Local recruitment: Integrated Water Resource Management Lead
Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for an Integrated Water Resource Management Lead on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity. This position will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The goal of the activity is to strengthen regional capacity to manage shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins, shared by five Central Asian States – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The activity seeks to improve the capacity of small and regional river basin councils to identify and address water management issues; and support national governments to improve regional collaboration, effective joint water management practices, and legal/regulatory improvements.
Position: The Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Lead reports to the Chief of Party. He/she is responsible for Objective 2 to promote IWRM practices and cooperation among sustainable river basin councils to use transboundary rivers to pursue mutual economic benefits. The IWRM Lead oversees strategies to support the sustainable river basin councils and will coordinate closely with the Water Policy and Capacity Development and Education leads to ensure integration of activities. The IWRM Lead will be responsible for overseeing the strengthening of IWRM in target river basins with Basin Water Organizations (BWO) and Small Basin Councils (SBCs) including conducting SBC organizational capacity assessments and based on the assessments, implementing actions to strengthen their organizational and technical capacity. Beyond that, the IWRM Lead will also support the strengthening of cross-scale linkages through integrated water-food-energy modeling and the development of a Robust Decision Support (RDS) process
*Advanced degree in Water Resources Management, Climate Change, or other relevant field;
*Minimum six (6) years’ experience in successful implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM), transboundary water cooperation, or water and environment programs;
*Experience working with basin organizations in Central Asia
*Demonstrated understanding of the water policy sector and transboundary water challenges in Central Asia; .
*Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain partnerships and strong working relationships with donors, host country government counterparts, academic institutions, and civil society;
*Proven experience navigating complex and high-pressure operating environments;
*Professional fluency in written and spoken English and Russian are required.