Water Advisor via ReliefWeb

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World Vision International – Jordan:

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Position Title: Water Advisor


WIT will be a five year USAID-funded program focused on water conservation and the creation/improvement of alternative livelihoods and access to finance for Jordanian host communities and Syrian refugee populations in Jordan.

The role of the Water Advisor is to create and implement a strategy to increase sustainable management of water through the identification and implementation of appropriate and innovative technologies.

Major Responsibilities:

Creation and Implementation of Water Conservation Strategy

· Takes a leading role in developing the WIT Consortium Water Conservation Strategy with the aim of saving water at both agricultural and household level.

· Incorporates cross cutting priorities including gender, youth, and Stability and Conflict resolution within the strategy.

· Ensures all implementation activities are focused where the impact of water conservation will be greatest.

· Acts as consortium team lead in identifying appropriate technologies and practices to conserve and reuse water resources

· Create partnerships with private companies with a primary link to markets and producers working in the agriculture field.

· Provide support and trainings to WIT staff, communities and relevant stakeholders in the development, implementation, and monitoring of Water Conservation Strategy.

· Establish partnerships to strengthen local entities through knowledge management to act effectively in advisory services focused on water conservation

· Facilitate the adaptation and use of advanced water harvesting modeling techniques

· Contribute to the WIT program strategic planning process and provide regular updates

· Consistently demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances.

· Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity.

· Demonstrate an awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs.

· Be responsible for full and proper implementation of WVI systems of management, compliance and control as described in operational manuals

· Work with finance and compliance to mitigate fraud, conflict of interest and legal ramifications of WVI Jordan activities.

Works with Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning to ensure effective strategic implementation

· Works with Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning team to insure effective monitoring tools are developed to evaluate the progression of water conservation activities.

· Coordinate with M&E and accountability in the response to issues that arise and take a learning approach to outreach strategy and implementation

· Along with MEL Advisor, insure stakeholder access to feedback mechanisms and dialog.

Other major Responsibilities

· Represents the consortium as needed in meetings with USAID, Government of Jordan, and other stakeholders


Masters and/or PHD in water and soil conservation or other relevant areas (civil and environmental engineer/environmental science)

Minimum of 5 years in a similar position and significant professional experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions aimed at triggering water conservation.

Knowledge & Skills:

· Ability and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary context.

· Capacity and skills in advanced environmental and water resource modeling tools and techniques.

· Communications and computer skills; Fluent in English and proficient and/or working knowledge in Arabic.

· Knowledge and experience with water technology alternatives and management practices including water harvesting, hydroponics, drip irrigation, etc.

Core Capabilities:
• Achieving quality results and service
• Practicing accountability and integrity
• Communicating information effectively
• Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly
• Understanding the Humanitarian industry
• Understanding WV’s mission & operations
• Practicing continuous innovation & creativity
• Learning for growth and development
• Maintaining work/life balance
• Building collaborative relationships
• Practicing gender & cultural diversity
• Influencing individuals & groups

If you meet our requirements, please submit your resume with a covering letter via Akhtaboot.

How to apply:

If you meet our requirements, please submit your resume with a covering letter to:

[email protected]

Please write “Water Advisor – WV Jordan” in the E-mail subject line.

Successful candidates only will be notified for the interview.