Tanzania nationals: Senior Technical Specialists (Tanzania WASH Activity)

Tetra Tech
Tanzania
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Languages Required: 
Swahili
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Senior Technical Specialist candidates for an anticipated Tanzania WASH Activity in Tanzania. The Activity is anticipated to be a five-year contract to expand the provision and governance of WASH services through partnerships with the Government and private sector in Tanzania. Interventions aim to (i) increase access to sustainable water services managed by the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency and urban water utilities; (ii) increase access to finance for water, sanitation, and hygiene; (iii) strengthen the market for sanitation and hygiene products and services; and (iv) strengthening basin water boards and water user associations to enhance stewardship of water resources.

Anticipated Positions

The following positions will be supervised by the project Chief of Party (COP) or his/her designee:

Water Services Lead will help increase access to sustainable water services managed by the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) and urban water utilities (WSSAs).The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience providing technical and managerial oversight in the development and implementation of strategies to:

·        Disseminate/operationalize National Water Policy and support national coordination platforms

·        Improve RUWASA engineering, operational, and management capacity

·        Develop/test operations and maintenance models to professionalize rural water service delivery

·        Improve urban water utility financial viability and operational capacity

·        Implement targeted water supply infrastructure based on need and leveraging potential

WASH Finance Lead to expand access to sustainable WASH services through new sources of finance, increased public expenditures, greater cost recovery from users, increased efficiency in service provision, better targeting of subsidies, and better mobilization of financing. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience providing technical and managerial oversight in the development and implementation of strategies to:

·        Mobilize funding (including access to the National Water Fund) for WASH services through work strengthening RUWASA and small-town utilities

·        Link microfinance institutions to promising businesses that provide household sanitation products, fecal sludge management services or water scheme maintenance services

·        Support Basin Water Boards to increase their revenue needed for daily operations and catchment/water sources protection

Sanitation Markets Lead to expand access to higher quality sanitation products and services to address the critical need to move beyond unimproved sanitation facilities in the target districts. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience providing technical and managerial oversight in the development and implementation of strategies to:

·        Engage private sector actors to stimulate innovation and investment to meet demand, while considering affordability, sustainability, and local market conditions

·        Establish market-based solutions to improve the quality of sanitation and hygiene products and services

·        Expand access to small-scale, decentralized wastewater (fecal sludge) treatment facilities working with municipal governments and utilities to establish sites and manage operations, in partnership with private enterprise.

Water Resources Management Lead to strengthen basin water boards and water user associations to enhance stewardship of water resources. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience providing technical and managerial oversight in the development and implementation of strategies to:

·        Help prevent or reverse catchment degradation and the overexploitation or pollution of critical surface and groundwater resources

·        Improve the capacity and operational efficiency of BWBs, including their ability to collect revenue, collect data to inform decisions, support the needs of water service providers, and manage resources.

·        Raise awareness of the effects of high population growth and health and environment issues within the BWBs, including pollution and economic activities that threaten Tanzania's water resource base

Qualifications

* Advanced degree relevant to a specific area of specialization

* Min. 10 years of experience managing teams providing assistance on large donor-funded projects with similar scope

* Demonstrated experience providing technical input and/or advisory services in designated area of specialization

* Experience delivering services in Tanzania working successfully within a team environment

* Excellent interpersonal and business communication skills, verbal and written

* Fluency in English and Swahili

* Please note: Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible for these positions