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Introduction

With funding from the EU-BMZ (Germany) Project: “Support to transboundary water cooperation in the Nile Basin”, the Nile-Sec intends to hire the service of a project staff (Regional Hydromet System Coordinator). The regional coordinator will be responsible for delivering the outcome and output indicators of the Nile Sec Implemented EU-BMZ (Germany) project on the regional Nile Basin hydromet system. The job description for this position is given as follows:

Job Description (highlights)

  • 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;

Academic/Professional Qualification: 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;

Experience Required: At least 10 years of relevant experience (after MSc) in river basin management , water resources management; At least 8 years of experience (after MSc) with the design and implementation and management  of hydro-meteorological systems; At least 5 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;

Duty Station: The Regional Coordinator will be based at NBI Secretariat in Entebbe Uganda with possible travel within or out of the Basin Countries as   may be deemed necessary by the Employer.

Period of Service: The duration of the employment shall be 3 years (six months’ probation period) renewed annually based on satisfactory performance.

How to apply: Interested applicants are advised to submit applications electronically to the Executive Director through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Application/cover letter indicating the title of the assignment accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 12:00 pm (Local Time in Entebbe, Uganda) 8th January, 2018. Please clearly indicate a minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding the current employer with their full contacts. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Complete ToRs for this position can be downloaded from here

Introduction

With funding from the EU-BMZ (Germany) Project: “Support to transboundary water cooperation in the Nile Basin”, the Nile-Sec is intends to hire the service of a Water Resources Analyst. The Analyst shall provide practical analytic expertise using the Nile Basin Decision Support System in the implementation of the second phase of the strategic water resources analysis being undertaken by NBI Secretariat. The job description for this position is given as follows:

Job Description (highlights)

  • Provide expertise and operational (hands-on) support to the strategic analysis being undertaken by the Nile-Sec.
  • 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
  • Support 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;

Academic/Professional Qualification: At least Masters level degree in water resources systems engineering, hydro-informatics, hydrology (with focus on water resources modelling) or closely related fields; PhD in relevant field preferable.

Experience Required: Seven (7) years of qualifying experience (after MSc degree) in river basin modelling, with focus on water balance modelling, water allocation, simulation of river-reservoir systems involving key water use systems (such as hydropower, irrigation), flood control benefits of regulation systems, rainfall-runoff modelling, 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 requirement.

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.

Duty Station: The Analyst will be based at NBI Secretariat in Entebbe Uganda with possible travel within or out of the Basin Countries as   may be deemed necessary by the Employer.

Period of Service: This is a regional position with a contract duration of two years (six months probation period) renewable annually based on satisfactory performance.

How to apply: Interested and qualified individuals are advised to visit the NBI website at www.nilebasin.org to download the full details of this assignment and person specifications. Interested applicants are advised to submit applications electronically to the Executive Director through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Application/cover letter indicating the title of the assignment accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 12:00 pm (Local Time in Entebbe, Uganda) 8th January, 2018. Please clearly indicate a minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding the current employer with their full contacts. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Complete ToRs for this position can be downloaded from here

Introduction

With funding from the EU-BMZ (Germany) Project: “Support to transboundary water cooperation in the Nile Basin”, the Nile-Sec is intends to hire the service of senior level water resources management specialist (Senior Water Resources Specialist).

The Senior Water Resources Management Specialist shall assist the Deputy Executive Director/Head of Basin-Wide Program and Water Resources Management (DED-HBWP/WRM) in the implementation of the work streams of the NBI Basin Wide Program. The job description for this position is given as follows:

Job Description (highlights)

  • Under the guidance of the DED/Head of BWP-WRM, provide expertise and operational oversight in the implementation of the second phase of the strategic water resources;
  • Provide technical expertise in water resources scenario analysis and planning;
  • Provide technical oversight and operations level management on specific hydrology and water resources 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.
  • Support the conceptualization, planning and preparation of the Nile Basin water resources plans and investment program;
  • Support the organization of workshops, trainings and experience exchange events planned as part of the strategic analysis process;
  • Plan, organize and implement activities of the water resources related work streams of the Basin-Wide Program, including identification of strategic as well as operational priorities, and day to day supervision of implementation the program; 
  • 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/WRM; 
  • Support capacity development for NBI member countries in applying international best practice in water resources management

Academic/Professional Qualification: At least M.Sc (Ph.D. preferable) 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: 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.

Demonstrated experience in leading multi-disciplinary professional team (for at least 5 years) for water resources planning, management and development from a river basin perspective; Excellent understanding and proven ability in resource assessments and river flow simulation models for both policy development and operational purposes;

Duty Station: The Employee will be based at NBI Secretariat in Entebbe Uganda with possible travel within or out of the Basin Countries as   may be deemed necessary by the Employer.

Period of Service: This is a regional position with an initial Contract duration of three years (with a probation period of six months) renewable annually based on satisfactory performance.

How to apply: Interested applicants are advised to submit applications electronically to the Executive Director through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Application/cover letter indicating the title of the assignment accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 12:00 pm (Local Time in Entebbe, Uganda) 8th January, 2018. Please clearly indicate a minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding the current employer with their full contacts. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Complete ToRs for this position can be downloaded from here