World Vision International NGO Private Sector Partnerships Advisor Jobs in Ghana

World Vision International NGO Private Sector Partnerships Advisor Jobs in Ghana

Purpose of the position:

  • The Private Sector Partnerships Advisor will be responsible for private sector engagement (PSE) and the development of entrepreneurs in the WASH sector. This will include leading the development of public-private partnerships. S/he will provide technical expertise on private sector development issues, including analysis of the evolution of the WASH private sector, the opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the role of regulation and standardization. S/he will represent the activity on public-private sector issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donors.

    The major responsibilities include:

  • Engage with private sector actors to stimulate innovation and investment to meet demand, while considering affordability, sustainability, and local market conditions.

  • Develop and implement a sanitation marketing strategy in collaboration with District Sanitation Centers and sanitation product entrepreneurs.

  • Facilitate market development across the Activity, aiming to support market actors, including the private water operators and sanitation businesses.

  • Strengthen supply chains for WASH products, especially sanitation products, by linking businesses in water and sanitation supply chains to District Sanitation Centers and other key distributors.

  • Coordinate business development services to increase the profitability, management efficiency, and operating scale of key stakeholders, including sanitation service providers, private water operations and management companies, and District Sanitation Centers.

  • Build relationships with financial institutions to facilitate access to finance for WASH entrepreneurs and households to support WASH investments, particularly in sanitation.

  • Provide technical leadership for the identification, design, formalization, and management of innovative public-private partnerships that result in inefficiencies in water system management and improved access to sanitation services.

  • Engage local enterprise accelerators/incubators
    to design innovation challenges to overcome key barriers to oversight and management of reliable water systems.

    Minimum education, training, and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • Master's Degree in business, management, economics, finance, or any related field.

  • At least five (5) years of experience in the WASH private sector or experience providing technical assistance and capacity building to improve private sector performance in the WASH sector.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and build consensus among private and public sector stakeholders.

  • Experience in working on donor-funded international development projects of similar scope, complexity, and size.

  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Previous experience in private sector engagement in Ghana.

  • Experience with USAID-funded projects.

  • Demonstrated understanding of barriers to entry points for the private sector in the provision of WASH services.

  • Extensive experience in market systems, market-based WASH approaches, enterprise development, and acceleration.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision International NGO Private Sector Partnerships Advisor Jobs in Ghana

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