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  • Utility Technical Specialist (UTS) at RTI International

  • Posted on: 23 November, 2018 Deadline: 30 November, 2018
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  • RTI (www.rti.org) 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.

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    RTI (www.rti.org) 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.

    OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHORT TERM CONSULTANCIES: BASELINE STUDIES IN URBAN WASH (3 STATES OF IMO, NIGER and SOKOTO)

    RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners is implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) program. 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 firstly establish the current performance levels of the SWBs, identify the gaps and develop action plans and service plans for water service delivery in the urban areas of Imo, Niger and Sokoto States. The consultants must be willing to spend up to 4 weeks (20 working days) during the first part of January 2019 i.e. from Monday January 7, 2018. Women candidates that meet the criteria below are strongly encouraged to apply.

    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..
     
    There will be three baseline study teams with each team comprising of about 5 professionals. E-WASH is now looking for Consultants with expertise and experience in the following fields: Institutional and Policy Development Specialist below

    Utility Technical Specialist (UTS)

     

    Job Details

    The main objective of this position is to undertake baseline studies related to the technical operations of the SWB, 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 (service improvement plans and Action Plans) and also working on technical KPIs. The baseline information to be collected will include but not limited to the current state of the technical operations of the SWB -from source, production, treatment, distribution and Non-Revenue Water. Also develop a baseline on urban sanitation in the main city of the state– fecal sludge management.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • At least a master’s degree in engineering, utility management, water supply and sanitation, executive management of water and sanitation programs.
    • At least 12 years of experience in utility technical or engineering management
    • Experience in designing performance improvement plans for utilities water or electricity.
    • Proven experience in developing non-revenue water control strategies, customer management etc
    • Knowledge and understanding of utility asset management practices, water utility operations from source to tap including basic understanding of treatment methods
    • Understanding different solutions for fecal sludge management, development of urban sanitation city plans.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit by e-mail only an Application letter and a CV as ONE SINGLE WORD document to (not more than 7 pages) to stta@ewash.rti.org not later than November 30, 2018.

    In the subject line of your e-mail you must only put the position you are interested in and the state you would like to be considered to work in i.e. if you are a Utility Technical Specialist and would like to be considered in Sokoto then in the subject line only put UTS Sokoto Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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