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Country
Lesotho
Position
Key expert 2: Senior Water Sector Expert
Expected start
1 June 2023
Duration
660 working days
Deadline
17 February 2023
Contact
Greg Barker (gbarker@proman.lu)

Detailed description Back

The overall objective (Impact) to which this action contributes is to establish a cooperation facility to support the implementation of the Multi-annual Indicative Programme 2021-2027 and Team Europe Initiatives, including strategic communication activities.

The specific objectives (Outcomes) of this contract are as follows:

  • Support Lesotho’s development strategies, the implementation of the Multiannual Indicative Programme and Team Europe Initiatives;
  • Promote the values that inspire the partnership between Lesotho and the European Union.

Qualifications

Qualifications and skills:

  • Senior development specialist (more than 10 years) with relevant post-graduate degree in water (management/ engineering/ hydrology) (master or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of both written and spoken English;
  • Excellent communication skills, knowledge transfer and organisational capacity;
  • Proven ability to write, synthesise and systematise information;
  • Proven experience in preparing terms of reference, manuals and supporting documents;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural context.

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the sector of sustainable water resource management (Integrated catchment management, sustainable WASH, water governance);
  • Key expert of a minimum of two sustainable water resource management and/or water governance projects preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Specific professional experience:

  • Experience as advisor in minimum one long-term assignment providing services in the field of national and international water policy, governance and/or transboundary water cooperation in a country and/or area with a comparable situation as Lesotho, preferably but not exclusively in a Southern African country;
  • Experience in providing services in minimum one long-term assignment and/or 3 short-term assignments related to project cycle management (i.e. programming, designing, implementing, evaluating) in the water resource management and/or water governance sector (including sanitation);
  • Experience in providing services in minimum one long-term assignment and/or 3 short-term assignments in the field of economic, governance and/or institutional analysis in the water resources sector;
  • Experience in providing services in minimum one long-term assignment and/or 2 short-term assignments in the water sector, for activities related to private sector and/or public financing, innovative financing mechanisms such as blended finance, preferably but not exclusively in a sub-Saharan Africa country;
  • 2 years of proven experience in the facilitation, mentoring and coaching of institutional personnel engaged in the fields of water resources management;
  • Experience of EU contract management of services, blending operations and/or works contracts in the area of water resource management and WASH will be considered as an asset;
  • Experience in establishing a knowledge database management system will be considered as an asset;
  • Experience of working in similar assignments in Southern Africa will be considered an asset.