Watershed Management Specialist via Devex

Sheladia Associates

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Watershed Management Specialist (International). The international Watershed Management Specialist will:
(i) assess the condition and trends of watersheds and forest cover in the CHT;
(ii) develop a comprehensive and integrated watershed management component for the ensuing project in consultation with relevant local communities and relevant government, NGO and development partner agencies, and taking into consideration all other initiatives by the government and other development partners (including the Watershed Study being carried out by the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services [CEGIS]);
(iii) work with the Team Leader and the Project Economists to incorporate the above measures into the overall project design, project cost estimates and economic analysis; and
(iv) work with the social team to ensure that the interventions are inclusive, gender sensitive and pro-indigenous people.

The specialist must have the following minimum qualifications and experience:

(i) A degree from an accredited academic institution in environmental science, forestry, or a related field.
(ii) Ten years of experience in forestry and watershed management work in developing countries, with a minimum of 5 years in the Asian region. Prior work experience in South Asia and Bangladesh will be considered favorably.
(iii) Five years of experience as a team member of technical assistance teams designing and/or implementing development projects in association with bilateral and multilateral development institutions.
(iv) Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English. Knowledge of Bangla will be considered favorably