Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist at World Bank, Sydney, Australia


Deadline: 12 May 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist in Sydney, Australia. The duration of this post 3 years.

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The Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist will responsible to support the lending and advisory services and analytics activities in the areas of water supply and sanitation and climate resilience/adaptation.

WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Support Bank Task Teams and/or participate in projects providing technical support in the identification, preparation and supervision of projects as well as in the preparation and implementation of analytical and advisory activities including formulation of background documents, monitoring progress of projects, and undertaking regular field visits.
  • Generate knowledge reports in Advisory Services and Analytics (ASAs) activities for the Water Global Practice.
  • Maintain liaison and dialogue with donors, development partners, research institutions, government counterpart, non-Government organizations, the private sector and other sector-related institutions.
  • Supervise the appointment and work of short-term consultants and firms ensuring consistency and conformity to Bank standards; and evaluate studies and sector-related project documentation.
  • Provide technical support to the task teams, as needed, liaising closely and coordinating the water related activities with other Global Practices and Country Management Unit (CMU).
  • Monitor and provide advisory support for the adherence to World Bank’s operational policies and quality requirements in technical and fiduciary due diligence.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s level degree, in a field relevant to water supply and sanitation, including civil, sanitary or environmental engineering, water resources/environmental management, economist, or other related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in water supply and sanitation, with a strong focus on developing countries; experience in water resources management would be a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience working with water utilities would be a plus.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or managing multi-disciplinary projects on water and sanitation.
  • Project management experience in international institutions/companies would be a plus.
  • Good understanding of policy, institutional, regulatory and management frameworks for water supply and sanitation, particularly in the context of developing countries.
  • High level of energy, initiative and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to effectively dialogue with and relate to clients and stakeholders.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.