Country Director

Maputo, Mozambique
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
English and Portuguese


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Job description

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.

WaterAid is looking for a Country Director (CD) to play a vital role in our mission in Mozambique to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Reporting to the Regional Director, the primary purpose of the role is to provide overall strategic programme, financial, funding and people leadership for the Country Programme.

We are looking for an inspiring leader, who is politically savvy, a strategist and a change-leader who is able to lead WaterAid Mozambique and command credibility with external audiences including government, civil society, donors, and other stakeholders. Extensive proven experience at a senior level with strategic leadership, people management and financial accountabilities, is required. A track record as leader of a Country Programme in an international development organisation is desirable. Proficiency in Portuguese (or Spanish) and English is a must, and experience in working in Mozambique and/or other Portuguese speaking African countries will be a plus.

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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.

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.

We have retained the services of Millar Cameron, an Executive Search agency to help us find the right candidate. If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your CV and contact details to Tom Jeffes at with "WaterAid" as the subject.

Deadline: 5 July 2019

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

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.