The USAID-funded Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity (WAVE) project in Central Asia, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development, is currently accepting expressions of interest for an International Expert on the Regulation of Reservoirs. This position will be remote (i.e., located in the expert’s home office) from September to November 2022 with one visit to Tajikistan.
The Consultant will work closely with the expert group and MEWR to coordinate the drafting of rules for the use of Bahri Tojik reservoir. The Consultant will make every effort to achieve the expected results by providing strategic guidance to improve the effective regulation of the use of Bahri Tojik reservoir, considering the best practices of the CIS countries, in particular Russian Federation. The final documents must comply with the existing regulatory framework and other relevant laws and regulations in force in Tajikistan.
*Prepare a review of existing legal documents relevant to the development of rules water usage from the Bahri Tojik reservoir (hereinafter referred to as the Rules).
*Provide recommendations to address gaps and limitations in the draft of rules.
*Collaborate with the expert group to finalize the rules based on guidelines for regulating reservoirs in Tajikistan, as well as prepared technical materials, assessments, and reviews.
*Analyze and map possible risks and mechanisms for risk-reduction or elimination.
*Introduce new restrictions and assumptions in regulating the water level in reservoirs and its discharge, taking into account the stable operation of structures in the upstream and downstream.
*Ensure prior approval of all activities with the project team and the MEWR.
*Ensure timely submission of relevant reports and notes.
*Perform other tasks related to the overall purpose of this assignment.
*Master’s degree in the field of water management, hydraulic structures, and/or hydrology of rivers; knowledge and skills in sustainable natural resource management, policy formulation, or other relevant areas are an advantage.
*At least 10 years of proven relevant work experience in international organizations, ministries and departments and expertise in the following areas:
o management and protection of water resources with transboundary character.
o formulation of policies and procedures for management of reservoirs.
o development of regulations of river flow with the development of Rules for the operation of reservoirs.
o Analytical and practical experience of integrated water resources management (IWRM).
*Practical experience in preparing analytical reviews, materials, documents in the field of water relations, development of laws, internal documents, and other water related regulations in the CIS countries.
*Knowledge of regulatory, legal, and other documents on water resources management of the Russian Federation and experience in thematic working groups and similar assignments is an advantage.
*Interpersonal and team coordination skills, as well as the ability to work independently under tight deadlines.
*Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments, willingness to take initiative, excellent communication, and analytical skills.
*Professional fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of the Russian language is a plus.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:
* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format
Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted. Application deadline is September 5, 2022.At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.
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