Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified Resource Mobilization Specialist candidates to provide technical leadership and support to a 5-year, $15 – 19 million USAID-funded water security initiative in the Philippines. The primary purpose of the Safe Water Activity (SWA) is to improve water security of water-stressed communities in the Philippines. The activity will increase access to resilient water supply and sanitation services, improve sustainable management of water resources and improve water sector governance. Activity intervention areas include water supply and sanitation, access to public/private financing, stakeholder coordination and planning, management of critical watersheds, community water management and conservation, and water security knowledge exchange across multiple sectors.
This individual will facilitate access to private and public-sector finance to achieve sustainable development goals to mobilize financing from a variety of options that exist for local and regional water
supply and sanitation projects, including Salintubig, LWUA, Municipal Development Funds Office, government and private financing institutions, the National Sewerage and Septage Management Program (NSSMP), the Unified Financing Framework, and the People’s Survival Fund, as well as through public-private partnerships (PPP). They will join the project’s technical team to build networks of interested local and international partners to mobilize technical assistance, design financing solutions and structure deals between investors, financial institutions, and small or large enterprises. Interventions under this position should be designed to fully link with USAID Outcomes 1.1 (Safe and resilient water supply and sanitation services improved), and 2.1 (Improved management of critical watersheds or water resources). The candidate should have experience supporting development finance interventions and demonstrated success structuring and de-risking finance for small and medium enterprises and be fully qualified to design and implement interventions to achieve USAID sub-results:
Improved access of WSPs to public or private financing.
Increased disbursement of central government funds for water and sanitation that considers or integrates climate risk eligibility requirements to increase resilience of WSS projects.
Innovative financing approaches developed, for example, payment for ecosystem services (PES) for watershed protection or revolving funds to incentivize water efficiency improvements.
Master’s degree in finance, development economics, business administration, civil engineering, environmental science, natural resource management, or relevant field;
At least five years of relevant, progressively responsible experience in infrastructure finance or resource mobilization in the water supply, sanitation, and environment sectors in the Philippines or countries with similar contexts;
Relevant experience working with government agencies and other stakeholders within the Philippine water supply, sanitation, environment and finance sectors;
In-depth understanding of Philippine finance policy, challenges and opportunities; and extensive and substantive experience in promoting collaboration as well as building or facilitating partnerships with public and private sectors; and
A Filipino citizen.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
*CV in reverse chronological format
*A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted. Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech ARD’s ad posted.
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.