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Water Supply and Sanitation Advisor (WSSA)

Timor-Leste Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (RWSSP) / Besik
Location: Dili
Last Date: January 17, 2011

Indicative Terms of Reference
Water Supply and Sanitation Advisor (WSSA)

The Timor-Leste Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program (RWSSP), known by its Tetum acronym BESIK, is funded by the Government of Australia through AusAID. BESIK provide assistance to the Government and civil society organisations of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste for the development of rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene (RWASH) sector. The Managing Contractor for the RWSSP is IDSS, in partnership with GHD.

We are currently seeking a Water Supply and Sanitation Advisor to undertake a long term assignment based in Dili, Timor-Leste. The position will provide appropriate, strategic and timely management and technical assistance to improve the sustainability of delivery of rural water supply systems in Timor-Leste to maximise the investment by the Government of Timor-Leste and other sector actors.

The Water Supply and Sanitation Advisor will require the following skills and experience:
A degree in a relevant field in Water supply and Sanitation;
Demonstrated high level knowledge and experience of the effective and sustainable provision of water and sanitation for rural communities in less developed countries;
Experience in integrating social component to community water management including experience in promoting gender equity across all aspects of the program
An understanding of Government budgeting process, procurement and management systems;
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with counterpart staff; and
Facilitation and conflict resolution skills.

Country experience and working knowledge of the Tetun language.

To obtain a full terms of reference please go to our website at:  at the Employment Section and click onto the job vacancy.

To apply for the position please address the required selection criteria and attach a current CV via our website:  at the Employment Section.

Closing date for applications is close of business the 17th January 2011.


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