POSITION TITLE: Senior Advisor/Water Resources Management Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Clean Energy and Water (CEW), Winrock International
LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal
Reports to: Program Director, Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP)
The Senior Advisor/Water Resources Management Specialist will provide strategic advice to USAID/Nepal and USAID implementers to coordinate all USAID-funded, water-related activities in the Rangun and Lower Karnali Watersheds.
The Senior Advisor/Water Resources Management Specialist will have in-country responsibility for advising USAID/Nepal, representing the SWP project in meetings with the client and development partners. The Senior Advisor/Water Resources Management Specialist will collaborate directly with USAID/Nepal and several USAID implementers in order to develop integration plans focusing on Rangun and Lower Karnali Watersheds, setup indicators and targets to follow progress and performance and facilitate quarterly meetings among the actors.
The Senior Advisor/Water Resources Management Specialist will be responsible for reporting and documenting results and progress to the SWP Director.
Qualifications and Background:
- PhD or Master’s Degree in a water related field, such as civil or water resource engineering, hydrology, biology, natural resource management
Minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in the water sector, including on water resource planning/management efforts
Experience managing and supporting donor-funded development projects in Nepal
Experience working with USAID or other donors in Nepal; knowledge of USAID project management and reporting requirements much preferred
Experience providing strategic advice to donors, such as project design or assessment
Experience with assessing water sector issues and developing water management plans or strategic plans with clear roles, defined outcomes, and monitoring indicators and targets
Experience coordinating or facilitating high-level meetings
Ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards at all times
Working knowledge of basic computer programs, including MS Office Suite
Working proficiency in English (verbal and written) required
Ability to travel to the field as necessary