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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Organizational Performance Improvement Specialist at Tetra Tech International


The Tanzania Maji na Usafi wa Mazingira (MUM) Activity funded by USAID/Tanzania and implemented by Tetra Tech International Development ( is currently accepting expressions of interest for qualified candidates to fill various positions. The purpose of Maji na Usafi wa Mazingira (MUM) Activity is to expand and sustain the provision and governance of WASH services by increasing access to sustainable water services; Increasing access to finance for water, sanitation, and hygiene; Strengthening the market for sanitation products and services; and Strengthening basin water boards and water use associations for stewardship of water resources.


Tetra Tech seeks experienced candidates for the following positions:

Organizational Performance Improvement Specialist (1 Post)- Based in Iringa

The Organizational Performance Improvement Specialist will be an integral part of a multi-person component team on a USAID funded development activity to increase access to sustainable water services managed by the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) and urban water supply and sanitation authorities (UWSSAs). The candidate will provide technical assistance to RUWASA, CBWSOs, and WSSAs to develop and implement organizational improvements and support to district-level national water policy implementation. The candidate should have demonstrated experience carrying out capacity development and institutional strengthening within the Tanzanian WASH sector, particularly with RUWASA and UWSSAs, related to the results listed below. Experience with similar donor funded activities is desired. This position reports to the Water Services Team Lead and will be based in Iringa town with travel to activity districts in Rukwa, Njombe, Iringa, and Morogoro regions.

  • Improve RUWASA’s institutional, operational, administrative, and management capacity;
  • Improve institutional capacity to monitor water services at district, regional and national levels;
  • Support capacity development efforts to implement innovative operations and maintenance models, such as PPPs, to professionalize rural and urban water service delivery;
  • Improve UWSSA performance, financial viability, and operational capacity;
  • Design and construction management of targeted rural/urban water supply infrastructure;


Education: Advanced degree relevant in a specific area of specialization such as public administration, engineering, community development, business administration or similar;

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience directly involved or leading institutional strengthening and capacity development activities within the TZ WASH (or related) sectors;
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the design and implementation of complex public sector organizational strengthening activities to improve performance;
  • Experience leading detailed work planning and reporting;


To apply through with a cover letter and current curriculum vitae (CV) in reverse chronological order format. Please list the title of the position in the email subject line.

General Qualifications:

  • Must be computer literate (in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team. Must also be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Professional fluency in English and Swahili is required for verbal and written communication.
  • Experience delivering services in Tanzania, working successfully within a team environment;
  • Please note: Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible for this position.

Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls will be accepted about these positions. Deadline for submission of applications is September 28,2021.