Philippines nationals: Inclusive Sanitation

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Philippines, , XH

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
  
Background

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 
initiatives.
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 
environment.
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.

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED