Irrigation Modernization Specialist

Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2 - ICS-National-09 ACIWRM
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The National Irrigation Modernization specialist will support ACIWRM staff and the International
MASSCOTE specialist, National MASSCOTE specialist and others in building the capacity of WRD engineers
in using MASSCOTE methodology by organising 2-week long workshops. The National Irrigation Modernization specialist also will support and undertake activities to strengthen the Government of Karnataka’s approach to irrigation modernization and management, especially of canal systems. The expert will assist International MASSCOTE specialist in assessment of irrigation systems in the field, in training, analyze the data collected from offices and field, and in preparing the reports.

Project Description
The Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program (KISWRMIP)
tranche-2 funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) became effective in January 2020. The main
objective of the program is to improve water availability to meet competing water demands in selected
river basins by implementing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the State. In this regard,
it is planned to conduct MASSCOTE studies on some of the irrigation systems to develop the capacities of
WRD engineers and prepare comprehensive report for each system. ACIWRM propose to engage an
international and national specialist to undertake this task and provide training on irrigation
Screening Criteria 1
"Post Graduate qualification in Civil Engineering with specialization in Irrigation Engineering with more than 15 years of experience."
Screening Criteria 2
At least 10 years of experience working in the field of water resources and irrigation sector
Screening Criteria 3
"Demonstrated experience in collecting, analyzing and preparing reports on irrigation system management and modernization"
Screening Criteria 4
Experience with the FAO's MASSCOTE methodology will be highly valued
Screening Criteria 5
"Mapping Systems and Services for Canal Operating Techniques (MASSCOTE) training workshops and MASSCOTE studies in at least 2 projects in India"
Screening Criteria 6
"Worked as Faculty/ Resource person in training government engineers in at least 3 training programmes in the subjects of IWRM / Irrigation Modernization / MASSCOTE"
Screening Criteria 7
Demonstrated experience in gathering and analyzing data for RAP sheets.
Screening Criteria 8
Strong oral and written communication skills in English, interpersonal and presentation skills
Screening Criteria 9
Ability and willingness to participate in a multi-disciplinary, innovative and enthusiastic team.
Screening Criteria 10
Knowledge of Kannada (to speak, read and write) is desirable

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