll need the following: –

An inspiring leader, proven ability to empower and motivate others to deliver excellent work.
Extensive proven experience of working at a very senior level with strategic leadership, people management and financial accountabilities. A track record as leader of a Country Programme in an international development organisation is desirable.
Track record of developing strategic and operational partnerships with different levels of government, donors, private sector, INGO’s and other actors in the sector.
Proven record of raising funds from government and/or international agencies (bilateral/multilateral) or the corporate sector, managing large budgets with diverse international donor base.
Proven experience in strategy planning and development, managing large and complex programmes.
Have proven experience in managing organisational growth and change and guiding/leading an organisation through a period of transition.
A strong commitment to promoting diversity and addressing the power imbalances that are obstacles to the achievement of our mission

We started because no NGO like us existed. We will end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we are making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.
We are looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We are 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.
If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application by completing our job application form found below and send it to [email protected] stating WAZ CD in the subject line.
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.
Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.
No recruitment agencies please.

To apply for this job email your details to southernafricaregionaloffice@wateraid.org

Application email or URL: southernafricaregionaloffice@wateraid.org

Job Summary

Lusaka, Zambia Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Closes: April 28, 2023
Water Aid

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