Communications and Partnership Effectiveness Advisor at Cowater International

Communications and Partnership Effectiveness Advisor






We believe in locally driven change. This has been the force behind our work and the inspiration we harness when designing and implementing every project. Combined with multidisciplinary expertise, private sector execution and a continuous drive for innovative development solutions, we are intent on solving the most complex challenges facing communities in different parts of the world. Our story started on a canoe trip in Algonquin park, Canada, more than 36 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading global development consulting company. Headquartered in Ottawa and with corporate hubs in Brussels, London (UK), Montreal and Nairobi, Cowater International has successfully delivered a portfolio of over 2500 projects and assignments in more than 95 countries. We work with governments, private sector actors and communities implementing projects that support socio-economic development, institutional strengthening, environmental improvements and advance equal opportunities for all. We support trade and better economic opportunities for women in the Middle East and bring water supply infrastructure to remote communities in conflict-affected Sahel. We collaborate with smallholder farmers in Indonesia to make their produce comply with international standards so they can access global supply chains, and partner with governments in Latin America to modernize public institutions and enhance economic competitiveness. We hold ourselves to the highest standards as well by bringing world-class technical expertise to all projects on top of flawless project management. We embrace challenges such as working in unstable environments or forging partnerships where none existed before because we believe in building a better tomorrow. We are a diverse and experienced team of 1100 international development experts committed to building a better tomorrow for the people we serve.




  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND, MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: Media / Advertising / Branding, NGO/Non-Profit




Responsibilities of Communications and Partnership Effectiveness Advisor 

  • The objective of the Communication and Partnership effectiveness Advisor mandate is to support Canada’s international development assistance program in Nigeria to assess needs, enhance and optimize the communication between implementing partners of Canada funded initiatives in the country.
  • The role of the Advisor should help ensure effective and resource efficient programming, with the ultimate goal of contributing to better and sustainable development results in Nigeria.
  • The advisor is expected to assist in assessing the needs of partners, propose a 1-year plan to enhance, implement, monitor and adapt the plan to optimize communication and information sharing between partners and with the government of Nigeria on Canada’s activities in Nigeria, aligned with aid effectiveness principles.
  • The Advisor will also support the development and ensure the effectiveness of a digital platform focused on communication between implementing partners.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Strong communication skills (writing and oral) to provide pertinent, focused and adapted advice and recommendations; and
  • Commitment to teamwork and ability to build constructive and effective relationships.






  • Superior listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge and skills in digital collaboration tools, including slack and other possible options.
  • Ability to deliver quality training and activities for stakeholders on a variety of topics.
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to generate ideas from, and build consensus among, a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Client-oriented; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and a professional commitment to promote perspectives on a culture of social cohesion and social inclusion.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

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