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Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist Job in Kenya

Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Water and Irrigation
Enhancing Climate Resilience and Water Security Project
Project No. P117635
Expression of Interest

MOWI / EWSCR /08/2011-2012: Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist
The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards a Project Preparation Advance (PPA) for preparation of the Water Security and Climate Resilience Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Advance.
The PPA will include the following activities: 

1) Preparation of core technical documents including;
i) a project implementation manual and; 

ii) an environmental, social and resettlement framework, 

2) Provision of technical assistance for:

 i) analyzing the water sector’s legal, institutional and operational framework;

ii) reviewing the water sector knowledge base and analytical tools;

iii) preparation of economic and financial framework; 

iv) reviewing and enhancing the technical and environmental and social safeguard related documents and; 

v) supporting the management and implementation of the project including procurement and financial management functions, 

3) Carrying out preparatory studies for potential sub-projects, 

4) Strengthening the capacity of the project coordination office through provision of goods required for that purpose including office equipment, supplies and vehicles, 

5) Carrying out training and workshops.
To coordinate and support the implementation of the PPA, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire a Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist for a period of one (1) year.
A. Objectives and Scope of Work of the Consultancy
The Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist will report to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, through the Project Manager.
The Water Resources and Irrigation Specialist will support the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) in water infrastructure related aspects of PPA activities (including but not limited to water resources management and irrigation); and will in particular:

i) be responsible for technical aspects of the Investment Framework, investment screening, investment readiness, and other associated activities;
ii) work alongside a team of environmental, social, economic and financial, and institutional specialists to: 

(a) evaluate the physical/technical contribution of infrastructure to improving water security and climate resilience, 

(b) screen potential projects according to the above, 

(c) prepare TORs and/or provide input on enhancing technical readiness of investments, 

(d) examine possible investments for funding under the project in the context of the larger catchment/river basin, including the potential impacts of upstream activities/infrastructure on investments and potential downstream impacts of investments, 

(e) contribute to the design of a broader water investment pipeline planning and readiness tool, and 

(f) provide capacity/building training to MWI and relevant stakeholders.
B. Work station
Office space will be provided by the project.
C. Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced degree in Civil or Irrigation Engineering or a comparable field; 
  • at least 15 years of relevant work experience in the planning, preparation, implementation of a variety of water resources investment projects; 
  • extensive experience in the design of complex or large irrigation projects wouldbe distinct advantage;
  • while direct experience working in Africa, generally, and Kenya, specifically, would be an advantage; 
  • direct experience in working on World Bank/IDA financed development projects is strongly desired; and 
  • working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other essential software.
D. Remuneration

Remuneration will be based on international competitive rates and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience. 

Consultants not currently based in Kenya are also encouraged to apply; arrangements may be made for remote work with regular travel to Kenya.
E. Selection Method
Selection of an Individual Consultant will be in accordance with World Bank’s Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011. 

The selection criteria will be solely based on individual experience and qualifications.
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (the client) now invites eligible consultants to forward their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide their CVs and information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (e.g. description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc).

F. Invitation for EOI
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.
The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 4th June, 2012 at 1200 hours Kenyan Local time. 

The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MOWI / EWSCR /08/2011-2012 – “EOI FOR WATER RESOURCES/IRRIGATION SPECIALIST” addressed to:
The Project Manager,
Enhancing Climate Resilience and Water Security Project,
Ministry of Water & Irrigation, Maji House, Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi. 

Tel: +254 02 2716103,

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