Resilient Waters Program: Water and Environmental Specialist
The Water and Environmental Specialist position scope: The Water and Environment Specialist will improve coordination with the technical task team to ensure implementation and operationalization of plans and strategies, including Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (2018-2022), implementation of the MOU on Groundwater activities signed between LIMCOM and SADC-GMI, and relevant technical activities that may be recommended by the Commission. The specialist will update tools and technical reports and will conduct research and assessments to increase knowledge around water resources, including groundwater resources and transboundary aquifers, water security, resources management, and other key areas as outlined in the LIMCOM IWRM Plan and annual work plan.
Principal duties and responsibilities: The Water and Environment Specialist will provide technical support to the LIMCOM Executive Secretariat, with illustrative activities that may include but not limited to:
- Updating tools and technical reports, such as the Limpopo River Awareness Kit and Limpopo River Basin Monograph Study
- Conducting research and develop scoping reports to enhance and expand knowledge on transboundary aquifers, existing groundwater resources, etc.
- Coordinating the rollout of technical activities, including the Integrated Water Resources Management Plan and groundwater activities agreed upon under the LIMCOM MOU with SADC-GMI
- Supporting the development of sustainable strategies and protocols to support natural resources management processes, sustainable use, integrated water planning and decision-making, and groundwater monitoring and management
- Operationalizing and piloting the water demand management strategy
- Implementing environmental management pilot projects around water quality and water hyacinth
- A degree in environmental science, natural resources management, hydrology, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred;
- Minimum of 7 years of direct work experience in hydrology, climate scenarios, integrated water resources management, water quality assurance, environmental mitigation and management, and climate adaptation, with river basin organizations preferred;
- Excellent communication, management, planning, and coordination skills required;
- Demonstrated capacity to work independently and in a collaborative environment;
- Established working relationships with various key stakeholder organizations highly preferred;
- Ability to travel occasionally on short-term basis;
- Excellent English, reading, writing, and verbal skills required;
- Knowledge of Portuguese, reading, writing and verbal skills is an advantage.
Estimated length of assignment:
The estimated duration of the consultancy is four to six months
Application instructions: Apply online by March 12, 2019 at the following link: