Utility and Operations Management Specialist | Lagos, Nigeria | 2024 164 views0 applications


Background

The USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) is a $38 million water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activity. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos, Nigeria. Through an integrated, market-based approach, LUWASH will work across the value chain of WASH services to bolster supply and manage demand within a strengthened framework of sector governance, financing, and regulated services. The activity aims to catalyze sector transformation and generate WASH service improvements for at least 4 million people in low-income communities and build a foundation for continued progress beyond LUWASH.

Purpose

Chemonics seeks a Utility Operations and Management Specialist for the USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) in Nigeria. The project aims to increase availability and sustainable management of safe and climate-resilient water and sanitation services in Lagos, Nigeria. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos. The activity’s objective is to expand and improve urban WASH service delivery and infrastructure through strengthened governance, increased accountability, and improved financial and technical capabilities of public water utilities and private sector providers. The project has four components as follows: governance and institutional arrangements strengthened to deliver improved WASH services, public and private service provider performance improved, access to safe and sustainable water services increased, access to safe and sustainable sanitation increased and the quality of source water improved.

Reporting

The Utility Operations & Management Specialist reports to the Deputy Chief of Party or designee.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The main objective of this position is to build capacity of the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) in general utility operations including technical service, water production, distribution, management of non-revenue water, and other operational aspects with the aim of improving their operational and technical viability. In this respect the position will support the LWC to have adequate capacity in technical competencies, GIS skills, metering and meter management, non-revenue water mitigation and other operational skills. This means developing accurate, transparent accountability systems and strengthening performance management across critical departments of the utility. The position will also support routine performance management processes and support the creation and operation of a pro-poor unit. Other functions will include:

  • Support the development and execution of incentives and performance-based contracts including defining performance monitoring and assessment approaches with clearly defined KPIs and implementation of the PIP’s.
  • Facilitate the development of non-revenue water reduction (NRW) strategy for LWC and the private sector
  • Facilitate the implementation of NRW strategy for LWC which include carrying pout hy4draulic modelling, water balance/audit and District Metered Areas (DMA)
  • Facilitate the development of asset management strategy for effective operations at LWC waterworks.
  • Support and implement the development of a comprehensive energy optimization roadmap tailored for LWC.
  • Support LWC to update its GIS infrastructure and system to enhance the utility operations.
  • Support in development and collation of relevant utility operations data for the purpose of pro-poor tariff restructuring.
  • Support the Pro-poor Unit of the LWC/ Lagos State Management Office (LSWMO)
  • Support prioritization and use of private sector partnerships to improve delivery of water supply services. Identify innovative cost recovery mechanisms and service delivery models.
  • Support prioritization and use of local, own-source revenue to improve delivery of water supply services.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of master’s degree and 6 years of experience or bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience post qualification experience in engineering, utility operations management, or any related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in utility operations management, utility performance improvement and specific expertise in the following areas: water supply service delivery, production processes, distribution and water quality surveillance are critical

Duration of Assignment

  • Long term, minimum of 2 years expected

Location of Assignment

  • This assignment will take place in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria with no relocation assistance.

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and Utility and Operations Management Specilaist” in the subject line to [email protected] by June 28, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Chemonics values the protection of your personal data. If you are in the European Union, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process personal data.

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Background

The USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) is a $38 million water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activity. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos, Nigeria. Through an integrated, market-based approach, LUWASH will work across the value chain of WASH services to bolster supply and manage demand within a strengthened framework of sector governance, financing, and regulated services. The activity aims to catalyze sector transformation and generate WASH service improvements for at least 4 million people in low-income communities and build a foundation for continued progress beyond LUWASH.

Purpose

Chemonics seeks a Utility Operations and Management Specialist for the USAID Lagos Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Activity (LUWASH) in Nigeria. The project aims to increase availability and sustainable management of safe and climate-resilient water and sanitation services in Lagos, Nigeria. LUWASH will increase the availability, quality and use of safe water and sanitation services and improve the governance and sustainable management of associated sector institutions in Lagos. The activity’s objective is to expand and improve urban WASH service delivery and infrastructure through strengthened governance, increased accountability, and improved financial and technical capabilities of public water utilities and private sector providers. The project has four components as follows: governance and institutional arrangements strengthened to deliver improved WASH services, public and private service provider performance improved, access to safe and sustainable water services increased, access to safe and sustainable sanitation increased and the quality of source water improved.

Reporting

The Utility Operations & Management Specialist reports to the Deputy Chief of Party or designee.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The main objective of this position is to build capacity of the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) in general utility operations including technical service, water production, distribution, management of non-revenue water, and other operational aspects with the aim of improving their operational and technical viability. In this respect the position will support the LWC to have adequate capacity in technical competencies, GIS skills, metering and meter management, non-revenue water mitigation and other operational skills. This means developing accurate, transparent accountability systems and strengthening performance management across critical departments of the utility. The position will also support routine performance management processes and support the creation and operation of a pro-poor unit. Other functions will include:

  • Support the development and execution of incentives and performance-based contracts including defining performance monitoring and assessment approaches with clearly defined KPIs and implementation of the PIP’s.
  • Facilitate the development of non-revenue water reduction (NRW) strategy for LWC and the private sector
  • Facilitate the implementation of NRW strategy for LWC which include carrying pout hy4draulic modelling, water balance/audit and District Metered Areas (DMA)
  • Facilitate the development of asset management strategy for effective operations at LWC waterworks.
  • Support and implement the development of a comprehensive energy optimization roadmap tailored for LWC.
  • Support LWC to update its GIS infrastructure and system to enhance the utility operations.
  • Support in development and collation of relevant utility operations data for the purpose of pro-poor tariff restructuring.
  • Support the Pro-poor Unit of the LWC/ Lagos State Management Office (LSWMO)
  • Support prioritization and use of private sector partnerships to improve delivery of water supply services. Identify innovative cost recovery mechanisms and service delivery models.
  • Support prioritization and use of local, own-source revenue to improve delivery of water supply services.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of master’s degree and 6 years of experience or bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience post qualification experience in engineering, utility operations management, or any related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in utility operations management, utility performance improvement and specific expertise in the following areas: water supply service delivery, production processes, distribution and water quality surveillance are critical

Duration of Assignment

  • Long term, minimum of 2 years expected

Location of Assignment

  • This assignment will take place in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria with no relocation assistance.

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and Utility and Operations Management Specilaist” in the subject line to [email protected] by June 28, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Chemonics values the protection of your personal data. If you are in the European Union, please read our EU Recruiting Data Privacy Notice to learn how we process personal data.

2024-07-29

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