Expertise Project Management Specialist
Expertise Group Project Management/ Institutional Development
Consultant Source National
TOR Keywords Engineering, water supply, water resources management, sanitation
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
The Water District Development Sector Project enables water districts to expand and rehabilitate water
supply systems and build pilot sanitation facilities. The project is financed under a US$60 million loan
(Loan 3389) from ADB’s ordinary capital resources and a US$2 million grant (Grant 0477) from the Urban
Environmental Infrastructure Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility. The loan and grant
agreements were signed on 19 May 2016, and became effective on 17 February 2017. The loan and grant are
scheduled for closing on 31 October 2022.
The executing agency for the project is the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) while the Water
Districts (WDs) are the implementing agencies. The loan is administered by LWUA and the grant is
administered by ADB.
The LWUA Board of Trustees-approved PhP2.66 billion ($55.48 million1) of loan and PhP27.03 million
($0.56 million) of grant to be provided to 12 water districts covering 12 water supply and 2 sanitation
subprojects.23 About 750,000 people residing within the coverage areas of the 12 water districts are
expected to benefit from the project’s water supply component, and about 66,500 people are expected to
benefit from the sanitation component.
LWUA and ADB are recruiting a project management specialist to support LWUA and participating WDs for
procurement and contract management, and progress monitoring and reporting to continue to expedite the
project activities from July to October 2021.
Scope of Work
The consultant will assist LWUA and the water districts to ensure project implementation is of high
quality and timely. The services to be provided by the project management specialist shall include
support to procurement and contract management, and project monitoring and reporting.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
The specialist will perform the following tasks:
Assist LWUA and the water districts throughout the bidding processes until contract awards;
Assist LWUA in updating the procurement plan;
Assist LWUA and the water districts with contract-related matters, including identifying gaps, and
recommending remedial actions in a timely manner;
Maintain a schedule of all Project activities and monitor performance against approved Project
Evaluation and Review Technique-Critical Path Method, identifying problem areas and working with the PMU
and implementing agencies to solve these problems;
Ensure compliance with quality and best practices of consultancy services and physical works carried out
by contractors (to include design review and checking responsibilities);
Coordinate activities on the Project to ensure optimal and effective utilization of resources;
Ensure compliance with all relevant ADB policies and guidelines;
Monitor compliance with loan and grant covenants;
Prepare periodic reports, such as progress reports, to PMU and ADB as required;
Participate in all meetings with LWUA, ADB, and the water districts, and prepare minutes of meetings;
Assist LWUA to coordinate project activities with the water districts; and
Perform other relevant tasks as required by ADB and LWUA.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
At least 15 years of relevant professional experience in water supply, water resources management and/or
At least 7 years of experience in project management;
At least 3 years of experience in procurement and contract management preferably projects funded by ADB,
World Bank or other international financial institutions; and
Knowledge and/or experience with LWUA and water districts is an advantage.
Minimum General Experience: 15 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 7 Years