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Junior Water Resource Expert for Development of National and River Basin IWRM Plans in Ghana

Apply By: 12 March 2010



Junior Expert - Water Resource Planner/Modeller

Application Deadline

12 March 2010

Starting Date

26 April 2010


12 months (Phase I: Apr-May 2010, Phase II: Oct-Nov 2010, Phase III: Mar-Apr 2011)

Project Title

Ghana - Development of National and River Basin IWRM Plans – FWC Consultancy

Objective of the Mission

  • The specific objectives of this contract are to;
  1. Propose a strategy to build the Human Resource Capacity of the WRC to fulfil its mandate.
  2. Help facilitate the WRC to develop

a)       Two River Basin based IWRM plans.

b)       A National IWRM Strategy and Water Efficiency Plan.


  • Carry out a Training Needs Assessment of the Water Resources Commission  and develop, together with the WRC, a realistic training programme to meet these needs.
  • Develop a “Decision Support System” (DSS) which will be used as a tool in the selected basins to efficiently and effectively allocate Water Abstraction Permits to applicants.
  • Prepare together with the WRC two river basin based IWRM plans. These plans will be developed using the Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAPS) Model and shall identify actions that will lead to more local based initiatives, whose objectives will be to reverse prevalent catchment degradation trends.
  • Work with the WRC to produce a National IWRM strategy and Water Efficiency Plan. These documents will tackle the specific water challenges faced by Ghana and be important sources of information to strengthen Ghana’s position, in a constructive manner, during the negotiations with riparian countries concerning collaboration and sharing of their transboundary water resources

Requested Expert Profile

Qualifications and Skill:


  • S/He will hold at least a Degree in Integrated Water Resources Management or equivalent


General Professional Experience:


  • The Junior Expert must have a minimum of 3 years experience in Integrated Water Shed Management in sub-Saharan Africa


Specific Professional Experience:


  • Preferably some experience in West Africa/Ghana


  • Have experience in the development of IWRM plans both at basin scale and at national level


Language Skills:


  • He/she shall be fluent in English

Contact Persons

Angelica Erlandsson


Julia Miljevic

E-mail: Tel: + 45 43 71 62 00


If you are interested in applying for the above positions, please send your CV (EuropeAid format) to the above email addresses before 12 March 2010, referring to Lot 6 – 0024 E2. Only selected candidates will be contacted.


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