SENIOR GROUNDWATER SPECIALIST
The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is a newly established regional center of excellence on groundwater hosted by the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa on behalf of and under the strategic guidance of the SADC Secretariat, Directorate of Infrastructure and Services – Water Division, in Gaborone, Botswana.
The vision of the SADC-GMI is to ensure the equitable and sustainable use and protection of groundwater, as well as being a center of excellence in the areas of groundwater management and management of groundwater dependent ecosystems in the region. The role of the GMI will be to:
Promote sustainable groundwater management and solutions to groundwater challenges in the SADC region through building capacity, providing training, advancing research, supporting infrastructure development, and enabling dialogue and exchange of groundwater information.
Conduct and support SADC Member States in groundwater research, and serve as a focal interlocutor with national, regional and international groundwater initiatives.
SADC GMI is established as a not-for-profit company under South African law. For the coming 5 years the SADC-GMI will act as the implementing agency of the Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States Project funded by the World Bank (through the support of the Global Environment Facility and the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa trust fund). During this period the SADC-GMI is expected to secure long term funding to become a sustainable center of excellence and groundwater expertise in the region providing research, training and advice to public and private sector clients.
The SADC-GMI is guided and supervised by a Board of Directors with representatives of the SADC Secretariat, SADC Member States and the University of the Free State.
The SADC-GMI hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill this new position of:
Senior Groundwater Specialist of the SADC-GMI
The position is based in the SADC-GMI office within the Institute of Groundwater Studies at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, with extensive travel to SADC Member States
The incumbent is to provide technical support to the Director of the SADC-GMI and SADC Member States to coordinate and facilitate the design and implementation of (research, development, capacity building etc) programmes in line with the strategic mandate of the GMI.
This post requires high level technical understanding of groundwater management. The Incumbent reports to and is accountable to the SADC-GMI Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will undertake the following key duties and responsibilities:
The ideal profile of the successful candidate will be based on the following competencies:
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Ideal candidates for this position should have the following qualifications and experience:
Submission of Applications:
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