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Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist
Job Title: Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Company: The World Bank
Job Summary: To work independently on complex projects/issues with guidance from senior specialists.
Job Description: The candidate will be expected to work independently on complex projects/issues with guidance from senior specialists and Task Team Leaders (TTLs). The successful candidate will support the lending and advisory services and analytics activities in the areas of water supply and sanitation and climate resilience/adaptation in Mozambique, with the following duties: Support Bank Task Teams and/or participate in projects providing technical support in the identification, preparation and supervision of projects as well as in the preparation and implementation of analytical and advisory activities including formulation of background documents, monitoring progress of projects, and undertaking regular field visits. As appropriate, provide similar operational and analytical services in other countries where the Bank operates. Generate knowledge reports in Advisory Services and Analytics (ASAs) activities for the Water Global Practice. Maintain liaison and dialogue with development partners, research institutions, government counterpart, non-Government organizations, the private sector and other sector-related institutions. Supervise the appointment and work of short-term consultants and firms ensuring consistency and conformity to Bank standards; and evaluate studies and sector-related project documentation. Provide technical support to the task teams, as needed, liaising closely and coordinating the water related activities with other Global Practices and Country Management Unit (CMU); and Monitor and provide advisory support for the adherence to World Bank’s operational policies and quality requirements in technical and fiduciary due diligence.
Requirements: The preferred candidate will meet the following criteria: A Master’s level degree with 5 years of experience, in a field relevant to water supply and sanitation, including civil, sanitary or environmental engineering, water resources/environmental management, economist, or other related fields; A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in water supply and sanitation; and/or water resources management is required. Experience on institutional development and management of water and sanitation services, in particular urban WSS, with a thorough knowledge of the water supply and sanitation sector and the water resources sector; Knowledge and experience working with water utilities would be a plus. Experience in coordinating and/or managing multi-disciplinary projects on water or water resources would be a plus. Project management experience in international institutions/companies would be a plus Good understanding of policy, institutional, regulatory and management frameworks for water supply and sanitation, and water resources management, particularly in the context of Mozambique. Experience with multi-sectoral teams particularly desirable; Good external client relations skills High level of energy, initiative and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements; Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Portuguese and English; Ability to effectively dialogue with and relate to clients and stakeholders; Required Competencies In addition to the above, the successful candidate should demonstrate the following: Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Understands policy making process; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients. Policy Dialogue Skills - Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders. Operational Skills – Extensive experience and knowledge with operational requirements of donors and Government in the context of internationally financed projects and programs would be a plus. Integrative Skills - Working to develop an integrated view across all facets of current sector. Water Policy and Strategy – Significant understanding of water policies and strategies and their role in delivering outcomes to end users/customers. Water Institutions – Strong understanding of water supply and sanitation sector institutions (ministries, regulators, service providers, community organizations) and how they are best organized to deliver services to end users in a sustainable manner. Water Financing – Basic understanding of approaches to water supply and sanitation sector financing of both capital and O&M costs Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure and Technologies - Direct experience with water supply and sanitation infrastructure and technologies. Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions. Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs. Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives. Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across GPs and WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients. Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.
How to apply: Please apply via our website. The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Closing Date: 17/08/2019
Additional information: The Bank is supporting the water sector in Mozambique in water resources management and flood protection structures, under the National Water Resources Development Project (P107350), including the rehabilitation of the Corumana dam. Under the Greater Maputo Water Supply Expansion Project (P120125) the Bank is financing increased access to clean water and diversification of water sources for better water security in the Greater Maputo Area. Under WASIS II (P149377) investments will improve access and quality of services for 800,000 people in urban areas and support capacity building for FIPAG, and CRA for improved regulation.
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