International Legal Specialist (Water Law)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Objective and Purpose of the Assignment


The objective of the consulting services to be recruited through the TA is to help the PID enhance its
capacity for transforming its service delivery from a traditional irrigation water deliverer to a WRD
that holistically manage water resources and for the PID to respond to the Punjab Water Policy approved
by Provincial Cabinet and Punjab Water Act, 2019 likely to be approved by Provincial Assembly.

Scope of Work


- Quality assurance of formulated delegated legislation under Punjab Water Act, 2019
- Support Water allocation experts in formulation of water allocation policy
- Provision of support during legislative process including addressing issues raised during the process
- Assist PID and DG set ups (Punjab Water Resources Commission and Water Services Regulatory Authority)
for implementation of legal framework and Punjab Water Act 2019
- Quality assurance of various licensing templates and develop terms and conditions of various type of

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output


• Study the Punjab Water Act 2019 and develop legal framework for its implementation.
• Oversee formulation of rules and regulations for implementation of Punjab Water Act, 2019 and help in
the approval process from the Government.
• Coordinate and consult with various stakeholders for development of rules and regulations.
• Identify all legal requirements and develop legal framework for implementation of the Punjab Water
Act, 2019.
• Oversee formulation of licensing templates for application of water abstraction and sewage disposal
• Any other task assigned by the Executive Agency

Minimum Qualification Requirements


The Legal Specialist must have a post graduate degree in law from a reputed international university
with a minimum of 15 years of legal and regulatory work experience in Pakistan and abroad. A background
knowledge of water sector policies, regulations and legal framework is desirable. The consultant should
have in depth knowledge of comparative water law. Experience in foreign funded projects with multi-
disciplinary teams will be given preference.