EU-BMZ (Germany) Project Careers – 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: 16th April 2018
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