Country Director - WaterAid Ghana

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WaterAid’s vision is a world where everyone, everywhere has clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. These things should be a normal part of life for every person. They improve people’s health, education, and work prospects. They save lives.

WaterAid Ghana is looking for a Country Director (CD) who will provide leadership to the Country Programme (CP) and contribute to WaterAid's regional and global leadership. The CD will steer the direction of the Senior Management Team and the Country Programme, and influence public and private institutions on the positive impact of safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene on the poorest and most excluded, thus contributing to wider poverty reduction and human development.



Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Leadership & Management
  • External Representation, Advocacy & Influencing 
  • Fundraising & Donor Relations
  • Ability to champion Equity, Rights & Inclusion
  • Security, Safeguarding & Risk Management

Required Skills or Experience

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • Master’s Degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject area
  • Proven experience of leading a Country Programme/Office in an International Development setting
  • Senior management experience in an international development organisation
  • Experience of working in Ghana and West Africa
  • Strategic leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, preferably in water and sanitation sector.



In addition:

  • Experience in developing key strategic and operational partnerships with national-level NGOs and government authorities for programme, policy and advocacy interventions.
  • Experience raising funds from government and/or international agencies (bilateral/multilateral), managing large budgets with diverse international donor base.
  • Leading on engagement with national governments, and bilateral and multilateral agencies on policy influencing.
  • Significant experience of community-based water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion projects
  • Good understanding of the linkages between programme and advocacy

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How To Apply

Please note that to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Ghana. 

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV to 

[email protected]

using Application for Country Director, Ghana as the subject of the email.

The advert can also be assessed on the Global site at

Closing date: 4th June 2022

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.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted.

No recruitment agencies, please.


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  • The Recruiter reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position.
  • An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.


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