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National Ground Water Specialist, UNICEF WASH Initiative in Africa at International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI). Nairobi

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Job Description

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the national Ground Water Specialist in country of residence to participate in a team of Ground Water experts designing a long-term study to track an initiative implemented by UNICEF to do ground water mapping in Ethiopia and in Kenya.
  • Collect local documents and data to help develop a conceptual framework to monitor the ground water mapping initiative, and/or collect information in the country of residence to determine the initial impact of a pilot intervention on increasing access to water.
  • Prepare summaries of documentation related to the ground water initiative, including a country profile as needed.
  • Contribute to the different reports and deliverables generated.
  • Contribute to the design tools or sections of tools to conduct key informant interviews among stakeholders.
  • Identify stakeholders to interview in country of residence to fill gaps detected via secondary analysis and site visits.
  • Accompany core team of experts during country visits conducted to gather information via key informant interviews.
  • Summarize conclusions of interviews conducted in country.
  • Contribute to drafting presentations and present findings in areas of the consultant’s expertise.
  • Participate in the dissemination of findings as required.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience conducting research on ground water activities to increase access of water to local populations.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, evaluating or conducting ground water projects/exploration.
  • Strong ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders at different levels of donor agencies and country governments officials responsible for activities in the WASH sector.
  • Familiarity with the UN system and UNICEF investment in the WASH sector in country of residence or Africa.
  • Residence in one of the following countries: Kenya.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent research methodology skills.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with climate change impact on water resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • French language skills desirable.

Education:

  • Advanced degree/Masters in environmental engineering, hydrogeology, water and environmental management, or related field.
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