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Wash Market Development And Finance Advisor
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Job SummaryThis position will provide technical expertise on market development, including private sector engagement and capacity building, design of WASH products and service improvements, entrepreneurship, increasing access to finance for consumers and businesses, and insurance schemes for water systems.Minimum Qualification: MBA / MScExperience Level: Mid levelExperience Length: 7 yearsJob Description/RequirementsResponsibilities:The WASH Market Development and Finance Advisor will provide overall technical direction to the program’s market development approach.You will also ensure institutional engagement in support of private sector participation and represent the project on public-private sector issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donors.You will oversee market landscaping, mapping, and ensuring products and services are of high quality and at the most competitive price range for customers.You will lead human-centered design activities to identify and test products and services.You will be responsible for implementing a market-led strategy that facilitates domestic investment (private, government, community, consumer) in water supply and safely managed sanitation services, improved technologies, equitable coverage, and accountable delivery.You will work with the private sector, civil society, and government partners to develop market-led solutions to market and business enabling barriers to WASH sector competitiveness, in particular sanitation and hygiene.You will guide activities supporting sanitation financing, including identifying sustainable subsidy approaches, addressing challenges of capital for lenders, and creating linkages between finance institutions and local enterprises that sell WASH products and services and consumers.You will develop implementation strategies and activities to improve demand and supply to enable more affordable, desirable, and higher quality WASH products and services.You will work closely with supply chain actors, financial institutions, service providers, as well as the behavior change and gender specialists to increase access to WASH services.You will strengthen service provider business processes and business viability, and that appropriate training is delivered and institutionalized.You will support the development and delivery of appropriate training tools.You will disseminate best practices throughout the project and ensure exchange using the various capacity building and communication channels (e.g. training, toolkits, teleconferences, etc.)Qualifications and Requirements:Advanced degree in engineering, water andsanitation, or a business-related fieldMinimum of 7 years of practical experience infacilitating private investment and partnerships in market systems, preferablyin the water supply, sanitation or menstrual hygiene management sectorsSales and marketing experience and design ofnational strategies strongly valuedDemonstrated track record of working withfinancial service providers, investors, private sector, and public-privatepartnershipsExperience directly working in, developingtraining tools, and coaching businesses and service providers, withdemonstrated success helping business to increase their operational efficiency,customer satisfaction, and bottom lineExperience with human-centered design approachesstrongly preferredExceptional communication skills in written andspoken English; Dagbani preferred.Adaptive management and creative problem-solvingskills essential.References will be required.This position is contingent upon funding.The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisionsand guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly ifyou need to move them.Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possibleresult with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to makethings perfect.Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about yourshortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map ofwhom you can rely on for what, in partners, on your team, at headquarters, andin our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control andgive colleagues the benefit of the doubt.Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul andwant to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers andpartners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

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