Nile Basin Initiative Groundwater Project Technical Lead Jobs in Uganda

Nile Basin Initiative Groundwater Project Technical Lead Jobs in Uganda


Groundwater Project Technical Lead


  • The Nile-Sec has embarked on its five year Basin Wide Program 2017 – 2022 (BWP) implementation with substantial component on transboundary water resources management.

  • The BWP covers work streams on water security, agricultural water management, environmental sustainability, climate change and transboundary water governance.

  • One of the key result areas in the NBI Secretariat implemented Basin Wide Program focuses on transboundary groundwater aquifers.

  • With the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Nile-SEC will implement its first groundwater study project

    The NBI groundwater study project is described briefly as follows:

    Project title
    Enhancing conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources in selected transboundary aquifers: case study for selected shared groundwater bodies in the Nile basin.

    Project objective
  • To enhance knowledge and capacity for sustainable use and management of transboundary aquifers and aquifers of regional significance in the Nile Basin

    Specific Objectives

  • Improve knowledge and understanding of groundwater resources in Nile Basin

  • Strengthen overall water resources management nationally and basin-wide

  • respond to climate change impacts through effective risk-reduction adaptation measures - e.g.: conjunctive use and management of surface water and groundwater

  • ensure a healthy ecosystem and strengthened livelihood

    Project components

    Component 1

  • Furthering knowledge and understanding about availability of groundwater resources in the selected aquifers underlying watersheds in the sub-basins of the Eastern Nile and the Nile Equatorial Lakes.

    Component 2

  • Development of action plans on groundwater resources governance, management, and protection for
    inclusion in national, sub-basin frameworks: – also including consideration of surface water/groundwater resources conjunctive use

    Component 3

  • Targeted pilot projects to explore conjunctive use of surface and ground waters, and links to biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation

    Component 4

  • Further strengthening capacity to address groundwater issues at the national and regional levels

    Component 5

  • Communications and awareness raising

  • The Nile-Sec is interested to hire a suitable qualified expert, the Project Technical Lead (PTL), to support the implementation of the project.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants are advised to submit applications electronically to the Executive
  • Director through groundwater@nilebasin.org.
  • Application/cover letter indicating the title of the assignment accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 12:00 pm (Local Time in Entebbe, Uganda) 21st January 2020. Please clearly indicate a minimum of three referees and two former employers excluding the current employer with their full contacts.

  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Detailed Terms of Reference can be downloaded from https://nilebasin.org/jobs

    For more information and job application details, see; Nile Basin Initiative Groundwater Project Technical Lead Jobs in Uganda

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