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  • Institutional and Policy Development Specialist (IPDS) at RTI International

  • Posted on: 11 June, 2019 Deadline: 18 June, 2019
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  • RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners are implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) program. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to and will work in collaboration with 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. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.

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

    Institutional and Policy Development Specialist (IPDS)

     

    Your responsibilities will include supporting the program to strengthen the policy, institutional and regulatory frameworks for improved WASH services (including establishing accountability mechanisms). This will include implementing activities to create a favorable environment for urban WASH sector reform. Facilitating the development of a clear institutional and regulatory framework. Delta recently passed the WASH Sector law that is based on creation of the Delta State Urban Water Corporation.

    Your other role will be to support the transformation agenda through supporting the creation of autonomous Delta State Urban Water Corporation based on good corporate governance structures. This means supporting the DSUWB to adopt a corporate structure (facilitate with the State Government leadership appointment of a Board of Directors), including management. The Board of Directors should be a professional board that represents a diverse cross-section of stakeholders and possible shareholders (including consumer interests) with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. You will also be responsible for tracking the institutional strength index of Delta State Urban Water Corporation using a capacity assessment tool modified under the E-WASH (SWACAT). E-WASH planned to scale up urban sanitation services to be hosted in the Delta water utility. As part of your responsibility, you will facilitate the achievement of urban sanitation outcomes in Delta as the need arises.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • At least a master’s degree in institutional development, corporate governance, regulatory reforms, engineering, development studies or any 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
    • Experience in designing and undertaking institutional restructuring will be an added advantage
    • Knowledge and understanding of WASH policy development, regulatory reform and social accountability

    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 Recruitment@ewash.rti.org VERY IMPORTANT – On the subject LINE of your email you should only put the Email Subject line as indicated in each position above (no other text should be on this subject line)  that you are applying. Applications closes on Monday June 18, 2919. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they see this advert.. 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 www.rti.org

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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