Utility Technical Specialist (UTS), Vacancy at RTI International
Posted: 15/Nov/2018

RTI International is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 5,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

We hereby invite applications from highly resourceful, motivated and experienced professionals to fill the vacant position below: 

Job Title: Utility Technical Specialist (UTS)
Locations: Abia, Delta, Imo, Niger, Sokoto, Taraba
Slot: 6 Openings


  • 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.

Job Description

  • Your responsibilities will include working with the SWB to develop Performance Improvement Plans, support implementation, and monitor progress against targets. This position will support the SWBs to ensure that there are clearly defined and developed Asset Maintenance and Management (AMM) Systems that will ensure sustainable water systems that can continue working properly for the intended lifetime of the infrastructure. O&M will be incentivized through the SWB Action Plan KPIs and subsequent departmental PIPs.
  • Working with the SWB determine cost of meeting immediate measures to improve delivery of water services assist in selection and technical monitoring of contracts issued under the utility support fund for the state. Design and support implementation of performance improvement measures including non-revenue water reduction strategies.
  • Design appropriate urban sanitation improvement plans at the main city on fecal sludge management, collection and transportation and treatment approaches.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Master's Degree in Engineering, Utility Management, Water Supply and Sanitation, Executive Management of Water and Sanitation Programs.
  • A minimum of Master's Degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of experience post qualification experience in any of the above areas
  • Experience in designing performance improvement plans for utilities water or electricity.
  • Proven experience in developing non-revenue water control strategies, customer management etc
  • Knowledge and understanding of utility asset management practices, water utility operations from source to tap including basic understanding of treatment methods
  • Understanding different solutions for fecal sludge management, development of urban sanitation city plans.

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application Letters and CV as one single Word document to: Recruitment@ewash.rti.org Using the Job Title and Location as the subject e.g "UTS Abia", "UTS Delta", "UTS Imo", "UTS Niger", "UTS Sokoto" or "UTS Taraba" (no other text should be on this subject line) If you would like to be considered in 2 or more states, then you have to submit two or more applications but stating the states of your interest as per the above instruction. 


  • Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they see this advert. This is a re-advertisement, do not re-apply if you already applied before.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer a highly competitive renumeration. Take note that any successful candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment background investigation.