Qualifications and experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in irrigation engineering with 5 years' experience in planning and design of small irrigation systems. The expert should be familiar with the use of GPS survey methodologies, be proficient in use of GIS and Auto CAD software.
i) Work as a team member for managing the projects and sub-project level activities in the district;
ii) Mentor local bodies for poverty-targeted area and scheme selection;
iii) Ensure participatory approach for feasibility assessments,design and implementation;
iv) Supervise the sub engineers and assistant sub engineers in project selection, verification, design, construction and post construction support.
v) Participate in public meetings at VDC level, information dissemination and discussion with ward citizens’ forums to enable them to come forward with request for construction or rehabilitation of small irrigation schemes
vi) Guide the sub engineers in undertaking the collection of all relevant data at selected sites for scheme verification, including measurements from irrigation sources, and location and type of the proposed infrastructure, and entering these data in the automated on-line scheme verification system. In the data collection it should be ensured that all relevant existing infrastructure and the existing and proposed command areas are identified, geo-referenced and that the condition of the existing infrastructure is properly recorded.
vii) Based on the scheme verification data assist in the preparation of a list of schemes that can be taken up for scheme preparation.
viii) Guide the sub engineers in the preparation of the detailed design for construction and/or rehabilitation of the selected irrigation schemes including the BOQs and cost estimates, based on a set of typical designs and using the automated on-line project preparation system. If required make the necessary changes in the type design included in the preparation system or add specific designs.
ix) Guide the sub engineers in the preparation of the GIS mapping of the proposed interventions related to the construction or rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure, giving due attention to the location of structures, command areas of proposed irrigation schemes cross drainage and slope stability problems.
x) Guide the sub engineers in construction supervision, quality control and post construction support to the WUA, including the formation and training of a Construction Management and Monitoring Committee, the transformation of this committee in an O&M committee after the conclusion of the construction works, commissioning and testing of the completed works, preparation of an operation and maintenance plan for the created infrastructure, and assist in periodically supervise the implementation of these plans and the general condition of the infrastructure.
xi) Ensure WUA sare provided adequate support during construction activities;
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. No telephone calls, written or personal enquiries will be entertained, in this regard. Interested candidates are requested to send in their CV including an application mentioning their motivation to apply to the Team Leader, SIP-I, PO Box: 4266, Kathmandu or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The expected impact of the SIP is to increase agricultural income of rural poor especially the disadvantaged groups in the programme districts. The programme will contribute to Nepal's goal of increasing agriculture GDP per capita and the area under irrigation. The program outcome is; Small farmers especially from disadvantaged groups increase their productivity by managing and maintaining farmers managed irrigation systems (FMIS).Disadvantaged farmers in target communities will have more reliable and increased availability of irrigation water that will allow them to convert rain fed and suboptimal irrigated areas under command of the irrigation systems to fully irrigated areas. Without access to water and control over it, smallholders do not have a basis for commercial agricultural production. The risk of losing their crop due to erratic rainfall or inadequate irrigation water deters the smallholder from investing in high-value crop production. The ability to control water at critical stages of crop production is the single most important factor for enabling smallholders to enter commercial agricultural production. With efficient utilization of irrigation water, crop yields and cropping intensity are expected to increase by respectively 30% and 30% in the projects within five years of construction.