In-Country Expert for the Establishment of Groundwater Focal Groups

Deadline for application is 3 June 2020

OneWorld is a Cape Town-based sustainable development consulting organisation focused on adaptive development within the context of a changing climate and resource constraints. They work at a science-policy development interface with a view to building resilience to the challenge of climate change in the African region and beyond.

Funded through the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and implemented by the SADC-GMI (Groundwater Management Institute), the project to facilitate the “Establishment of National Focal Groups in the SADC Member States” intends to improve and enhance institutional capacity in SADC Member States to advocate for investments in groundwater and increase the ability of Member States to finance groundwater related investments. The SADC Member States piloting this project are: Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

With the support of the project team and under the guidance of the Team Lead at OneWorld, the In-Country Expert will play a key role in establishing, empowering and sustaining groundwater focal groups at country level, the National Focal Groups (NFGs), until September 2020. The In-Country Expert also plays a broader role in advancing the groundwater investment agenda in the SADC region, by becoming part of the SADC-GMI network.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any one of the disciplines necessary to undertake water related institutional development for improved groundwater management and governance.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working on the relevant national issues in at least three of the following aspects: 
  1. Groundwater governance and policy development
  2. Institutional development in the water sector
  3. Groundwater project design
  4. Groundwater project funding
  5. Groundwater project implementation
  • Demonstrate solid in-country stakeholder networks.
  • Available to work immediately, for a maximum of 15 days, above current commitments, until September 2020.

To read more about this position and how to apply, please click here.