Tetra Tech International Development Services
Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Team Leader WASH-FIN

Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Team Leader candidates for the USAID/WASH-FIN program.

Tetra Tech is implementing the USAID funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) project in Zambia aiming to close WASH Sector financing gaps. In Zambia, the program will focus on improving WASH sector financing and service delivery through support to the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Environmental Protection (MWSEP) and selected Commercial Water Utilities (CUs) in leveraging additional financing through private capital and/or blended finance. The program will also undertake activities in support of government’s desire to establish a Water Sector Financing Mechanism. WASH-FIN will further undertake knowledge management activities in Zambia. Towards this end, the project has a vacancy for a Team Leader for Zambia to be based in Lusaka on a fixed term contract.

The Zambia Team Leader will be the main link with all partners, USAID | Zambia, and the WASH-FIN team. The Zambia Team Leader will be responsible for the performance of a wide range of program management activities and direct oversight for project administration and financial management, supervising directly full-time administrative support staff, short-term consultants, and subcontractors providing intermittent technical assistance for project execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the implementation of the WASH-FIN project in Zambia.
  • Build strong implementation partnerships with USAID | Zambia mission, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Commercial Water Utilities, peer development agencies, thought leaders in the WASH and urban infrastructure sectors, and other key partners.
  • Prepare detailed weekly and quarterly activities reports, and other intermittent reporting as required.
  • Develop budgets and other resources planning for the implementation of project activities.
  • Coordinate all project activities and ensure complementary with other relevant programs financed by both USAID and other partners.
  • Supervise directly full-time administrative support staff, local and international consultants hired and contracted for the project.
  • Liaise with Open Capital Advisors on implementation of Component 1 of WASHFIN.
  • Carry out other specific duties and tasks as may be assigned within identified competencies.

Essential Skills:

  • Technically competent, independent and collaborative and excellent in communication and written technical reports.
  • Excellent Technical Assistance management and working relationship skills with municipalities and government agencies.
  • Training and capacity building skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.
  • Excellent advocacy and communications skills.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics or any other relevant degree.
  • Excellent advocacy and communications skills are required.
  • General professional experience: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the financing and/or service delivery of urban infrastructure in Zambia
  • At least 5 years of experience in urban infrastructure issues (either engineering or financing).
  • Experience in investment planning for private or public organisations.
  • Experience in management of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in working in a donor-funded environment.

How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

Cover Letter

CV in reverse chronological format

List of at least three professional references (Please provide email and phone numbers).

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech's IDS ad posted.

Application deadline
14 Jan 15:00
Apply online
https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/IDSCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=3193
Email applications to
keri.hunigan-browder@washfin.org

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