Vietnam nationals: Development of Viet Nam National Scheme on Water Security and Dam Safety (WRM Asst 2)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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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