Philippines nationals: Inclusive Sanitation

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Philippines, Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
10+ Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Objective and Purpose of the Assignment



1. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the design and implementation of
country- and/or city-wide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) solutions in developing member countries (DMCs) of
the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The TA will provide targeted support to facilitate investments in CWIS
with the aim of increasing access to adequate and inclusive sanitation systems – whether sewered or non-
sewered, centralized or decentralized –where human waste is safely managed along the whole sanitation
service chain. The TA is in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 of achieving access to
adequate and equitable sanitation solutions with special attention to the needs of women and girls and
those in vulnerable situations.

2. To achieve the SDG 6.2 targets, it is necessary to adopt new approaches and to apply alternative
sanitation concepts. The CWIS concept aims to provide equitable and inclusive sanitation services that
address the realities found in developing countries. CWIS implies the following principles: (i)
everyone, including people living in unserved, low-income, and vulnerable communities, benefits from
equitable and safe sanitation service delivery outcomes; (ii) gender and social equity are included in
planning, management, and monitoring; (iii) human wastes are safely managed along the whole sanitation
service chain (capture, containment, emptying, transport, treatment, and safe reuse or disposal); (iv)
authorities operate with a clear, inclusive mandate, performance targets, resources, and accountability;
(v) a diversity of technical solutions is embraced for adaptive, mixed, and incremental approaches that
include sewered and non-sewered sanitation solutions; (vi) comprehensive long-term planning fosters
demand for innovation and is informed by analysis of needs and resources; (vii) political will and
accountability systems provide incentives for service improvements in planning, capacity, and
leadership; and (viii) resource recovery and reuse of water, energy, and nutrients are considered
(circular economy approach). The TA will help ADB to increase its efforts to facilitate communication
and knowledge sharing of the CWIS concept among stakeholders.

3. There is a need to accelerate CWIS in DMCs through (i) developing holistic, integrated planning and
design approaches that consider both sewered and non-sewered sanitation solutions; (ii) assessing and
developing institutional arrangements to delineate responsibilities and ensure ownership and leadership
of the government, and develop regulations, policies, and standards that address current and emerging
trends, and their enforcement; (iii) determining optimal technical designs utilizing appropriate
innovative technologies, resource recovery, and information technology applications; (iv) promoting
knowledge sharing with development partners or leading knowledge platforms; (v) promoting private sector
participation in service delivery; (vi) increasing awareness about the negative impacts of insufficient
sanitation services through strategic communication campaigns; and (vii) building awareness at all
levels to strengthen the profile of proper sanitation services.

Scope of Work


4. The Specialist will render technical support to promote and implement citywide inclusive sanitation
principles within ADB operations and among target DMCs. Acting as a sector expert, the Specialist will
oversee initiatives supported by the KSTA and contribute to ensuring the Design and Monitoring Framework
of the KSTA is complied with. The Specialist will provide guidance to other KSTA experts in monitoring
and maintaining the portfolio of the KSTA and its donors: the Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust
Fund (SFPTF) under the Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF), the Urban Climate Change Resilience
Trust Fund (UCCRTF) and the Government of Austria. The Specialist will lead the development of the
Donors Reports due semi-annually.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output


5. The Specialist will perform the following detailed tasks:

a. Review applications for KSTA funding support and establish merit in connection with KSTA DMF. As
necessary, coordinate with ADB project officers in developing project concepts, ensuring mainstreaming
of CWIS in its project design.
b. Provide high-quality technical assistance during project implementation and post-implementation of
projects supported by the KSTA and the SFPTF to ensure that CWIS elements are incorporated, monitored
and reported.
c. Provide inputs to the implementation and monitoring of CWIS guidelines and framework.
d. Provide high-quality inputs to the development and dissemination of knowledge products including CWIS
guidelines and monitoring framework, FSM guidelines, checklists, operation manuals, business models,
best practices handbooks, regulations and policies, and other knowledge products.
e. Provide technical information to investment packages that are being developed.
f. Provide other necessary technical support to projects supported by KSTA and SFPF, participate in
missions as needed, provide technical expertise in reviewing reports and documents related to KSTA and
SFPF components.
g. Provide support in liaising with development partners in ensuring synergy in promoting the CWIS
concept across Asia and the Pacific.
h. Provide guidance and strategic inputs to the development and conduct of in-country workshops,
regional sanitation conferences and other similar knowledge sharing events to highlight ADB sanitation
i. Support the planning of international and regional conferences to highlight ADB CWIS work.
j. Provide guidance to monitoring and maintaining the portfolio of the KSTA and SFPTF.
k. Lead the preparation of the semi-annual and annual reports to donors namely: WFPF, SFPTF Supplemental
Report and Report to the Government of Austria and UCCRTF for its contribution to the KSTA. Lead the
preparation of any other donor-related reports.
l. Provide support to other activities of the Water Sector Group, as may be necessary.
m. Support the TA communication efforts in close collaboration with the SDSC-WAT communications team.

6. The specialist will be responsible to provide the following outputs and deliverables:

a. Provide strategic review, inputs and recommendations on applications from ADB operations departments
for SFPTF funding or KSTA funding;
b. Lead the development of semi-annual and annual SFPTF, WFPF, UCCRTF and Government of Austria progress
reports to donors, which includes the drafting of relevant report sections, coordinate the editing and
layout process together with SDSC-WAT Team members. All works to be developed in a high quality and
within the agreed timeline acc. to reporting requirements.
c. Provide strategic and high-level support to ongoing projects, events, knowledge management and
capacity building initiatives financed from the KSTA and SFPF.
d. Provide regular updates on ongoing projects financed from KSTA and SFPF.
e. Regularly updated list of projects and TAs with potential to include CWIS principles.
f. Participate in ADB internal and external meetings related to the implementation of KSTA projects and
events as needed;
g. Other reports, presentation materials, briefing notes and other documents that may be required
related to TA implementation and as discussed and agreed with ADB.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


7. The Specialist should have the following qualifications and skills:

a. The Specialist should be a Philippine national with a university degree in environmental, engineering
or other degrees relevant to sanitation management.
b. The specialist should have at least 20 years’ professional experience in water and wastewater
operations, project development and implementation, and ability to work in a team in a multicultural
c. Work experience in ADB Developing member countries in the fields of citywide inclusive sanitation,
urban and rural sanitation, urban development, policy analysis and related fields is an advantage;
working experience Work experience with ADB is preferred.
d. Excellent writing and communications skills, and proven ability to work successfully with virtual,
remote teams.