USAID Expanding Water and Sanitation Project – Institutional Development Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Water & Sanitation Association of Zambia

The Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia (WASAZA) is a membership-based non-governmental organisation which was established in 1999 with the vision of achieving a well managed and efficient water and sanitation sector with competent professionals and
researchers. The Association’s role in WASH is to contribute towards access to modern,
affordable and appropriate water and sanitation processes and technologies for urban, peri-urban and rural communities. Our members include individuals as well as corporate
organisations that have interest in the water and sanitation sector.

WASAZA seeks the services of an Institutional Development Specialist to be placed in Lusaka
for an initial period of one year, with a possibility for extension.


The Institutional development Specialist will oversee and ensure successful execution of all
USAID Expanding WASH project institution capacity development expert goals are achieved
timely and with high quality. In doing so, he/she will support the project partners in the
development and implementation of institution capacity strategy to ensure that sustainable
water and sanitation goals are realised in the four provinces of Zambia, namely Northern,
Muchinga, Southern and Western. The successful candidate will work closely with WASAZA
and support timely achievement of the deliverables allocated to WASAZA in a timely way.


1. Conduct appraisal on the capacity of CUs, Local Authorities and other WASH institutions
to effectively and efficiently provide WASH services in priority areas of the target project
2. Develop training materials and conduct training and related institutional and capacity
development interventions for the CUs, LAs, private sector partners, Civil Society
Organisations and other WASH institutions.
3. Document processes/approaches/strategies employed in the conduct of institutional and
capacity development interventions for CUs, LAs, private sector partners, Civil Society
Organisations and other WASH institutions.
4. Submit monitoring reports on the progress, completion and results of capacity building
activities conducted .
5. Support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WASAZA on coordination of the capacity
development activities by different actors and partners.
6. Contribute to the preparation and revision of the WASAZA-RTI Annual Work Plans (AWP)
and budgets under the relevant outputs under the framework of RTI Annual Strategic
Implementation Plan (ASIP) and the Annual Monitoring & Evaluation Plan (AMEP);
7. Support RTI in monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
8. Perform any other tasks assigned by the concerned authorities, WASAZA/ RTI


The Institution capacity development expert will be a dynamic, strategic, creative, highly
motivated and experienced leader. He or she should have:

  • A higher degree in Social sciences, Civil Engineering, Business Management, Public
    Health or any another profession relevant to the role
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience, with a significant proportion working in a
    multi-stakeholder setting, ideally in the water sector
  • Proven track record in leadership of an organisation or complex programme
  • Excellent project and relationship management and communications skills
  • Excellent skills in written English and in delivering professional presentations
  • A good understanding of governance and participatory processes
  • Preferably, a good understanding of the Zambian water sector

Application process

Applicants should send their detailed CVs and a one-page cover letter, stating their
motivation and suitability for the job and what they can offer, to [email protected] copy to [email protected] by 17:00 on Friday
10th June 2022.

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