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WASH Advisor at Green Habitat Initiative (GHI)


Green Habitat Initiative (GHI) is a non-profit non-governmental organization promoting the achievement of SDG 6 (clean water) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) in Nigeria. Incorporated in 2016 in Nigeria, GHI has worked in various sectors such as environmental sustainability, urban planning, sustainable urban development, urban agriculture, social urban innovations, architecture, WASH, solid waste management, recycling activities, environmental activism, etc.

GHI has worked with various local and international partners such as VINNOVA Group Sweden, French Institute Nigeria, Energies 2050, Embassies of Germany, France and Czech, The Water Mechanics, Baze University, One Environment, Stop Don’t Drop, etc. to deliver its projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: WASH Advisor

Location: Sokoto
Employment Type: Contract, Full Time
Tenure: To commence immediately and end in January 2023 (9 months)

Job Description

  • The WASH Advisor oversees the operation and programmatic aspects of the I-WASH activity.


  • Contribute to strategic and operational planning, as well as strengthen internal and external coordinations.
  • Ensure that the WASH strategy remains relevant through timely review and modification, and that it is in use by HQ and field teams.
  • Ensure optimal coordination and collaboration of WASH team members with relevant departments, and contribution to relevant organizational initiatives.
  • Develop an Inventory for WASH trainings and design and lead technical capacity building initiatives.
  • Work with the team leads to make sure the project being implemented has a Log Frame or Results Framework.
  • Lead the development of a WASH results database in collaboration with the technical advisors and M&E team.
  • Respond to solicitations for WASH, on behalf of the project team to interested donors and parties.
  • Provide guidance to the WASH team in accordance with t international and national standards.
  • Lead the development, adaptation, testing and mainstreaming of best/good practices in needs assessment, project design, implementation, M & E, and research.
  • Lead the development of a WASH results database in collaboration with the technical advisors and M&E team.
  • Perform any other tasks or responsibilities based on organizational and project needs as assigned by the management.


  • The expected qualifications for the WASH Advisor candidate will include a Master’s Degree in Water Resources Management, Water Engineering, International Development, Environment or related field of study.
  • S/he must have 5 years professional experience in Nigeria, in WASH implementation and in managing or implementing development programs.
  • Familiarity with the political, economic, social, and cultural context of Nigeria is required.
  • S/He must have strong understanding of WASH governance structures.
  • S/he must have solid foundation in a broad range of WASH subjects preferred, including areas such as innovative sanitation, Water Resources Management, Sanitation marketing, water for the poor, tariff and cost recovery, hygiene promotion, operation and maintenance, institutional strengthening and sector reform.
  • S/he must have experience in designing or managing small town or village level water systems.
  • S/he must have excellent communication and writing skills.
  • S/he must be fluent in English language with a working knowledge of the local language of the project location.
  • S/he will have excellent management skills and good knowledge of USG procedures and policies, agreement compliance, financial planning and management, procurement, sub award management, and other management support areas/functions, including the ability to manage multidisciplinary teams.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • The position will be filled once we find the right candidate, so we strongly advise you to submit your applications as soon as possible.
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged

Application Deadline  6th May, 2022.

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