Government of Karnataka Water Resources Department Expression of Interest

Government of Karnataka Water Resources Department Expression of Interest

Government of Karnataka, Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (Water Resources Department) with Asian Development Bank assistance invites Expression of Interest from reputed national consultants for the following posts with deep understanding in the field they are interested to apply for the post for implementing IWRM activities in Karnataka. Duration of the position is 40 Months.

1) Deputy Director (Water Resources  Specialist), AC-IWRM
2) Principal Coordinator for Engineers (Capacity Building) , AC-IWRM 
3) Principal Coordinator for Farmers/WUCs–NFE Specialist, AC-IWRM
4) Land and Water Management Specialist, AC-IWRM
5) Hydrology and Irrigation Systems Expert, AC-IWRM
6) River Basin Management Specialist, AC-IWRM

The Terms of Reference, Job description & Minimum Qualification requirements for:

1.  Deputy Director (Water Resources Specialist)

Job Description

This position is responsible for the development of the State Water Resource Information Strategy which will include all aspects of the water resource and usage and demand including climate, surface water, groundwater, water quality, the environment, and relevant demographic information.  It will also identify and fill data and information gaps, the development of relevant spatial decision support systems including GIS for river basin and sub-basin management, and preparation of the State water resources inventory. The position is to ensure that these systems provide excellent support to the ACIWRM in undertaking its wider responsibilities of river basin planning and management, irrigation modernization and raising of water use efficiency and water productivity.  It will contribute to training programs for various stakeholders and network with academic and research institutes to promote, research and adopt international best practice. The position will support the Director and management for compliance with organization norms and policies and development of the ACIWRM organization.

Terms of Reference

Under the supervision of the Director ACIWRM, The Deputy Director (Water Resources Specialist) will:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

2.  Principal Coordinator for Engineers (Capacity Building)

Job Description

This position is responsible for the planning, implementation and outputs for the capacity building program in IWRM in Karnataka including assessing the capacity building needs of various stakeholders, developing course curriculum & module contents and training programs for State/District level Government Engineers, Government officers, program partners’ staff and stakeholders at sub-basin level. It also includes networking and liaison with training resource centers and academic institutes both State national and international.  It will organize international and national inputs to the program, monitoring, managing of staff, timely submission of progress reports, lobby and advocacy. The position will support the Director and the management for compliance with organization norms and policies and development of the ACIWRM organization.

Terms of Reference

Minimum Qualification Requirements

3.  Principal Coordinator for Farmers/WUCs–NFE Specialist

Job Description 

This position is responsible for developing, planning and implementation of stakeholder communications strategy and program and related outputs in KISWRMIP program consistent with IWRM. It will plan and conduct programs to raise general community awareness; facilitate farmers and other stake holders participation; conduct special campaigns and events related to IWRM and river basin management; create positive internal and community relations through publications; and set-up and maintain the contents of the website.

Terms of Reference

Under the supervision of the Director ACIWRM, Principal Coordinator for Farmers/WUCs– NFE Specialist at ACIWRM will carry out:

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

4. Land and Water Management Specialist

Job Description

This position is responsible essentially for the management of land and water by farmers and Water User Community Societies (WUCS).  It will lead studies and programs for land and water management plans and their implementation, water use efficiency (WUE) and water use productivity (WUP), conjunctive use, on-farm water management and watershed studies with an overall IWRM approach. The position will provide inputs for other ACIWRM activities including for river basin planning and management, and water resources modeling. The position will contribute to training programs for various stakeholders and network with academic and research institutes to promote, research and adopt international best practice. The position will assist the Director and the management for compliance with organization norms and policies and development of the ACIWRM organization.

Terms of Reference

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

5. Hydrology and Irrigation Systems Expert

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing hydrology inputs for the KISWRMIP.  It will undertake assessment and upgrading of hydrological monitoring in project river basins, modeling and assessment of water balances at river basin and irrigation system scales, monitoring and reporting water use by sectors.  It will support development of the strategy for IWRM and the water resource information system design, river basin planning and management, irrigation system modernization and telemetry, and the capacity building program of engineers etc.  It will contribute to training programs for various stakeholders and network with academic and research institutes to promote, research and adopt international best practice. The position will support the Director and the management for compliance with organization norms and policies and development of the ACIWRM organization.

Terms of Reference

Under the supervision of the Director ACIWRM, Hydrology and Irrigation Systems Expert at ACIWRM, the incumbent will:

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

6. River Basin Management Specialist

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the introduction of IWRM river basin planning, facilitating implementation of the plans and to assist with the establishment and introduction of river basin management institutional arrangements.  The position will assist with preparation of river basin planning guidelines, assessments relevant to river basin plans such as preparation of river basin profiles and inventories for priority basins, water resource assessments, assessment of current and future water demands, risk assessments, etc.  The position will contribute to training programs for various stakeholders and network with academic and research institutes to promote, research and adopt international best practice. It will support the Director and management for compliance with organization norms and policies and development of the ACIWRM organization

Terms of Reference

Under the supervision of the Director ACIWRM, River Basin Management Specialist at AC-IWRM, the incumbent will carry out: 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Interested consultants will need to register on the e-procurement platform (Karnatak government) to apply. The Expression of Interest (Proposal) with all relevant documents shall be submitted electronically at www.eproc.karnataka.gov.in  The closing data for uploading EOI/proposal is 7th November 2015.

Any clarification can be sought at aciwrm2012@gmail.com.