Philippines nationals: Project Coordination

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Philippines, , XH

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 Consultant will render expert management and administration support for the implementation of the 
activities supported by the KSTA and to promote and implement citywide inclusive sanitation principles 
within ADB operations and among target DMCs. Specifically, the Consultant will act as project 
coordinator, monitoring the activities supported by the KSTA and maintaining the portfolio to ensure 
compliance with the Design and Monitoring Framework (DMF). The Consultant will work with the other 
experts engaged through the KSTA and will coordinate with the Secretariats of the Water Financing 
Partnership Facility, Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund and Urban Climate Change Resilience 
Trust Fund.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
5.	The Consultant will perform the following detailed tasks: 

a.	Provide expert guidance on the overall direction of TA implementation, including providing expert 
inputs on how to improve TA implementation as activities progress.
b.	Undertake scoping of TA activities that encompass all TA outputs.
c.	Monitor progress and disbursements of activities and projects supported by the KSTA and the SFPTF.
d.	Liaise with the operational departments to regularly receive progress reports and disbursement 
updates in order to maintain the KSTA and SFPTF databases.
e.	Provide input to the development of the annual and semi-annual report to donors, in particular: WFPF 
Reports, SFPTF Reports, UCCRTF Reports and Reports to the Government of Austria.
f.	Provide inputs to and oversee 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.
g.	Provide necessary management support to projects supported by KSTA and SFPTF, participate in missions 
as needed, review reports and documents related to KSTA and SFPTF components.
h.	Support the organization and participate in international and regional conferences to mainstream an 
to promote the CWIS concept and to highlight ADB CWIS work.
i.	Liaise with development partners in ensuring synergy in promoting CWIS strategy across Asia and the 
j.	Working with the other experts working in CWIS, design and lead the organization and conduct of in-
country workshops, regional sanitation conferences and other similar knowledge sharing events to 
highlight ADB sanitation initiatives.
k.	Provide high-quality and strategic support to other ongoing activities of the KSTA and the Water 
Sector Group, as needed.
l.	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 a monthly update and progress report on the KSTA project progress, DMF status and SFPTF 
Projects Status
b.	Provide high-quality and strategic inputs and support to the semi-annual and annual SFPF, WFPF, 
UCCRTF and Government of Austria progress reports to donors.
c.	Reports on regional and in-country workshops on citywide inclusive sanitation.
d.	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 10 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;
d.	Excellent writing and communications skills, and proven ability to work successfully with virtual, 
remote teams.