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Job Title: Water Resources Knowledge Management Specialist (KMS)

Reference: KMS

Job Type: Full-time

Job Status: Sourcing

Location: Entebbe, Uganda

Duration: This is a regional position. Contract duration will initially be for one (1) year with a 6-month probation period.

Position: Regional

Reports to: Head, Water Resources Management

The specific scope of work shall include, but not limited to, the following:

Knowledge system development and management

  • Identify strategic knowledge gaps that are needed for NBI\'s business at various levels, such as for water resources management, policy analysis (environmental and social management), stakeholder involvements, etc. The knowledge gaps so identified should address the needs of decision makers, NBI management and program/project staff, national NBI offices, and the wider public.
  • Develop specifications of knowledge contents that are needed to fill those gaps; periodically update the status of filling those gaps and also update the list of knowledge gaps.
  • Lead the development, deployment and maintenance of NBI Knowledge system, including day to day operation of the system once deployed
  • Liaise with SAPs in the identification of knowledge gaps, available knowledge resources and preparation of knowledge products

    Knowledge generation, archiving and maintenance

  • Develop an inventory of available knowledge resources in NBI centers that can be used to fill the gaps and those knowledge contents that need to be generated to fill the gaps
  • Based on existing knowledge resources and additional analysis as needed, prepare knowledge products (contents) to support basin-wide water resources management in the Nile Basin. Such knowledge contents, for example, shall include Water balance of the various sub-basins of the Nile; Hydropower development opportunities; Agriculture development opportunities (rain fed and irrigated); Climate Variability and Change Implications on Nile Basin; Socio-economic profile of the Nile Basin.
  • Contribute to the preparation of strategic papers planned under Component 1a of NCoRe, including supporting technical analysis and review of working papers.
  • Collaborate closely with the GIS/RS and Information Systems Specialist in the production of knowledge products to meet needs of various NBI stakeholders.
  • Assist in the identification of indicators for river basin monitoring and evaluation of these indicators on a periodic basis as per the guidance from Head, Water Resources Management
  • Lead the design, development, production and dissemination of the Nile River State of the Basin report
  • Collaborate with the NBI communication team in the production, dissemination of knowledge and communication products

    Project Management Support

  • Develop the concept for and implement cross NBI-center coordination mechanisms on knowledge management. This mechanism shall, among others, to enhance knowledge sharing and ensure consistent approaches are used for knowledge production, systematic archiving and dissemination.
  • Supervise consultants\' performance, relevant to specialty, to ensure the relevance and quality, including reviewing of technical documents.
  • Contribute to the periodical reports prepared by the WRM Department.
  • Maintain quality assurance and facilitate effective monitoring and evaluation.
  • Carry out other related tasks as requested by the Head of the Water Resources Management Department.

    The workstation will be Entebbe, Uganda, although work is likely to necessitate trips to the other Nile Basin countries.

    NBI offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with the qualifications and relevant experience.

    Women candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • A Masters level degree in Water Resources Management with working experience on knowledge management,
  • Additional experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science, or other technically related discipline would be of advantage;
  • A minimum of six years of working experience of which four years must be specialized, with recognized technical expertise in designing, developing and management of knowledge systems for river basin management
  • Experience in the field of water governance and information management would be beneficial.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in networking and outreach;
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills, analytical and presentation and reporting skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Outstanding computing skills, including full fluency in the Microsoft Suite of Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop). Extensive familiarity with internet browsers and search engines.
  • Proven ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment and to interact positively with a wide range of stakeholders within an international and multi-government context;
  • Proven ability to be a valued and contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team and to exercise high-level inter-personal skills in all situations;

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications electronically to the Executive Director at: recruitment [at]

    Application/cover letters clearly indicating the position and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director

    Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    For more job opportunities and application, see; Jobs in Africa » Jobs Africa » Careers in Africa

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