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Job Alert: Sanitation Expert Consultant at RTI International


  • RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and …

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    Sanitation Expert Consultant

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 10 years
    • Location Not specified
    • Job Field Consultancy&nbsp

    Job Descriptions

    • RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners are implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) program.
    • E-WASH will provide technical assistance to and will work in collaboration with state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) State Water Boards (SWBs) in Nigeria.
    • The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.
    • The overall objective of E-WASH is to assist the Government of Nigeria to expand and improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial and technical viability of select State Water Boards (SWBs) in Nigeria.
    • The E-WASH activity will concentrate on solidifying state, municipal, and utility level governance gains, manifested in improved water supply services, and an improved ability to regulate, manage, and expand sanitation services.
    • In all the six E-WASH partner States like other States in Nigeria, sanitation solution is predominantly on-site sanitation or non-sewer sanitation that is either septic tank or also unplanned and poorly managed pit latrines.
    • The recent E-WASH baseline assessment indicated that emptying and transportation of fecal sludge is provided by informal private providers and Sludge disposal practices is characterized by unlawful dumping. There are no treatment facilities for fecal sludge in all the E-WASH partner states.
    • The USAID’s E-WASH project is seeking to recruit a total of 6 consultants to support its efforts in addressing the sanitation challenge in the six states. The six consultants will work on developing the city sanitation plans and shit flow diagrams under the guidance of an international expert that has already been identified. Each state will have a consultant who will work closely with the State based Institutional and Policy Development Specialist. Sanitation Expert Consultants (6 slots)

    The Assignment

    • E-WASH seeks local experts to undertake the following specific activities leading to the development of the city sanitation plans, shit flow diagrams (SFDs) and development of feasibility studies for the construction of FSTPs:

    Specific Activities
    The consultant is expected to undertake the following:

    • Develop the city context with respect to sanitation
    • Undertake the service delivery context analysis – Policy, legislation and regulation – clearly explain what the situation is with respect to the above items
    • Define the existing or current institutional roles and responsibilities – for service provision, policy and legal etc
    • Planning arrangements for the city sanitation – service targets – do these exist and what needs to be done
    • Reducing inequity especially for those living in informal settlements, Plans and measures to reduce inequity
    • Develop capacity plans to meet service needs, demands and targets, monitoring the implementation
    • Expansion – stimulating demand for services, Strengthening service provider roles
    • Develop existing arrangements for service outcomes – containment (different types), emptying services, transportation
    • Develop Shit floor Diagrams (SFDs) (containment types, treatment technologies and disposal)
    • Undertake feasibility studies for the FSTPs
    • Stakeholder engagement on the SFD

    Objectives of the Assignment:

    • The main objective of this assignment is to assist E-WASH in implementing the sanitation interventions in the urban areas of our intervention states. This SoW is on the development of city sanitation plans and shit flow diagrams (SFDs).

    Expected Deliverables:

    • City wide sanitation plans for the selected city.
    • A narrative for the Shit Flow Diagram.
    • Graphic presentation of the SFD.
    • Feasibility study report for the FSTP.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • At least a Master’s degree in Sanitation or Waste Water Engineering, Institutional Development, Economics, Urban Planning, Business Management, Engineering or any relevant field;
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience working on sanitation interventions either rural or urban. sanitation or infrastructure sector reform;
    • A demonstrable understanding of the institutional framework for urban sanitation sector in Nigeria;
    • A good understanding of strategies, technology and social components related with the fecal sludge treatment facilities is a requirement;
    • Strong analytical and communication skills, methodological rigor and problem-solving ability;
    • Highly motivated and experienced in providing high-level and results-oriented technical support to clients under a complex political environment
    • Knowledge and experience of donors such as USAID, DFID, EU, World Bank and AfDB funded projects, policies, instruments and facilities.
    • Computer literacy (minimum MS Word, Excel, MIS).

    We offer a highly competitive remuneration.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit by e-mail only an Application Letter and a CV as ONE SINGLE WORD document to: [email protected] using the Job Title above herein as the subject of the mail


    On the subject line of your e-mail, you should only put the e-mail subject line as indicated above (no other text should be on this subject line)

    • Consultants are encouraged to apply as soon as they see this advert
    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for negotiations.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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