Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
10+ Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is recruiting a water resources and irrigation specialist to support 

project readiness and ensuing administration of ADB agriculture and natural resources management 

projects in Kyrgyz Republic. This will initially include the Landslide Risk Management Sector Project, 

due for Board consideration in June 2021. The project aims to reduce the vulnerability and exposure of 

infrastructure, community assets, livelihoods, and human life in the Kyrgyz Republic to landslide 

hazards. Project outputs are: (i) landslide mitigation engineering measures implemented; (ii) systems 

for on-site and national-level landslide monitoring improved; and (iii) capacity for landslide risk 

management strengthened.


Scope of Work

The consultant will provide the ADB team and executing agencies with necessary technical and project 

administration support to ensure project readiness, smooth startup, and ensuing efficient project 

administration of agriculture and natural resources management projects in Kyrgyz Republic.


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

1. Examine the existing reports, current situation, and issues that hinder project readiness and 

administration progress.

2. Provide recommendations to executing agencies to improve the readiness and administration progress 

and assist in activities to strengthen readiness and administration in line with TA objectives.

3. Provide support to executing agencies and ADB to review and improve necessary project administration 


4. Examine planning and design of planned project installations and subprojects and recommend 

improvements of bidding documents to introduce modern approaches and technologies.

5. Provide training to the executing agencies on (a) detailed design and procurement planning and bid 

document preparation, and (b) procurement and contract management.

6. Support ADB in consultation and meetings with the executing agency and other stakeholders.

7. As requested, assist the ADB team and executing agencies to address constraints that cause delays in 

the readiness and administration activities.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

The consultant must have at least a graduate degree, preferably post graduate degree, in civil 

engineering, water resources engineering, or other relevant subject, with minimum 15 years of 

professional experience including at least 10 years of experience in similar externally-funded projects 

in developing countries. Experience in ADB-financed projects is highly advantageous.


Minimum General Experience: 15 Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 10 Years