Organizational Advisor to the Ministry of Public Works in Liberia
Development Innovations Group (DIG) is seeking a Liberian based (local) Water
and Organizational Advisor to the Ministry of Public Works Rural Development
& Community Services (MPW RDCS) for the
flagship Collaborative Support for Health (CSH) project in Liberia.
The overall purpose of the project is to
support the efforts of the Government of Liberia (GoL) to improve the health status
of their citizens
Water supply in rural and peri-urban areas will be a core component of
Water and Organizational Advisor will work within MPW RDCS offices to support the
ministry’s day-to-day management and coordination with the ministry’s County
WASH Office Teams (CWOTs) in the field including monitoring of water
infrastructure and community mobilization around WASH issues. The Water and
Organizational Advisor will report to her/his DIG supervisor. Ideal candidates have ample experience in
WASH infrastructure and services, in water supply sustainability, and in
organizational aspects of the public sector.
ideal candidate is expected to
Advise and support ministerial and
NWSHPC decision-makers on the management of water infrastructure in rural and
Assist ministerial representatives
on their and CWOT’s activities to engage with and mobilize communities;
construct or rehabilitate ‘improved water points’ and sanitation; and build
effective small county teams to improve and increase access to safe water.
Support ministerial staff to build
strong relationships with other line ministries and national authorities, and
work in close collaboration with water sector partners at the community,
district, county, national, and international levels.
Help ministerial staff to implement local
water projects in an inclusive manner that enable individuals and water
committees to manage their potable water supply and sanitation solutions and
support to the ministerial staff and water sector partners who are responsible
for monitoring, data tracking, reporting, and evaluation.
on all technical aspects of water activities.
the efficient implementation of the above-mentioned activities and the timely
reporting of results.
Advise governmental representatives
on organizational matters to maintain or improve management systems in
ministerial headquarters and field offices.
Update or design administrative,
procurement, and storekeeping manuals.
Support senior ministerial
representatives in their financial management roles.
Ensure organizational compliance
with GoL’s regulations and donor rules.
Work with DIG management to identify
and mobilize additional resources, including national and international financial
resources and expertise.
in collaboration with ministerial decision makers and DIG work plans, budgets,
and time lines for implementation of water related activities.
DIG in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management of support to the
ministry on the above tasks.
duties as assigned.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a
degree in one field related to the above; or Bachelor’s degree in both water/WASH
sector and public administration or audit/administrative fields.
8 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility for
designing, managing and implementing complex activities in water/WASH sector.
experience with USAID compliance.
record of experience with all aspects of M&E in the WASH sector.
hands-on experience in building government, non-government, and community
capacity to address water/WASH issues and improve the delivery of water
Partnership sector experience, particularly working with private sector
entities to promote a market-based approach to the provision of water-related
products highly desired.
consultancy skills, including: relevant experience in working with senior
government management and field technicians.
to work independently, to act as an exemplary team player, and to follow
in English is required.
nationals encouraged to apply.
, please email CV, cover letter,
salary history, and three professional references from previous employers
(name, title, affiliation, daytime phone and email) to:
Please include “Water and Organizational
advisor – Liberia” in the subject line of the email. APPLICATIONS DUE IMMEDIATELY.
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only shortlisted
candidates who have met the required experience and qualifications will be
contacted. No phone calls please.
you for your interest.
Development Innovations Group (DIG) is an international management and
consulting firm dedicated to excellence in the fields of: financial inclusion;
urban, water and infrastructure services; and fund management. Our main office is located in metropolitan
Washington, D.C., USA, with management hubs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and
Nairobi, Kenya. DIG implements
activities in transitioning and developing economies, as well as post-emergency
settings. Our track record spans more than 35 countries throughout Africa,
Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. DIG’s innovative and inclusive programs help
poor families and entrepreneurs increase their income, build their asset base,
and improve their living conditions, while strengthening the capacity of local
governments to better deliver the services they need.
Development Innovations Group is an equal
opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin,
citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.