calling all MUGgers
- Chief of Party, Urban Policy/Management
New Delhi, India
Contact: Laura Lea Clinton
Fax: (404) 577-9418
Email: clintonl@... <mailto:%20clintonl@...>
CARE USA is seeking a professional with expertise in the fields of Municipal
Finance and Urban Infrastructure Development in a developing country setting
for the position of Chief of Party for a project based in New Delhi, India.
The project is designed to improve access to water and sanitation services
by urban residents in selected Indian cities, and to linking improved urban
infrastructure provision to improved health. It will establish a framework
for the efficient delivery of urban environmental infrastructure, which will
provide improved access to basic services by the urban poor.
The incumbent shall manage a team of 3 professional staff, along with
support staff and short-term technical assistance professionals. He/she will
also provide liaison and coordination with a range of individuals and
institutions ranging from national Government of India agencies, selected
Indian State Governments, Municipal Officials, Donor Organizations,
Financial Institutions, Community Based Organizations, Non-Governmental
Organizations, and related Indian and international professionals to
accomplish the following program objectives:
1. Network and coordinate with the individuals and organizations listed
2. Oversee and supervise the delivery of technical assistance and training
support including: technical studies, targeted assistance, training programs
and study tours. This will include the writing of Scopes of Work, the
identification of providers per donor guidelines, and the execution and
supervision of contracts to deliver services.
3. Serve as an active participant in the FIRE Partners team including the
National Institute for Urban Affairs, the Housing and Urban Development
Corporation, the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. and the
Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment.
4. Work to advance the policy agenda of the Project in facilitating
municipal infrastructure provision and financing, demonstrating an
innovative approach to urban service delivery, and disseminating information
on approaches and options to a wider audience.
5. Develop annual Work plans that present the areas of concentration and the
activities designed to implement them. The Work plans will include the main
areas of interventions, the specific technical assistance and training
activities to support them, the outputs expected, the personnel identified
to carry out the work, the estimated level of effort and the associated
6. Consolidate and build on progress to date with respect to the four
municipalities targeted under FIRE I where an initial set of urban
environmental infrastructure improvement programs was begun, and expand
these initiatives in up to three additional municipalities.
7. Build on the national, state, municipal and project-level achievements
under the FIRE I Project to develop clear guidelines and operational
criteria for other cities in the development of commercially viable urban
environmental infrastructure improvement programs.
8. Develop a training plan/curriculum and sponsor short-term training
programs on urban management and health improvements, municipal finance,
project development, and urban environmental management in local and
regional training institutes.
9. Write progress reports on all phases of the operation, and ensure Project
compliance with USAID requirements for budgets, work plans, and required
The candidate shall have a minimum of ten years experience in Municipal
Finance and Urban Infrastructure Development involving water and sanitation
issues in a developing country context. He/she should have at least a
Master's degree in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or a related field, and
significant experience in the design and implementation of infrastructure
projects. The candidate will have excellent writing skills and will possess
the ability to network with a variety of constituents. The ideal candidate
will also have experience in the implementation of USAID projects and
previous experience working in India.
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