Junior WUA Officer

Vacancy Number:C_PMO 007 Junior WUA Officer
Title: Junior WUA Officer
Duration:One year (Extendable)
Exp.: 2020-02-26-(2 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:NTA Grade D


Organization: C_PMO/MEW | About C_PMO/MEW
City: Takhar
Country: AF


Education:Bachelor of social science civil engineering or water related engineering degree is preferable
Work Experience:At Least 4 of Experience in Related Position Years

  1. Graduate degree. A social science civil engineering or water related engineering degree is preferable;

  2. At least 4 years’ experience in community-based institutional development. Preference is given to previous work in setting-up and building the capacity of water management institutions such as WUAs and IAs;

  3. Experience with working on a donor-funded project is preferable but not mandatory;

  4. Experience of working on projects located in the Panj-Amu Basin is preferable but not mandatory;

  5. Fluent in English and Dari (spoken reading and written)

Note that this position is open to Afghan nationals only. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Support will be provided to the MEW PMO principally to implement Output 1 sub-component 2: WUAs established and strengthened which includes the following activities:

Activity 1: Continued support capacity building and mentoring of existing WUAs set-up under the previous phase of P-ARBP;

Activity 2: Establishment of new WUAs in the 21 schemes supported under the Project.

Assist Senior WUA Officer to advise for devising mechanisms to effectively involve the potential water users belonging to different land holdings tenancy and gender status in the system. He/She shall help in integrating identified social gender development needs and concerns in the establishment and strengthening of WUAs.

Assist Senior WUA Officer to support the WUAs to operate and maintain (O&M) conveyance infrastructure in these schemes (22 Irrigation Schemes). Coordinate and work closely with MAIL and PIO staff who are responsible for establishing and strengthening IAs under the WUAs.

Assist Senior WUA Officer in conducting training seminars and workshops involving MEW/MAIL staff other government officials (permanent employees of the RBA and SBAs on taskheel). Assist Senior WUA officer in advising  the tasks implementation with the help of On-Farm Water management Specialist (International under ISC).

  • Identify tasks on the critical path for output 1 sub-component 2 (as detailed in project design reports) and ensure that implementation schedules follow an integrated approach;

  • Ensure close coordination with other component teams (especially with the MAIL team and DAILs supporting IAs) so that an integrated approach is realized;

  • Introduce the project to local government authorities village elders and other institutions working in the area. Explain the New Water Law. Gain their support

  • Diagnose any major problems with operation and maintenance of the traditional system and suggest the improvement

  • Assist to build capacity of staff in SBAs (and the RBA) to undertake the work through training events and on-the-job training;

  • Help SBAs in the registration of WUAs in the basin;

  • In coordination with the DAILs undertake awareness campaigns in the 21 new irrigation schemes to explain the new 2009 Water Law and the advantages of forming WUAs along the main canals.

  • Support SBA staff in forming the WUAs for the main canals following the methodology established under the previous phase of P-ARBP;

  • With SBAs organize training events (on-the-job and formal training) for existing and new WUAs. This could be done in co-ordination with training for IAs conducted by DAILs;

  • Help SBAs to undertake maturity assessments of WUAs following the methodology prepared by Mercy Corps under the previous phase of P-ARBP;

  • Assist to Organize the construction of small offices for WUAs for mature WUAs which have the financial sustainability to maintain them;

  • Assist in Project monitoring and reporting;

  • Assist in the implementation of gender development activities.

  • Any other task assigned by the supervisor

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to the following email address [email protected] and cc [email protected] Not later than 26 Feb 2020. Please indicate the position title and reference no. in the e-mail subject line Only the shortlisted candidates will be called.

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