RTI International in collaboration with Plan International and other partners are implementing a 4-year USAID funded Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) program. E-WASH will provide technical assistance to and will work in collaboration with state governments to improve urban water service delivery by strengthening the governance, financial, and technical viability of six (6) state water boards (SWBs) in Nigeria. The overall goal is improvement of urban water and sanitation service delivery.RTI International hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, motivated and experienced professionals to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Utility Operations Specialist (UOS)Location: DeltaJob DescriptionsThe main objective of this position is to build capacity of the Delta State Urban Water Board (DSUWB) in general utility operations including financial, commercial, HR, managerial, and operational aspects of the DSUWB to improve their financial and operational viability.In this respect the position will support the DSUWB to have adequate capacity for budgeting, financial management including reporting, billing, collection and other revenue generation ventures. This means developing accurate, transparent accounting systems and strengthen transparent financial management.Support the DSUWB in budgeting processes for the utility operations, design appropriate tariffs based on the tariff review study and accurate and reliable customer data base.Facilitate the development of appropriate organizational structures and other HR related functions for the transformed SWB.Facilitating the development and execution of incentives and performance-based contracts including defining performance monitoring and assessment approaches with clearly defined KPIs and implementation of the PIPsSupport prioritization and use of public private partnerships to improve delivery of water and sanitation services. Identify innovative cost recovery mechanisms and service delivery models. Support prioritization and use of local, own-source revenue to improve delivery of water and sanitation services.