Regional Funding Manager – East Africa, WaterAid

  • Deadline : 24 Jul 2017
  • Salary : Excellent pay with benefits

It’s hard to believe that today over 663million people still don’t have clean, safe water and over 2.4 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.


WaterAid works through supporting local organisations and government authorities to design and demonstrate appropriate and sustainable WASH programmes. WaterAid also seeks to influence policy change through government and other key sector actors to secure and protect the rights of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.


WaterAid is looking for a Regional Funding Manager (RFM) to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.


The purpose of the role is:

Working within the Regional Team in East Africa, the Regional Funding Manager is required to support the Regional Director and the Country Directors in providing leadership in the development and stewardship of exceptional funder relationships, raising and managing restricted funds and promoting positive engagement with funders that surpasses their expectations.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a complete regional view of all restricted funding, funding gaps, and pipeline opportunities and ensure that country programmes regularly update the Restricted Income System.
  • Assist country programmes in identifying priority funders in their respective countries and develop key relations with select funders in the region, working closely with the Regional Advocacy Manager and Regional Programme Manager.

To be successful, you will need to:

  • Have a degree level qualification in international development, economics or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Significant experience-based skills in planning, securing and managing funds from institutional donors and sound understanding of institutional and government donors, and funding policies
  • Committed to WaterAid’s vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.


Please download the Job Description pack here >


By 2030, we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we will give you a lot back.


If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, please follow the instructions below:

Send your CV (in English) and motivation letter of 350 words or less to:  stating WAEA RFM in the subject line. Please also fill our job application here >


Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.


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 within two weeks of the closing date for applications.


Apply online here

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