IUWASH Job Vacancy: Gender Specialist - Indonesian

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 BCC/Gender Specialist, based in Jakarta (Job Code : FEBGS-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.
As a member of a team of specialists undertaking a Final Evaluation of the IUWASH project, develop findings and recommendations related to community-level 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 Final Evaluation Scope of Work); and 2) lead to the development of a quality evaluation report.

The responsibilities of the BCC/Gender 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 EvaluationE 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, 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;
    • 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 Final 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. 
Posting & Reporting Relationships
The 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 Final Evaluation Team Leader.

  • Senior-level technical BCC/Gender expert with experience in Indonesia and in evaluating BCC/Gender 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 relvant 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 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.