The objective of the GIZ Programme on Sustainable water Resource Management in Somalia focuses on establishing the foundation for a comprehensive Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and aims to develop capacities to manage Somalia’s water resources. It aims to establish a baseline on the current state of IWRM in the Shabelle river basin (river basin analysis) and develops skills of technical staff are trained to use hydrological techniques for data collection and monitoring. Further, the water resources monitoring network
will be improved by the integration of satellite data and strategic gauge stations.At institutional level, decision makers are trained on relevant issues around international water law and negotiation skills to get into dialogue with stakeholders along the river basin on sustainable use of the river water. Support to establish and build intersectoral coordination through working groups is provided. Decision makers are also exposed to experiences in other river basins who have built national integrated water resource management systems.
Excursions with a view to experience in building a national Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) system. This is in a view to improve the institutional framework for the sustainable development of water resources in the country. With better information on water availability, demand and use, as well as improved technical capacity, the relevant water and agriculture ministries engage communities and civil society
organisations to identify and resolve specific problems experienced along the river such as flooding, management of water inflows and low agricultural productivity through participatory modelling. They receive support to establish water user organisations and receive training on operational water monitoring for the challenges identified in their specific locations. Responsibilities
IWRM is looking for a technical advisor
to strengthen the Institutional capacity and decision makers on integrated water resource management as well as on relevant issues around in transboundary water management, international water law and negotiation skills to get into dialogue with stakeholders along the river basins on sustainable use of the river water
(sharing benefits).The potential Applicant should and must be holding a Kenyan nationality with very fluent in English, Kiswahili and Somali languages.Qualification
- University degree in an area that is related to the programme objectives – e.g. in water resources management, land use planning, geography with focus on water, environmental sciences, engineering focus on water or other relevant to job profile with willingness to cross-disciplinary thinking and an interest in other relevant areas.
- Regular business trips to Somalia (Shabelle River basin) are necessary.
Other knowledge, additional competences
- Atleast 3 years of experience in any of the above mentioned sectors or academia on relevance topics.
- Experience in river basic community as well in water resource management in Somalia is an advantage
- Fluency in English, Kiswahili and in Somali languages
- Good practical and theoretical background on water resources, land use
planning, data management and monitoring
- Experience in working with communities and Water user Associations
- Willingness to frequent travel and work to Shabelle River basin regions
- Good working knowledge of ICT technologies, basic GIS and computer applications
- Proven reporting and writing skills in English; mastering the Somali language will
be an added advantage
- Research experience in an area related to the project’s / programme’s requirements
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent), Somali (Spoken: native | Written: native),
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