Expert in Hydrology and Water Resources
The project “Climate Change and Security in the Dniester River Basin” is funded by Austrian Development Cooperation and European Commission Instrument for Stability (EC/IfS) and is an integral part of the larger scale ENVSEC project “Climate Change and Security in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus”. The project aims to increase adaptive capacity of the riparian countries sharing the Dniester river basin, through improved transboundary co-operation. Main results will include the development of a basin-wide transboundary climate change adaptation framework together with its implementation and resource mobilization plan and support of a few priority adaptation measures in the basin.
It is foreseen to engage a local expert to support the procurement of the specific hydrometeorological equipment for the water level monitoring in the Dniester river basin and share this data between responsible authorities in Moldova and Ukraine. Services will be provided from 15 December 2016 to 15 January 2017.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of approximately 4 working days. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.
The expert is expected to accomplish the following tasks:
• Finalize the specific requirements to the equipment in the ToR for monitoring stations for Ukraine;
• Assist in technical assessment of bids during procurement of the monitoring stations for Ukraine;
• Provide an expert input to the ToR on hydrometeorological equipment for Moldova;
• Provide support for technical assessment of bids during procurement of the hydrometeorological equipment for Moldova.
• Advanced degree in natural sciences;
• Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in integrated water resource management;
• Previous experience on transboundary water co-operation would be an asset;
• Experience in working with international organizations and projects;
• Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills in Russian, Ukrainian and English languages;
• Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills;
• Ability to work independently and remotely with minimal supervision.