Pakistan nationals: Water Resources and Climate Change Expert

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Pakistan 🇵🇰

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Emergency Flood Assistance Project (EFAP) was prepared in response to the Government of Pakistan’s request to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 6 October 2022 to support its post-2022 flood recovery and reconstruction response. The project will contribute to the economic recovery of flood-ravaged provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, while building longer term resilience. It will finance the rehabilitation and reconstruction of high-priority transport, irrigation, drainage, flood risk management, and on-farm water management infrastructure that were damaged by the devastating floods. The project will also support the restoration of economic productivity and livelihoods of the flood-affected rural communities. The EFAP is a multisector project with a decentralized implementation modality, under which one federal agency (the National Highway Authority) and four provincial agencies from three provinces (Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan) in agriculture, irrigation, and roads will act as executing agencies. Implementing the project with speed, while adhering to technical, fiduciary, social, and environmental safeguards, is challenging and requires special arrangements for additional oversight. ADB approved a transactional technical assistance which will provide project implementation capacity support in different areas as may be needed and requested by the executing agencies during implementation. Based on analysis of the portfolio performance, the core areas of support are expected to be in social and environmental safeguard due diligence, implementation, monitoring of the social and gender plan, facilitating the fast-track procurement process, and technical advisory services across sectors including design validation. More details could be found at https://www.adb.org/projects/56312-001/main

Scope of Work

The expert will assist the Executing Agency (EA) (the irrigation department) in building their EFAP implementation capacity in ensuring that a good understanding of climate, flood risk and other climate hazards is anchored in selection and detail design of sub-projects based on historic analysis and assessment of future climate change and following a robust climate adaptation and risk assessment process. The damaged infrastructure includes flood protection bunds, walls, embankments, storages, small dams, spillways, embankments, weirs, headworks, diversion channels, and irrigation systems. The expert will also assist the ADB’s project team in due diligence during implementation.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The overall responsibilities of the expert will include but not limited to the following: 1. advise ADB project team and the EA on technical matters as given below. 2. In view of the climate change risk management framework and selection criteria of EFAP, provide guidance to the EAs and their design consultants in climate change assessment, hydrological and hydraulic modelling, and GIS mapping. This will include guidance on the selection of base hydrological models, water balance, flood modelling, hydraulic modelling and modelling scenarios, climate change adaptation and risk reduction measures. 3. Review sample design and provide suggestions.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The assignment requires 10 years’ specific experience in irrigation, drainage, and flood management and climate change or relevant field. The incumbent should have completed 16 years of education; holds a four-year bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Climate Change, and preferably a master’s or PhD degree in civil engineering or relevant field.

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development