Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Expert

Cowater International

, , IR

Founded in 1985, Cowater International Inc. has built a global reputation for excellence in the world of management consulting in international development.  Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and with experience in more than 65 countries, Cowater has established itself as Canada’s leading management consulting firm in international development. 

Cowater is currently looking for an expert in integrated water resources management (IWRM) to act as a consultant on a sector study for Urban and Rural WWCs in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The objective of the assignment is to work with the urban and rural water and wastewater companies to transform the companies into autonomous self-financing water and wastewater utilities. 

Based in Iran, the IWRM expert will focus primarily on the development of wastewater management integrating elements of water resources management and providing recommendations for whether integrated management of water and wastewater id feasible or not in Iran. The position will be for a 4 months effort during the Phase I of 8 months, 4 months in the Phase 2 of 10 months and 1 month in the Phase 3 of 4 months.

The expert will be responsible to contribute to critically review and assess the current status of the water and wastewater sector in Iran; to contribute to the development of a draft national framework for sustainable governance and financing within the water and wastewater sector in rural Iran and recommendations for implementation of this framework.

Candidates must be fluent in English.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant fieldExpertise in management of water and wastewater domains15 years of experience in a variety of developing countriesVery strong writing and communications skills in EnglishProfessional fluency in EnglishIn-depth knowledge of national frameworks in countries similar to Iran, particularly in rural setting

Desired Qualifications

Fluency in Farsi

All applications are to be submitted here,  through Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We thank all applicants, however only those making the shortlist will be contacted