Job Title: Water Information Manager
Reporting to: Director General, Directorate of Exploitation, MoEW Administrative, and Senior WASH Specialist
Location: Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW)
Duration of contract: 12 months initially with extension based on performance and budget availability
The Water Information Manager will primarily provide support to the MoEW in water and wastewater data information management, and provide donor project coordination for projects relating to Water Establishments. Should that workload permit, the embedded staff may be requested to work on other tasks related to water and wastewater that the Ministry supports. These decisions should be based on a common agreement from the MoEW and the UN agency.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The embedded staff will facilitate the delivery of the following tasks and responsibilities:
•Populate and develop a water and wastewater infrastructure and water quality databases to be supported by Windows and compatible with MoEW systems, to collate and archive relevant data for the water/wastewater sector. Build upon existing databases within the MoEW, particularly those supporting existing GIS mapping. Ensure the database/s is compatible with databases of other Directorates of MoEW, Litani River Authority and Water Establishments (WE) who have responsibility for water related data management. Ensure the database/s are regularly updated.
•Assess the water quality laboratories that are run by the Water Establishments, and provide suggestions for improvement of both infrastructure/equipment and adopted analyses and procedures.
•Seek input from the water sector, and work with sector partners to collate information and input into a database, including water quality and quantity.
•Process requests for information to MoEW and with agreement of MoEW provide data and products such as maps and graphs.
•Identify existing groundwater and surface water monitoring locations managed by the Water Establishments. Prepare a map of identified monitoring locations and in ArcGIS and update quarterly with any newly identified information. Support WE staff with training as necessary on data management.
•Undertake a gap analysis of available water and wastewater infrastructure and correlate with relevant projects across the region, and identify opportunities within approved and pending projects (based on vulnerability) to fill the gaps to facilitate stabilization efforts. Regularly review gap analysis using MoEW sector monitoring data/project information, and communicate with sector partner opportunities to improve water and wastewater service provision to effect stabilisation. Work with UN agency staff to identify requirements for any additional works/infrastructure to supplement existing monitoring network.
•Provide the interface between donors, the Water Establishments and the Director General (DG), Exploitation Directorate. Participate in water sector meetings as necessary on behalf of the DG.
•The Senior WASH Specialist in Beirut will monitor progress against the agreed TOR to deliver agreed outcomes. The embedded staff will hold regular meetings with the Senior WASH Specialist to establish objectives and update him/her on the key achievements in delivery of the TOR.
•Provide monthly updates of the development and management of relevant databases.
•Provide monthly progress and status reports on water/wastewater information collation.
•At end of contract, provide a handover report to the MoEW Director General (DG) of Directorate for Exploitation and UN Agency Senior WASH Specialist in Beirut in a prescribed format upon completion of the assignment together with soft copies of all related documents, designs, data collation and database analyses performed during the course of the assignment.
•Monthly reports before the 5th of each month (conditional to receiving fee payment)
•Meeting minutes 3 days after meetings
•Field visit monitoring reports 3 days after the visit.
•Data input into database within 3 days of receipt.
•Advanced university degree in the field of water engineering, water resources and/or environmental management, GIS and information management or other related fields ;
•At least 5 of experience in the water sector, preferably in project and database management ; background in computer science and some experience in Access a 2-3 years of experience;
•Experience with international development cooperation agencies would be an advantage.
•Computer and database literacy, good communication and networking. Fluent English and Arabic language skills, French would be an advantage.