African Water Facility (AWF), Coordinator in Abuja, Nigeria

Healthcare / Medical
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities 
Reporting to the Director, Water and Sanitation Department and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the Coordinator of the African Water Facility (AWF) role includes but not limited to:

  • Implement the Bank's mandate and commitment for the African Water Facility Initiative;
  • Plan, organize and supervise the activities and staff of the initiative including identifying development projects and programs which could be financed by the AWF;
  • Monitor and analyse economic developments in regional member countries and advise the Director on issues relating to water sector development
  • Analyse requests proposed for the AWF financing of projects, programs and studies;
  • Provide technical advice/assistance to Regional Members Countries (RMCs) in the development of their Water and Sanitation Sector; ensure compliance of Water and Sanitation projects with the AWF acceptance criteria, priorities and development plans;
  • Initiate actions for the AWF in resources mobilisation in coordination with OWAS Director;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Unit’s budget in line with AWF instrument and the Bank administrative procedures
  • Lead complex missions involving negotiations with government officials, grant negotiations and collaborate with the AfDB Legal Department in preparation of loan agreements;
  • Ensure coordination and synergy with all partners and donors; initiate, conduct and /or coordinate the AWF's participation in dialogue with African countries, NEPAD, and other partners; participate and contribute to peer reviews and reports in working groups; and represent the AWF in multi-disciplinary activities, seminars and conferences;
  • Advise on the AWF programme, procedures and operations, including cross–cutting strategies: environment, gender, procurement and finance;
  • Supervise the implementation of AWF Water operations, ensure a high quality of the portfolio and the development effectiveness
  • Propose the AWF budget and monitor it's implementation;
  • Promote and develop the mechanism to monitor the performance of the AWF activities, and ensure the appropriate reporting to all the stakeholders;
  • Proceed with the recruitment of AWF staff in coordination with the Director and in line with Bank rules and procedures;
  • Manage a team of professional level and support staff in providing efficient and high quality services that support the business. Set realistic performance goals and motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team as whole and proceed with AWF staff members' performance evaluation;
  • Be a collaborative member of the Management Team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment;
  • Serve as a role model, leading by example, builds alignment and commitment. Be courageous in challenging others to move the Bank forward;
  • Improve customer service orientation of staff of AWF and ensure provision of efficient services to clients;
  • Promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units;
  • Maintain a high standard of professional integrity, treat individuals fairly and be sensitive to differences across culture, nationalities and gender;
  • Provide on-the-job training and advice to relatively less experienced staff and supervise their work;
  • Communicate effectively to staff and management how the related strategy, policy, and processes support the needs of the business and enable a productive, positive and engaging work environment for staff.
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