Multiple Positions

Job description


The principal objective of the assignment is to undertake feasibility studies that will inform types, scope and costs of investment projects (livelihood, rehabilitation of road waterways, canals, dams, hydrometerological infrastructures etc in the Luapula, Muchinga and Northern Provinces.

The ultimate goal of the assignment is to provide support for informed judgment and decision-making on the appropriate and cost-effective climate-resilient investment options for the Northern region.


To meet the objective of the assignment, the following tasks will be undertaken by the Consultant:

a) A desk review of relevant information

b) A participatory socio-economic and environmental assessment of the catchment area, as relevant to the proposed project investment and management of the natural resources affected by climate change.

c) Conduct the following; the infrastructure network survey; the technical, biophysical and hydrological studies; institutional and options assessment;

d) Conduct an economic and sensitivity analysis according to international standards


    1. Institutional and Policy Specialist

The Institutional and Policy Specialist will be required to coordinate the review of policy provisions, institutional review and institutional readiness reports in the Northern Landscape and develop recommendations for integration of climate change into key policy and investment documents; and develop institutional arrangements for long-term cooperation, strengthening of asset management system for the transport infrastructure, and assess gaps and opportunities by transport sector stakeholders. He/she is expected to have:


o   An advanced postgraduate degree in Public Administration, Social Science, Law or a relevant institutional or public policy discipline;

o   At least 7 years professional experience in policy formulation, analysis and evaluation in the built environment / transport sector;

o   Substantive experience (3 years) and analytical skills in climate adaptation, disaster risk management and reduction;

o   Proven experience in the development of policy and institutional arrangements for the adoption and implementation of road norms and standards;

o   Experience in policy and institutional review including assessing institutional readiness to integrate climate change adaptation;

o   Strong team building skills; and

o   Excellent written and spoken communication skills (in English).


2. GIS Specialist

The GIS Specialist shall perform intermediate advanced technical work providing technical support for GIS project implementation and operation, creating, testing and enhancing GIS applications, developing and administering web-based GIS applications, preparing GIS datasets, maps, database reports and specialized queries, developing and administering permitting, address and zoning databases. He/she will visually represent the results of the climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation assessment. The specialist is expected to have:


o   Have a bachelor’s degree in Geomatic Engineering / Surveying / Geographical Information Systems with 7 years practical experience in GIS and its application to planning;

o   Have a strong and demonstrated understanding of civil society involvement in local government and planning (skills related to group facilitation would be an asset);

o   An understanding of climate change, natural hazards and the vulnerability concept is required;

o   Have some work experience in local government (whether full-time or through study placements); and

o   Excellent written and spoken communication skills (in English).


      3. Hydrologist

The hydrologist will provide a synthesis of climate model projections for the Northern Landscape, emphasizing the implications of the projections for various sectors, particularly the transport sector. He/she will lead hydro-meteorological data collection (including sediment and groundwater) and monitoring / analysis works and will be responsible for climate change monitoring / analysis including flood and drought. The hydrologist will implement and coordinate activities related to climate change analyses including database of historical and future projected climate data/information, results of impact and vulnerability assessments, basin-wide climate change and adaptation monitoring and reporting system, climate change and hydrological modeling and analysis and analyses of climate change impacts and vulnerabilities. He/she is expected to have:


o   University degree (Masters or higher) in hydrology, climate modeling, hydrological modeling, water resources development, or related fields

o   Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in climate and water resource analysis and monitoring

o   Knowledge and skills and hands-on experience in establishment of database, modeling, hydrological analysis and basin-wide monitoring;

o   Excellent written and spoken communication skills (in English).


4. Quantity Surveyor

The quantity surveyor will be responsible for conceptual estimating, budget development, cost planning and value management. He/she will review, interpret and accurately estimate the scope of the proposed transport infrastructure options. He/she will apply unit costs and productivity rates, while adhering to clearly defined standards and quality. The quantity surveyor is expected to have:


o   A Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Building Science or related fields. A higher qualification will be an added advantage.

o   7 years’ experience in pre-construction cost estimating, change orders and project cost management services.

o   Knowledge and experience in cost estimating, cost reporting, change management and value engineering.

o   Excellent written and spoken communication skills (in English).