Tajikistan nationals: National expert on the development of bylaw under Water Code

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Dushanbe, , TJ

Background

The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, following the approval of the Water Sector Reform Programme for 2015-2025 (December 2015) initiated the development of the water sector reform program. The reform involves the transition from administrative boundary management to hydrological basins, using integrated water management (IWRM) principles. The reform covers improving water legislation, institutional water management mechanisms and the rehabilitation of water infrastructure. In accordance with the Water Sector Reform Programme, the Water Code of the Republic of Tajikistan was re-drafted, the new version was adopted by Parliament of the Republic of Tajikistan. 18 by-laws are anticipated to support the water code. One of the documents is the method of allocating water areas in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan. The task of the expert is to develop this methodology of determining water management & governance boundaries in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan.

In this respect, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) hires a National Expert on the development of one by-law in support of the Water Code. 

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment:

– The aim of the expert is to develop a methodology for determining water management & governance boundaries in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Tasks and Responsibilities

 

The Scope of work will include, but not be limited to the following:

– To analyze the existing experience in the Republic of Tajikistan in setting water management and governance boundaries in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan; – To analyze the experience of foreign countries in the field of setting and utilizing water boundaries (taking into consideration hydrology, hydraulic infrastructure, users and utilization, economic principles and administrative boundaries & policies); – To consult with relevant experts from the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Committee for the Environment under the Government of Tajikistan and the Government’s Reclamation and Irrigation Agency The Republic of Tajikistan on this topic and identify their needs; – Based on the analysis, the experience in the Republic of Tajikistan and the experience of foreign countries in the field of setting and utilizing  water boundaries  develop a project for determining water boundaries for management and governance in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan ( The document is about 15-20 pages long; – Participate in a roundtable with stakeholders to discuss and refine the draft Water Management Method in the Republic of Tajikistan; – To refine the draft method for determining water management and governance boundaries in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, taking into account the proposals and comments of interested parties.

Expected Deliverables: 

The deliverables of the consultancy will be to complete a final report on the review, findings and recommendations which will include but not limited to: – A draft determining water management and governance boundaries n the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan has been prepared, taking into account the proposals and comments of interested parties for the transfer to the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan for reconciliation and approval

Reporting:

The national expert should submit the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe with the draft report according to the current assignment. The format of the report will be discussed with the OSCE prior to the commencement of the works. 

The report should be compiled in English and submitted to the Project Manager. The final report should be submitted within 10 days after receiving comments from the Project manager. 

Duration of the consultancy: May – August 2020.

Necessary Qualifications

  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in conducting similar tasks;
  • A good understanding of engineering design, social and planning practices is also required;
  • Ability of analytical and report drafting work;
  • Excellent oral and written knowledge of Russian and English.

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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

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