BAGMATI RIVER BASIN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Funding Body: ADB Location: NEPAL
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The proposed Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (the project) will improve water security and resilience to potential climate change impact in the Bagmati River Basin. It builds on the general public‟s desire to restore the river environment in the Kathmandu Valley and the Government‟s efforts mitigate the impact of water-induced disasters in the middle and lower reaches of the basin. The Project adopts the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and provides Nepal with its first opportunity to apply this policy element since its adoption under the 2005 national water plan.
PROFILE DESCRIPTION • A minimum of Master's degree in civil/water resources engineering or related fields; • Confirmed civil engineer with adequate experience in design and supervision of hydraulic works. • 15 years of work experience in water resources development/management and river environmental improvement related fields is required. • Suitable experience on project management and integrated water resources management, preferably in South Asia. S/he will be the main point of contact in assisting GON with implementation of all aspects of the Project. S/he will report to the project Director and will lead the consulting team. S/he will be responsible for quality assurance, document preparation and coordination, project management and ensuring timely implementation of sub-projects. The Team Leader will: (i) Be responsible for overall direction of the consultant team, coordination of inputs, and management of individual specialists; (ii) Manage the relationships with government, the ADB and other stakeholders; (iii) For project implementation, itemize key tasks and identify the resources and schedules required, supporting the PCMU for sustainable system management and strategies for sustainable operation and maintenance of sub-project works; (iv) Identify tasks on the critical path and ensure that implementation schedules follow an integrated approach; (v) Ensure close coordination with KWMP implementation team; (vi) Assist the PCMU with all aspects of project administration, performance and monitoring and preparation of reports; (vii) Ensure timely delivery of specified reports in a format acceptable to government and the ADB. As Water Resources Engineer s/he will ensure timely delivery of quality feasibility studies and detail design that meet ADB and the GON requirements. He will also coordinate with the RBO formation international consultant package in implementing IWRM for the Bagmati River Basin, including consultations and promoting legal and institutional changes necessary to establish an RBO. He will: (i) Carry out a comprehensive review of the river environment works feasibility studies and draw attention to changes which may have become necessary since its preparation, including possibly additional works. Update the feasibility studies. (ii) Lead the detail design preparation for river environment improvement works to be constructed under BRBIP. (iii) Coordinate closely with the RBO support international consultants and facilitate dialogue between the consultants and Government agencies and other basin stakeholders. (iv) Review and comments proposed approaches by the RBO support consultants and assist with implementation of their recommendations by guiding the national RBO team under PMDSC.
Input Duration: 20 months spread over 5 years
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