Water and Sanitation Expert

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Objective and Purpose of the Assignment


To support PAL-PPUC in preparing (i) waste and water operations performance and reform assessment.

Scope of Work


The expert will be responsible for analysis of the current technical and economic conditions of Palau
water and wastewater operations (WWO) including but not limited to (i) resource, transmission and
distribution assets; (ii) metering and billing systems; (iii) reform and regulatory policies; (iv)
measures to reduce losses and enhance Palau Public Utilities Corporation’s (PPUC) revenue and liquidity;
(v) efficiency; (vi) PPUC’s capital investment plan for 2021-2023; and (vii) comprehensive analysis of
planned sector interventions by development partners including Asian Development Bank (ADB), and
assessment of how such interventions could meet Palau water and sanitation sector requirements.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output


The expert will be preparing a WWO assessment based on (i) strategic directions, including key sector
indicators compliant with Palau strategic documents and roadmap policy; (ii) demand and supply scenarios
and recommending measures to improve efficiency; (iii) appraisal of major issues, constraints,
challenges, opportunities, reforms, strengths, and risks affecting the sector and PPUC sustainability;
(iv) identifying structural constraints to sector development and policy dialogue with the government to
determine how to address constraints; (v) outlining the importance and contribution of the sector's
development to the country's growth, poverty reduction, and inclusiveness objectives, or the extent to
which the sector is a binding constraint; and (vi) measures required to enhance PPUC’s sustainability
and promote sustainable WWO. The expert is required to undertake a review of development (multilateral
and bilateral) partners activities with proposed summary of institutional arrangements and processes for
development coordination in Palau WWO. Analysis and outputs will include gender and social (poverty)
considerations and use sex disaggregated data where possible

Palau water and sanitation sector assessment and recommendations (interim report – 3 weeks; final draft
– 1 week). The report will present a detailed and timebound action plan for key priority measures to
improve PPUC’s revenue generation and liquidity improvement in 2020-2021. (ii) Development partners’
activities and assistance assessment update (interim report – 2 weeks; final – 1 week). The report will
include analysis of past, present and planned sector interventions by development partners (bilateral
and multilateral) and assessment of how such interventions could meet Palau WWO requirements.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


The expert will have (i) a degree in engineering or related field, preferably with a postgraduate
qualification in economics; (ii) expertise in analysis and forecasting of power demand and supply; (iii)
a minimum of 10 years of experience in preparing energy sector assessments, master planning, and (iv)
appraisal of power utilities performance (generation, transmission and distribution) and capital
investments. Experience in preparing energy sector assessments and utilities’ performance analysis in
the Pacific is required. Experience in Palau is highly desirable.