Deadline: 10 June 2016
The SIDA’s International Training Programme is open for applications on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation-Integrated Processes. The programme targets public institutions, companies, and Civil Society Organisations that wants to contribute to a constructive change in the water sector and in their own organisation.
Achieving Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation services for everyone is one of the global Sustainable Development Goals to be reached by 2030. To meet this target we need to be creative, think and act out of the box, and use a much greater range of practical solutions. And above all it will require commitment and hard work by change agents, professional organisations and communities at the local level. This programme will contribute knowledge and skills that will make a difference in the local context.
Sida has commissioned NIRAS and WaterAid to jointly implement an advanced international training programme on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes.
This International Training Programme’s overarching objective is to contribute to planning and implementation of better sustainable urban water and sanitation services, where the rights, needs and demands of all citizens, including those of marginalised groups, are taken into account.
The term sustainability addresses environmental, social and economic long-term factors. Sustainability can be achieved only through an increased awareness of the need for integrated approaches and for long-term systems and by supporting key organisations in their processes for such a change.
- Increased knowledge of methods and tools for planning of sustainable urban water and sanitation systems
- Increased capacity to initiate and drive organisational change processes
- Shared experiences from colleagues in other parts of the world
- Professional support for more sustainable and inclusive water and sanitation services
- Educated and encouraged staff that will help achieve your strategic goals
- Collaboration opportunities with various organisations, experts and agencies
- Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector.
- The programme is primarily targeting organisations, not individuals, and efforts will be made to establish long-term relationships with key organisations.
- Collaborative organisations should be willing to commit themselves to participation over several years and to cooperate with other organisations in the programme. Capacity and interest to drive change processes to achieve their long-term goals, and a certain level of influence on the water and sanitation sector, is a prerequisite to become a collaborative organisation.
- Candidates from collaborative organisations may be prioritised.
- Applicants to the programme should:
- hold a key position in their organisation, with influence on a strategic level
- have the engagement and power to initiate and drive change processes;
- hold a relevant academic degree; and
- be available and motivated for active participation through the whole training programme.
How to Apply
- The application should be written on the special form attached and include a recent photo.
- Make sure your application is complete, correct and readable.
- A candidate has to be nominated by his/her organisation and the application must be signed by an authorized director/manager.
- A scanned copy of the application should be submitted by e-mail.
- If a scanned copy is not possible, the original application shall be submitted via post.
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