Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Indonesia Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) project

The Indonesia Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH) project is a sixty-month program 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. The expected results to be achieved are: 2 million people in urban areas gain access to improved water supply; 200,000 people in urban areas gain access to improved sanitation facilities; and the per unit water cost paid by the poor in targeted areas decreases by at least 20%. To achieve the above, assistance provided by the project is divided under three main technical components, including: 1. Mobilizing demand for water supply and sanitation service delivery; 2. Improving and expanding capacity for water and sanitation service delivery; and 3. Strengthening policy and the financial enabling environment for improved water supply and sanitation service delivery. Responsibilities: The BCC Advisor / Component 1 Team Lead is a member of the IUWASH senior management team and has responsibility for effective development and implementation of all project activities aimed at mobilizing demand for water supply and sanitation services. His/Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: · Provide overall technical and strategic guidance in the implementation of project demand mobilization activities. Among others, these include: - Behavior change communications (BCC) activities; - Programs to improve community participation in system planning and operations; - Media relations activities to support program advocacy; - Training of journalists, service providers, local government and civil society organizations (CSOs); - Implementation of pilot activities and scaling up of successful pilots; etc. · Support workplan development by providing inputs on activities under Component 1. · Ensure that the project has access to and employs start-of-the-art techniques, materials and approaches for demand mobilization through engagement of customers, journalists, service providers, local government, and other stakeholders and civil society organizations. · Develop and oversee programs for providing staff working on Component 1 activities, especially in regional offices, with appropriate levels of training, support, guidance, and supervision. · Develop and maintain systems for tracking the progress of tasks, activities, deliverables and impacts under the Component. This includes the establishment of clear and relevant baseline data and systems for regular updating. · Create scopes of work for and monitor the performance of long-term and short-term technical assistants assigned to Component 1 activities. · Establish and maintain effective relationships with national counterparts and stakeholders at all levels and maintain linkages with related projects and stakeholders. · Where relevant, assist in project financial planning and managerial and administrative reviews. · Ensure strong programmatic linkages and cooperation with other project components. · Support Chief of Party in the management of Component subcontractors, including staff planning, developing scope of works, program monitoring. · Act as the principal project representative to other agencies/projects on all matters related to Component 1 activities. Deliverables 1. Component inputs into IUWASH bi-weekly, quarterly, annual and final reports as well as annual workplans 2. Occasional articles, reports, publications and/or essays highlighting IUWASH achievements or issues of interest to IUWASH or USAID. Posting & Reporting Relationships The BCC Advisor / Component 1 Team Leader will be based in the IUWASH National office in Jakarta and periodically visit IUWASH regional locations to directly support project activities as well as interact directly with local and national stakeholders. S/he can be requested by DAI to travel outside Indonesia for official duties. The BCC Advisor / Component 1 Team Leader will report directly to the IUWASH Chief of Party for all daily activities. S/he will directly supervise 3 long-term local staff based in Jakarta and provide technical guidance to five BCC Specialists based in each of the 5 IUWASH Regional offices. Qualifications · At least ten years of behavior change communication experience,especially related to current Indonesian hygiene and sanitation context. · Proven experience in undertaking activities aimed at empowering poor urban communities and individuals including organizing civil society groups or community based organizations for improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. · At least a Masters Degree in environmental health, public health,communications, or behavioral research. · Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the technical and managerial responsibilities proposed. · Working experience in developing countries; experience in Indonesia preferred. · Strong English writing and speaking skills. APPLICATION SUBMISSION INFORMATION Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to IUWASH.recruitment@gmail.com by 15 September 2012. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the title of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


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