The Indonesia Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) project is a sixty-month program (2011 – 2016) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented under the leadership of DAI. IUWASH works with government, the private sector, NGOs, community groups and other stakeholders to improve access to safe water supply and sanitation in Indonesia’s urban areas. The overall goal of IUWASH is to assist the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in making significant progress in achieving its safe water and sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets by expanding access to these services.
To achieve the above, assistance provided by the project is divided under three main technical components, including:
- Mobilizing demand for WatSan service delivery;
- Improving and expanding capacity for WatSan service delivery; and
- Strengthening policy and the financial enabling environment for improved water supply and sanitation service delivery.
IUWASH will apply different approaches and interventions with its local partners, such as local Water utilities, local and national government institutions, NGOs and communities to address water, sanitation and hygiene. To achieve these objectives IUWASH need high caliber incumbent to fill the positions of
The National Sanitation Promotion Specialist, based in Jakarta – Short Term Technical Consultant (STTA)
Whereas appropriate sanitation promotion is an essential element for increasing access to standardized on-site household facilities and off-site sanitation systems alike, there is a new government focus emerging on the delivery of household facilities, which represent >80% of Indonesian families.
Thus, tasks outlined below emphasis on the “assembly” of support for delivering community access to improved household sanitation, which comprises the elements of (i) demand creation, (ii) access to finance, (iii) marketing and supply of products and services, and (iv) septage management as an integrated part of the value chain.
Specific tasks for achieving the objective under this assignment include the following:
- Familiarize with the overall IUWASH objectives, targets and approaches at national and regional level and prepare, in close collaboration with the National Sanitation Coordinator, quarterly activity plans.
- Regularly review regional work plans, reports and related sector documentation; identify and document challenges and formulate possible efficiency gains; identify and document the guiding principles of success and address crucial implementation issues.
- Regularly monitor regional program progress in regard to targets and sustainability, comprising:
· Verification of sanitation promotion results;
· Validation of plans associated key activities;
· Level of partner/stakeholder engagement for enhancing sustainability of interventions.
- Provide feedback to concerned regional staff and contribute to horizontal learning through the exchange of information and experiences amongst the IUWASH regions.
- In view of regional close-out preparations, identify and address issues that are related to the sustainability of IUWASH interventions that need to be recognized in each regional “exit strategy” under their PY6 activity plans.
- Document urban sanitation challenges, opportunities and successful sanitation promotion methodologies for both on-site and off-site sanitation.
- Contribute to the finalization of an IUWASH catalog on sanitation technologies and the Sanitation for the Poor Toolkit and assist in developing and providing trainings to others on these documents.
- Share activities and lessons learned with sanitation specialists in other projects and programs, NGOs and government representatives.
- Contribute to IUWASH internal coordination meetings, reporting, publications, factsheets, newsletters, website information, etc.
Assignment & Reporting Relationships
The National Sanitation Promotion Specialist will be based in the IUWASH office in Jakarta as a member of the national IUWASH sanitation team. The position entails frequent travel to five regional IUWASH offices and participating local government jurisdictions. Close coordination with relevant national and regional IUWASH staff and key stakeholders is crucial to the success of this assignment.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in relevant field.
- At least eight years of professional experience in sanitation promotion and/or development assistance in the sanitation sector;
- Strong writing skills.
- Flexibility to work and travel outside of normal working hours, as may be required from time to time.
Interested applicants are invited to send a complete application with 3 references toIUWASH_recruitment@dai.com before August 11, 2015. Please write the job CODE in the subject line of the email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.