International Team Leader (Water Resource Management)

GFA Consulting Group

Dushanbe, Tajikistan 🇹🇯

Posted on: 5 Jan, 2023
Application by: 20 Jan, 2023
Project status: Ongoing project
Project title: Integrated Rural Development Project/ TRIGGER – Water Resource Management
Period of project: 01/2023 – 12-2024
Duration of assignment: 24 months
Country: Tajikistan
Duty station: Dushanbe
Job code: ARD-TJK22GIZ0253

Project description

The “Integrated Rural Development Project” (IRDP) forms component 1 “To boost added value of agricultural production” of the EU financed “Rural Development Programme II (RDP II). GIZ implements the activities of IRDP as part of the bilateral development project “Towards Rural Inclusive Growth and Economic Resilience (TRIGGER)” in Tajikistan funded by the Bundesministerium fĂĽr wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)). The project is known under the acronym IRDP/TRIGGER. The aim of the Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP/TRIGGER) is the following: The economic resilience of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises including smallholder producers is strengthened.

The Water Output of IRDP/TRIGGER provides technical support to the MEWR at national and river basin levels to advance the Water Sector Reform Process. At the local level, the Water Output operates in Zarafshon and Vakhsh river basin zones. It aims to improve the enabling environment in the water sector in Tajiksitan and advance the implementation of relevant water-related national policy in regional and local development processes.

In the two mentioned river basin zones, the Water Output seeks to integrate and safeguard climate change adaptation in local and regional plans that are relevant to small-scale farmers. This integration is planned through the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of climate-sensitive river basin management plans, that incorporate an integrated water resources management approach, and their eventual mainstreaming into small-scale farmer relevant development plans. This process is expected to be led by the established River Basin Organization and River Basin Council in each river basin zone, which currently receive technical support by IRDP/TRIGGER.

The Project supports the adaptation of agriculture to climate change for irrigation measures to be planned in a way that the water resource can be sufficiently and effectively accessed and used more sparingly by farms.

The lessons learned from experiences implemented at the local and river basin levels must feed into the national water-related policy and inform the Water Sector Reform Program.

Job description

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor
  • Technical and strategic advisory on water policy, river basin governance and integrated water resources management.
  • Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration (for example, climate resilience and gender equality)
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local, national and regional levels
  • Quality assurance of design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for local partners in the areas of integrated water resources management, water productivity (irrigation efficience), climate/water resilience, nexus.
  • Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts
  • Monitor and document work progress and ensuring monitoring procedures take place
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, operational planning, monitoring, evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase, if necessary
  • Maintaining contact with other donors and coordinating work steps with key stakeholders and transparency with partners
  • Responsibility for the use for funds and financial planning Advice on the design of pilot projects and national and local levels
  • Overall coordination and supervision of river basin processes in Zarafshon and Upper Vakhsh river basins and supervision of Regional Coordinators work


  • Education/training: University degree (bachelor’s/master’s) in water resources management, climate, environmental sciences, geographyor economics.
  • Languages: very good knowledge of English at C1 level and Russian and/or Tajik at C1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • 10 years of professional experience in the water sector
  • 10 years of professional experience in integrated water resources management
  • 10 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company or water management institution.
  • Work experience in the Central Asia region (region), of which 2 years in Tajikistan
  • 10 years of experience working on DC projects

Due to a large number of applications, only the selected candidates will be contacted.

Contact person

  Roman Monchy






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development