Ultimate result of services:
The ADAPT! IWRM thematic programme is delivered in a timely manner and at high quality in collaboration with project partners and other thematic teams under ADAPT! which are Natural Resource Management (NRM), Climate Change, Environmental mainstreaming, State of the Environment and Outlook Report and data management, as well as with the cross cutting themes of Gender and Communications.
Some of the key expected results under ADAPT! includes the following:
- Greater awareness of the need for IWRM built
- Cross sectoral coordination for IWRM policy, planning and practice built
- Replicable approaches for IWRM supported, validated and disseminated
- Revision of water related policies and development of water resource masterplan supported
- Water Resources Institutional strengthening/reform.
Objectives, output expectations and performance indicators
The IWRM Coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic direction to the IWRM program component of the ADAPT! project, influence key stakeholders in institutionalizing IWRM in their policies and practices and assist the Project Manager in meeting the project’s performance and delivery goals.
- Strategic Leadership - Strategic direction provided to the IWRM thematic interventions under the ADAPT! project; strategic priorities for the annual work plan developed according to the Project log frame. Implementation ensured, necessary technical advice provided across the project thematic areas where necessary.
- Team lead role - Day-to-day progress of the IWRM theme monitored and IWRM theme contribution to meeting annual objectives delivered, including preparation of thematic reporting to deadlines, quarterly reporting and annual reporting. Where necessary, recommendations and adjustments made to ensure project objectives and results are achieved. High UN standards are maintained in the delivery of all products and administration procedures coming from the IWRM theme.
- Represent ADAPT! in influencing the IWRM agenda - Influence of ADAPT! with key stakeholders leveraged and IWRM theme priorities addressed with the government, donors, UN partners, NGOs etc.
Expected outputs/deliverables of this consultancy include:
- Effective leadership provided to the ADAPT! IWRM team;
- Implementation of the water component under ADAPT! supervised;
- Strategic partnerships under ADAPT! at federal and state level developed and successfully managed;
- The ADAPT! IWRM work plan is monitored on a weekly basis and the project commitments are effectively applied. This includes, but not limited to; i) IWRM best practices documented, published with high quality in adherence to the UN standard and widely disseminated among the partners, their adoption into project designs facilitated, and institutional capacity developed; ii) Environmental data collected and disseminated; iii) Water Resources Policy and Institutional change promoted and IWRM adopted. Project management tools and project results and other benchmarks are monitored and timely reported;
- Implementation of the recommendations from the National IWRM Conference organized in November 2017 is followed together with other partners;
- Oversight of baseline review of policies, strategies and legal frameworks, assessment of water related institutions’ mandates and capacities provided;
- Oversight of mainstreaming of IWRM in the WASH policy provided;
- Existing Water Resources Council in Kassala strengthened. Similar councils established in North Kordofan and South Darfur;
- Development of the State Level Water Resources Policy supported through Water Resources Councils in Kassala, North Kordofan and South Darfur States overseen;
- Catchment Water Balance Assessments organized in Gash, Bara and Nyala basins in Kassala, North Kordofan and South Darfur states respectively and data made available;
- MWRIE enabled to host the National Water Information Services through Ground Water and Wadis Directorate (GWWD);
- MWRIE through GWWD supported in developing Water Licensing Framework for Sudan;
- Timely and quality reporting;
- Finance and administration quality assured;
- The ADAPT! Project Manager is supported in oversight and management of the project by alerts and regular reports on project implementation.
- Portfolio development supported through input in project documents for pipeline projects.
Specific tasks and responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows:
- Coordinate the implementation of the IWRM component of the 2018 work plan under ADAPT!;
- Develop and maintain strategic partnerships both at federal and state level in support of the implementation of the ADAPT! IWRM interventions;
- Ensure the completion, translation into Arabic and publication of the IWRM best practices document in adherence to the UN standard and the wide dissemination among project partners;
- Ensure M&E information for the ADAPT! IWRM component is collected and reported;
- Quarterly reporting on the progress of the water programme under ADAPT!;
- Follow and document the status of the implementation of the recommendations from the National IWRM Conference organized in November 2017 together with other partners, and preparations made to organize the next National IWRM Conference;
- Oversee a baseline review of policies, strategies and legal frameworks, and an assessment of water related institutions’ mandates and capacities to be carried out by the ADAPT! IWRM team;
- Oversee the mainstreaming of IWRM in the WASH policy to be carried by the ADAPT! IWRM team;
- Ensure functioning of the Water Resources Council in Kassala as per the agreed ToR, establish similar institutions in North Kordofan and South Darfur, and facilitate the development of Water Resources Policies in the states;
- Organise Catchment Water Balance Assessments in the Gash, Bara and Nyala basins in Kassala, North Kordofan and South Darfur states respectively by employing a competent service provider; ensure the availability of quality data to make appropriate technical decisions;
- Help the MWRIE to establish and host the National Water Information Services through the Ground Water and Wadis Directorate (GWWD);
- Support the MWRIE through GWWD in developing a Water Licensing Framework for Sudan;
- Identify fields of collaboration within IWRM, elaborate and develop an implementation plan for joint activities with other organizations;
- Act as the technical secretary of the IWRM Coordination Group, provide guidance and ensure effective functioning of it;
- Maintain good working relations with project partners (Donor agencies, UN Agencies, Government of Sudan, NGOs, Academia and Private Sector);
- Conduct any other activities as requested by the ADAPT! Project Manager and the Country Programme Manager.