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Job Recruitment At World Bank Group For Senior Water Supply And Sanitation Specialist

Job Title: Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Job #: req2886
Location:Abuja, Nigeria
Sector: Water/Sanitation
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment


  1. The assignment requires an extensive understanding of the state’s issues, as well as a solid base of experience in working with global, regional and country clients and partners.
  2. Under the supervision and guidance of senior water and sanitation specialists, the Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist will work as part of the country and task teams with specific focus on:

Strategies, Planning and Policies:

  1. Assist in the process of formulation of country sector strategies in the water and sanitation sector. Participate in the reviews of different sector policies, legal and regulatory frameworks for the water and sanitation sector;
  2. Assist in identification and preparation of projects;
  3. Liaise with and support teams from other GPs of the World Bank (e.g., human development, urban, environment, energy, agriculture) with the aim to ensure that water related issues are addressed consistently across various programs in the Bank;
  4. Participate in policy dialogue, together with other development partners, with key stakeholders in the country



Projects implementation:


  1. Identify implementation issues related to projects/programs in the sector;
  2. Working closely with client institutions to support effective implementation of WB supported programs;
  3. Maintaining effective relationships with relevant governmental, non-governmental, donor and other stakeholders;
  4. Carry out the planning and organization of workshops on Bank procedures and deliverable



Institutional and analytical work:


  1. Staying informed on the status of the water sector and its institutions, as well as relevant donor, private sector and NGO initiatives;
  2. Participating in and eventually leading task teams for production of analytical studies and preparation and implementation support to investment and policy-oriented projects;
  3. Identifying and sharing with client, relevant expertise and examples within and outside the World Bank


Monitoring & Evaluation:


  1. Ensure prompt preparation of quality and consistency related to sector portfolio management, including quality control; and
  2. Prepare timely reports on project implementation and progress.



Criteria for selection:

  1. Effective verbal, analytical and written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to produce high quality documents and analytical reports;
  2. Sound knowledge of the water sector issues in Nigeria;
  3. Knowledge of cross-cutting issues related to the water sector: climate change, environmental and social issues, inclusion, and poverty reduction;
  4. High degree of dynamism and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  5. Ability to use new information technologies.
  6. Knowledge of water resources management (WRM) and water supply and sanitation services delivery (WSS), utility/institutional reform and public private partnerships, sector coordination and policy dialogue, private sector participation and pro-poor strategy and program development;
  7. Prior work experience and results on the ground and hands-on experience with Government counterpart agencies;
  8. Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with technical and/or policy issues while maintaining a strong client focus;
  9. Excellent teamworking skills; and
  10. At least a Master’s degree in Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Sanitation, Environment, Civil Engineering, Irrigation or a related discipline with a focus on water supply and sanitation and water resources management;
  11. Recognized technical, operational and/or policy-oriented expertise, and at least 7 years of relevant work experience. This experience may include work in governments, academia, private companies, consultant firms, and multilateral institution.

Deadline: 23rd May, 2019

Application Link: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx

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    Transactional and skillful motivated

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