River Basin Modeler/Planner (International)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

, , ID

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing technical assistance to the Government of Indonesia to 
prepare the Enhanced Water Security Investment Project. The project will support the Government to 
improve selected dimensions of water security (economic water security and resilience to water-related 
disasters) for which Indonesia lacks. The project will promote an integrated river basin management 
approach with the following objectives: (i) improving water resources planning and management to meet 
rising demands for irrigation and non-agricultural users; (ii) minimizing spatial and temporal 
variations in water availability by improving water storage facilities and conveyance; and (iii) 
increasing resilience to climate change. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is 
expected to provide parallel collaborative cofinancing to improve land management in upper river basins.

The project will implement selected infrastructure subprojects that will be designed under the 
Accelerating Infrastructure Delivery through Better Engineering Services Project including four flood 
risk management and one bulk water supply subprojects.  It will also implement two flood risks 
management subprojects to be prepared under Flood Management in Selected River Basins Sector Project.  
Detailed engineering designs, environment and social safeguards documents and permits, and bidding 
documents will be prepared as per ADB standards for those selected subprojects. 

Through its partnerships, ADB will introduce innovations to inform the design of the project: (i) water 
accounting using satellite data to predict water availability, adjust engineering design, and improve 
water allocation planning through the partnership between ADB and UNESCO-IHE;  and (ii) piloting 
benchmarking and monitoring of land use change and erosion through the partnership between ADB and the 
European Space Agency.  Funding from the climate change fund will be explored for preparing the climate 
risk vulnerability assessments for the selected river basins.

The services will provide support to (i) conduct consultations with the Ministry of Public Works and 
Housing (MPWH) and river basins stakeholders to finalize the scope of the project, and to ensure that 
innovations are built into the investment; (ii) undertake due diligence of technical, social, financial, 
environmental, gender, and economic aspects of the project; and (iii) ensure that subprojects designed 
under the L3455-INO: Accelerating Infrastructure Delivery through Better Engineering Services Project 
and L3440-INO: Flood Management in Selected River Basins Sector Project, are complying with ADB’s 
technical, environment and social safeguards and fiduciary requirements. The major outputs include 
finalization of project scope, preparation of the design of the ensuing project and readiness in 
accordance with ADB standards (safeguards, detailed engineering design and climate change).