We are seeking a highly experienced Team Leader for a project in Uganda which will promote the implementation of IWRM through the preparation of Catchment Management Plans which will support investment in water supply and sanitation in NWSC cities, DWD small & rural towns and refugee host communities. The IWMDP will also support the preparation of a Water Resources Management Strategy and Action Plan for Albert Water Management Zone, implementation of priority investments and a Water Information System (WIS).
A specialist in Water Resources Planning, with a Master’s Degree and at least 20 years of international project experience.
You must have extensive knowledge of integrated water resources planning, management and development at various levels, including sub-basins and catchment basins; water resources strategy; action plan development; river basin planning; capacity building.
You should also have at least 5 years of experience working in East Africa, specific experience of working in Uganda would be an advantage.
Team Leader Integrated Water Management and Development Project (IWMDP) Uganda
The Government of Uganda and the World Bank have prepared an investment project that we will be bidding for; it has the following objectives;
- Improving water resources management; and
- Institutional strengthening to ensure improved service delivery and sustainable water resources management in Uganda
The project will promote the implementation of IWRM through the preparation of Catchment Management Plans which will support investment in water supply and sanitation in NWSC cities, DWD small & rural towns and refugee host communities. The IWMDP will also support the preparation of a Water Resources Management Strategy and Action Plan for Albert Water Management Zone, implementation of priority investments and a Water Information System (WIS).
The Team Leader will lead in the assistance to DWRM in the preparation of catchment management plans in the Albert WMZ (Nyamugasani and Kafu) and Kyoga WMZ (Sezibwa Catchment and Okweng Catchment). The plans will consist of two elements, agreed investments to pre-feasibility level in infrastructure and water management interventions. The goal is to ease sources of conflict, conserve and protect the catchments and ensure equitable access to and use of water resources.
While the primary purpose of this project is to produce agreed catchment plans with prioritized and sequenced investments and management interventions prepared to prefeasibility level, the testing and further improvement of the planning process and the updating of the Guidelines based on field experience is an important secondary objective.
To achieve the following tasks, the team will cooperate and liaise closely with other actors/programmes active in the same sector (Directorate of Water Development, Directorate of Environment Affairs, Nile Basin Initiative, NGOs like UWASNET, IUCN, WWF, respective Local Governments, Private Developers including hydropower developers, and Lake Victoria Basin Commission among others):
- Inception Report aimed at collecting information which will form the study basis.
- Stakeholder identification, mobilization, and consultation.
- Water Resource Assessment Report comprising of Catchment Situational analysis and the Water Balance Study and simulation model.
- Strategic Social and Environmental Assessment Report
- Draft Catchment Management Plans, Implementation Plan, Final Catchment Management Plans and Final Implementation Plan.
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