Water Resources Analyst Job Placement – Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Job Title:     Water Resources Analyst
Organization: Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
About US:
The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is an inter-governmental organization
initiated and led by the Nile riparian countries to promote joint development,
protection and management of the common Nile Basin water resources. NBI has a
Shared Vision, namely: ‘to promote sustainable socioeconomic development
through the equitable utilization of’, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin
water resources.’ The NBI provides a unique forum for the countries of the Nile
Basin to move toward a cooperative process to realize tangible benefits in the
basin and build a solid foundation of trust and confidence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide expertise and operational
    (hands-on) support to the strategic analysis being undertaken by the
  • Source data from NBI countries and other
    credible global sources to update the baseline model and database of the
    first phase of the strategic analysis;
  • Provide analytic/modelling support to
    projection of Municipal and Industrial water demands; irrigation water
    demands and analysis of options for water saving;
  • Further develop the Nile Basin water
    resources model to integrate modules on hydro-economic optimization, dam
    cascade operation, climate change projections and other building blocks of
    the strategic water resources analysis.
  • Work closely with consultants in the
    development of hydro-economic models and optimization modules for
    exploring options for economically efficient water use scenarios
  • Using the Nile Basin Decision Support
    System (NB DSS), develop, simulate and evaluate scenarios of cooperative
    water resources management and development options;
  • Using appropriate modeling tools linked to
    the DSS and other tools as needed, evaluate expected changes to the extent
    of major wetlands’ dynamics and their water balance under scenarios of
    water resources development and management developed as part of the second
    phase of the strategic analysis;
  • Prepare and submit technical and progress
    reports regularly
  • Prepare regular knowledge products to
    support stakeholder workshops and communication of results to decision
    makers and other stakeholders
  • Assist the Water Resources Management Team
    of the Nile Sec in conducting awareness raising, consultation and training
    workshops for its governance members, expert groups and national DSS team;

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Masters level
    degree in water resources systems engineering, hydro-informatics,
    hydrology (with focus on water resources modeling) or closely related
    fields; PhD in relevant field preferable.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of qualifying
    experience (after MSc degree) in river basin modeling, with focus on water
    balance modeling, water allocation, simulation of river-reservoir systems
    involving key water use systems (such as hydropower, irrigation), flood
    control benefits of regulation systems, rainfall-runoff modeling, climate
    change and optimization modeling.
  • Demonstrated very good expertise with the
    river basin system modeling software packages that are is used at Nile-Sec
    as core of the DSS for the strategic assessment: Mike HYDRO Basin is a
  • Extensive knowledge of at least one other
    software for river basin system modeling used at Nile-Sec (preferable:
    RiverWare by CADSWES) and at least one physically based hydrology model
    (Mike SHE preferable) is a requirement.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants are advised to send
their applications electronically to the Executive Director through
wrmvacancy@nilebasin.org . Application/cover letter indicating the title of the
assignment accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae. Please clearly indicate a
minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding the current
employer with their full contacts. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 8th
January 2018
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