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  • Institutional and Policy Development Specialist (Baseline Survey Consultant) at RTI International

  • Posted on: 18 October, 2018 Deadline: 21 October, 2018
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  • RTI International is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

    RTI International hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, motivated and experienced professionals to fill the vacant position below:

    Institutional and Policy Development Specialist (Baseline Survey Consultant)


    RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners is implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) project. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) State Water Boards (SWBs) in Nigeria.

    This is part of the United States Government’s (USG) efforts working with the Federal Government to address the heart of the challenges faced by the urban water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.

    The Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) project, is seeking to identify 9 dynamic and technically strong Consultants to support the undertaking of baseline studies to identify the gaps for water service delivery in the urban areas of Abia, Delta and Taraba States. The Consultants must be willing to spend up to 3 weeks (15 working days) during the first part of November i.e. from Monday November 5, 2018. Women candidates that meet the criteria below are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Objectives of the Baseline Survey
    The overall objective of the baseline study is to establish a benchmark against which the E-WASH will design interventions to bring the urban water service providers to the level of being professionally managed and commercially viable. The baselines will for a start be conducted in 3 states of Abia, Delta and Taraba States.

    Further baselines will be conducted in 3 additional states early in 2019. There will be three baseline study teams with each team comprising of about 5 professionals. E-WASH is now looking for Consultants with experience in the field of Institutional and Policy Development.

    One of the key objectives of the EWASH is the creation of enabling environment for the SWB to achieve financial sustainability, professional management and generally operational and governance autonomy (based on good corporate governance principles).

    The objective of this assignment is therefore to undertake baseline studies in policy, institutional, legal and regulatory framework for urban water services for the state government, identify gaps and develop action plans for filling the gaps in line with the objectives of the E-WASH program. In this respect the Consultant will be part of a team that will finally develop a baseline report and program of action.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • At least a Master's Degree in Institutional Development, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Reforms, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Development Studies or any such related fields.
    • At least 12 years of experience in at least two of the above areas i.e. governance, management, Board of Director matters or Human resources management
    • Expertise in developing performance incentives for staff in any organization
    • Specific expertise in areas including HR management, strategic planning, training and capacity building, and/or customer satisfaction and engagement
    • Experience in designing and developing organizational development activities for institutions.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV's (not more than 5 pages) to:  If you are to receive any response to your CV you must clearly specify the position you are interested as the subject of your e-mail.

    Note: Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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