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POSITION TITLE: Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission Short-Term Technical Assistant (STTA) LOCATION: Monrovia, Liberia (with potential travel to rural areas) REPORTS TO: Institutional Development Manager DURATION: Not to Exceed 40 working days START DATE: May 17, 2024 BACKGROUND AND POSITION SUMMARY: Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a learning organization that embraces continuous improvement in program results and processes and a culture of accountability. Winrock is currently implementing the USAID Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity. The Activity aims at moving Liberians in rural Montserrado and Margibi Counties to a basic level of water services by strengthening water sector governance, creating... scalable models for equitable water service delivery, and mobilize collaborative action to implement a vision where all Liberians access, use, and demand clean and safe water services delivery. The Activity is seeking the service of a Short-Term Technical Assistant (STTA) to support the Activity to work with and support National Water Sanitation and Hygiene Commission (NWASHC), Ministry of Public Works (MOPW), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and other relevant national policy holders to develop policy and regulatory briefs, implementing guidelines for local bylaws, regulations, and enforce measures that govern the shared responsibilities of CWTs, CWCs, the WSP, and customers in sustaining pay-for-use water services that towns and communities will adapt and enforce. The STTA will support the development and adoption of training and guidelines for county-level implementation before formal adoption and roll-out nationwide. SPECIFIC TASKS: The STTA will perform the following specific activities. Provide technical expertise and support NWASH Commission MOPW, MIA, and other relevant line WASH national policy holders to develop comprehensive policy briefs, guidelines, and regulations. Shall work under the guidance of Objective One lead and collaborate with other members of the Activity, when necessary, NWASH Commission Policy Unit Team (PUT) and other policy experts in relevant Government of Liberia (GOL). Review recommendations from the Activity Policy briefs paper and conduct desk review of existing water supply policy and Regulatory and any additional applicable sector policies. This may also involve analysis of available sector governance reform policies and institutional arrangements as recommended in the decentralization as proposed in the Local Government Act of 2018. Develop policy and regulatory briefs for NWASHC, MOPW, MIA, and CWTs in Montserrado and Margibi Counties. Design policy Implementation Guidelines for enforcement by Local Government Institutions (LGIs) at county level. This will also include developing rural water policy implementation strategy for NWASHC, MOPW, MIA and other national policy holders to support LGIs and CWCs managed PPPs at the county level. When necessary, the STTA will lead discussions with national stakeholders, and rural stakeholders including women and youth groups, civil society groups, and marginalized population in Montserrado and Margibi Counties. Develop rural policy and regulatory monitoring and evaluation frameworks and scorecards to track progress, measure impact, and ensure effective policy and regulatory implementation by LGIs. Develop policy training plan for LGIs with schedule/plan for implementation, and policy monitoring and evaluation plan for the purpose of tracking achievements by the LGIs. Prepare training materials, Implementation Guidelines, and prepare presentations for stakeholders’ validation workshop. Organize workshops to present validate draft policy briefs, implementation guidelines, regulatory framework, policy training plans developed (representatives of NWASHC, MOPW, MIA, LGIs, CWCs, CSOs, WSPs,) QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS MA in Public Policy or related field. LLB degree in Law from a recognized university with accreditation from the Liberia National Bar Association preferred would be a plus. A master's degree in a related field is preferred. 2-3 years of experience in analyzing policies. Extensive experience in determining policies alignment objectives. Exceptional ability to determine policy oversights and omissions. Advanced ability to recommend new policies or amendments and prepare draft versions. In-depth knowledge of legal considerations relevant to policies is a plus. Advanced knowledge of conventions and standards in policy writing is required. Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at national and sub-national levels. Experience in preparing reports and presenting findings to stakeholders. Excellent recordkeeping and communication skills is required. APPLICATION: Applicants must submit a cover letter and current cv to email by liberiawaterhr@winrock.org May 15, 2024. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization
Monrovia Liberia


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