WASH Institution Specialist

The World Bank
Papua New Guinea
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Papua NewGuinea

Water Supply and Sanitation Development Project (WSSDP)

Credit No.:IDA-5940

Assignment Title: Institutional Specialist

ReferenceNo: DNPM C. 4

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has received loan financing from theWorld Bank towards the cos t of the “Water Supply and Sanitation Development Project (WSSDP)”. The WaSH ProgrammeManagement Unit (WaSH PMU) of theDepartment of National Planning and Monitoring (DNPM) intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include:

Hiring a qualified andexperienced Institutional Specialist to driveforward the development of an effective service delivery institutional framework forthe WaSH sector. This will require close consu ltation with the WaSH Task Force, as a source of knowledge and experience in thesector, and senior DNPM management for formal appro val.  Key tasks associated with the Institution Specialist positionare;

  1. Taking a lead on the implementation of the Organisational Development plan (ODP) for the establishment ofNWSHA,
  2. Supporting implementation of the District Pilotsand establishing appropriate long term institutional solutionsfor effective WaSH service delivery
  3. Promoting coordinationand harmonization of activities and resources betweenrelevant government departments, donor partners, implementing agencies and ot her key stakeholders

TheInstitutional Specialist’s responsibility will include but not limited to t hefollowing;

  1. Taking a lead on the operationalization of the Organizational Development plan(ODP) mapping out a roadmap of establishing NWSHA.
  • Operationalize the ODP consulting widely with relevant stakeholders.  Seek approval of main recommendations from the WaSH Task Force and facilitate formal Governmentendorsement.
  • With the WaSH Co coordinator and senior DNPM management, prepare an action plan, with clear milestones, targeets a endord responsibilities to implement the roadmap towards the establishment of NWSHA as described in theODP.
  • Prepare relev ob Descriptions and TORs and support the recruitment of staff for the proposed organizational interimstructure of the WaSH PMU, as described in the ODP.
  • Assist in identifying and scheduling TA support to the PMU in orderto support implementation of itsannual workplan.
  • Prepare TORs for the WaSH steering committee as described in the ODP,to include composition, tasks and responsibilities, along with its authority, for approval by DNPM.
  • Prepare TORs for theWaSH Council as described in the OD P, to include purpose, composition and operational mechanisms.
  • With closeconsultation with Task Force members prepare TOR s for the Technical Working Groups as described in the ODP.
  • Assistin the preparation of PMU annual business plans, with w orkplans and budgets in order to implement the Communications and 5-year WaSH strategies and implement the NWSHA roadmap in accordan ce with the schedule of increasingresponsibility.
  1. Supporting implementation of the District Pilot s and establishing appropriatelong term institutional solutions for effective WaSH service delivery.
  • Contribute to thedevelopment of the WSSDP Grant Schemes Implementation Manual.
  • Work with the Provincial and distric t level governments toestablish the District Technical Support Units (TSU) and to identify opportunities for developing Provincial Partnership agreementswith the DDAs for WaSH in the selected Pilot Districts
  • Participate in Pilot District workshops to d iscuss appropriateinstitutional arrangements for future pilots and for long term WaSH service delivery beyond the TSU support
  • Provide thePMU, Steering committee and DNPM with recommendations for long term sub national WasH service delivery institutiona larrangements.
  1. Promoting coordination and harmonization of activities and resources between relevant government departments, donor partners, implementing agencies and otherkey stakeholders.

Required Qualifica tions and Experience

The Institutional Advisor is a senior advisory role. A minimum 8 years of relevant experience is required with a proven track record ininstitutional reform and development with preferably a Masters Degree in Human Resourc e or Public Administration.

Priorexposure to PNG national and sub-national government is highly desirable.  Experiencein programs related to institutionalcapacity building and policy development is likewise highly preferred.

The above key tasks of theInstitutional Specialist are also reflected in the “Terms of Reference (TOR)” and are availab le onrequests.

The contract duration will be six (6) months full-time. The Institutional Specialist will report to the WaSHPMUCoordinator.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines :Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict ofinterest.   

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the Selection based on Individual Consultants Seelection Method interest. &et out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring office hours 08 .

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or bye-mail) by 4pm on Thursday the 18th of October 2018.

The ActingSecretary

Depar tment of National Planning & Monitoring

P.O. Box631,


National CapitalDistrict

Attention: Mr. Takale Tuna, WaSH Coordinator < /p>

WaSH ProgrammeManagement Unit

4th Floor, Vulupindi House, Waigani.

Tel: +675 3234608


  • Liaise closely with Donor funding agencies to coordinate resource support to tthe WaSH sector, particularly TA support to the PMU.
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    • Prepareregular progress updates to the WaSH Task Force (Steering comm shment of the WaSH PMU Steering committee, the WaSH Council andTechnical Working group