Job Vacancies: Africa Minsters’ Council on Water (AMCOW)


AMCOW is an inter-governmental, Pan-African, non-budgetary institution working under the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment of the African Union (AU), and provides political oversight on water resources and sanitation in Africa. AMCOW’s mission is to promote cooperation, security, social and economic development, and poverty alleviation among member states through the effective management of the continent’s water resources and the provision of water supply and sanitation services, and is mandated to provide political leadership in the implementation of the African Water Vision 2025 and water components of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

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Vacancy: Senior Policy Advisor

The position of Senior Policy Advisor is a special senior advisory function at AMCOW Secretariat located in Abuja, Nigeria. The scope of responsibilities covers assistance in developing viable and effective water and sanitation Continental and sub-regional policies and guidelines with an eye to influence relevant policy-making and implementation in the sector.

The Senior Policy Advisor will lead policy engagement process of AMCOW, leading development of policy conversations with Ministers and technical staff, developing policy resources and tools, lead regional policy guidelines/frameworks development processes based on global level criteria. This function will lead matchmaking for country policy learning exchange processes by liaising with Global policy platforms such as WHO/GLAAS on policy criteria and quality monitoring and SWA on high level global platform and regional engagement to ensure there is cohesion from the global to regional level

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Vacancy: Project Development / Resource Mobilization Officer

The position of the Project Development/Resource Mobilization Officer is one of the functions of the Projects department at AMCOW Secretariat located in Abuja, Nigeria. The scope of responsibilities covers identification and preliminary assessment of tendered projects, in line with AMCOW’s strategic directions and thematic scope, research and development of potential project partnerships/consortia, development of both unsolicited and tendered project’ proposals.

The Project Development/Resource Mobilization Officer functions as a strategic thought-partner to the Program Coordinator, is hands-on, proactive and participatory position, who is responsible for ongoing research, primarily via secondary sources, tailored and focused on new project opportunities related to AMCOW’s thematic areas, both through keeping abreast with program trends and tendering notifications of donors’ and other parties supporting policy development, intelligence, learning and knowledge sharing projects in the water supply and sanitation sectors in the African continent and/or any of its regions.

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Application Details

Interested candidates for this position should submit or email their formal application and resume not later than 12:00 (Noon) on 20th March 2020, to:

The Executive Secretary

African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW)

No. 11, T.Y. Danjuma Street, Asokoro District  Abuja, Nigeria.


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