Siti Zone, Somali region with travel to Addis Ababa (25%)
Following UNICEF 2017 study on the rural water management in Ethiopia, a model for an innovative approach was developed for managing large multi-village schemes, moving away from purely voluntary WASHCOs towards a semi-professional rural water supply service providing entity (independent one), referred as Rural Water Supply Utility.
In line with this, Oxfam in partnership with UNICEF has designed project on improving management of rural water supply systems and access to sanitation facilities for the IDPS and community, with objectives improving the functionality of water supply schemes and access to sanitation facility in Somali region.
As part of this project Oxfam and the Somali region water bureau will establish an independent Rural Water Supply Utility, in Shinele city of the Siti zone, Somali region, which will provide water for the rural community, maintain the system, as well as setting and collecting tariffs to cover costs.
The project management unit (PMU) team will lead and ensure the rolling out and effective implementation of the rural water supply utility operation and maintenance model and also the promotion of hygiene and sanitation work of UNICEF funded project in the Somali region.
The Rural Water Supply Utility Technical Advisor is expected to provide technical support to the Project Management Unit (PMU) Team Leader, Rural Water Supply Utility Management Officer and for the Rural Water Supply Utility which is going to be established in the Somali Regional State.
In the area of rolling out the utility model, organizing and establishing Rural Water Supply Utility, participating in studies like capacity and willingness to pay studies, business plan development, tariff development system/ tools, sustainable finance/investment system, developing effective complaint mechanisms.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities