Title: Technical Specialist - WASH Market Systems (Re advertisement)
Company Name: International Development Enterprises (iDE)
Job Location: Dhaka
Employment Status: Contractual
∎ At least a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in economics, business nature sciences, Engineering, Social Science, or development studies.
∎ 3 to 5 year(s)
∎ iDE is an international NGO with over 39 years of experience in designing and delivering market-based anti-poverty programs in 11 countries. We are a world leader in making markets work for the poor as well as the longest established market development specialist NGO in Bangladesh. iDE believes that markets can be a powerful force for improving smallholder prosperity by creating income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households. iDE Bangladesh currently has eight projects in Agricultural Markets, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Access to Finance with a focus on women’s economic empowerment and climate-smart technologies.
∎ iDE seeks a qualified Technical Specialist for the USAID/Bangladesh Nutrition Activity (BNA). The goal of BNA is to contribute to improvements in the nutrition outcomes for children under five, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescent girls in the Feed the Future (FtF) Zone of Influence (ZOI) by (1) increasing the consumption of nutritious, diverse, and safe diets by rural households; (2) increasing social and economic empowerment of girls and women; and (3) improving adoption of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices. BNA will implement nutrition-sensitive interventions that complement and reinforce ongoing nutrition-specific activities.
∎ The Technical Specialist (WASH Market Systems) is responsible for project implementation related to WASH intervention. He/she will contribute to the implementation, learning, monitoring, and evaluation through active collaboration with all team members and consortium members. He/she plays a technical leadership role within the response team, ensuring that WASH programs are delivered with high quality and meet recognized standards.
∎ Job Location : Dhaka with frequent field visits
∎ Reporting Line : Technical Lead | BNA
∎ Contract Duration : March 2023 (There is a possibility of extension)
∎ The key responsibilities of the Technical Specialist, WASH Market Syetsms will include but are not limited to the descriptions below.
∎ KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
∎ Based on field data collected by the project to date, and additional field scoping where needed, identify key constraints to households' adopting safe water consumption practices and adoption of other improved WASH technologies in the project's three geographic working areas (Faridpur, Patuakhali, Khulna, Barguna, Jessore, Rajbari and Cox’s Bazar)
∎ Adopting both a market development and social and behavior change lens, analyze and identify strategies to stimulate adoption of safe water consumption practices
∎ Identify private sector actors whose interests align with the project's goals and engage in building private sector partnerships
∎ Lead the design of market-based interventions to increase households' adoption of safe water consumption practices and adoption of other improved WASH technologies, in partnership with private sector actors
∎ INTERVENTION IMPLEMENTATION & RESULTS MONITORING
∎ Manage and oversee the budget pertaining to these interventions
∎ Contribute substantially to developing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plans for the water interventions
∎ Critically evaluate intervention success and take corrective measures in consultation with the Technical Lead WASH
∎ PARTNER ENGAGEMENT AND GRANTS MANAGEMENT
∎ Engage with private sector actors to explore partnerships for safe water and other WASH interventions, negotiate conditions of collaboration and establish partnerships in compliance with project and donor requirements
∎ Build and nurture strategic partnerships with key public stakeholders in the water sector
∎ Identify potential private sector actor and facilitate them to apply for a Grants in order to address current WASH market constraint both in supply and demand side.
∎ REPORTING AND DOCUMENTATION
∎ Assist Technical lead to prepare reports such as biweekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
∎ Document findings from field scoping
∎ Develop intervention concept notes
∎ Regularly document progress and learnings from safe water and other WASH interventions and contribute relevant sections to quarterly and annual project progress reports
∎ Develop and document case studies and success stories as and when required
∎ CONSORTIUM ENGAGEMENT
∎ Coordinate with local implementing partners to ensure WASH interventions are well understood by all partners
∎ Collaboratively plan the implementation of intervention activities involving all other technical leads and the Activity regional staff members through the preparation of annual work plans and detailed implementation plan
∎ OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
∎ The Technical Specialist - WASH Market Systems will form part of the core strategic team of BNA's WASH component, comprising the Technical Lead WASH and one Technical Specialist focusing on sanitation and hygiene markets.. The Technical Specialist – WASH Market Systems will be expected to constructively engage in discussions on the design and implementation of sanitation and hygiene interventions, and to proactively seek the team's inputs on water intervention design
∎ WORK EXPERIENCE
∎ At least 3-5 years of experience working on market system development and technical assistance.
∎ Prior experience in the water sector, and/or willingness to familiarize him or herself with aspects around chemical and microbial water quality, drinking water treatment, and safe water storage
∎ Experience in working with private sector partners
∎ Proven experience with monitoring and results measurement
∎ Proficiency in designing and conducting research using qualitative and quantitative tools, and in documenting and critically analyzing results efficiently and comprehensively
∎ Experience with social and behavior change approaches to intervention design is of advantage
∎ Ability to cohesively work with various team members and the flexibility to adapt to different work conditions
∎ PERSONAL SKILLS
∎ Undertake additional tasks subject to workload and skill sets such as business development, cross-project training, and evaluations
∎ Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
∎ Ability to work with various national and international team members and flexibility to adapt to different work conditions
∎ Ability to interact and collaborate with a broad range of public and private sector and NGO partners
∎ OTHER REQUIREMENTS
∎ The role will require fieldwork in rural contexts as and when required and sometimes extended hours of work.
∎ Willingness to spend up to 50% of the time in field locations in Faridpur, Patuakhali, Khulna, Barguna, Jashore, Rajbari, and Cox’s Bazar Districts, and to travel on short notice on occasion.
∎ Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to convey messages through clear and concise writing.
Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.
Application Deadline: 15 Aug 2022
∎ 8 Aug 2022
∎ International Development Enterprises (iDE)
: Application Process: Please submit your recent CV (maximum 3-4 pages) with a cover letter to [email protected] Please mark the subject line as “Application for the position of Technical Specialist-WASH Market System I BNA”. Those who applied before no need to apply again. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.Women are actively encouraged to applyiDE provides a women friendly work environment with flexible work arrangements, appropriate skill development opportunities and good career development potential for high performing individuals. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employee selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.