quinta-feira, novembro 15, 2007

Oportunidade - Beira, Moçambique, serviços básicos de água e saneamento

Senior Advisor Basic services (WaSH
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2007
Organization: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Country/Region: Mozambique
Apply By: 16 Nov 2007
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For SNV in Mozambique (Duty station: Beira) Senior advisor Basic services Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) SNV has been working in Central Mozambique since 2005; we offer our services in Manica and Sofala provinces. Over the last few years, Mozambique has made significant progress in relation to key indicators of human and social development, with substantial decrease in the rates of child and maternal mortality and increase in net school enrolment rates. The Government of the Netherlands has established a partnership with UNICEF towards achieving the MDG water and sanitation targets in Mozambique. This integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) project is in line with the achievement of government priorities and targets as outlined in the National Plan for Poverty Reduction (PARPA).
The goal is to achieve improved child survival and development through the provision of sustainable safe water and sanitation facilities and good hygiene practices. In order to help achieve the targets of the programme (i.e., one million new users, living in poor rural areas, of safe and sustainable drinking sources water and of safe and hygienic sanitation facilities); SNV has been invited to support capacity development of local capacity builders involved in implementing the programme.
In order to strengthen our advisory capacity in the Water & sanitation sector, we are therefore looking for suitable candidates to fill in the position of Senior advisor Basic services (Water, sanitation & hygiene) in Beira. The advisors of SNV Mozambique are organised in a matrix structure consisting of four sector teams (i.e., Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Tourism, Banana and Cashew (and Education as emerging) and three advisory teams (i.e., in Maputo, Beira and Nampula) each with around seven advisors. The main tasks of the senior advisor will be: • Advisory services - Provide capacity development services: advising local organisations (including NGOs, private sector and water user’s associations) to improve access to water and sanitation.
Work with government departments at provincial (Direcção Provincial de Obras Públicas e Habitação), district and sub-district level (i.e., Posto Administrativo) to support development of policies and regulations that promote access to safe water & sanitation - Ensure the incorporation of governance issues, gender and HIV/AIDS within SNV’s support and the interventions by the local capacity builders
• Analysis & identification - Identification and exploitation of opportunities for the improvement of access to, and quality of water and sanitation for the people living in central Mozambique - with special attention to hygiene education - through supporting local capacity builders
• Relating & networking - Coaching of clients and colleagues to enhance their performance - Developing and sustaining strategic linkages with other actors including government, non-government, private sector and international organisations and embassies in Mozambique, and in the East and Southern Africa region
• Visioning - Contribute to programme development to enhance impact of SNV’s advisory services - Support the strategic positioning of SNV Mozambique including actively engaging with new clients and strategic partners (including resource mobilisation initiatives) and development of approaches and methodologies
• Innovations - Identification and promotion of innovative approaches to supporting the improvement of the delivery of basic services by local authorities, government departments and the private sector in the area of water, sanitation and hygiene
• Knowledge development - Promoting of platforms for learning, sharing and documenting these learning processes - Support and engagement in research activities that generate baseline -, evaluation data and publications to be used towards joint learning processes (especially in relation to gender impact and governance issues) - Contribute to knowledge development in water issues, internally in SNV and externally with principle actors and stakeholders in Mozambique’s strive to improve access to water; at national, provincial and local level - Take on responsibilities as knowledge leader in WaSH in SNV Mozambique
Requirements: Education: A Masters degree in public -, or business administration or development studies is required. In addition, proven experience in supporting decentralisation efforts and in developing PPPs for delivery of basic services, specifically in the Water and Sanitation sector.
Work experience: Minimum 8 years of experience in providing advisory services gained either within a professional consultancy firm or a reputable advisory organisation that has an international outlook and focuses on developing human capacities. The candidate must have a proven track record of experience in a multicultural environment and the ability to transfer these experiences to a developmental context. Private sector experience and a proven track record of dealing with gender issues will be an added advantage.
Knowledge: Broad knowledge of and insights into theories of development focused on structural poverty alleviation and the achievement of the MDGs. Good knowledge of organisational and institutional development processes, decentralisation processes and the functioning of local authorities. Mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues as governance, social inclusion (gender, people living with HIVAids) and sustainability will be essential. Knowledge on current trends and developments in the area of water and sanitation like Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Ecosan, etc, is requested.
Skills: Self motivated, entrepreneurial, creative, confident, result-oriented and inspiring. Language: Fluency in English and Portuguese (lessons can be provided for Portuguese). Other: Computer skills; the candidate should be willing to travel regularly to Maputo and other areas in Mozambique as well as in East and Southern Africa to undertake assignments and to participate in knowledge meetings; demonstrate commitment to work in a challenging and dynamic context.
Network: The candidate has an extended network in Mozambique and preferably in Southern Africa.
Description of duty station: Beira, Central Moçambique Beira is the second town in Mozambique, it has approximately 500,000 inhabitants. Its port is a major gateway for Zimbabwe and Zambia. Health services: Acceptable, specialist services available in Maputo and Johannesburg. Education: International school, Catholic university of Mozambique Security: Good Access to transportation: Beira is a one-hour flight from Maputo (twice daily) and Johannesburg (three times per week). Travel by road to Maputo (14 hours), or Mutare (Zimbabwe, four hours) is possible as the road network is generally good, but distances are huge.
Internet: Broadband internet is available (wireless or ADSL)
Contract Period: Two years with possible extension Desired appointment date: January 1, 2008 Salary Scale 11: minimum € 2,740,22 – maximum € 4210,61 gross per month depending on relevant working experience, excluding attractive secondary conditions and individual allowances.
Information on the application You can send your application letter and CV (in English) till to Mrs. Marta Madeira, HR Officer ( before 16 November 2007 with reference number MZ 2021. We do not appreciate any commercial mediation based on this advertisement