VACANCY USAID/IUWASH PLUS: Individual Consultant for WASH Microfinance Policy Paper Reviewer in Jakarta



The USAID Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Penyehatan Lingkungan Untuk Semua (IUWASH PLUS) program is a five year-and-eight months initiative designed to assist the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in increasing access to water supply and sanitation services as well as improving key hygiene behaviors among urban poor and vulnerable populations. USAID IUWASH PLUS works with governmental agencies, the private sector, NGOs, communities and others to achieve the following "high level" results:


1. An increase of 1,100,000 people in urban areas with access to improved water supply service quality, of which at least 500,000 are from the poorest 40% of the population (also referred to as the “Bottom 40%” or “B40”), vulnerable groups or Indonesia’s eastern provinces; and

2. An increase of 500,000 people in urban areas with access to safely managed sanitation.


To ensure that improvements in access to WASH services are sustained, USAID IUWASH PLUS is guided by a development hypothesis that focuses on strengthening service delivery systems, so they can more effectively reach the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population. In order to achieve this at scale, the program undertakes activities through four interrelated components, including: 1) improving household WASH services; 2) strengthening city WASH institutional performance; 3) strengthening the WASH financing environment; and 4) advancing national WASH advocacy, coordination and communication. In support of these components, USAID IUWASH PLUS also implements a Local Sustainability and Innovation Component (LSIC) that is designed to stimulate WASH innovations that strengthen community, private sector and government WASH service provision.


To achieve these outcomes IUWASH-PLUS need high caliber candidates to fill the positions of


Individual Consultant for WASH Microfinance Policy Paper Reviewer in Jakarta (JOB CODE: STTA/MPPR_JKT)


The primary objective of the WASH Microfinance Policy Paper Reviewer is to review and propose adjusted policy paper content required and necessary to reach positive results for BAPPENAS.  In close collaboration with National Coordinator Microfinance and WASH Finance Advisor, the consultant will develop a review report that includes a confirmation statement for WASH Microfinance Policy Paper has met with the objectives. 


Scope of Works

The WASH Microfinance Policy Paper Reviewer will support USAID IUWASH PLUS in strengthening WASH financing environments specifically for households accessing water and sanitation facilities. Responsibilities of the Consultant will include, but not be limited to the following:

1.     Reviewing the WASH Microfinance Policy Paper developed by USAID IUWASH PLUS to meet the objectives of the paper;

2.     Providing inputs, comments and feedback required to fulfill policy paper’s objectives;

3.     Preparing a review summary report for WASH Microfinance Policy Paper;

4.     Performing other tasks that are consistent with the above and as assigned by the supervisor.


Required Qualifications

The candidate should have qualification and experience, such as:

1.     Minimum have 5 years working experience in developing research related with financing or economy with strong preference for water and sanitation sector;

2.     Have academic background (minimum S-1) in economics or finance;

3.     Clear understanding on government regulations both related with financing and water and sanitation sector;

4.     Able to work under tight deadline and independently


Expected Start Date:  May 2021



Interested applicants are invited to send a complete application with 3 references to before April 20, 2021. Please write the job CODE in the subject line of the email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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