Contexte et mission :
STATEMENT OF DUTIES 1. General Statement of Purpose of the Contract The Water for the World Act of 2014 builds on the Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which made water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) a U.S. foreign policy priority, instructing the USG to focus programming and resources in priority countries that have both the greatest sector needs and opportunities for impact. The USAID Water and Development Plan under the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy articulates the Agency’s approach to increase the availability and sustainable management of safe water and sanitation for the underserved and most vulnerable. Congress has consistently appropriated funds under the water directive to increase sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation and improve hygiene. It is
anticipated that increased funding for water, sanitation and hygiene activities will be sustained for the coming years. A dedicated WASH team manages this work at USAID/Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Profil recherché :
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION Determines minimum qualifications required for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education, experience and language factors are considered NOT qualified for the position. a. Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, Water and Sanitation, Urban Planning, public health, agricultural engineering, International Development, economics or related field is required.
b. Prior Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of progressive management experience in urban and rural water supply, sanitation, and hygiene improvement, including work in environments comparable to those of the country. The position requires a combination of managerial, technical, design and analytical abilities combined with the demonstrated ability to manage resources, programs, and people. Experience in the areas of sustainable rural and urban water supply provision, water infrastructure construction, basic sanitation improvement especially done in support of water and sanitation access improvements, financing, sector policy reform, and program design. Experience in analyzing sector data and translating into practice. c. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in English and in French, both written and spoken, is required. Must be able to translate and/or interpret from English to French and viceversa with emphasis on technical and scientific vocabulary. Must be able to read, write, and communicate verbally in French and English on wide range of technical topics. Language competence may be tested.