29 Oct 2020

Country Director at WaterAid Tanzania

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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. 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.

WaterAid Tanzania is looking to fill the following vacancies to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Position Title: Country Director

Working within the senior management team, the primary purpose of the Country Director is to provide leadership to the Country Programme and to contribute to the regional, Pan-Africa and global leadership of WaterAid. The Country Director achieves this by steering the direction of the Country Programme, empowering and developing staff and partners and influencing public and private institutions on the impact that improvements in safe water and improved sanitation and hygiene can make to the poorest and most excluded – thereby contributing to wider poverty reduction and human development.

 

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.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained. 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.

 

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Method of Application

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, please click ‘here’ to download job descriptions and application form (you will find the link of the application form in the section ‘How to apply?’ at the end of the job description).

Send your job application form to [email protected] stating title of the applied post in the subject line before 11 November 2020.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

No recruitment agencies please.

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 November 2020






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