UNICON Ltd is bidding for ADB funded (Regional) Strengthening Integrated Water Resources Management in Mountainous River Basins Project in Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan. We are currently looking for qualified international specialists for the position of Country Team Leader (National Nepal).
The Project aims to support Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Nepal in strengthening integrated water resources management to improve water security threatened by climate change and increasing water demand to support economic growth. The TA will strengthen target water resources institutions by introducing and customizing an institutional framework for RBO performance benchmarking4. The TA will undertake other activities to support and strengthen target river basin organization and create synergy with ADB projects in the same river basins
The target countries of the TA (Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Nepal) were identified based on the following: (i) geographical location and vulnerability to climate change; (ii) needs of counterpart agencies in supporting river basin planning and institutional strengthening of river basin organizations (RBOs); and (iii) strong linkage with ongoing or pipeline ADB projects supporting river basin management. Target river basins are Panj-Amu (Afghanistan), where a project preparatory TA for the Panj-Amu River Basin Project is undertaken; Wangchhu (Bhutan), where the TA will supplement efforts undertaken by the Adapting to Climate Change through Integrated Water Resources Management TA; and Bagmati (Nepal), where the TA will be implemented in conjunction with the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project
Country Team Leader (Nepal-National 12 p/m). The CTL will monitor and coordinate the implementation of TA activities with ADB’s water sector group and TA implementation partners. The CTL will assist the team leader in communicating with counterparts in Nepal. The CTL will help target RBOs to strengthen their institutional capacities. The CTL will take overall responsibility for tailoring capacity building programs and institutionalizing the RBO performance benchmarking procedure in consultation with counterpart agencies. The CTL will work closely with the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project team and the team leader of its attached TA project. In addition to the team leader, the CTL will report to the project director. In close communication with team members and counterpart agencies, the CTL will formulate tailored capacity building programs based on the training needs assessment. The CTL will customize RBO performance benchmarking, develop a procedure to evaluate RBO performance benchmarking, and assist the Bagmati RBO to demonstrate RBO performance benchmarking. The CTL will develop a human resources capacity development plan to ensure the level of performance of the RBO. The CTL will support the team leader in preparing knowledge products and outputs.
UNICON is a specialist international project management company that, over the last 10 years, has provided consultancy services and project development technical assistance in various sectors related to Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy, Education, Training and Capacity Building, Social Protection, Climate Change, Health and etc. throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Our clients include bilateral and multilateral aid agencies such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other development banks and agencies, governments and private companies. For more information you can visit our website: http://www.unicon-international.com
Interested Candidates are welcome to send their CVs to the following contact person:
The CTL preferably has 10 years of experience in institutional strengthening, capacity development, and communications in water resources projects. Regional experience is preferred. The CTL preferably has a master’s degree or its equivalent in water resources management, institutional strengthening, or financial management. Working experience in designing and implementing training programs related to water resources management and modeling will be considered positively