Position title
Team leader and IWRM expert – Songwe River
Description

The Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Malawi are jointly implementing the Songwe River Basin Development Programme (SRBDP), which is managed by the Secretariat of the Joint Songwe River Basin Commission (S-SRBC) with office located at Kyela, Tanzania. The basin is part of the wider Zambezi River basin. The river forms part of the border between Malawi and Tanzania where increasing competition for space, water and other natural resources is degrading the Songwe River Basin.

Both riparian countries in 2017 ratified the Convention on the Establishment of the Joint the Songwe River Basin Commission (SRBC) to sustainably manage the basin natural resources and implement the Songwe River Basin Development Programme (SRBDP). The ‘Strengthening Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Songwe River Basin’ (STCINRM-SRB) Project is one of the non-structural measures that has been established to prepare the ground for the implementation of the SRBDP by addressing the problem of environmental degradation. Specifically, the project objective is to enhance basin protection, livelihoods and integrated water resources management through improved transboundary cooperation and sustained ecosystem services.

A full Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Planning process will enhance the sustainability of the Programme. The TDA /SAP approach will help to further review, identify, quantify and prioritize environmental problems that are transboundary in nature (TDA) and, based on this, form the basis for the formulation of a negotiated policy document establishing clear priorities for action to resolve identified problems (SAP). The TDA/SAP will be used to support implementation, stakeholder engagement and long term sustainability of the SRBDP. Furthermore, the SAP will improve the strategy of the SRBDP by improving thinking, planning and implementation.

Qualifications

Only the experts meeting the set criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

– Master degree in Hydrology, Earth Sciences, Water Management or related field

Experience

– At least 15 years experience in integrated water resources and river basin management, of which at least 5 years as a team leader
– Experience with TDA/SAP development in at least 3 projects
– Experience in working in sub-Sahara Africa
– Excellent knowledge of English language is a requirement, knowledge of local languages is an added advantage

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Employment Type
Contractor
Duration of employment
6 months
Job Location
Region East Africa
Date posted
January 4, 2021
Valid through
January 15, 2021
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Position: Team leader and IWRM expert – Songwe River

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