Monday, May 20, 2024
23.5 C
Maseru

LESOTHO SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT II – Vacancy!!! : WATER RESOURCE & IRRIGATION SPECIALIST                           

Business

Kingdom of Lesotho

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY

SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT II

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES- INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS SELECTION METHOD)

LOAN NO:                      P164486

CREDIT NO:                   IDA -63580 -LS

ASSIGNMENT TITLE:   WATER RESOURCE & IRRIGATION SPECIALIST                                 

REFERENCE NO:          LS-MAFS- 161819 -CS-INDV

DURATION:              :     TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS

REPORTING TO      :  PROJECT DIRECTOR

DUTY STATION     :      MASERU

BACKGROUND:

The Government of Lesotho is implementing the Smallholder Agricultural Development Project (SADP) II with financial support from The World Bank, Government of Japan and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project covers ten districts – Maseru, Leribe, Botha-Bothe, Mokhotlong, Thaba Tseka, Berea Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek, Quthing and Qacha’s Nek. SADP is coordinated by the Project Management unit (PMU) based in Maseru.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Water Resource Specialist shall be responsible to the Project Director of the SADP Project Management Unit (PMU) and shall:

  • Play a leading role to the identification, rapid appraisal and feasibility studies of potential irrigation sites, in liaison with the District/Area staff.
  • Assess year-round water availability, possible cropping patterns and prepare different design options in consultation with user communities for on-farm water distribution, taking into account climate change patterns.
  • Consultation and sensitisation of farmers in the Catchment Area on irrigation scheme design options, and implications for construction and Operational and Maintenance of infrastructure and water management.
  • Prepare design for rehabilitation of small-scale irrigation schemes;
  • Identify and plan for relevant land husbandry/soil and water conservation activities in and around the schemes.
  • Mobilisation of the farmers for beneficiary contribution to scheme implementation and water fee payment for maintenance of infrastructure works and water management.
  • Advise on procurement of irrigation equipment and prepare Bills Of Quantities for tendering of irrigation rehabilitation civil works;
  • Provide oversight and supervision for the installation of equipment or rehabilitation works on irrigation schemes, and issue works completion certificates.
  • Provide oversight on beneficiary participation and contribution to construction.
  • Coordinate study visits on irrigation scheme development and management in the region.
  • Provide contributions to policy development on irrigation development in Lesotho, by for example contributing case studies and writing concept notes.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Irrigation engineering, Agricultural engineering, Rural Engineering, Soil and Water Resources Management.
  •  

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in irrigation development;
  • Ability to design small-scale irrigation schemes and design of rehabilitation of on-farm water management systems;
  • Experience with designing and supporting farmer-managed Irrigation schemes (WUAs)
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams;

DURATION: Two years  

SKILSS / ABILITIES

  • Community leadership and mentoring skills, able to support, motivate and liaise effectively with community groups.
  • Ability and experience in workshop facilitation and giving presentation in both formal and non-formal settings.
  • Ability to develop training programs and lessons plans
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team of communities.

CONDITIONS

  •  Renewal of the contract will be subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability.
  • The Client shall render the Water Resources Specialist with all such facilities as may be reasonably required to enable the Specialist to discharge his/her duties that is office space, laptop/computer, landline telephone, and transport.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III paragraph 3.14 to 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers dated July 2016 and revised in November 2017 and August 2018, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. A consultant will be selected in accordance with selection of Individual Consultants Method set out in Procurement Regulations.

SUBMISSION

Expressions of interest accompanied by a detailed CV must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person or by email by 16:00hrs local time on the 30th th April 2024 , 16:00hrs clearly marked ‘’ Expression of Interest for Consulting Services: WATER RESOURCES SPECIALIST ’’ LS- MAFS-161819-CS-INDV.

To: Project Director-SADPII

      Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

      Department of Livestock Services -Moshoeshoe 11 

      P.O. Box 24

     Maseru 100 Lesotho.

     Email: jobs@sadpii.org.ls  copied to procurement@sadpii.org.ls

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

- Advertisement -spot_img
- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest article

Send this to a friend