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Job Opportunities have arisen within Dabane Water Workshops for a new 5-year program. Dabane Water Workshops is a leading local Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to establishing water and food secure communities within the arid and semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe.  Dabane works through a series of appropriate community-based support strategies and low-technology solutions to assist rural communities to realize their potential in planning, managing, and directing their development process through appropriate watershed management and sustainable land use and water management systems.  Through this capacity building, communities create their own environmental management, water resource, and food security systems.

Project Summary

There are vacancies for the upcoming USAID Funded Amalima Loko Project that will be implemented in Matabeleland North Province in Binga, Hwange, Nkayi, Lupane, and Tsholotsho Districts.  The project goal is to improve food security through improved production systems and sustainable watershed management.  The purposes are; P1: Enhanced and inclusive local ownership over food security and resilience planning and development, P2: Improved health and availability of soil, water, and plant resources within the watershed, P3: Improved human health and livelihoods. The Amalima Loko Consortium is led by CNFA to which Dabane Water Workshops is a consortium member.

The deadline for all position applications is 25 November 2020 at 17:00hrs.

  1. Job Title: Water & Natural Resources Management Coordinator (2 positions)
  2. Job Title: Water Resources Engineer (2 positions)
  3. Job Title: NRM & GIS Technician in Water Resource Management (2 positions)

 

Job Title 1: Water & Natural Resources Management Coordinator(2)

Location: Hwange and Lupane Districts

Contract Type: Fixed Term Performance Related Contract

Duration of the contract: 1-year contract, renewable annually based on performance

Reporting to: The Watershed Management Lead.

Position Summary

The Water & Natural Resource Management Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all environmental and water-related activities in river micro-catchments. The Water & Natural Resource Management Coordinator will conduct studies, assessments, and identification of suitable and appropriate IWRM interventions within clusters and micro-catchments. The incumbent will work closely with the Community Visioning Coordinators, the Agricultural Production Coordinator as well as directly with the Technical Field Officer to ensure the implementation of IWRM and Natural resources based interventions within watersheds that build community resilience and improve people’s livelihoods within the targeted communities. The incumbent will work closely with Government stakeholders and the Catchment and Sub-catchment Councils to ensure the sustainable implementation of NRM, land, water, and soil management systems.

Responsible For: Water Resources Engineer, NRM & GIS technicians, NRM Technical Field Officers

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Co-develop and ensure the timely implementation of watershed management cluster plans, resource inventories, land use information, and initiatives to achieve restoration and protection of the watershed
  2. Undertake studies and assessments to determine root causes and extent of degradation
  3. Develop watershed indicators together with the community and staff and develop a participatory monitoring and evaluation system to measure these initiatives
  4. Produce designs and Bills of Quantities for watershed environmental-related infrastructure.
  5. Design manuals and guidelines for NRM and conduct appropriate environmental management training activities for district and sub-catchment stakeholders.
  6. Monitoring of environmental works and reporting to the Watershed Management Lead
  7. Produce monthly, quarterly, and yearly progress reports and any other reports as required
  8. Mainstream issues of gender, child protection, disability, and safeguarding in all Watershed Management activities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum qualification of a Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management, or Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) or a relevant area of study. A Master’s Degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in the field of environmental/natural resource management or IWRM
  • Advanced computer literacy in MS Office packages, remote sensing, GIS and SQL related software
  • A clean class 4 driver’s license
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good team player across sections and organizations
  • Has worked in USAID funded projects

 

Job Title 2: Water Resources Engineer (2)

Location: Hwange and Lupane Districts

Contract Type: Fixed Term Performance Related Contract

Duration of the contract: 1-year contract, renewable annually based on performance

Reports to: Water & Natural Resources Coordinator

Position Summary

The Water Resources Engineer is responsible for the supervision of the Water Team. The Water Engineer will conduct feasibility and technical studies, surveys, and assessments on water resources. The incumbent will develop bills of quantities, cost estimates, and specifications for all Water infrastructure. The Water Engineer will ensure the implementation of water resources within micro catchments and that all construction and installation work is in line with approved designs, plans and projects, and national compliance standards. The Engineer will provide technical backstopping to the water team

Responsible For: Water Technicians (Water Team)

Duties / Responsibilities:

  1. Implement and supervise the development, construction, installation, and rehabilitation of water infrastructure
  2. Produce and prepare water-related plans including defining requirements, tasks, and resource assignments ensuring that approved quality levels and deadlines are met.
  3. Ensure quality standards (Technology Quality Assurance) are met in water-related activities, including water quality monitoring.
  4. Ensure work standards for physical assessments such as water quality, resistivity, and topographical measurements are adhered to.
  5. Maintains expertise in water-related instruments such as survey equipment, water quality kits, and resistivity machines.
  6. Ensures timely implementation of water-related activities through the production of critical work paths
  7. Engage with District Water-related officials to ensure stakeholder participation in all water-related activities.
  8. Produce designs and Bills of Quantities for water-related infrastructure.
  1. Ensure material for rehabilitation works are of the desired quality.
  2. Produce monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports and any other reports as and when required
  3. Mainstream cross-cutting issues of gender, safeguarding, and child protection in all Watershed Management activities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Water Engineering or Civil and Water Engineering
  • At least 3 years of employment in the Water Sector
  • Ability to use surveying equipment such as a Total Station and a Differential GPS.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Autodesk, GIS, SQL, Python programming language, Hydrologic and hydraulic simulation software such as Hec HMS, Hec RAS, and MODFLOW an advantage
  • Ability to use water quality equipment such as Delagua test kit and Trace2O Metalyser
  • A clean class 4 driver’s license
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good team player across sections and across organizations
  • Has worked in USAID funded projects

 

Job Title 3: NRM & GIS Technician in Water Resource Management (2)

Location: Hwange and Lupane District

Contract Type: Fixed Term Performance Related Contract

Duration of the contract: 1-year contract renewable annually based on performance

Reporting to: The Water & Natural Resources Management Coordinator

Position Summary

The NRM & GIS technician is responsible for the implementation of NRM and GIS activities within river micro-catchments. The NRM & GIS technician will collect GIS and remote sensing data for studies, assessments within watershed clusters, and work with communities to identify suitable and appropriate IWRM/NRM interventions in line with community visioning processes. The incumbent will work closely with the Technical Field Officer – Natural Resources Management to ensure the implementation of IWRM and Natural resource-based interventions within watersheds that build community resilience and improve people’s livelihoods within the targeted communities. The incumbent will also work closely with Government stakeholders and community members to ensure sustainable NRM, land, water, and soil management.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake NRM and GIS/Remote sensing studies and assessments to determine root causes and extent of degradation, the feasibility of proposed IWRM interventions
  2. Develop a GIS database that can be used in the implementation of a project.
  1. Design manuals and guidelines for NRM and conduct appropriate environmental management training activities for district and sub-catchment stakeholders.
  2. Train community members in participatory Community-based Watershed Management and participatory GIS mapping
  3. Monitoring of environmental works conducted
  4. Produce monthly, quarterly, and yearly progress reports and any other reports as requested
  1. Mainstream cross-cutting issues of gender, safeguarding, and child protection in all Watershed Management activities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Geo informational Science, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, or Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) or a relevant area of study.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in the field of GIS and environmental/natural resource management or IWRM
  • Advanced computer literacy in MS Office packages, remote sensing, GIS and SQL related software
  • A clean class 4 driver’s license
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good team player and able to work across sections and organizations
  • Has worked in USAID funded projects

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae to the attention of the Programme Director. All applications must be sent by email to info@dabane.org by 17:00hrs 25 November 2020, referring to this advert and state the position title being applied for on the subject line.

Given the spread of COVID 19 across the globe, no hard copies will be accepted.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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