Urban Water and Sanitation Technical Specialist (m/f)

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech is recruiting an Urban Water and Sanitation Technical Specialist (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Tetra Tech International Development Services (, headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Urban Water and Sanitation Technical Specialist candidates for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) Mozambique program
  • WASH-FIN is a five-year program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) implemented as a task order under the Making Cities Work Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, implemented by Tetra Tech (‘ARD Inc.’ in Mozambique). Its primary objectives are to close financing gaps to achieve universal access to water and sanitation and to increase the potential to reach additional beneficiaries at scale in priority countries
  • The role of the Urban Water and Sanitation Technical Specialist is to provide key delivery support to enable the WASH-FIN Mozambique program to meet its specific objectives defined above. While WASH-FIN is designed to deliver work primarily through specialty local and global subcontractors and consultants, a highly-skilled team is required to conceptualize the work to be delivered and ensure that it is being delivered effectively through these resources. To this end, Tetra Tech seeks a talented, professional with experience in piped water and sanitation infrastructure development and service delivery, as well as project management experience, to manage a portion of the WASH-FIN Mozambique portfolio
  • The Specialist will be engaged in a wide variety of technical activities designed to expand and improve water and sanitation service delivery, including, but not limited to, development of new public-private partnership models with the Administration of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure (AIAS), technical capacity building for other sector actors including FIPAG and AURA, and capacity building/training for private water providers (FPAs)
  • Effectively manage the contracts of 1-3 WASH-FIN subcontractors and/or 1-4 consultants to ensure their delivery meets defined scope, schedule, budget and quality requirements. This will entail providing technical review of deliverables and coordinating the review of others within the WASH-FIN Core Team, review and approval of invoices after approval of technical deliverables, development of quarterly budgets as relevant, monitoring of schedule and budget performance, and ensuring that WASH sector stakeholder beneficiaries remain engaged and content with the work produced
  • Support the building and maintaining of strong, productive working relationships with supported WASH sector government stakeholders, private representatives and our USAID client to ensure that WASH-FIN project activities are highly valued and may continue to proceed apace
  • Draft Scopes of Work and support the definition of delivery strategies for new or revised project scope engagements. Develop accompanying schedules and budgets for these activities and participate in proposal review committees for new subcontractors or interview panels for new consultants
  • Draft content and otherwise support as needed the preparation of program annual workplans, quarterly updates, annual reports, quarterly reports and weekly reports
  • Support the development of high-quality knowledge products designed to share the lessons and successes of the work being delivered by the WASH-FIN Mozambique program, and coordinate with the broader WASH-FIN team to share these lessons and successes throughout the wider WASH-FIN portfolio as relevant
  • Support the coordination of execution of project scope activities with other USAID-funded WASH or other related projects, sector stakeholders, peer development agencies and implementing partners and other key sector players
  • Conduct site visits for supervision of ongoing activities or problem resolution, either alone or in conjunction with Country Team Leader (CTL) or Office Administrator, occasionally requiring overnight travel to other provinces
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Urban Planning, Economics, Social Science or other relevant field, with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in urban water and sanitation infrastructure design, development, finance, regulation and/or service delivery, ideally with at least a portion of the experience built working in Mozambique
  • Current knowledge of Mozambique WASH sector actors and institutional and regulatory framework
  • Knowledge of infrastructure development and finance (public and private), preferably in water and sanitation sector. Specific knowledge of public-private partnership structuring and implementation is an advantage
  • Strong technical skills, with the ability to write well-structured technical reports, Scopes of Work and review of technical deliverables
  • Experience in planning, design and/or management of piped water supply and public drainage systems
  • Experience working with donor-funded projects and with different partners
  • Ability to undertake and/or manage multiple ongoing activities simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment
  • Professional-level command of Portuguese and English languages (spoken and written)
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process
  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • Reference List
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted
Company profile

  • Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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