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  • Posted on: 17 May, 2019 Deadline: 24 May, 2019
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    Utility Operations Specialist - UOS


    Utility Operations Specialist (UOS) – Delta State, Nigeria

    The main objective of this position is to strengthen the financial and operational viability of the Delta State Water Agency (TSWA) including addressing challenges related to organizational development and HR.  In this respect the position will support the TSWA to have adequate capacity for budgeting, financial management including reporting, billing, collection and other revenue generation ventures. This means developing accurate, transparent accounting systems and strengthen transparent financial management. Support the TSWA in budgeting processes for the utility operations, design appropriate tariffs based on the performance improvement plan and accurate and reliable customer data base.

    Facilitate the development of appropriate organizational structures and other HR related functions for the transformed TSWA.

    Facilitating the development and execution of incentives and performance-based contracts including defining performance monitoring and assessment approaches with clearly defined KPIs.

    Support prioritization and use of public private partnerships to improve delivery of water and sanitation services. Identify innovative cost recovery mechanisms and service delivery models. Support prioritization and use of local, own-source revenue to improve delivery of water and sanitation services.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • At least a master’s degree in finance, commercialization, economics, organizational development, HR or any of the accounting qualifications or such related fields.
    • A minimum of Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of experience post qualification experience in any of the above areas
    • Expertise in performance and utility performance improvement and specific expertise in areas including HR management, strategic planning, training and capacity building, financial management, and/or customer satisfaction and engagement
    • Experience in designing public/private partnership in any infrastructure sector though in the water and sanitation would be an advantage.
    • Experience in designing and undertaking financial management systems, evidence-based budgeting.
    • Knowledge and understanding of utility finance electricity or water i.e. cost structure of utility operations, major cost centers,

    ·       Knowledge of the key components of a utility tariff and what to take into account when designing such a one.

    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 later than Friday 24th May, 2019. The title/subject of your email and application should be position you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer a highly competitive renumeration. Take note that any successful candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment background investigation. For further information about RTI International, please visit our website at

    RTI is an equal opportunity employer and No applicant will ever be asked for any payment either to secure a role with RTI International or as a follow-up to having been awarded a position with RTI International.  If anyone ever approaches you asking for any such payment, please immediately email’’

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