SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We focus on only three sectors and have a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of more than 1,300 staff is the backbone of SNV.

Job Position: Water Systems Specialist Consultant

Job Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The objective of this study is to collect information that would Aid SNVs understanding of the water sector and identify value-adding opportunities and partnerships for SNV.

The key tasks to be performed are outlined as follows:

  1. Develop an understanding of SNV’s, strategy, strength, and experience as relevant for the water sector in Nigeria
  2. Present an overview of the water sector in the country, highlighting status of the sector, barriers and challenges, trends, and outlook.
  3. Assess the political economy of the water sector in the country including an understanding of Nigeria’s supply dynamics and access challenges.
  4. Present an overview of water resource management in Nigeria and how it links to different use sectors including priorities, challenges, constraints, ongoing initiative
  5. Develop a stakeholder mapping of the sector (including governmental actors, private sector companies, development partners, national and international NGOs, financiers & investors, and other market development actors), analyse donor funding trends and government priorities
  6. Present an overview of Irrigation and WASH subsectors in Nigeria including, priorities, challenges, constraints, ongoing initiatives, and mapping of key stakeholders, donors, financiers & investors
  7. Review cross-cutting issues in the water sector – GESI, Climate adaptation and mitigation, Governance & Institutions
  8. Assess and recommend key opportunities for SNV in the water sector highlighting niche, value add propositions, proposed interventions, including an assessment of strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats (SWOT).
  9. Assess potential competition and beneficial partnerships for SNV in Nigeria.
  10. Organize and conduct Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) if appropriate to further enrich findings from the study.
  11. Develop an annotated list and summary of key policy and regulatory frameworks relevant for the water sector including relevant policies from other SNV focal sectors – Agriculture and Energy.
  12. In addition to the assessment report covering the above points, produce a summary PowerPoint presentation which portrays key findings.
  13. Present findings and identify 2-3 priority interventions, considering specific sub-sectors and/or approaches, potential partners and funders.
  14. The methodology for this will be a combination of literature review and key informant interviews.

Job Requirements
Qualifications required include:

  • 5+ years’ experience working in water sector in Nigeria.
  • More than 5+ experience developing and designing water system and WASH programme interventions.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian water sector including stakeholder activities, policy and regulatory framework, and private sector initiatives.
  • Experience performing assignments of a similar or closely related nature
  • Evidenced excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills to be supported by work samples.

Deliverables (Timeline: April – June 2023):

  1. Inception report
  2. Country report containing assessment outcome and recommendations : 20 days
  3. Develop an annotated list and summary of key policy and regulatory frameworks relevant for the water sector : 3 days
  4. PowerPoint summary deck (max 20 slides) : 25 days
  5. Total : 25 days

Duration of the assignment:

  • The Assignment is expected to be undertaken from April – June 2023. Final timings will be agreed upon appointment of the consultant and review of the inception report.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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