IUWASH Job Vacancy: Team Leader - Indonesian

The Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IUWASH) project is a sixty-month program funded by the United States Agency for Inter... thumbnail 1 summary
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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 Goals (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; 250,000 people in urban areas gain access to improved sanitation facilities; and the per unit water cost paid by the low income communities 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.
As part of the above, a Final Evaluation has been scheduled with the purpose of providing USAID and the Government of Indonesia (GOI) with an unbiased and transparent review of the success and potential impact that USAID IUWASH has made over the life of the project. As it is believed that, by project completion, IUWASH will have reached all targeted High-Level Results (HRs) and the majority of targeted Outcomes, the Final Evaluation will review the project's success at both the national and local levels in knowledge management and, more specifically, in: informing policy; improving program development; and increasing implementation capacity. To achieve these objectives IUWASH need high caliber incumbent to fill the positions of

Final Evaluation Team Leader, based in Jakarta (FETL-JKT) as Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA)
  •  3 months contract (February – April 2016)
  •  38 days LOE
As the timing of this evaluation is appropriate for recommending and suggesting possible future strategic USAID priorities for WASH sector assistance in Indonesia, the Final Evaluation will specifically target five areas of IUWASH intervention that are expected to receive continued support.

These include:
  • Water utility performance improvement
  • Sanitation institution development
  • Behavior change communications and gender mainstreaming
  • Microfinance and SME development 
  • Private sector engagement
The Final Evaluation team will consist of the following:
  • A Team Leader, a BCC/Marketing Specialist and a Community WASH/Microfinance Specialist who will be engaged by DAI and substantially guided by USAID;
  • Two water sector specialists from USAID/Washington who, it is expected, will be available for three weeks during the first part of the Evaluation process;
  • Other support as may be determined by the Final Evaluation Team Leader in consultation with the USAID COR.
Objective:
Oversee all work of the Final Evaluation team, ensuring the completion of required tasks and the development, quality and timely submission of all deliverable set forth in the Final Evaluation Scope of Work.

Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the Final Evaluation Team Leader will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Serving as the primary point of contact between the USAID/Indonesia and Evaluation Team;
  • Conducting an initial team planning meeting to:
    • Define roles and responsibilities of team members, including the specific tasks and writing assignments of each member, and a calendar of team activities (including the timeframe for the production of team member deliverable);
    • Develop an overall Final Evaluation report outline which will be subject to USAID/Indonesia review and approval;
    • Identify participants of and schedule key informant interviews, focus group discussions and filed visits, including:
      • Development of standard tools for recording interview and discussion results.
      • Determining the appropriate “mix” of team members in the event the team is split among multiple sites.
  • Leading kick-off meetings with key USAID and GOI partners to ensure a common understanding of Final Evaluation goals, objectives and timeframes for implementation;
  • Leading management of team logistics, including coordinating with IUWASH offices as concerns necessary logistical support (including travel, lodging, office support, etc.);
  • Ensuring team adherence to evaluation methodology. 
  • Maintaining key stakeholder relationships for successful completion of evaluation and continuation of USAID programming. 
  • Identifying and working with IUWASH staff and others as required to secure additional data which may not be available in documents provided, but is nonetheless important to meeting Final Evaluation goals and objectives and can be assembled without substantial additional effort; 
  • Identifying graphics, maps and other information to enhance the utility and readability of the Final Evaluation report; 
  • Providing regular direction and guidance to other team members which includes monitoring their adherence to team work schedules, reviewing the quality of their inputs and deliverables, and providing guidance on areas of required improvement; 
  • Assembling and controlling the quality of a draft final report which is to be presented to USAID at least three days prior to a final team meeting with USAID; 
  • Conducting a final team meeting with USAID, IUWASH and GOI partners (as USAID deems appropriate) to present overall Final Evaluation findings and recommendations and seeking input on final changes that may be required; 
  • Producing a final report (in English) that incorporates final input from other team members and appropriately addresses any comments/issues as requested by USAID.
Deliverables
  • Final Evaluation report outline due within the first week of in-country work;
  • Final Evaluation draft report due to USAID three days prior to the final team meeting with USAID; 
  • Final Final Evaluation report due within two weeks of departure from Indonesia.
Posting & Reporting Relationships
The work of the Team Leader will be performed in Indonesia as well as from his/her home of record. As this position is funded under the DAI contract for IUWASH, the project Chief of Party will serve as the Team Leaders primary supervisor. However, as the nature of the assignment calls for an independent and objective assessment of the project, overall technical direction will be provided principally by the USAID/Indonesia COR for IUWASH.

Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and at least fifteen (15) years of professional experience expertise in water supply and sanitation, particularly as applied in urban settings and as concerns utility strengthening, regulatory reform and/or institutional reform. 
  • Substantial experience with project/program evaluations, including methodology and implementation. 
  • Strong supervisory skills and experience in serving as a Team Leader on similar assignments. 
  • Substantial experience in working with USAID. 
  • Fluency in English and a proven ability to write and coordinate the production of quality reports. 
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a relevant field. 
  • Experience working in Indonesia strongly preferred.
APPLICATION SEND
Interested applicants are invited to send a complete application with 3 references to IUWASH_recruitment@dai.com before November 30, 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.
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