WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping the poor and marginalised people break free from poverty and disease, and change their lives for good through improved access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Since 1995, WaterAid has dedicatedly worked with the governments and people of Nigeria to support the implementation of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions and programmes.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Strategy, Programme Effectiveness and Learning Intern

Location: WaterAid Nigeria (Abuja)
Duration: 1 year
Department: Strategy, Programme Effectiveness and Learning
Reports to: Head of Strategy, Programme Effectiveness and Learning
Travel: Potential travel to field to be determined based on needs.

Job Description

  • Interested in making a vital contribution towards a world where everyone can access clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene? Join our team!
  • The Strategy, Programme Effectiveness & Learning department drives work on WaterAid Nigeria’s strategy, planning, reviewing the performance and impact of our programmes, identifies and manage learning and supports developing knowledge outputs.
  • The WaterAid internship is intended to be a learning and development opportunity for young professionals to gain exposure and build skills through work in an international development organization and potentially, form a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development or other professional sectors.

Purpose of Role

  • The 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 holders will provide administrative and operational support for CP strategy, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management activities 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.


  • A key responsibility of the intern will be to provide support to the Strategy, Programme Effectiveness & Learning department and the CP at large, in a number of capacities and activities. These will include:
  • Deliver learning and knowledge management projects/initiatives including but not limited to writing reports; collation, documentation, filing and sharing knowledge management/learning products.
  • Review and update the tools and templates utilised for reporting on all aspects of WANG programmes to ensure consistency, relevance and user-friendliness both to staff and partners.
  • Development of quantitative and qualitative indicators for measuring WANG performance on different programme areas.
  • Monitoring and evaluation initiatives.
  • Directly supervise data collection from programme–supported businesses using data collection tools (sales, records etc) and make suggestions on improvement to monitoring tools and data collection systems.
  • Monitoring of the sanitation marketing activities and tracking the learning outcomes for dissemination to wider stakeholders
  • Act as liaison with People & Organizational Development department in seeking /securing support as may be required for delivery of day to day Strategy, Programme Effectiveness & Learning department activities
  • Support the Head of Strategy, Programme Effectiveness & Learning and members of the SPEL team with other duties as may arise.

Person Specification
Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to maintain confidentialities and quickly build trust- Demonstrate ability to manage information with appropriate discretion and respect for sensitivity.
  • 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 commit 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.


  • Completion of a 4-year Undergraduate Degree course in Arts, Social Sciences, Business or Natural Sciences Business Administration or related field from a reputable university.
  • Completion of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme no more than 5 years before the date of application


  • A Master’s Degree in any of the fields as listed.

Work Experience / Specific Knowledge:

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate a keen aptitude and appetite for learning and personal development.
  • Demonstrate WaterAid’s 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).


  • Interest in development career in development/NGO sector.

Our People Promise

  • We’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 the space to be yourself at your best.
  • This is our pledge to you.

Application Closing Date
22nd June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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