Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will strengthen urban water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector reform initiatives in the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan). It will assist Government formulate aspects of a medium-term national urban WSS sector development strategy, build institutional capacity in the national WSS training center, formulate and deliver priority training modules for the training center, and assist in improving and refining the WSS regulations.
Scope of Work
The International Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Specialist on Institutional and Performance Management Consultant will contribute to the activities relating to the WSS sector development strategy preparation.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
The International Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Specialist on Institutional and Performance Management Consultant will:
(i) Support the Team Leader in the assessment of the current situation in the WSS sector, including SWOT analysis, GAP analysis and identification of the most critical issues to be addressed, and in the context of potentially adopting public-private partnership (PPP) modalities;
(ii) Conduct workshops on PPP modalities for key stakeholders of the WSS sector;
(iii) Support the Team Leader in the review of the current WSS Sector Development and Investment Strategy, if available. Advise on areas and methods for improving the Strategy.
(iv) Support the Team Leader in the preparation of the three Strategy components, namely (a) drinking water resource management and protection, (ii) WSS development strategy and proposed investments, and
(iii) water and wastewater discharge standards.
(v) Assist team members to prepare draft(s) of legislative initiative recommendations;
(vi) Participate in the organization and facilitation of workshop(s) involving key stakeholders of the WSS sector on the recommended legislative initiatives;
(vii) Advise the MHCS on public dissemination and public consultations on the proposed legislative initiative(s);
(viii) Support the MHCS with public hearing event(s) relating to the recommended legislative initiative(s);
(ix) Support the Team Leader in the preparation of the summary report on the recommended regulatory framework improvements and the rationale thereof.
(x) Provide information and knowledge products on international best practices in sector strategy and development planning.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
The WSS Sector Specialist on Institutional and Performance Management is preferred to have the following qualifications and experience: (i) at least a Master’s degree, (ii) at least 10 years of experience in management consulting in water supply and sanitation sector, (iii) demonstrated ability to work congenially and productively with a consultant team, counterparts, and other project stakeholders, (iv) fluency in written and spoken English, (v) the ability to deliver high quality written outputs .