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Chief of Party/Institutional Development Specialist (Abuja or Kaduna Office)
Friday, July 15, 2016

Chief of Party/Institutional Development Specialist (Abuja or Kaduna Office)

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is seeking a Chief of Party/Institutional Development Specialist for an anticipated donor-funded water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiative in Nigeria. The overall purpose is to achieve the dual benefits of improved health and well-being for Nigerians through increased and more financially sustainable access and to build the confidence of the public in government’s ability to deliver basic services. The Chief of Party/Institutional Development Specialist will provide overall leadership to the project staff in technical, administrative and financial sectors, act as the link between the donor and the local groups/communities and ensure effective implementation of all aspects of the program.

Specific Responsibilities:

Provide the overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff for successful implementation;

Work closely with subsequent TO key personnel and supervises project staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts;

Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by the donor under each TO;

Responsible for providing quality control of products prepared by the team and providing technical guidance, to partners;

S/he oversees project planning, provides technical direction and support and ensures implementation, with a focus on results, and financial accountability for all project activities;

Communicate/work with FMOH, FMWR, and key stakeholders at national level.

The COP will be the primary point of contact for the donor.

The COP must serve as the institutional development specialist in the Abuja or Kaduna Office.

Minimum requirements:

The COP must have an advanced degree in a relevant field, 10+ years of relevant experience, including 6 years of experience in project management;

Demonstrated progressive experience in WASH Programs and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff;

Demonstrated strong management capacity in WASH Programs with proven ability to oversee multiple activities simultaneously in multiple locations;

Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on team.

The COP should have experience in WASH research, institutional capacity building and/or WASH sector utilities in Africa, ideally in Nigeria.

The COP should be experienced managing diverse teams in WASH projects in Africa, ideally in Nigeria.

To Apply:

To apply, please email CV, cover letter, salary history, and three professional references from previous employers (name, title, affiliation, daytime phone and email) to: info@developinnovations.com . Please include “ Chief of Party/Institutional Development Specialist WASH Nigeria” in the subject line of the email.  Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only shortlisted candidates who have met the required experience and qualifications will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest.

About DIG:

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is an international management and consulting firm dedicated to excellence in the fields of: financial services for the poor; urban, water and infrastructure services; and fund management. Our main office is located in metropolitan Washington, D.C., USA, with management hubs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Nairobi, Kenya. DIG implements activities in transitioning and developing economies, as well as post-emergency settings. Our track record spans more than 35 countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. DIG’s innovative and inclusive programs help poor families and entrepreneurs increase their income, build their asset base, and improve their living conditions, while strengthening the capacity of local governments to better deliver the services they need.

Development Innovations Group is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status

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