Country Manager/Governance Advisor – Benin – West Africa Municipal WASH (MuniWASH)

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 4 November 2019
  • Benin
  • Closing on 4 December 2019
  • Current

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA, is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates to join the USAID-funded West Africa Municipal WASH (MuniWASH) Activity. The advertised position will be based in Cotonou, Benin. The purpose of MuniWASH is to strengthen the ability of municipal governments and urban water and sanitation service providers to improve, expand, and sustain equitable water and sanitation services to meet the needs of the urban poor and underserved populations.

The Country Manager/Governance Advisor will oversee country-level strategy and implementation across components. The selected candidate will also lead activities to enhance water and sanitation sector governance and management capacity at the municipal level.

Responsibilities:

* Responsible for overall country implementation and the municipal governance component in coordination with the MuniWASH Chief of Party.

* Serves as day-to-day point of contact between MuniWASH and government authorities.

* Leads implementation of tasks related to improved municipal service delivery capacity and increased public engagement; supports improved policy and advocacy frameworks.

* Supervises technical advisors, short-term technical assistance (STTA), grantees, etc.

Qualifications:

* A Master’s Degree (BAC+5) in a related field preferred, a Bachelor’s Degree equivalent required.

* 5-10 years of relevant professional experience.

* Experience implementing donor-funded programs in a management capacity.

* Deep familiarity with national- and municipal-level governance structures.

* Fluency in written and spoken French is required; proficiency in English is preferred.

* Experience working in West Africa. Benin nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.



To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

* 3 references

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. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts 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 an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

About the Organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With more than 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

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