Urban Water Supply and Utility Manager at WaterAid

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: Urban Water Supply and Utility Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Contract
Contract type: 2 years Fixed-term
Working hours per week:40 hours

Job Description

  • WaterAid is implementing the Urban Water and Sanitation Access Project (UWASAP) in Lagos to improve universal access to sustainable, resilient, and affordable WASH services for users; intensify hygiene and sanitation behavior change campaigns to maximize the benefits of good WASH services; and strengthen governance and institutional arrangements to deliver improved WASH services.

Key Deliverables

  • Monitor and take responsibility for the delivery of quality work for programs in all thematic areas; ensure that all WaterAid Nigeria programs in Lagos are grounded in WaterAid program quality standards and approaches; make informed decisions about program management to maintain quality and ensure execution of plans.
  • Monitoring the performance of service providers such as contractors or utility companies to ensure that services are being delivered satisfactorily.
  • Represent in various meeting/workshops/seminars, coordinate & facilitate all field visits, meetings with respective partner organizations, donor and other stake holders.
  • Promote a culture of knowledge management for WaterAid and partners in Lagos state.
  • Contribute to the process of developing new project proposals, identification of new project areas, selecting new partner Organizations, population / beneficiaries etc.
  • Ensure that Partner Organizations are fully informed of the program’s guiding principles and mainstream them towards implementation of sustainable WASH services

To be successful, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Hydrogeology, Business Administration or other relevant subject
  • Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal utility maintenance, construction and repair of water systems, sewer systems and other Public Works activities, three years of which were in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
  • Wide ranging experience in Strengthening of Urban Utilities Systems to support sustainable delivery of services.
  • Excellent Leadership as well as superior people management skills with the ability to develop and motivate teams
  • Good planning & organisational skills. Able to manage own time, as well as plan and prioritise own and others work.
  • Strong programme/project management skills, including the ability to initiate, plan, manage and monitor programmes & projects; technical ability to develop programme plans/design log frames etc

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  9th April, 2024.


  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. 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.
  • WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for abuse (of power, privilege or trust), inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, harassment, bullying or exploitation of any kind.
  • The safeguarding of the communities in which we work, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.
  • We celebrate the diversity of our staff, partners and everyone with whom we work to create a culture where everyone feels respected, included and can be their best.
  • WaterAid is an equal opportunity and is committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, inclusion and fairness. We welcome applications from all. Should you have a disability or special needs and require additional assistance with your application, please contact us at careers@wateraid.org. If a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the role, they will be guaranteed an interview.
  • To apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Nigeria
  • Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications

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