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institutional support project in Georgia
|Experts||E1||Team Leader — Water Operations Expert APPLY|
|E1||8.5 person-months (if beginning 15th Sept 2014), of these around 8.0 would be on site with more Input in the beginning and then more intermittent Input later during the project|
|Language skills||Working knowledge of English. Russian language skills are desired|
|Deadline||Oct/Nov 2014 Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement; posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.|
|ToRs are available only for shortlisted experts|
|Only short listed consultants will be replied to.
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Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents those are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.
The team leader position is for an institutional support project in Georgia; the input would be starting as soon as the designated TL is available and accepted (Oct/Nov 2014).
The United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) is one of three water and wastewater utilities servicing about 58.5% population in Georgia. The other two companies service Tbilisi and the Adjara region. UWSCG was established in January 2010 and has three organizational tiers: a central office located in Tbilisi, six regional branches, and 53 service centres covering cities and towns. At present UWSCG manages the 53 service centres with 2,343 staff and has recently begun reforms and many functions have been centralized, notably planning, design, finance, logistics and procurement.
Central offices in Tbilisi are manned with 150 technical and administrative staff to manage many of these diverse functions. Currently, there are 6 regional offices that link Tbilisi with the service centres. The regional offices provide troubleshooting technical assistance to the service centres. The service centres are responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance (O&M) for water supply and sewerage services.
System operation and services are challenged by aging infrastructure, irregular maintenance and low capacity. In many service centres systems exceed 30-50 years of use with historically low investments in asset management and maintenance and require significant investment to improve efficiency and quality of services.
With the corporatization and reorganization UWSCG, had been implementing structured programs of both improving the infrastructure capacity and organisation efficiency. The company has invested in management improvements like setting up a new centralized billing system, a customer service centre at Kutaisi (one of the service area with large customer base), transport facilities, operational tools and equipment, spares, inventory etc. In addition to these, the company had been undertaking focused improvements in customer metering, collection of revenue and achieved significant increase both in collection as well as billed volume which is reflected in the following financial summary.
Objectives / Scope of services:
The role of the Management Contractor (MC) is to provide management support services to the Client for improving the water services in the service area in its jurisdiction, aiming at:
The Management Contractor (MC) provides qualified and experienced functional specialists who assist the Client in improving the performance in the following key areas:
Requirements for the Team Leader — Water Operations Expert
The Project is already running since End of July 2013. The project would still be running until 06/2016
Interested candidates fulfilling the above requirements (especially the 10 years as operational manager providing services to at least 300,000 connections) should send us his CV in EU format as soon as possible.