The Water Integrity Network Association (WIN) is an international NGO that researches the impact of corruption and poor integrity in the water and sanitation sectors and advocates for better governance jointly with a global network of partners. We develop and promote tools for more transparency, accountability, participation, and the introduction of integrity measures at all levels. We focus on capacity development and risk prevention in water and sanitation sector programmes worldwide, with the aim of improving performance and equity, to the benefit of all.
Having actively engaged in Bangladesh for nearly a decade, WIN has undertaken a programme over the past five years to mobilise the government, CSOs, donors, and communities in addressing corruption within the water and sanitation sector, contributing to the improvement of SDG 6 delivery.
WIN, with its partners in Bangladesh, has developed a country strategy for Bangladesh, which is to be implemented from 2024 to 2026. To support the successful implementation of our country strategy, WIN is seeking to build a dynamic and proficient pool of experts in Bangladesh. We are calling for expressions of interest for WIN’s Bangladesh Experts Database for the period 2024-2026. We are looking for individuals (or, in special cases, organisations*) to assist WIN as experts with the planning and/or implementation of WIN’s projects and programmes in Bangladesh, in particular:
WASH Experts – Public policy, Good Governance (tools, frameworks)
Water Resources Management with an integrity angle
Water Pollution with an integrity angle
Integrity & Anti-corruption (Integrity Tools, Integrity Management Practices)
Water-related Climate Change Adaptation with a focus on integrity
Integrity in city-wide inclusive sanitation
Water and Sanitation Financing
Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) in Water and Sanitation
WIN is committed to fostering good governance in water management. However, we do not support projects involving physical infrastructure development or maintenance.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to align their applications and inquiries with WIN's core mission of advancing integrity in water and sanitation through strategic interventions in governance and system improvement.
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
The expert will support WIN in realising WIN’s country strategy goals. By leveraging their extensive experience in the field, they bring valuable connections and possess the acumen to identify the most suitable stakeholders, ensuring the successful implementation of projects. An individual can possess expertise in one particular field or a combination of expertise from the above-mentioned areas.
Tasks may include:
pinpointing areas where integrity projects can make a meaningful impact in Bangladesh
strategically identifying key stakeholders
collecting, interpreting, and presenting evidence on the impact of poor/strong integrity in the form of surveys, research projects, policy briefs, integrity assessments, case studies, blog posts.
conducting research on integrity in the thematic areas mentioned above
implementing integrity tools with a variety of water and sanitation stakeholders
contributing to fundraising efforts
We are looking for experts with a high level of expertise and professional experience in one or more of the fields of WIN’s work in Bangladesh that meet the following criteria:
Relevant post-graduate degree and 4 years of experience in international or national development programmes of the thematic area being applied
Specific experience in water governance/system strengthening or in the anti-corruption field
At least 2 years of experience working in Bangladesh, having developed a network of relevant contacts and being able to show a track record of achievements
Experience with NGO advocacy
A good understanding of key stakeholders and having an extensive network of contacts with these stakeholders.
A sound understanding of the policy and regulatory frameworks and the integrity implications in the chosen area of expertise.
A clear interest and drive towards working on the topic of integrity in water and sanitation
Experience in working with multiple and relevant stakeholders like CSOs, government agencies, and/or water/sanitation service providers
Experience in facilitation of events and workshops, giving trainings and public speaking in both English and or Bengali
Fluency in English (Bengali is a strong advantage)
Excellent communication, writing, and organsational skills
The call for interest is also open to non-Bangladeshi citizens.
Persons who are in one of the following exclusion situations that bar them from receiving WIN funds CANNOT work as experts:
bankruptcy, winding up, court-ordered administration, arrangement with creditors, suspension of business activities or similar procedures − in breach of social security or tax obligations − guilty of grave professional misconduct
committed fraud, corruption, links to a criminal organisation, money laundering, terrorism-related crimes (including terrorism financing), child labour or human trafficking
shown significant deficiencies in complying with main obligations under a previous procurement contract, grant agreement, prize, expert contract, or similar
have created an entity under a different jurisdiction with the intent to circumvent fiscal, social or other legal obligations in the country of origin.
Experts will also be refused if it turns out that:
during the contract award procedure they misrepresented information required as a condition for participating or failed to supply that information
they are in a conflict of interest.
OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE ROLE
Being accepted to WIN’s Bangladesh Experts Database does not automatically mean that you will be contracted for task assignments. This will depend on our business needs and fulfilment of certain formal requirements. If you are contacted for a task assignment, you will need to sign a WIN Expert Contract. If you are selected, we will sign a contract with the details relating to your assignment (e.g. tasks and working arrangements, remuneration and payment arrangements).
Contract: Not fixed, based on need. Contracts are made based on the needs and a consultancy agreement
Location: Work from Bangladesh / remote work, depending on the assignment. No compensation for working environment will be provided like laptop, internet charges etc. If any travel is necessary, travel expenses can be covered as per WIN’s travel policy.
Starting date: Can be considered for work from Quarter 1 of 2024
Remuneration: Daily rate, to be fixed depending on experience
Download Call for Expressions of Interest as pdf:
We invite qualified candidates to submit via email a cover letter, expressing their motivation and qualifications, and a full CV, including references to:
The length of the application must not exceed 5 A4 pages.
In your cover letter, please clearly indicate your experience and skills in relation to the mentioned requirements and clearly state your motivation and your expertise areas from the list provided above. Further, indicate your daily rates and VAT status, as applicable.
*Organizations applying to this call should submit at least one or more CVs of individuals relevant to the expertise advertised. Otherwise, applications will not be considered.
Applications will be treated as strictly confidential.
Applications are open on a rolling basis until 15 June 2024, however, we would like to receive applications as soon as possible. If you are interested, please do not wait to apply.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WIN e.V. is an equal opportunity employer.