AFRICAN WATER ASSOCIATION
CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING MANAGER IN CHARGE OF SANITATION
Description du poste
DESCRIPTION DU POSTE: CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING MANAGER IN CHARGE OF SANITATION
Post Title: Capacity Building Training Manager in charge of Sanitation
Report to: Senior Sanitation Program Coordinator
Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Period: Three-year, renewable contract with six-month probation period starting August 1st, 21
1 HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN WATER ASSOCIATION
The African Water Association was created in 1980 as a professional membership Institution and was first called the Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS).
In 2004to take into account sanitation utilities, as well as regulatory and asset holding companies emerging from institutional reforms during the 90’s in many African countries and the strong will for these new entities to join the Institution, the Union of African Water Suppliers changed name and became the African Water Association (AfWA).
The African Water Association covers the whole African Continent and is the unique African Water and Sanitation Organization bringing together water and sanitation operators as well as various sector’s stakeholders.
2 VISION, MISSION AND STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
Being acknowledged leader in strengthening water utility management practices to support the goals of African Water Vision 2025.
• Undertake programs and support knowledge sharing in sustainable water management – its science, practice and policy – through professional development, networking and advocacy.
• Support the members in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and other near-term targets that have been established for Africa (SDG’s).
• Advocate a balanced approach to utility management, based on corporate governance that is commercially sound, financially self-sustaining and environmentally compliant.
Main Strategic Objectives
• Strengthening the governance and management bodies of the Association
• Capacity Building for Water and Sanitation Operators in Africa
• Diversification of partnerships and strengthening of synergies
• Strengthening the visibility of the Association
The African Water Association (AfWA) is a continental platform that brings together corporates of drinking water production and distribution, corporates managing sanitation services, as well as those that regulate water and sanitation sectorial policies in African countries. Originally, AfWA was created only by and for these actors known as “Active Members”. In 2019, about 39 years after its creation, AfWA is composed of 115 Corporate Members from 45 African countries.
While the AfWA’s Active Members mission vis-à-vis of their customers is to provide quality products and services, they need the expertise and input from the hydraulic equipment and materials from manufacturers and highly qualified consultants, which themselves, also need the Active Members to buy their goods and services so to expend their business. A “win-win” exchange platform between the water and sanitation operators and the equipment manufacturers/vendors is hence created and, both parties understood that one cannot prosper without the other. With this, AfWA integrated another class of members, mainly constituted of individuals or group of individuals from all continents, operating in the industry, technology and consultancy in the water sector, sanitation and hygiene. They are recognised as the “Affiliated members”. Today, they are 80 in this category, mainly from Europe.
AfWA main activities are related to building the capacity of water utilities through seminars, master classes, workshops, technical sessions during its congresses as well as continent-wide, grant-supported programs and projects. Since 2009, AfWA has been entrusted by the UN to develop the Water Operators Partnership Concept in the African Continent. This has been done by supporting more than 25 partnerships between utilities under the grants awarded by UNHABITAT, USAID Washington, AfDB/AWF. In parallel to the development of these partnerships, through another USAID Washington grant within FABRI – the “Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative” – AfWA has organized a major capacity building project called Reducing Non-Revenue Water in sub-Saharan Africa involving 21 utilities in 19 African countries. Currently, AfWA is implementing three programs respectively funded by USAID-west Africa office, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, and the European Union through the Horizon 2020 initiative. The total budget for these programs is about five (05) millions USD.
For more information, please visit http://www.afwa-hq.org/index.php/en/ .
Since June 2018, AfWA has launched the implementation of its strategic business plan 2018-2022 which highlighted a strong focus on providing more service to its members among which sanitation actors and been the most neglected ones. As a new vision, AfWA has undertaken deep transformational change and is looking forward to enhancing capacity building support to its members throughout the implementation of a three-year citywide inclusive sanitation program in at least 30 cities in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The program includes a strong component of capacity building of the various stakeholders of the sustainable city-wide inclusive sanitation service delivery chain. Meanwhile, AfWA has decided to enlarge and better structured its training and capacity building offer of service to African WASH professional through the establishment of the African Water and Sanitation Academy (AWASA) coordinator from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, with many satellites collaborative centres spread in all the fives African sub-regions. With these ambitions in view, AfWA is seeking for a Capacity building and training officer in charge of sanitation to be based at the headquarter in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The position proposed is key to achieve on a sustainable manner the mentioned objectives.
Scope of work of the Capacity building and training manager in charge of sanitation:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Sanitation Program Coordinator, the Capacity building and training manager in charge of sanitation, will be responsible for (i) the selection, the preparation, the implementation and the monitoring of workshops, trainings and reports (ii) the creation and the monitoring of the training and other capacity building activities on sanitation linked to AfWA projects and programs, or directly on the AWSA workplan and (iii) the day to day follow up of the trainees performance assessment and benchmarking database. In addition, he will also be responsible for supporting on behalf of AfWA the Pan-African Association of Sanitation Actors (PASA) in the implementation of its action plan and animating the various Communities of Practice set up by AfWA in the field of sanitation.
Detailed Tasks :
(i) Training sessions’ preparation, implementation and monitoring
- Support to the Programmes coordinators to design the curricula and develop training content,
- Develop communication and publicity on the various training session,
- Recruit and record the participants to the trainings
- Evaluate the training and issue the certificates,
- Mobilize the trainers and support the preparation of the training materials to make available
- Preparation and organisation of inception, midterm and final evaluation trainings
(ii) Creation and monitoring of training needs and communication strategy
1. Generate and manage information
1.1. Document ongoing training experiences;
1.2. Manage information on trainings;
2. Share and aggregate information
2.1. Share information in trainings;
2.2. Document the outcomes of the trainings;
2.3. Aggregate and synthesize issues of interest for training into an information base.
2.4. Lead on capturing and disseminating learnings on best practice in WASH trainings by editing blogs and papers, organizing webinars, etc.
3. Raise the visibility of the African Water and Sanitation Academy’s agenda
3.1. Support the AWASA Director in creating tools to explain what AWASA is about
3.2. Rally support for AWASA among African water stakeholders and donors
(iii) Management of the Water and sanitation sectors stakeholders learning agenda and prospects
Support Alumini’s, young water professionals and different professional association’s (PASA, Women professional, Mayors’ in WASH… ) learning agenda.
Accompany PASA in the implementation of their workplan and ensure strong linkage between PASA and AfWA
Support database management on training activities,
Support update the training database and report regularly
Use benchmarking tools to develop Performance Implementation Plans
Profil du poste
Experience and qualifications
1. University degree in the water, social sciences or environment sector
2. At least 5 years of professional experience in the water and/or sanitation sector, preferably in project development and project cycle management, including the preparation of proposals, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
3. Good knowledge of the Africa sanitation context
4. Excellent organisational and strategic planning skills to analyse, set priorities, take initiatives, and complete work to deadlines.
5. Be computer literate with proven skills in the use of common MS software for text processing, framework, and presentation. Acquaintance with database management software would be an advantage.
6. Spirit of initiative and integrity excellent qualities of oral and written expression, and also in the interpersonal relationships
7. Experience in working under pressure (with short deliverables deadline)
8. Excellent communication skills,
9. Excellent control of written and spoken French and English and be able to work in both languages.
Dossiers de candidature
• Letter of Motivation
• Detailed Curriculum vitae in English and/or French.
• Names and contact information of three reference persons.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged
Send your candidacy before July 30th, 2021
to the following contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Specify in the object of your email : CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING MANAGER IN CHARGE OF SANITATION
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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