Expression of interest as WaterAid partner

WaterAid Nigeria is inviting Expressions of Interest from civil society organisations based in Bauchi and Plateau States to apply for partnership with WaterAid on its 'Strengthening WASH Delivery Systems in Nigeria' programme.

5 Jun 2017
  • Position type : Expression of Interest as WaterAid partner
  • Deadline : 30 Jun 2017

WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation established in 1981 and we focus exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation (WASH) in developing countries. We believe that access to safe water and sanitation are human rights. These essential services are vital to health, education and livelihoods; and form the first crucial step in overcoming poverty.

WaterAid Nigeria launched a new country strategy (CPS) in August 2016. The new five year CPS (2016-2021) was developed to respond to opportunities and challenges and introduces key shifts which underline WaterAid’s emphasis on influencing stakeholders, WaterAid seeks to position itself as a catalyst for change that will result in more effective policies, stronger coordination, increased funding, deeper accountability and the expansion of citizens’ voice and engagement; to effectively perform this role requires innovative and dynamic partnerships.

To this end, WaterAid Nigeria is inviting Expressions of Interest from civil society organisations based in Bauchi and Plateau States to apply for partnership with WaterAid on its Strengthening WASH Delivery Systems in Nigeria programme. WaterAid is specifically looking for organisations with demonstrated experience and success in WASH, Health and Education programming with specific track records on advocacy (policy influencing, budget and legislative advocacy) media and citizens’ engagement.

Organisations with demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of human rights based approaches (HRBA), district wide approaches (DWA), the use of technology led programming, participatory learning and action approaches in community driven programming and new media expertise (particularly an active presence on social media) will be prioritised.

Interested organisations will be evaluated based on key criteria which include:

  • Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission in which it operates as a legal, non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) or civil society organisation (CSO).
  • Ability to show evidence of experience and success in WASH, Education and Health programming over a period of time, with specific track records on advocacy, policy influencing and citizens’ engagement in the aforementioned state/location
  • Demonstrated experience in managing donor and government supported programmes with adequate and functioning internal quality control systems in place
  • Demonstrate physical office and presence in the aforementioned state/location
  • Demonstration of experience and acceptance by community members in its target implementing locations
  • The organisation’s work responds to the needs and interests of poor and marginalised women and men, and contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Ability to monitor, evaluate and report on the use of resources, activities and the difference they make to the lives of men and women. Putting learning into practice
  • The organisation has clear and transparent governance and management structures, relating and reporting to one another effectively)
  • The organisation has clearly stated reasons why it works in particular sector(s) and location(s) and has made tangible impacts in such sector and/or location
  • The organisation should have clear strategic and sustainability plans

Expressions of Interest should be submitted by completing the application form, saving it as MS Word or PDF document and returning it with a covering email to [email protected] NO LATER THAN 30 JUNE 2017 THE APPLICATION FORM SHOULD BE NO LONGER THAN TEN (10) PAGES

Please use/indicate the state the organisation is based in as subject of your mail.

The application form and specific evaluations or evidence of previous programmes should be sent as attachments/appendices. EOIs will be reviewed by the WaterAid selection committee and only shortlisted organisations will be contacted for further assessment. Please download the application form here>

All requests for clarification on this EoI should be sent to: [email protected] copying [email protected] on or before 19th June 2017

Please Note:

  • WaterAid reserves the right to reject any or all the submissions which do not meet the requirements as specified
  • The evaluation of the received documents shall be strictly based on the requirements as specified above
  • Please note that only qualified organisations shall be notified at the end of the exercise