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Programmes Directorate Intern at WaterAid

WaterAid Nigeria is midway into implementing 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. WaterAid works through supporting local organisations and government authorities to design low cost sustainable projects using appropriate and affordable technologies that can be managed by the community itself. WaterAid also seeks to influence the policy change through government and other key international organisations to secure and protect the right of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.Purpose of RoleThe post holder will be expected to perform a wide range of duties using independent judgment and initiative to determine approaches or actions to take in non-routine situations. In broad terms, the job holder will provide administrative and operational support for programme management (planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management activities, Country Programme fundraising activities, communications and campaign planning etc.).S/he will be required to interpret guidelines using policies and precedents. Most importantly S/he will be able to demonstrate sufficient professional and personal maturity to be entrusted with what in many cases will be sensitive information.Key Responsibilities:A key responsibility of the intern will be to provide support to the Programme department and the CP at large, in a number of capacities and activities. These will include:

Support in carrying out administrative and logistics duties to aid programme implementation such as raising partner financial requests; organise workshops, prepare letters and correspondences etc.
Support relevant officers in information gathering and research towards development of quality programme documents for planning, proposal writing etc.
Deliver learning and knowledge management projects/initiatives including but not limited to writing reports; collation of reports, documentation, filing and sharing knowledge management / learning products.
Work collaboratively with fund raising team as may be required to deliver Country programme fundraising initiatives /projects.
Provide support for advocacy initiatives such as meetings with sector actors
Work with Communications and Media colleagues to update and maintain databases (stakeholder, publication, media hits); preparations for and implementation of campaigns, updating the advocacy scrapbook and putting advocacy packs together.
Act as liaison with People & Organizational Development department in seeking /securing support as may be required for delivery of day to day Programmes department activities
Support the Programme Director and members of the Programmes team with other duties as may arise.

Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Willingness to learn: Demonstrating a willingness to learn new ideas using a combination of learning approaches.
Self-motivation and Initiative — Ability to inspire oneself to take on challenging tasks and commitment to deliver work of excellent quality.
Written and Oral Expression — Excellent ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will easily understand.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others; Keen sense and appreciation of priorities and deadlines
Flexibility-Ability to adapt to difficult situations (e.g. unforeseen change in context)
Attention to details - Ability to carry out assigned responsibilities to expected quality with minimal errors.

Person Specification EducationEssentialCompletion of a 4-year undergraduate degree course in arts, social sciences, or related field from a reputable university.Completion of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme no more than 5 years before date of application Desirable A Master's degree in any of the fields listed as essential.Work Experience / Specific KnowledgeEssential

Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
Demonstrate a keen aptitude and appetite for learning and personal development
Demonstrate WaterAid values
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability and willingness to travel to the field.
Computer proficiency (Office software, internet and email

DesirableInterest in development career in development/NGO sectorOur People PromiseWe'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.We started because no NGO like us existed. We'll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we're making great progress - since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

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