Philippines nationals: Water and Sanitation PPP Project Specialist

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
8-9 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Objective and Purpose of the Assignment


The Philippine Government continues to ramp up its infrastructure program. A key financing and
implementation delivery mechanism for this infrastructure agenda is public-private partnership (PPP).
The PPP Center of the Philippines, as the main driver of the implementation of the country’s PPP program
and projects, is managing and facilitating an increasing number of PPP projects (167 awarded PPP
projects and 56 national and local PPP projects in the pipeline as of 30 April 2020).

With the increased focus of the Philippine government to develop infrastructure and development projects
across the country, especially at the local government level, the PPP Center launched its Local PPP
Strategy that aims to provide intensified technical assistance in the development and implementation of
local PPPs. One of the priority sectors of the Local PPP Strategy is water and sanitation given the
existing obstacles to achieving universal and sustainable access to this basic need.

The PPP Center is currently assisting various water districts and local government units in the
development of their water and sanitation PPP projects. To help the PPP Center respond to the increasing
number of PPP projects in the water and sanitation sectors, and perform its mandates in building a
robust project pipeline, advocating for and formulating an efficient and responsive policy framework,
and capacitating government agencies in PPP concepts and projects, the PPP Center will hire a Water and
Sanitation PPP Project Specialist who can provide assistance and capacity in the PPP Center’s
performance of its mandates.

Scope of Work


. The consultant will be tasked to assist the PPP Center and Implementing Agencies (IAs), which include
national government agencies; government-owned and/or -controlled corporations; government financial
institutions; state universities and colleges; economic and tourism enterprise zones and special zones
created under special laws; and local government units (such as provinces, cities, and municipalities),
among others, in all aspects of the water and sanitation PPP project life cycle – development, approval,
procurement, and implementation of solicited PPP projects, and evaluation, negotiation, approval,
conduct of Swiss or competitive challenge, and implementation of unsolicited PPP projects. Specifically,
the assistance will involve the following: (1) conduct of water and sanitation sector analysis; (2)
technical analysis of water and sanitation PPP prrojects; (3) development and review of water and
sanitation guidelines, regulations, and policies; and (4) conduct of capacity building activities on
water and sanitation components, regulations, and best practices.

As the PPP Center has recently launched its Business Case Initiative, whereby the in-house teams or
officials of the PPP Center and IAs jointly conduct business cases or pre-feasibility studies for the
development of PPP projects, the consultant will also assist the PPP Center and IAs in the preparation
of concept notes and conduct of these business cases and pre-feasibility studies for water and
sanitation PPP projects.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output


The consultant will perform the following tasks:

1. Conduct a water and sanitation sector analysis that includes water supply and distribution systems,
septage management, and sewerage treatment plant with emphasis on detailed review of the different
options for structuring water and sanitation projects, including, but not limited to contractual
arrangements under Republic Act (RA) No. 7718 (the Build-Operate-Transfer Law), joint ventures, lease
(affermage), concession, and service contracts, drawing from actual experience of water districts and
local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines and international best practices, and comparing such
options with procurement under RA No. 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act);

2. Discuss the different structuring options of water PPP projects to water districts, LGUs, Local Water
Utilities Administration (LWUA), National Water Resources Board (NWRB), Metropolitan Waterworks and
Sewerage System (MWSS), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Association
of Water Districts (PAWD), Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management
Bureau (DENR-BMB) in cases where water projects are located in protected areas, and private water
companies, among others;

3. Develop a Local Water and Sanitation PPP Guide for LGUs and Water Districts, and conduct necessary
capacity building activities in implementing the same;

4. Provide assistance in the identification, review, and evaluation of water and sanitation PPP
projects, including urban development, possibly involving moderate to high levels of risk and complexity
as well as the recommendation of appropriate sector plans;

5. Ensure that key technical, economic, financial, institutional, and crosscutting issues, and measures
that address impact of climate change, natural and man-made disasters, health crisis, security concerns,
and other emergency situations are incorporated in water and sanitation PPP projects;

6. Assist the PPP Center and IAs in the conduct of business cases and pre-feasibility studies;

7. Assist in the preparation, development, and review of project concept notes, inception reports,
business cases, feasibility studies, tender documents, contracts, bid proposals, and other relevant
project documents, including formulation of key performance indicators (KPIs) and Minimum Performance
Standards and Specifications (MPSS), among others;

8. Provide technical advice in all aspects of the PPP project life cycle – development, approval,
procurement, and implementation of solicited PPP projects, and evaluation, negotiation, approval,
conduct of Swiss or competitive challenge, and implementation of unsolicited PPP projects;

9. Provide advice in the regulatory framework of the water and sanitation sector including securing
permits, tariff setting, etc.;

10. Review and provide technical inputs on awarded water and sanitation PPP projects being monitored by
the PPP Center;

11. Develop templates, guidelines, and case studies in developing, evaluating, and implementing water
and sanitation PPP projects, taking into consideration the technical, financial, legal, and regulatory
aspects affecting such projects, as well as capturing lessons learned and best practices;

12. Review and provide comments on laws, regulations, policies, working papers, sectoral guidelines, and
knowledge products being prepared and/or reviewed by the PPP Center;

13. Conduct knowledge sharing sessions on water and sanitation concepts;

14. Provide capacity-building to the PPP Center and IAs; and

15. Carry out other assignments that the PPP Center will assign from time to time.

Reporting and Administrative Requirements. The consultant will be located at the PPP Center's office.
The consultant is expected to have his/her own laptop, including the necessary computer hardware and
software, to perform the tasks assigned by the PPP Center. The consultant will report to the Executive
Director and/or Deputy Executive Director/s of the PPP Center (or other person specifically designated
by the same) and ADB's Project Officer. The consultant will also submit a monthly report of his/her
activities to the PPP Center to be attached to his/her timesheet. The number of person-months of the
consultant may be extended or reduced from time to time based on satisfactory performance and/or other
factors as determined by the PPP Center. There will be a probation period of the first 2 months of the
consultant’s contract. At the completion of the probation period, the consultant’s performance will be
assessed by the PPP Center. Should the consultant’s performance be found less than satisfactory as a
result of this assessment, the contract will be terminated upon recommendation of the PPP Center to ADB
at no cost or liability to ADB. The consultant shall execute a non-disclosure agreement with the PPP
Center on all materials/information discussed/obtained during the course of the engagement and shall
adhere to the Data Privacy Act and the PPP Center’s Data Privacy Policy.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


Qualifications. The consultant must have a university degree in civil or agricultural engineering,
hydrology, or related fields, preferably at a post-graduate level. He/she must have at least 8 years of
demonstrated experience in: (i) technical aspects of water and sanitation PPPs, including joint
ventures; (ii) technical design and structure of water projects and/or regulatory analysis; and (iii)
developing and implementing water resource projects, including bulk water supply and distribution
systems, septage management, and sewerage treatment plants, among others. He/she must be knowledgeable
in the regulatory framework of the water sector in the Philippines and environmental standards
applicable to water supply projects.