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Call for Expressions of Interest: Country Water Assistants

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Lebanon - Asia & M East
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/05/2015
Company Name Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Country water assistants are needed to provide mid-term consultancy services in the implementation of the SIDA-financed REC project “Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer (WATER POrT)”, implemented from 2014 to 2017.

Location of positions

North Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt
Middle East: Jordan, Lebanon

Area of expertise: Water Management

The Water POrT project focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It offers a platform for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change through involvement with water authorities at national level and with a broad selection of stakeholders. This will be achieved by: (i) introducing methodological capacity building and reinforcing the skills of respective national authorities; (ii) promoting a framework for common understanding between water practitioners and stakeholders; and (iii) strengthening the abilities of practitioners to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Description of tasks

  • Facilitating communication between the WATER POrT project team and various stakeholders, international and regional organisations active in the MENA region, and relevant projects and initiatives
  • Conducting desk research and processing information
  • Some travelling and conducting of interviews
  • Translating documents (3 pages maximum)
  • Reporting in English and Arabic
  • Assisting in the preparation of project documents and organising project events

Envisaged workload and duration of the assignment

An estimated 100 workdays over a 12-month period

Education required

A bachelor’s degree in water management, environmental sciences, international relations or other relevant field

Functional knowledge and abilities

  • Knowledge of global and national water initiatives and development trends
  • Strong interpersonal skills and analytical capabilities
  • Expertise in public participation, decision making and activities related to environment and water issues
  • An understanding of regional and national circumstances in MENA countries concerning water management issues will be an important advantage

Skills required

  • Fluency in both written and spoken Arabic and English
  • Ability to work in and cooperate with a multi-ethnic international team
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner and to meet tight deadlines
  • Computer literacy

Expressions of interest must contain a motivation letter and CV (format attached) in English, including contact details, information on educational background and experience, as well as a suggested monthly wage.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of education, experience, suggested salary and availability.

The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is May 31, 2015.

Expressions of interest must be submitted in electronic form to: wmt@rec.org. Please indicate the reference number in the subject line!

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