Project Co-manager - International Technical Advisor
Belgian development agency, BTC
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Last Date: September 8, 2011
The Belgian development agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to
eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international
community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations
with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world.
Its 650 staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian
State and other development partners to international solidarity. They support more than
300 cooperation projects and programmes in some 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin
In view of the the further development of its activities the BTC is currently looking for a
Project Co-manager - International Technical
Advisor Ė TANZANIA
Community Water Supply and Sanitation Systems in Peri-Urban Low
Income Settlements of Dar es Salaam
Location: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Duration of the Contract: 12 months
Probable starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary package: between 5.299,56 euro and 7.500,22 euro (this
includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat
allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the
number of years of relevant experience.
The general objective of the project is to improve the living conditions of the communities
in peri-urban areas of Dar es Salaam City.
The specific objective is the improved provision of clean, safe and reliable water supply
and sanitation in 14 selected project areas in peri-urban and informal settlements of Dar
es Salaam on a sustainable basis.
The project aims at ensuring access to drinking water and sanitation facilities and
services for a population of about 180,000.
It consists of a set of activities that aim at achieving the following four results:
1. 15 water supply systems in the selected peri-urban and low income areas are
designed and installed in a sustainable manner giving access to safe drinking
water for 180,000 persons (i.e. 22 % of the final beneficiaries);
2. Hygiene practices and pilot sanitation facilities and services in the selected periurban
and low-income areas are improved in a sustainable manner;
3. Community Owned Water Supply and Sanitation Organizations (COWSSO) are
trained to manage, operate and maintain the water supply and sanitation
facilities and services in an efficient, transparent and sustainable manner and
are accountable to the users;
4. Innovative models of O&M by COWSSO and innovative technical options for
water and sanitation infrastructure and services are documented and
disseminated on city, national and international levels and information on water
supply and sanitation policies and Integrated Water Resources Management
(IWRM) are disseminated on local level.
Project activities started in April 2008 and will end in December 2013.
The position to be filled is a replacement.
The Government of Tanzania in cooperation with the Government of Belgium and the
European Commission (Water Facility) is funding the project.
The project is managed by a Project Management Team headed by a Project
Coordinator appointed by the Ministry of Water. Members of the Project Management
Team are an international technical adviser (the position advertised here), one national
adviser and three municipal water engineers.
The International Technical Adviser in collaboration with the Project Coordinator will be
responsible for the achievement of the objectives of the project, in conformity with the
project technical and financial file and with the grant contract established with the
Commission of European Communities.
In this context, the Technical Advisor will be responsible for steering the existing team for
the achievement of the objectives of the project. He or she will be responsible to:
∑ Ensure daily management of the project, including technical, administrative and
∑ Together with the Project coordinator, guarantee the quality of the planning and
reports in line with the prescriptions of BTC and the Government;
∑ To organize, coordinate and supervise the execution of the project activities in
the three municipalities in accordance with the approved project work plans;
∑ Provide technical advice and support to the Municipalities and communities in
developing and implementing capacity buildings plans and strategies for the full
integration of the project in the Municipality Administration;
∑ To coordinate the tendering process and to ensure it is executed according to
the appropriate procedures;
∑ Supervise engineers and consultants during the preparation and tendering of
contracts for procurement of works, goods and services;
∑ Ensure that social engineering activities and infrastructure activities are aligned,
e.g. in terms of planning;
∑ Establish a training plan for the user associations and the community resource
persons on (technical, financial) management and operation of water and
sanitation infrastructure and services;
∑ Liaise with other relevant stakeholders in the area on developing a coherent
approach and synergy in activities related to the main objective of the project;
∑ Promote the involvement of key players/actors in project area in the
implementation of project activities and promote synergies of project activities
with initiatives by other actors;
∑ Align the follow up, monitoring and evaluation mechanism of the project with that
of the Municipalities;
∑ Assist in developing a system of communication with all stakeholders to ensure
flow of information is guaranteed and the wider public is well informed through
publication and media of the results of the project;
∑ Any other task related to the project that may arise.
∑ M.Sc. in water, sanitary, public health or civil engineering, or equivalent;
∑ At least 5 years experience in the control and supervision of works in relation
with drinking water and sanitation, of which 3 years at an international level;
∑ At least 5 years experience in project management;
∑ Experience in procurement;
∑ Good knowledge of accompanying measures applicable to drinking water and
sanitation activities (organization of management);
∑ Planning, technical (design, operation and maintenance) and financial
management skills for a water supply and sanitation project;
∑ Skills to coordinate the activities of several development partners;
∑ Ability to conduct a dialogue between actors, to work in a team with good
∑ Experience in sub-saharan Africa (experience in East-Africa is an advantage);
∑ Professional experience in a management role in donor funded programs;
∑ Good knowledge of new tendencies in development cooperation;
∑ Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
∑ Must be computer literate, with knowledge of MS Windows, Word and Excel.
Please apply not later than September 8th 2011, through our web site
Use our Standard CV and a letter of motivation to apply. You can find the model of our
Standard CV on the page Jobs of our website. If you have any additional question, donít
hesitate to contact us at +32 (0)2 505 18 65.
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