Irrigation Infrastructure Development Specialist (International)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

, , ID

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
  
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing transaction technical assistance (TA) facility to the 
Republic of Indonesia to support project preparation, project implementation, and capacity building and 
policy advice to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects on water security in the Republic of Indonesia 
during 2020–2024. The TA is a subproject under the TA cluster for the Sustainable Infrastructure 
Assistance Program Phase II (SIAP2). 

The TA facility will help prepare and implement investments that will address water security challenges 
in Indonesia. The TA facility will (i) build on partnerships to bring innovations including land and 
water management earth observations services; web-based asset management information systems and use of 
Light Detection and Ranging to improve operation and maintenance of water resources assets, and nature 
based solutions; (ii) focus on project readiness by synchronizing project preparation with facilities 
such as the Accelerating Infrastructure Delivery through Better Engineering Services Project (ESP);  
(iii) provide integrated water supply solutions under the “source to tap” framework by facilitating 
collaboration among sectors;  (iv) leverage financing by continuing the strategic partnership with the 
International Fund for Agricultural Development and by identifying potential for private investments 
through public-private partnership and other modalities for the water supply sector.

The TA facility has the following outputs: (i) planning, project design and readiness improved; and (ii) 
project implementation support, capacity development, and policy advice provided. 

Scope of Work
  
The specialist will support the Directorate General of Water Resources (DGWR), Ministry of Public Works 
and Housing (MPWH) in preparing the Enhanced Water Security Investment Project (EWSIP), the Irrigation 
Development Project (IDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in preparing the Dry Land Management 
Project (DLMP). The specialist will specifically: 

(i) conduct high quality review, provide technical advice and guidance to Project Preparation 
Consultants (PPCs) engaged under ESP. The PPCs are responsible to prepare the feasibility study, DED, 
economic and financial analysis (EFA), social safeguards, and environment document for flood risk 
management (FRM), source to tap (STT) and irrigation modernization and development subprojects proposed 
for construction under the EWSIP and the IDP;
(ii) support preparation of the DLMP; and
(iii) support DGWR and MOA in finalizing the loan documents drafted under TRTA9506. 

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
  
(i) Review feasibility studies and engineering design for infrastructure STT, FRM and irrigation 
subprojects prepared under the ESP;
(ii) In consultation with proposed IAs, prepare (a) detailed activities, logical frameworks and cost 
estimates for project components, (b) detailed implementation plans, (c) component profiles, 
(iii) For the Dry Land Development Project, (a) specify and supervise topographic surveys; (b) carry out 
detailed engineering designs (DEDs) for R&M of piped irrigation system; (iii) estimate the cost of 
subprojects, prepare bills of quantity (BOQs), tender drawings and complete all other requirements for 
forming bid documents; and (iv) assess conveyance efficiency and water productivity and incorporate 
measures to improve efficiency and water productivity in DEDs of the core subprojects with reference to 
the feasibility studies to be developed; 
(iv) For the DLMP, (a) lead the preparation of two representative subprojects including water resources 
analysis, infrastructure and management options; (b) Review and improve MOA guidelines for dry land 
development; (c) prepare a catalog of infrastructure solutions for other sub projects to be considered 
under the project
(v) Lead preparation of feasibility studies for the Dry Land Development Project; and
(vi) Support the preparation of the linked documents attached to the RRP. 

Deliverables 
• Review of PPCs technical reports; 
• Loan documentation for the DLMP including but not limited to (a) detailed activities, logical 
frameworks and cost estimates for project components, (b) detailed implementation plans, (c) component 
profiles; (iii) PAM, including implementation arrangements, role and responsibilities of each agencies, 
and procurement plan; 
• For the DLMP two representative subprojects including water resources analysis, infrastructure and 
management options; (b) improved MOA guidelines for dry land development; (c) a catalog of 
infrastructure solutions for other sub projects to be considered under the project
• Monthly administrative reports following ADB template; and
• Working group materials and discussion and technical notes as required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
  
The consultant should have at least 10 years of experience in designing and supervising irrigation 
works, and a master’s degree or equivalent in civil engineering. Knowledge of the government planning 
cycle, procurement procedures and financial management mechanisms is essential. Fluency in Bahasa 
Indonesia would be an advantage. The specialist must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, 
be fluent in written and spoken English, and have proven ability in report writing for professional 
purposes.

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED