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Enabling Environment and Integrated Resources Advisor | Improving Pakistan’s Water and Natural Resources Governance

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is one of the world’s leading partners in international development. Present in Asia since 1977, our work has expanded to Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Tonga overseeing a portfolio of over 200 projects across various technical sectors.

Chemonics seeks an Enabling Environment and Integrated Resources Advisor for the anticipated DFID Improving Pakistan’s Water and Natural Resources Governance (IPWG) programme. IPWG intends to strengthen Pakistan’s management of its water to meet future population, agricultural and economic needs, and provide resilience to shocks and climate change. Aligning with the Pakistan government’s forestry, water and agricultural management priorities, this programme aims to improve the management and use of water and natural resources so to prepare the country for sustained climate resilient growth. The advisor will lead technical assistance that supports water data advocacy and research, climate change adaptation, and integrated natural resource management. The advisor will provide technical support to improve the management and use of water and natural resources so to prepare the country for sustained climate resilient growth. Based in Islamabad, the advisor will drive overall strategy and supervise teams.

Responsibilities include:

The Enabling Environment and Integrated Resources Advisor will lead technical assistance that supports water data advocacy and research, climate change adaptation, and integrated natural resource management. Based in Islamabad, the advisor will provide technical support to improve the management and use of water and natural resources so to prepare the country for sustained climate resilient growth. the advisor will drive overall strategy and supervise teams. Other responsibilities include:

Operational and technical leadership

  • Act as a single focal point for Enabling Environment and Integrated Resources technical support of the programme across all technical components for DFID and relevant ministries and stakeholders.
  • Keep abreast with national and international thinking on livelihood security and asset building in general as well as water and agriculture.
  • Support the project’s Enabling Environment for Integrated Water Resource Management Component and team including providing technical advisory services to develop practices, policies and laws to incentivize water efficiency and enforce conservation measures in coordination with water sector entities such as the Pakistani Ministry of Water and Power, Ministry of Climate Change, the National Drinking Water and Sanitation Committee, the Ministry of Health, and water utilities and across agricultural, municipal, and industrial water sector users. Lead the Component and Team in the absence of the Component Lead.
  • Provide technical advisory services to reduce non-revenue water through assistance to water utilities via development and implementation of procedures, outreach and educational campaigns, and regulations to improve cost recovery, determine the true cost of water, and educate the media in support of existing and new public water demand management initiatives in Pakistan.
  • Develop and coordinate activities such as training and capacity building, working groups, stakeholder engagement and participatory planning to improve water conservation while ensuring the different needs and roles of men and women are assessed and integrated into all activities through equitable participation of men and women.
  • Provide technical advisory services to promote new technologies or behavior changes, in coordination with utilities and/or the private sector that will lead to water conservation. Lead and coordinate analyses, studies and/or study tours, with the Pakistani government and/or private sector that help identify and build momentum for the promotion of improved technologies.
  • Provide technical advice on reporting on women and children, persons with disabilities, vulnerable and marginalized groups as required, including responding to ad hoc requests to senior management, government counterparts, the client, partner organization and others in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and agriculture.
  • Contribute to the capacity development of Pakistan to monitor water, agriculture and climate change challenges, in collaboration with national and provincial offices.
  • Contribute to developing the capacity within government counterparts and civil society organizations for evidence-based policy, planning, programming and advocacy.

Administrative and financial management

  • Facilitate project work planning and budgeting and assist with the staffing and resources to reach established results indicators and targets.
  • Review draft consultant scopes of work prepared by the technical team or partner organizations and submit approval requests.
  • Ensure consultants complete their assignments and submit deliverables in a timely manner
  • Plan and track financial and administrative activities with the home and field offices to evaluate implementation needs
  • Monitor project financial performance against work plan and life-of-project budgets

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of climate change and natural resources management, including one of the earth sciences; advanced training, preferably a higher degree, in statistics, land management, natural resource management, or climate change adaptation, or another area with advanced statistics, data manipulation and analysis skills; regional work experience preferred.
  • Technical knowledge in climate change/natural resources/land management statistics, sample surveys, data analysis or other areas of applied statistics, information systems and data interpretation and dissemination in sectors of concern to DFID.
  • Demonstratable knowledge of Pakistan climate and natural resources politics and networks, of DFID Climate, UN-Water, the 2030 Development Agenda (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement are required.
  • Relevant achievements in brokering and maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and developing and implementing strategies to foster change.
  • Experience working with the private sector and donors, preferably for the UK Government in DFID or FCO or other international donors strongly preferred
  • Fluency in English (speaking, writing, and reading) required; Pakistan nationals strongly preferred.




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