Wetlands Expert – Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Job Title:     Wetlands Expert
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 Wetlands
Expert will support Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) in the timely and efficient
implementation of the components of the Wetlands project implemented by the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Prepare detailed work plans, budgets and oversee
implementation implementation of activities of the Wetlands Project;
The incumbent will also develop concept notes on
major studies of the project, in particular on the Transboundary Wetlands
Diagnostic Analysis, the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Study
and the Nile Basin Wetlands as Green Infrastructure Study. The concept notes
are intended to raise awareness of stakeholders, support preparations for
carrying out the studies and enhance the benefits of these studies on creating
better understanding of values of Nile Basin wetlands.
Provide substantive (subject-matter) inputs and
technical oversight to the transboundary wetlands Diagnostic and The Economics
of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB) studies, and Wetlands as Green
Infrastructure Study
The incumbent will also provide technical oversight
to development of wetlands management plans for the Sudd; contribute to the
formulation of wetlands management plans of the four Nile Equatorial Lakes
(NEL) pilot sites
Oversee the development of a basin-wide wetland
management framework plan
Coordinate required stakeholder processes for the
basin-wide project activities
Plan for, organize and implement knowledge transfer
from the project to other relevant NBI river basin management and development
Prepare and submit regular progress and substantive
reports to support monitoring of implementation of the Wetlands project
Work closely with Nile-SEC communication and
knowledge management team to disseminate knowledge products from project
implementation activities
Offer technical oversight in the preparation of Nile
Basin wetlands knowledgebase, wetlands atlas and their maintenance and
Organize project related workshops, roundtables and
discussion groups to support the implementation of the project and
dissemination of results
Design, organize and implement training and
awareness raising activities to support project implementation and maximize
impacts of project outputs for sustainable management of Nile Basin wetlands
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold an MSc in
Environmental management, bio-diversity protection of freshwater aquatic
ecosystems, freshwater ecology, or closely related fields
At least ten years of practical (hands-on)
experience after MSc degree in wetlands conservation, formulations of wetland
policies and strategies and planning for wetlands protection and sustainable
Prior experience and very good skills in stakeholder
facilitation and in leading groups of professionals in project implementation
Significant exposure in valuation of ecosystem
services is an added advantage
Working knowledge of GIS is an added advantage
Prior experience in working in multi-cultural
environment, preferably experience in a river basin management context
Excellent communication (training, presentation) and
writing skills are required
Broad knowledge and understanding of environmental
and social management frameworks
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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