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

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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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