Groundwater Project Technical Lead

Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
Entebbe, Uganda
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Category: Regional
Organizational Unit: Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat, Entebbe, Uganda
Duty Station: Entebbe Uganda
Contract period (approx): 1 February 2020 – 31 Jan 2022;
Deadline:21st January 2020

  1. The Nile-Sec has embarked on its five year Basin Wide Program 2017 – 2022 (BWP) implementation with substantial component on transboundary water resources management. The BWP covers work streams on water security, agricultural water management, environmental sustainability, climate change and transboundary water governance.
    One of the key result areas in the  NBI Secretariat implemented Basin Wide Program focuses on transboundary groundwater aquifers. With the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Nile-SEC will implement its first groundwater study projec
  2. The NBI groundwater study project is described briefly as follows:

    Project title: enhancing conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources in selected transboundary aquifers: case study for selected shared groundwater bodies in the Nile basin.

    Project objective: to enhance knowledge and capacity for sustainable use and management of transboundary aquifers and aquifers of regional significance in the Nile Basin
    Specific Objectives
    • improve knowledge and understanding of groundwater resources in Nile Basin;
    • Strengthen overall water resources management nationally and basin-wide;
    • respond to climate change impacts through effective risk-reduction adaptation measures - e.g.: conjunctive use and management of surface water and groundwater
    • ensure a healthy ecosystem and strengthened livelihood

    Project components:
    Component 1: Furthering knowledge and understanding about availability of groundwater resources in the selected aquifers underlying watersheds in the sub-basins of the Eastern Nile and the Nile Equatorial Lakes.
    Component 2: Development of action plans on groundwater resources governance, management, and protection for inclusion in national, sub-basin frameworks: – also including consideration of surface water/groundwater resources conjunctive use
    Component 3: Targeted pilot projects to explore conjunctive use of surface and ground waters, and links to biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation
    Component 4: Further strengthening capacity to address groundwater issues at the national and regional levels
    Component 5: Communications and awareness raising

  3. The Nile-Sec is interested to hire a suitable qualified expert, the Project Technical Lead (PTL), to support the implementation of the project.
  4. How to apply: 

    Interested applicants are advised to submit applications electronically to the Executive Director through Application/cover letter indicating the title of the assignment accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 12:00 pm (Local Time in Entebbe, Uganda) 21st January 2020. Please clearly indicate a minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding the current employer with their full contacts. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

  5. Detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded here