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Project Staff : : Senior Water Resources Management Specialist

Closing: Jan 5, 2023

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Published: Dec 13, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Academic /Professional Qualifications & Experience

At least M.Sc. (Ph.D. is added advantage) in water resources engineering, water resources planning and management, hydrology, civil engineering (with specialization in hydrology or water resources) or closely related fields.

Experience Required

  1. At least ten (10) years (after MSc degree) relevant experience in water resources planning, including significant high-level experience in leading and managing integrated water resources management and basin planning processes; particularly in a shared river-basin management context.
  2. Demonstrated experience in leading multi-disciplinary professional teams (for at least 5 years) for water resources planning, management, and development from a river basin perspective.
  3. Excellent understanding and proven ability in water resources assessments for both policy development and operational purposes.
  4. Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization including project conceptualization, proposal writing, and engagement of funding agencies
  5. Demonstrated capacity to communicate the water resources planning outcomes in ways that are relevant to management and stakeholder decision-making.
  6. Demonstrated experience with application of modern trans-boundary water management principles and associated national/international water law principles,
  7. A proven capacity to take an innovative and strategic approach to the formulation of water policy at a national or regional level.
  8. Proven experience in developing basin/water resources investment plans and engaging with the relevant ministries in a cross –sectoral approach (water, agriculture, energy, environment, finance, and planning)
  9. A demonstrated understanding of international and trans-boundary aspects of the management of shared river basins and the ability to apply this understanding to policy and strategy development in a shared river-basin context.
  10. Proven capacity to operate in a constructive and highly consultative manner in a complex political environment, particularly where conflicting interests are involved.
  11. Experience in leading team processes of professional staff in an organization is a requirement.
  12. Proven ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment and to interact positively with a wide range of stakeholders within an international and multi-government context.
  13. Proven ability to exercise high-level inter-personal skills in all situations, in particular, in engaging with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  14. Excellent written and spoken communication, including high-level fluency in the English language and an ability to transmit ideas and information in a clear, accurate and effective manner. Knowledge of French is an advantage.


Responsibilities

Academic /Professional Qualifications & Experience

At least M.Sc. (Ph.D. is added advantage) in water resources engineering, water resources planning and management, hydrology, civil engineering (with specialization in hydrology or water resources) or closely related fields.

Experience Required

  1. At least ten (10) years (after MSc degree) relevant experience in water resources planning, including significant high-level experience in leading and managing integrated water resources management and basin planning processes; particularly in a shared river-basin management context.
  2. Demonstrated experience in leading multi-disciplinary professional teams (for at least 5 years) for water resources planning, management, and development from a river basin perspective.
  3. Excellent understanding and proven ability in water resources assessments for both policy development and operational purposes.
  4. Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization including project conceptualization, proposal writing, and engagement of funding agencies
  5. Demonstrated capacity to communicate the water resources planning outcomes in ways that are relevant to management and stakeholder decision-making.
  6. Demonstrated experience with application of modern trans-boundary water management principles and associated national/international water law principles,
  7. A proven capacity to take an innovative and strategic approach to the formulation of water policy at a national or regional level.
  8. Proven experience in developing basin/water resources investment plans and engaging with the relevant ministries in a cross –sectoral approach (water, agriculture, energy, environment, finance, and planning)
  9. A demonstrated understanding of international and trans-boundary aspects of the management of shared river basins and the ability to apply this understanding to policy and strategy development in a shared river-basin context.
  10. Proven capacity to operate in a constructive and highly consultative manner in a complex political environment, particularly where conflicting interests are involved.
  11. Experience in leading team processes of professional staff in an organization is a requirement.
  12. Proven ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment and to interact positively with a wide range of stakeholders within an international and multi-government context.
  13. Proven ability to exercise high-level inter-personal skills in all situations, in particular, in engaging with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  14. Excellent written and spoken communication, including high-level fluency in the English language and an ability to transmit ideas and information in a clear, accurate and effective manner. Knowledge of French is an advantage.


a) Support the strategic water resources analysis process and the coordinated dam and reservoir operations process

  1. Assist the DED/ HBWP in the planning, implementation, and day to day management of the third phase of the strategic water resources analysis.
  2. Assist the DED/ HBWP in the planning, implementation, and day to day management of the coordinated operation of dams and reservoir in the LV basin region.
  3. Liaise with NBI member countries to solicit data, information, and feedbacks as part of the strategic analysis and the dam operations process.
  4. Provide technical expertise in water resources scenario analysis and planning.
  5. Support the generation, analysis, and evaluation of strategic options as part of the strategic water resources analysis and dam operations process.
  6. Support the organization of workshops, trainings and experience exchange events planned as part of the strategic analysis and dam operation process.

b) Support in basin water resources management planning and basin-wide investment programming

  1. Provide technical oversight and operations level management on specific hydrology and water resources studies, as well as climate change studies as required in supporting development of sustainable water resources planning and management in the NBI countries and across the Nile Basin.
  2. Support the conceptualization, planning and preparation of the basin water resources plans and a derived investment program.
  3. Support translation and packaging of strategic water resources options into water resources management and infrastructure investment building blocks.
  4. Based on the identified water resources management building blocks, support the implementation of the Nile River basin water resources management plan.
  5. Provide technical expertise and technical support in implementation of the Basin investment program.
  6. Support implementation of the Nile Basin Basin-Wide Program
  7. Provide programmatic oversight and guidance to the water resources team
  8. Plan, organize and implement activities of the water resources related work streams, including identification of strategic as well as operational priorities, preparation of concept notes and proposals, development of work plan and budget, and day to day supervision of implementation the program.
  9. Ensure that water resources team is well-informed and oversight their personal development plans. Ensure timely finalization of staff development plan as per the guidance from the DED-HBWP.
  10. Develop and keep under continuous review work plans and budgets in alignment with the Nile-SEC budgeting cycle.
  11. Under the guidance of the DED-HBWP, prepare WRM-related programs and projects for mobilization of funds in line with the NBI 10-year strategy and the five-year Basin-wide program.
  12. Provide the necessary expertise and leadership to ensure the smooth operation of the Nile-DSS at the Nile-SEC, SAPs and NBI countries.
  13. Support member country capacity development

c) Assess the capacity gap and needs of NBI member countries and plan their support.

  1. Promote the use of knowledge and tools available at the Nile Sec and in the regional centers
  2. Liaise with Universities and Research Institutions in the region in view to introduce the use of the various Nile Basin analytical tools, e.g., the Nile Basin Decision Support System (NB DSS), in their curriculum or practical works.
  3. Carry out other tasks as per the request from the DED/HBWP.


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