USAID USP Program Careers – Private Sector Development Advisor at PATH International

Organisation: PATH
Project Name: USAID
Uganda Sanitation Program (USP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Tracking Code: 6805
About PATH:
PATH is an international
organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve
health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across
five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service
innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public
health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around
the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily
in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver
measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About USAID USP Project: 
PATH is seeks to implement an anticipated
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project
entitled Uganda Sanitation Program (USP). The five year Uganda Sanitation
Program (USP) aims to accelerate sustainable improvement in water and
sanitation access and improve hygiene behaviors in select target districts.
Job Summary: The Private
Sector Development Advisor will offer technical support to PATH international and
its partners through the development, adaptation and application of best
practices in public-private partnerships, marketing and behavior change, and guide
on successful approaches to create sustainable markets for low cost WASH
products for target populations. The Private Sector Development Advisor will
also provide strategic advisory guidance and recommendations to the Chief of
Party and project Team Leaders on leveraging commercial sector investment in
WASH products and services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will build a vibrant private sector for water/sanitation service
    delivery and indigenous capacity, enhancing participation and encouraging
    accountability through service delivery models which include realistic
    lifecycle costing, provision for O&M, and transparency through the
    decentralization and empowerment of communities and individuals.
  • In
    charge of developing strategy and detailed implementation plan to mobilize
    private sector financing through small loan guarantees including
    networking with micro-finance institutions (MFI). Strengthen public
    private partnership and support the development of commercial oriented strategies
    to ensure appropriate sanitation services at schools and communities.
    Implement a range of best practice efforts to develop and scale up market
    based sanitation products and services in Uganda.
  • Leverage
    GoU financing, particularly seeking MoH and MWE commitment for
    contribution to rural sanitation and hygiene, for potential cost sharing
    of activities and continuation after project completion.
  • Build,
    maintain and engage key stakeholders in government, civil society and
    private sector to develop a plan, focused on formulating necessary
    research and testing to develop a national sanitation marketing strategy.
  • Focus
    on building strong institutions and improved counterpart capacity to
    successfully implement (potentially including the capacity to respond to
    changing contexts and emerging needs with adapted approaches.
  • An
    explicit approach to utilize the private sector’s potential to invest in,
    become more substantial actors, and provide WASH services.
  • Develop
    and implement demand-led, beneficiary driven, implementation of activities
    to demonstrate commitment, ownership, and continuity of the program
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    incumbent for the USAID USP Project jobs should preferably hold a Master’s
    degree in Business, Management, Economics, Finance, Public Health or
    related field highly preferred.
  • A
    minimum of ten years’ experience in the private sector or providing
    technical assistance to improve private sector performance.
  • Significant
    exposure and experience with WASH and private sector development.
  • Prior
    experience in small and medium enterprise development and/or social
    marketing approaches in support of such development.
  • Past
    experience designing capacity building events and facilitating training
    sessions for a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent
    track record of effective liaison with Ugandan government officials and
    policy makers.
  • Proven
    ability to identify high-value partnerships with the private and public
    sector stakeholders and to leverage private investment.
  • Demonstrated
    ability in the development, adaptation and application of best practices
    in public-private partnerships, marketing and behavior change.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to work collaboratively with, and lead negotiations and reach a
    consensus among several private and public sector stakeholders.
  • Ability
    to work independently and effectively within tight deadlines.
  • Possess
    excellent oral and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity,
    ability to work with people, good judgment and commitment.
  • Excellent
    analytical and communication skills and ability to multitask under
    pressure and yet remain effective and productive.
  • Ability
    to travel to field sites as required by the project.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills; ability to work with partners and lead a team.
  • Strong
    computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet, etc.)
  • Experience
    working within Uganda.
NB: You must currently have legal authorization
to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join PATH International are encouraged to
Apply Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 24th July, 2015
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