Background & Description

With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC will be implementing a five years’ project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation and mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans, and investments.

Adopting an integrated water resource management strategy in selected provinces is vital to satisfactorily implement all the required components of the project. It would involve coordination with provincial stakeholders to support in the development of a compilation of good practices on water resource management in Sindh.

Accordingly, a highly qualified and experienced Provincial Coordinator will be hired to support in directing, organizing, and overseeing provincial level activities. S/he will be selected on a competitive basis following World Bank Procurement Regulations.

The objectives of this consultancy service are to:

  • Support in collecting and reviewing relevant strategies, policies, and projects on integrated water resources management at the provincial and regional level
  • Support in conducting consultations and validation workshops on integrated water resources management, with relevant stakeholders
  • Reviewing existing data and strategies to highlight gaps in the water resource management approach at the provincial level.

C. Statement of Intent

The Provincial Coordinator will support in reviewing various water resource data, strategies and policies. The consultant will further conduct consultation and validation workshops to further compile good practices of water resource management.

The coordinator will be based in Sindh, Pakistan.

Note:

It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.

D. Duties and Responsibilities

The Provincial Coordinator shall be responsible for:

Technical Review and Support

  • Assist national level specialist in collecting and reviewing integrated water resource management strategies, policies, and projects being carried out at the regional and provincial level with a focus on Sindh province
  • Support in reviewing water resources in the province and water demand and supply based on analysis of secondary data
  • Conducting consultation and validation workshops of findings from IWRM and water resource review with relevant stakeholder
  • Assist other specialists in a compilation of good practices of water resource management through the development of questionnaires on good practices.

Performing other relevant tasks as assigned by the Country Project Lead and the PIU.

Requirements and Skills

The candidate should at least have:

  • A master’s degree in international development, climate change adaptation, Water Engineering, disaster management or relevant field
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management with a minimum of 3 years of experience working with international NGOs or development partners
  • Demonstrated understanding of climate change, water resource management, water demand, and supply or relevant field
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Proven reporting skills
  • Teamwork with strong communication skills and capacity to work under pressure and short deadlines
  • Cross-cultural awareness and ability to work amongst a diverse group of staff, and partners
  • Required computer proficiencies: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet
  • Experience in organizing events/meetings/training/workshop/consultation
  • Excellent English proficiency in oral and written communication, including a demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to communicate technical matters effectively to a general audience.
How to Apply

How to apply: Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: adpcjobs@adpc.net within 2 July 2020 at midnight Bangkok time.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

ADPC encourages diversity in its workplace and supports an inclusive work environment.

About Organization

ADPC is an intergovernmental regional organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by the Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.

ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change, and regional cooperation.