Vietnam nationals: Development of Viet Nam National Scheme on Water Security and Dam Safety (WRM Asst 1)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Expertise: Water Resources Management Assistant (1)

Expertise Group: Engineering

Consultant Source: National


Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

Viet Nam’s rapid growth, particularly industrialization and urbanization are overstressing the 

environment, placing increased pressure on ensuring the country’s water security for all. The greatest 

pressures on water resources come from the speed of economic development and the changing structure of 

the economy. Essentially, the development of water infrastructure, the rapid rise in water use, and the 

emergence of growing risks to the resource such as pollution, population increase and climate change 

have outpaced the ability of water institutions to manage and regulate water resource development and 

use and to manage risks. The Viet Nam government, with support from the development partners, including 

ADB has been investing increasingly to its water policy and infrastructure development, including the 

Law on Water Resources, Law on Irrigation, Law on Environment Protection, Law on Natural Disaster 

Prevention and Control, Law on Forestry Law on Electricity, Law on Dyke Management, and number of 

decrees, circulars, decisions, plans to regulate the water resources management. However, there are 

still gaps and shortcomings that do not cover all the issues, which need to be managed to ensure water 

security and dam safety. 


ADB’s assistance is sought to provide qualified and experienced international and national experts and 

consultation support to assist the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to develop the 

“Viet Nam National Scheme on Water Security and Dam Safety for the Period 2021-2030, with a Vision to 

2045” (Water Security and Dam Safety Policy [WSDSP]) for the National Assembly approval. MARD will 

provide the necessary reference materials and logistic support to follow a participatory approach. This 

work includes desk studies, field surveys to collect the updated data/information, consultation with 

stakeholders, verification of information, liaison with MARD’s Working Group and other relevant 

government authorities, report writing and outcomes dissemination. Consultation workshops will be 

organized at key stages of the WSDSP preparation. 


Scope of Work

He/she shall mainly provide assistance to the Team Leader and other specialists developing the National 

Water Security and Dam Safety Scheme (Water Security and Dam Safety Policy [WSDSP])


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The WRMA reports to TL and will carry out, but not limited to, the following activities and tasks: 

- provide input and assistance for reviewing water resources reports, investigations involving water 

resource and dam management, dam safety, water-use projections, historical trends, water conditions and 

quality, etc.;

- conduct analytical and/or statistical analyses on water balance data; prepares technical reports and 

presentations; compiles and maintains water resources data and records; prepares accurate graphs, 

charts, and tables depicting water resources data; generate technical analysis regarding water 

availability, pollution, use, delivery, and storage;

- collect, assemble, and interpret data, reports from multiple sources applicable to water security and 

dam safety; 

- identify relevant issues and problems, develop alternatives, and make sound recommendations to ensure 

water security and dam safety; 

- establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in 

the course of work;

- contribute to consultation workshops, seminars, and reports as requested by TL. 


Minimum Qualification Requirements

Must have a university degree (BSc or equivalent) in civil engineering, water resources or equivalent. 

The assistants must have at least 3 years of experience in water resources management or water policy 

development. Working experiences (i) for this field in other Southeast Asia countries and/or (ii) for 

this field supported by international organizations are asset. He/she must have excellent written and 

oral communications skills in English


Minimum General Experience: 5 Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 3 Years