EU-BMZ Project Jobs – Regional Hydromet System Coordinator – Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Organization: Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
Funding Source: EU-BMZ
(Germany)
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 technical oversight
    to the start-up, implementation and operationalization of the regional
    Nile Basin Hydromet System.
  • Develop a milestone plan that outlines the
    approach and implementation activities, the required coordination among
    NBI centers, NBI member countries, Lake Victoria Basin Commission and GIZ.
  • Carry out national consultations and
    selected site visits for refining cost estimates of on-site works;
  • Plan, organize and facilitate
    consultations with national stakeholders and the regional expert working
    group to ensure that the final hydromet system design specs meets the
    requirements of each NBI member country;
  • Procure consultants and contractors for
    implementing the various aspects of the hydromet system;
  • Oversee the installation and testing of
    the hydromet system ensuring that all components work together. Ensure
    that the national hydrological services agencies’ field and office staff
    are adequately conversant with the installation, testing, troubleshooting
    and operationalization of the system;
  • Supervise the final testing and
    operational handing over of the hydromet system in each NBI country;
  • Develop, consult and finalize the policy
    guidance on the governance, budgeting, operation and maintenance and data
    sharing of the system.
  • Develop a monitoring system for country
    compliance to the agreed standards regarding (a) budgeting and O & M
    of the stations and (b) data exchange
  • Plan, design and organize the preparation
    of communication products for keeping all relevant stakeholder abreast of
    the progress in the implementation of the hydromet system; issue the
    communication products regularly;



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess good
    academic/professional qualification with at least M.Sc. (Ph.D. preferable)
    in water resources engineering, hydraulic engineering, hydrology, civil
    engineering (with specialization in hydrology or water resources) or
    closely related fields;
  • Specialized training on
    hydro-meteorological monitoring systems design is a requirement;
  • Ten years of relevant experience (after
    MSc) in river basin management , water resources management;
  • Eight years of experience (after MSc) with
    the design and implementation and management of hydro-meteorological
    systems;
  • Five years’ experience in delivering
    multi-country projects of similar nature and complexity to the Nile Basin
    hydromet system is required;
  • Strong project management skills
    demonstrated through hands-on experience in coordination, implementation
    and management of complex water resources projects is required.
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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