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Apr 27, 2015


SMEC - Nigeria

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Irrigation Water User Associations And Institutional Development Expert At SMEC - Nigeria

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About SMEC

SMEC is a professional services firm with Australian origins and a global footprint that provides high-quality consultancy services for major infrastructure projects.

SMEC is ranked among the world's top infrastructure design firms and continues to win industry awards for technical excellence, design innovation and the management of environmental and social risks.

The SMEC Profile:

  • It is our culture to celebrate diversity, employ great people and work on interesting projects
  • We are a private company, wholly owned by our people
  • We have an established network of over 70 permanent offices around the world and over 5,000 employees
  • We offer our people opportunities to work, both in Australia and internationally, in the areas of: Transport; Water; Geotechnics and Tunnels; Environment; Urban Development; Hydropower and Energy; Social Development; Government and Advisory Services; and Mining, Oil and Gas.

Irrigation Water User Associations and Institutional Development Expert


Job description

  • Flexible and friendly working environment
  • Excellent opportunity to become a valued member of SMEC's multidisciplinary team


  • Outstanding career prospects

The role


We are currently seeking a talented Irrigation Water User Associations and Institutional Development Expert in Nigeria.


Key Responsibilities


  • The expert will be responsible for the assessment of the institutional requirements, agreements and arrangements, informed by the technical and operational requirements of the schemes in their newly designed and rehabilitated form.
  • The expert will work with other members of the team to define operations and maintenance schedules, assess and motivate pricing of irrigation service charges, institutionalise water scheduling modalities, and assign suitable roles and responsibilities to different WUA levels.
  • The expert will provide technical input to the WUA training programme, including quality control processes and internal monitoring and analysis.
  • As the team leader, the expert will coordinate all team activities, be responsible for client liaison, and ensure overall timely delivery and quality management of the assignment


Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • The Expert will hold a minimum of a Master's Degree from a University with international rankings
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in irrigation scheme management or irrigation-related institutional development.


How to apply


All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.


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