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[Re-advertising] WaterCredit Officer for CBO Program
Job Announcement: WaterCredit Officer for CBO Program
Deadline for Applications: 14 April, 2017
is an international non-governmental organization working to increase
access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Water.org has been in
operation since 1990, implementing water and sanitation programs in
conjunction with local partners such as financial institutions and
water/sanitation service providers. Water.org programs have reached over
3 million people in 12 countries.
has scaled its WaterCredit initiative over the last several years,
which works by building the capacity of carefully selected local
financial institutions to offer affordable financing for water and
sanitation facilities. WaterCredit programs support financial
institutions through a combination of financial assistance and technical
support. Since 2003, Water.org has implemented WaterCredit programs
with 66 partner financial institutions, facilitating over 550,000 water
and sanitation loans totaling over $120 million.
launched operations in Indonesia in early 2014 and seeks to build
relationships with a broad range of financial institutions (microfinance
institutions, commercial banks, BPRs, cooperatives) and
water/sanitation service providers.
Indonesia had developed a model to strengthen, finance, and expand
Community Based Organizations/BPSPAMS/HIPPAMS (CBOs) established under
the PAMSIMAS and SANIMAS programs. Water.org seeks to provide additional
support to build CBO governance structures, technical and operational
capacity and financial management skills to maintain and scale their
water and sanitation services in rural Indonesia. Water.org also seeks
to further inform financial institutions (FIs) about investment
opportunities in the rural water supply sector and support FIs to
increase loans to CBOs for financing management systems and
seeks a highly skilled and highly motivated WaterCredit Officer to
support the implementation of the program focused on rural pipe
water/sanitation supply. This position will be based in Jakarta with
regular travel throughout Indonesia. The WaterCredit Officer will report
to the CBO Senior Program Manager, the Water.org local team and HQ
staff. The WaterCredit Officer will manage CBO-focused programs in
partnership with Indonesia and U.S.-based staff, including program and
financial management, partner development, and program monitoring and
responsibility for this position is working with CBO for baseline,
strengthening and to expand services through CBO financing.
The task responsibilities include:
Baseline: Identify and assess CBOs and organize information into
database that will be used to manage CBO strengthening and willing to
get financing efforts. Identify strong CBOs with high potential to
improve or expand piped water or sanitation services.
Strengthening: Working in coordination with the Local Government on the
BPSPAMS/CBO Water and Sanitation Program, the CBO Association and the
Government of Indonesia, strengthen high potential CBOs to ensure that
they have the basic operational capacity to improve water and sanitation
services, access commercial financing to expand, and sustain operations
over the long-term.
Financing: Manage the lender participation on the CBO financing
program. Review of new financial institutions or banks criteria for
participation, credit review of proposed loans, manage all data and
tracking system, generate all reports. Present CBO investment
opportunities to financial institutions/investors (FIs), deliver
training and support to FIs to underwrite and disburse loans to CBOs,
and facilitate CBO loan applications.
position reports to the Senior Program Manager and works closely with
Country Director and Program Managers at the Water.org head office in
1.CBO Strengthening Program (30%) – Manage the CBO strengthening programs. Key tasks include, but are not limited to:
a.Help define standardized CBO operating requirements used assess, improve, and monitor CBO capacity
b.Working collaborative with Water.org Local Facilitator and PAMSIMAS team program to manage the CBO Strengthening program.
c.Develop and maintain database of CBOs in high priority regencies and operational capacities of those CBOs
CBO training materials and capacity building tools; Deliver trainings
to CBOs in different aspects of business management and operations,
including planning, budgeting, operations, accounting, financial
management, billing and customer service, and construction and
maintenance of water facilities
e.Support CBOs to secure engineering, construction, and other services from private sector providers
program monitoring visit (PMV) and monitor CBO progress against
standard operating capacity requirements including infrastructure and
collaboration with World Bank Water and Sanitation Program, BAPPENAS,
PAMSIMAS, SANIMAS, FIs, local governments, and other stakeholders
h.Maintain relationships with partners and establish regular communication regarding program implementation activities.
i.Organize and communicate information to track program performance, enhance CBO activities, and support the mission of Water.org
j.Work closely with partners to ensure timely program implementation according to the budget and work plan
k.Develop partner stories or beneficiary profiles.
2.CBO Financing Program (60%). Manage CBO financing program. key task include, but are not limited to:
a.Analyze CBO bankability and identify CBOs ready to access commercial capital for infrastructure and service expansion
lender nomination proposal to decisional committee with Lender analysis
spreadsheet for decisional Committee provides written approval
c.Prepare the draft agreement with the lender and send the final version to Lender for signature
to FIs information about the CBO market, build FI understanding of CBO
investment opportunities, provide guidance to FIs in underwriting loans
the submitted materials and confirm all facility requirements have been
met with the CBO creditworthy. Ensuring the loan terms are suitable to
allow for repayment (cash flows are adequate.
f.Working closely with the FIs on the loan product development for CBO and provide necessary training for FIs staff on CBO program
g.Monitoring FIs monthly portfolio report for CBO.
3. Water.org Organizational Support (10%) –Key tasks include, but are not limited to:
partner exchange visits to Water.org partners in other countries. Act
as a regular liaison between Water.org, partner financial institutions
and other stakeholders
as a knowledge base for Water.org cross cutting program and represent
Water.org at events and in written publications to advance the
organizational mission and vision.
regular contact with Water.org US program managers to support partner
reports, inform about partner progress and report any issues impacting
achievement of program deliverables.
d.Assist in the development of new tools, processes and/or procedures.
least five years of relevant experience with banking and financial
sector as credit officer, financial analyst or credit analyst.
understanding of financial statements and experience with financing or
strengthening of water/sanitation service providers or other small
•Familiarity with water and sanitation provision in Indonesia.
•Bachelor’s Degree in related field with demonstrated record of outstanding academic and career achievement.
•Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English required
•Project management experience and entrepreneurial mindset.
•Proven track record proactively identifying challenges and developing innovative solutions
•Demonstrated ability to deliver results working in a small team and playing a variety of roles
•Willingness to travel up to 30% of time
•Advanced Excel skills
•Willingness to travel up to 30% of time
is a two year contract position with strong potential for extension and
competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates may send a copy of their CV and a cover letter indicating their interest to: