Sunday, November 16, 2008

JOB- Head of Country - Component Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia

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JOB- Head of Country - Component Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia

Posted by: Anne Ramp <>

Country of assignment and location

Central Asia (supra-regional), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Project / Field of activity

Water resources in Central Asia are scarce, and are intensively used
for hydropower and irrigation, which often results in conflicting
demands. One of the many challenges faced by the region lies in the
relationship between water, energy and climate. The countries of
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are
cooperating on issues related to water distribution within the
framework of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea and the
Interstate Commission for Water Coordination. As part of the EU's
strategy for Central Asia, Germany has announced a water initiative
for this region via the German Federal Foreign Office. This initiative
includes a component to support transboundary water management in
Central Asia. A Head of Component is being sought in each of the five
countries listed above.


You promote the network within ministries, national institutions, and
organisations in the areas of water, hydropower and energy, and
climate change and water, and steer the project's efforts at national
level. Excellent coordination at regional level plays a key role. Your
tasks include incorporating external know-how into the component,
including awarding service contracts to subcontractors. External
contributions could include consultancy services as well as
improvements to water infrastructure, such as microdams, sewerage
systems, pumps, and pipes.


You have a university degree in economics, politics or engineering,
your focus being on the water, energy or environment sector. In
addition to l ong-standing experience in the area of development
cooperation, preferably in Central Asia or Eastern Europe, you have
good communication skills that manifest themselves in a charming,
perceptive, and level-headed manner. You are highly creative and can
master difficult situations, while valuing the contribution made by
your partners. You have good business English and are able to
communicate in Russian.


>From January 2009 to December 2011

Benefits offered

You will work in an international atmosphere, receive an appropriate
salary and enjoy a superior package of employee benefits.

Job-ID 468 -

Anne Ramp
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