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Rural Infrastructure Development Programme – component 2

Country/ Location of the position Malawi
Status/Reference Short listed
Agency/Donor EC
Experts E1 LT Institutional development expert
E2 LT IRRIGATION ENGINEER – TECHNICAL CAPACITY BUILDING EXPERT
E3 ST Irrigation Design Engineer
E4 ST Water resources specialist-Hydrologist
E5 ST Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Expert
E6 ST Organizational/Institutional Development Expert
E7 ST Agribusiness Expert
Duration of project 42 calendar months
Commencement of project October 2011
Duration of mission 42 months for the E1 and E2 and 9 to12 months for the E3-E7
Required language He/she must be fluent in written and oral English
Application Deadline 05.06.2011 Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToR http://wp.me/p1sHoW-2f  (commencement dates have changed)
Eligible Nationalities All
Observations Only short listed consultants will be replied to.

Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position

All experts must have at least regional experience

Sending us your application is a commitment and we expect you to be available for the mission you are applying for.

 

APPLICATION

CONTACT

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Only short listed consultants will be replied to.

 

If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:

 

1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments

2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message

3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.

4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)

 

Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)

Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents that are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.

DESCRIPTION

                                              

KE1 – LT Institutional development expert              

Technical Assistance to the Rural Infrastructure Development Programme (RIDP) component 2 Capacity development for the irrigation sector

Project:

Assist the Department of Irrigation in providing advice on policy and institutional development as well as project management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Qualifications:

Qualifications and skills

Must have a post-graduate degree in Irrigation/Civil Engineering or any related fields and experience in institutional/organizational development. An additional qualification in Institutional and/or Organisational development will be an added advantage.

Experience in project cycle management with ability to manage and oversee all aspects of the project cycle.

Must possess excellent communication and transfer of knowledge skills (for capacity building activities).

Must possess good coordination and leadership skills to coordinate both the Long and Short term TA activities.

Must have proven experience of team management comprising international and local experts; the ability to operate within multi-sectoral, multi-cultural teams and demonstrate flexibility in working style.

Knowledge of development cooperation and funding procedures and requirements; knowledge of EC procedures, particularly EDF procedures, would be an added advantage.

Must be able to write clear, concise technical reports in English.

General professional experience

Must have a minimum of 15 years professional experience including at least 5 years on irrigation programmes.

Should preferably have experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder irrigation development and institutional change management programmes operating within the public and private sector especially in southern Africa.

Should have experience in private sector linkages/PPP structures in irrigation.

Specific professional experience

Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in programme management as team leader including budget administration, procurement and use of the logical framework methodology in project/programme management in developing countries.

Experience of project cycle management, including the identification, formulation, implementation and evaluation of irrigation programmes will be desirable.

Experience with evaluating socio-economic and livelihoods aspects of the programmes will be desirable.

Experience of public sector reform, institutional strengthening, developing and implementing capacity building programmes preferably in the irrigation sector will be desirable.

Must have knowledge of programme management and procurement (preparation of tender dossiers, evaluation of tenders and selection), and the financial management procedures, and/or supported the application on at least one major EU funded project/programme would be an added advantage.

Experience with establishment and management of a Development Fund or Facility will be an added advantage.

KE2 – LT IRRIGATION ENGINEER – TECHNICAL CAPACITY BUILDING EXPERT

Qualifications:

Qualifications and skills

Must have a post-graduate degree in Irrigation/Civil Engineering.

Must possess excellent communication and transfer of knowledge skills (for capacity building activities).

Must possess good coordination and leadership skills to coordinate the Short term TA activities.

Must have experience of team management comprising international and local experts; the ability to operate within multi-sectoral, multi-cultural teams and demonstrate flexibility in working style.

Knowledge of development cooperation and funding procedures and requirements; knowledge of EC procedures, particularly EDF procedures, would be an added advantage.

Must be fully literate with Computer Aided Design (e.g. AUTOCAD) software for digital designs.

Must be able to write clear, concise technical reports in English and be able to communicate technical details in a clear and simple manner.

General professional experience

Must have a minimum of 10 years professional experience including at least 5 years on irrigation development programmes.

Should preferably have experience of capacity building with counterpart staff on surveys, assessments, designs, tenders and construction supervision of irrigation developments.

Must have experience in conducting of detailed feasibility studies for irrigation schemes and dams, preferably in southern Africa.

Specific professional experience

Must have a minimum of 5 years in irrigation design and implementation and capacity building of Government counterpart staff. This should include development of guidelines and manuals, training programmes, evaluation and monitoring of performance of counterparts.

Must have a minimum of 5 years experience with survey design and construction of small, medium and large scale irrigation schemes and dams.

Experience with establishment and management of a Development Fund or Facility will be an added advantage.

KE3 – ST Irrigation Design Engineer

Assist the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development (Department of Irrigation) for the coordination of feasibility studies and technical capacity building. (over 12 months).

Assist the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development (Department of Irrigation) for the coordination of feasibility studies and technical capacity building. (over 12 months).

Qualifications:

Qualifications and skills

Must have a post graduate degree in Irrigation Engineering or Civil Engineering.

Must have experience in conducting detailed feasibility studies for irrigation schemes and dams and have worked in study teams.

Must possess excellent communication and transfer of knowledge skills (for capacity building activities).

Must have working experience in teams comprising international and local experts; the ability to operate within multi-sectoral, multi-cultural teams and demonstrate flexibility in working style.

Specific Professional Experience

At least 10 years of experience in Irrigation Engineering design working on Irrigation development programmes.

Experience in the region will be a distinctive advantage.

Must have extensive experience with detailed designs of irrigation schemes of different sizes and systems as well as designs of dams.

Must have experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Must have proven experience in production of written design reports of feasible schemes including technical specifications and drawings, Bill of Quantities, Cost Estimates and Bidding Documents.

 

KE4 – ST Water resources specialist-Hydrologist

Assist the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development (Department of Irrigation) for the coordination of feasibility studies and technical capacity building. (over  9 months).

Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills

Must have a post graduate degree in Hydrology or related field.

Must have proven experience and knowledge of hydrological analysis of water resources (rivers/lakes/groundwater) for irrigation purposes.

Must have proven experience in conducting detailed feasibility studies for irrigation schemes and dams and have worked in study teams.

Must possess excellent communication and transfer of knowledge skills (for capacity building activities).

Must have working experience in teams comprising international and local experts; the ability to operate within multi-sectoral, multi-cultural teams and demonstrate flexibility in working style.

Specific Professional Experience

Must have at least 10 years of experience in Hydrological and Meteorological analysis of water resources.

Specific experience in gathering of hydrological information from field observations and historical data to estimate water availability and reliability.

Knowledge and experience of hydrological catchment modelling.

Experience in the region will be a distinctive advantage.

Must have extensive experience with detailed designs of irrigation schemes of different sizes and systems as well as design of dams.

Must have experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Must have experience in production of written reports.

KE5 – ST Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Expert

Assist the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development (Department of Irrigation) for the coordination of feasibility studies and technical capacity building. (over 12 months).

Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills

Must have a post graduate degree in Environmental Sciences or related field.

Must have experience in conducting ESIA’s for irrigation developments in the region.

Must have knowledge of Environmental laws and acts of countries in the region (experience in Malawi will be a distinct advantage).

Must have experience in conducting ESIA’s for detailed feasibility studies of irrigation schemes and have worked in multi-disciplinary study teams.

Must possess excellent communication and transfer of knowledge skills (for capacity building activities).

Must have working experience in teams comprising international and local experts; the ability to operate within multi-sectoral, multi-cultural teams and demonstrate flexibility in working style.

Specific Professional Experience

At least 10 years of experience in Environmental Management.

Must have specific experience in conducting of ESIA’s for irrigation schemes of various size and nature.

Experience in the region will be a distinctive advantage.

Must have experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Must have experience in production of written reports.

KE6 – ST Organizational/Institutional Development Expert

Assist the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development (Department of Irrigation) for the coordination of feasibility studies and technical capacity building. (over 12 months).

Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills

Must have a post graduate degree in Social Science, Rural Sociology or related field.

Must have knowledge and experience of working with analysis of existing or development of new Farmer Organizations and related Institutional Structures.

Must have experience in conducting detailed feasibility studies, preference for irrigation schemes, and have worked in study teams.

Must possess excellent communication and transfer of knowledge skills (for data collection and capacity building activities).

Must have working experience in teams comprising international and local experts; the ability to operate within multi-sectoral, multi-cultural teams and demonstrate flexibility in working style.

Specific Professional Experience

At least 10 years of experience in Social Science/Organisational Development activities in Southern Africa.

Must have specific experience in Organizational Development for irrigation schemes of various size and nature.

Experience in the Southern Africa will be a distinctive advantage.

Must have experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Must have experience in production of written reports.

KE7 – ST Agribusiness Expert

Assist the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development (Department of Irrigation) for the coordination of feasibility studies and technical capacity building. (over 12 months).

Qualifications:

Must have a post graduate degree in Agribusiness, or Agriculture Economics, or Development Economics, or Business Administration or in a  related field.

Must have experience in conducting detailed economic and financial analysis for business planning, preferably for irrigation schemes and have worked in study teams.

Must possess excellent communication and transfer of knowledge skills (for data collection and capacity building activities).

Must have working experience in teams comprising international and local experts; the ability to operate within multi-sectoral, multi-cultural teams and demonstrate flexibility in working style.

Specific Professional Experience

At least 10 years of experience in Agribusiness activities in the Region.

Must have specific experience in analysis of different crop types and the economic/financial analysis of these under irrigation schemes.

Experience with Contract Farming models will be an advantage.

Must have specific experience in market linkage structures and scheme management structures for irrigation schemes of various size and nature.

Experience in the region will be a distinctive advantage.

Must have experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Must have experience in production of written reports.

 

 

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