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Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist – The World Bank

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The World Bank Group is looking for qualified applicants for following position.

Job Title:  

Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary:  Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist


  • Support the task team and the Country Management Unit on various aspects of the water program in Ethiopia including proactively following up to address matters as they come up.
  • Co-lead and/or contribute to operations led by water or other GPs (both under implementation and preparation);
  • Coordinate activities under the Ethiopia water program with other members of the water team. This would include proactively identifying solutions to enhance development impact, including innovations.
  • Coordinate capacity-building activities to the client under the Ethiopia water program with other members of the water team to ensure adherence to fiduciary and safeguard requirements.
  • Contribute to the Water GP’s global knowledge and operational platforms, ensuring that the Water GP globality is maintained. Also, incorporating the Water GP’s strategy in the Ethiopia program through – Sustaining Water Resources; Delivering Services (water supply and irrigation); and Building Resilience.
  • Collaborate with other GPs, given the cross-sectoral nature of water. The Water GP provides support to other GPs in the Ethiopia program, including with the Education, Health, Social Protection, Urban, Transport, Agriculture and Environment GPs.
  • Contribute as a team member of strategic analytical, and advisory services, including policy and regulatory development along with technical assistance linked to enhancing operational engagements.
  • Co-lead discussions with client engagement on matters related to the portfolio and business development.
  • Co-lead the preparation and implementation of regular and interim implementation review & support missions, follow up and support implementation of agreed actions.
  • Engage with donors and development partners to coordinate support to the government on water matters.
  • Assist the Practice Manager on matters related to the Ethiopia work program as needed.
  • Provide cross-support to activities in other countries in the region and SAEW2 unit upon request and agreement with Practice Manager.
  • Ability to travel to project areas in short notice.

Job Requirement:                       



  • At least a master’s degree in water resources, hydrology, hydraulics, sanitation, environment, civil engineering, economics, or a related discipline with a focus on water management.


  • Recognized technical, operational, and/or policy-oriented expertise, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience. This experience may include work in governments, academia, the private sector, consulting firms, and/or bi/multilateral institutions.


  • Knowledge of water supply and sanitation services delivery (WSS), utility/institutional reform and public-private partnerships, sector coordination and policy dialogue, private sector participation and pro-poor strategy and program development.
  • Prior work experience and results on the ground and hands-on experience with Government counterpart agencies.
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with technical and/or policy issues while maintaining a strong client focus;
  • Effective verbal, analytical and written communication skills in English, and a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality documents and analytical reports;
  • Knowledge of cross-cutting issues related to the water sector: climate change, environmental and social issues, inclusion, and poverty reduction.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work and coordinate activities for cross-sector work, outside the Water GP.

How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:

Deadline: 09, March , 2023.


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