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Senior Water Resources Specialist

05 Nov 2017
Employer: Asian Development Bank
Job location: Manila Philippines
Apply before: 6 Nov 2017
Water jobs: Senior Water Resources Specialist

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Job description

For the Water Sector Group, contribute to the planning, development, and execution of initiatives in the water resources, with a particular focus on flood risk and integrated urban water management across all Asian Development Bank (ADB) developing member countries (DMCs). Provide technical and operational support to operating teams in relation to sector assessments relating to flood and integrated urban water management, processing and/or implementation of specific transactions in the sector and assist in strategic planning for flood and integrated urban water management. Special attention will be placed on incorporating best practices for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, including identifying interdependencies and linkages with water and other sectors. Support ADB's Water Financing Program and Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF) and other financial and technical partnerships, and work closely with task forces in the operational departments. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Expected Outcomes

a. Policies, Strategy, and Frameworks

Provide technical and policy advice to sector staff and DMC clients to develop innovative policies consistent with the strategic objectives of ADB and priorities of DMCs, as well as innovative programs that would accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Provide effective leadership related to water resources development with specific emphasis on flood and integrated urban water management to strengthen climate and disaster resilience.
Provide advice on climate change and disaster vulnerability and risk assessments and adaptation, disaster risk management including both structural and non-structural solutions.
Contribute to the assessment of vulnerability and risks of water resources and flood and integrated urban water management to the impacts of climate change.
Undertake interregional studies and research on flood and integrated urban water management to promote new business approaches, technologies, policies and sector assessments, including with regard to eco-based solutions, and ensure that work on climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and water sector is aligned.
Conduct analytical work on the integration of climate risk into the development and implementation of integrated flood risk management.
Identify emerging issues on water resources and flood and integrated urban water management of interest to the Asia Pacific region and articulate policies, strategies and approaches to address them.
Ensure integration of water sector activities relating to flood and integrated urban water management across other sectors and thematic groups including urban, climate change, disaster risk management and agriculture.
b. Operational Advice and Support

Support sector operations of ADB in upstream portfolio development work, including targeted sector assessments, diagnostics and other studies for flood and integrated urban water management in river basins (including urban and rural areas).
Provide technical and policy advice to sector staff and DMC clients to develop innovative projects consistent with the strategic objectives of ADB and priorities of DMCs, as well as innovative programs that would accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. These will be in the context of flood and integrated urban water management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.
Contribute to the definition and execution of coaching and training programs targeting ADB staff, with a focus on technical and operational aspects of flood and integrated urban water management under existing and new initiatives.
Provide sound advice to sector staff on initiatives to improve operational performance of flood and integrated urban water management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.
c. Project Management

Support regional technical assistance projects in the sector.
Support WFPF activities in the sector.
d. Promotion of Regional Cooperation

Support ADB operations in planning, developing and executing new initiatives, including support of regional cooperation in the sector, focusing mainly on technical and operational matters related to flood and integrated urban water management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.
Assist DMCs and cooperate with regional and international organizations in building consensus and articulating common positions and strategies on water resources and flood and integrated urban water management.
Foster regional integration and harmonization of policies, laws, regulations, codes, standards and practices on water resources and flood and integrated urban water management.
Promote flood and integrated urban water mana

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