Thematic Experts (infrastructure, urban planning, energy, WASH)
- Opportunity to contribute to an innovative economic growth programme
- From 2020 to 2023 (six monthly intervals)
- Locations: Myanmar, Uganda, Zambia
The aim of DFID’s Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) is to support DFID’s urbanisation agenda that supports structural transformation of cities to allow cities to fulfil their social and economic potential. CIG is currently operating in Uganda, Burma and Zambia. CIG has the following objectives:
- Improve urban development and productivity,
- Boost access to reliable and affordable power,
- Increase investment into infrastructure services, including through innovative ways of attracting private, and increasing public, financing,
- Drive better asset and financial management for sustainable investment into services, namely host governments’ ability to plan, finance and manage its infrastructure assets and services
DFID wants to take this new cross sectoral, multi-country approach and maximise the results it can achieve from learning and adapting across the programme in real time through a dedicated and independent ‘Results Management and Learning’ (RML) contractor. The RML component is intended to strengthen governance and oversight. This component will provide technical expertise to; ensure all programmes under the CIG umbrella contribute to the same strategic objectives, verify the achievement of results under performance-based contracts, co-ordinate across CIG interventions and share lessons learned, it will also include managing the results verification and learning from CIG’s Innovation and Investment Fund which is available for initiatives in CIG sectors in any DFID focus countries.
The aim is to ensure better delivery and policy by promoting iterative learning, knowledge management and adaptive programming across DFID’s CIG programme. CIG started in late 2018 and the current programme is expected to end in 2023.
Thematic experts are required in all of the following fields to support six-monthly results verification missions: infrastructure planning and programmes; infrastructure finance; PPP; urban development; urban planning; urban spatial and land use planning; urban and regional economic development; urban environmental management and sustainability; energy; renewable energy; WASH (water and sanitation); and drainage.
Individuals will join a team verifying reported results and looking at the strength of the evidence supporting these results. The team will interrogate the results and make a judgement on whether it is credible or not.
The work will comprise preparations for the results verification (including documentation review); travel in-country to one or more of Uganda, Myanmar and Zambia to conduct stakeholder interview and debrief the DFID advisor on findings; and writing up findings in a report.
The results verification work in 2020 (scheduled for July – August) will uniquely take place remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In country visits will resume as soon as permitted.
- An advanced university degree (or equivalent) in any of the above specified thematic areas.
- A strong background in the fields of international development, development studies, development communications, social policy, business administration or other relevant field.
- Significant relevant sectoral experience in the three countries/regions.
- Experience of reviewing results produced by third parties.
- Experience of working on DFID and/or other similar donor programmes.
- A good team player, ability to support the RML Country Lead and RML central team to produce the results verification report, ensuring smooth operation and satisfaction of the client’s objectives.
- Strong communication skills both written and verbal, excellent report writing and organisational skills.
- Solid team-working and interpersonal skills, as well as cultural sensitivity
- Strong knowledge of country specific donor context and networks relevant to urban development
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Applications close: 1 June 2020
Application will be assessed on a rolling basis so please apply as early as possible.
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