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

Job Title:     Water Resources Modeler
Organization: Nile Basin
Initiative (NBI)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
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.
Job Summary: The Water
Resources Modeler will support the Nile Basin Initiative in strengthening their
Water Resources Management Department, in general, and implement the water
resources management program of NBI.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide technical expertise in the development of
DSS new add-ons and lead their development, testing and integration
Actively contribute to DSS user community activities
through sharing of experiences, providing training, and resolution of DSS use
related issues
Carry out periodic technical workshops and trainings
on the application of the NB-DSS
Provide analytical support including compilation and
quality assuring water resources and related data, developing model setups,
scenario analysis and evaluation of strategic options for water resources
Significantly contribute to the preparation of
strategic papers, including supporting technical analysis and review of working
Contribute to the modeling impacts of Climate Change
on hydrology of the Nile Basin and development of Climate Change resilient
water resources development and management options
Provide technical/analytic inputs to the preparation
of knowledge products;
Contribute to the preparation of training modules on
water resources modeling and use of NB DSS
Manage consultants’ performance to ensure the
relevance and quality, including reviewing of technical documents.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in water
resources systems engineering, hydro-informatics, hydrology (with focus on
water resources modeling) or closely related fields.
At least five years’ 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 and optimization modeling.
A minimum of five years’ experience in the
application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in water resources.
Broad knowledge and understanding of surface water
hydrology and hydrologic modeling technologies, with special emphasis on large-basin
hydrologic modeling.
Proficiency in an advanced programming language;
such as (C++, Visual Basic, and Java) is a significant advantage.
Familiarity with hydrodynamic modeling of river
systems is a significant advantage.
Demonstrated expertise with at least two water
resources modeling software packages is a requirement.
Previous exposure and experience in formulation and
solving optimization problems in water resources
Working knowledge of routine statistical methods.
Strong multi-cultural and inter-personnel skills;
experience in working in multidisciplinary team is a significant advantage.
Demonstrated technical writing, analytical, presentation
and reporting skills.
Strong English language skills (spoken and written);
working knowledge of French is an advantage.
Prior experience working with or in
regional/international organizations is an advantage.
Experience working in Africa, particularly the Nile
Basin countries, is preferred.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified applicants are advised to send their applications electronically to
the Executive Director at: watervacancy@nilebasin.org. The application/cover
letters should clearly be indicating the title of the assignment and accompanied
by detailed curriculum vitae.
15th October 2015
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