Water Security Specialist (Bhutan-National 22 p/m) Mid Level

UNICON International
Location: Bhutan, Thimphu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-06-08 Deadline: 2016-07-06
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Bhutan Thimphu
  • Working Position : Mid Level
  • Qualification Degree : master’s degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Development Work/Consulting Service
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

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 Water Security Specialist (Bhutan-National 22 p/m).

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

Water Security Specialist (Bhutan-National 22 p/m). the water security specialist will assist NECS in institutionalizing and refining the Bhutan Water Security Index (BWSI) framework. The specialist will lead the evaluation of the Wangchhu river basin’s BWSI based on the framework. The specialist will assist NECS in institutionalizing the BWSI evaluation process in Wangchhu RBC operations by supporting the Wangchhu RBC and its secretariat to collect and update outstanding BWSI information, and establish the framework for routine updating of all data to fit the government’s 5-year planning cycle. The specialist will evaluate each of the five key BWSI dimensions of the river basins based on the collected and updated data

Organization Description

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:


Svetlana Khvan

Job Specification

Position Requirements:

The specialist preferably has a master’s degree in civil engineering, water resources management, or a related field, and 10 years of experience in Asia. The specialist preferably has successful experience in assessment of water security in Asia

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