IUWASH Job Vacancy: WASH Microfinance Specialist – Indonesian

Posting Job


November 18, 2015

Expired Job


June 19, 2019



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.

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

Evaluation Community WASH /Microfinance Specialist
(Job Code: FECS-JKT), based in Jakarta 
as Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA)

  • 3 months contract (February – April 2016)
  • 38 days LOE

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

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
  • Other support as may be determined by the Final
    Evaluation Team Leader in consultation with the USAID COR.


a member of a team of specialists undertaking a Final Evaluation of the IUWASH project,
develop findings and recommendations related to
and microfinance work as applied in a WASH context
which: 1) address key concerns
and questions of USAID and GOI counterparts (as delineated in the
of Work); and 2) lead to the development of a quality evaluation report.


responsibilities of the Community WASH/Microfinance Specialist will include, but not be
limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Evaluation Team
    Leader in:
    • Defining roles and
      responsibilities of team members, including a calendar of team activities and
      an timeframe for the production of team member deliverables;
    • Developing of an overall Final Evaluation report outline which clearly delineates where individual Final
      Evaluation members are expected to contribute;
    • Identifying participants of and
      scheduling key informant interviews, focus group discussions and filed visits,
      • 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;

    • Ensuring adherence to evaluation
      methodology, quality expectations and time schedules for both undertaking
      evaluation tasks and providing key inputs and deliverables;

  • To establish the basis for
    evaluation findings, recommendations and reporting within relevant technical
    areas, conduct and record the results of:
    • Thorough reviews of relevant
      project and sector-related documents; and
    • In-depth interviews of project stakeholders
      (USAID, GOI partners, sector donors, communities and others).

  • Identify and work 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
    Evaluation goals and objectives and can be assembled without substantial
    additional effort;
  • Actively contribute to the
    development and implementation of any team presentations to USAID, GOI partners,
    IUWASH or others that may be required at any stage of the evaluation process;
  • Produce in a timely fashion relevant sections
    of the
    Final Evaluation
    final report (in English) that adequately addresses areas/questions assigned
    and that incorporates final input from other team members, USAID and others as
    appropriate. Some of these questions have been developed within the framework
    of the attached SOW for the overall evaluation effort. 


  • Final Evaluation report sections
    that the consultant is responsible for producing; and
  • Other inputs (for
    presentations, meetings, etc.) as required by the Team Leader. 

& Reporting Relationships

work of the Consultant 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 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
Evaluation Team Leader


  • Senior-level technical Community WASH / Microfinance
    Specialist expert with experience in Indonesia and in evaluating Community
    WASH-level and microfinance related programs.
  • Substantial
    experience in working with USAID.
  • Fluency
    in English and a proven ability to write quality reports.
  • A minimum 10-years experience and Master’s Degree in a
    relevant field.


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
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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