Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Technical Advisor for the Preparation of the Third National Water Master Plan

Job Description and Requirements

The Management of Water resources project MWR” in Jordan is seeking a Technical Advisor for the Preparation of the Third National Water Master Plan - on a full time base employment.

Interested candidates are kindly requested to an application/motivation letter in English language and CVs – application/motivation letters are Mandatory

A. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Formal Education:

  • M.Sc. in Water Resources Sciences, Hydrogeology, Civil Engineering with focus on water, Integrated Water Resources Management or related field

Professional Experience:

  • At least 7 years working experience in the field of water resources management
  • Profound practical experience related to the management of data for water resources management
  • Experience in advising and coaching change processes in the water sector
  • Profound practical experience in the preparation of complex maps with ArcGIS
  • Good knowledge of MS office applications
  • Work experience in and/or with government institutions, particularly in the Jordanian water sector is an asset
  • Work experience in development cooperation is desirable, working experience in or with GIZ or other donor organisations is an asset

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English, both spoken and written;
  • Ability to supervise consultants;
  • Flexibility, team player spirit, amicable and excellent communication skills are essential.

B. Tasks:

  • Facilitate and actively contribute to the development of the Third National Water Master Plan (NWMP-3) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ), the Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) and external consultants
  • Advise the three partner institutions on processes required for the compilation of all related data for the NWMP-3 and actively contribute to their compilation by the project
  • Plan and manage all activities under the MWR component 1: Water Masterplan and WEAP, e.g. meetings, workshops, presentations, PR material, etc.
  • Develop recommended procedures for the preparation and later updates of the NWMP in close coordination with the three partner institutions and the component manager.
  • Provide advice on technical fields and methodology for the preparation and later updates of the NWMP
  • Supervise the external support provided by consultancy companies for additional studies related to the NWMP-3 and WEAP
  • Provide on-the-job training for counterpart staff related to the preparation of the NWMP-3
  • Liaise with other GIZ projects and projects of other donors to create synergies
  • Ensure regular monitoring and reporting of all related activities to the project and component management
  • Other relevant tasks and duties as required and agreed upon with the Project and Component Manager

About the Project:

GIZ provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. With over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security, the diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe.

We have been working in Jordan for over 40 years, and since 2001, water has been a priority in Jordanian-German cooperation. Jordan is one of the world’s most water-scarce countries. The available water resources – especially groundwater – have been heavily over-used for years. At the same time, the pressure on water resources continues to increase due to population growth, the impact of climate change and economic development. Despite these challenges, the government of Jordan provides almost universal access for drinking water and improved sanitation.

The project Management of Water Resources (MWR), implemented by GIZ jointly with MWI, seeks to support the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Water Authority of Jordan and the Jordan Valley Authority in improving their governance and planning processes. It focuses on strengthening the regulatory framework, private sector participation, water resources planning and irrigation management. Component 1 of the MWR project comprises the updating of the WEAP model and the preparation of the Third National Water Masterplan (NWMP-3). The NWMP-3 will facilitate the planning of all required investments in the Water Sector over the time horizon 2020-2040. During this project phase some key elements of the NWMP-3 will be compiled together with the partner institutions and related studies will be conducted by consultants.

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate's qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.   

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.