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@ Romania

04 April 2017

UNDP looking for Climate Change Expert

The purpose of this project is to transfer technologies for climate resilient flood management in Vrbas River Basin (VRB), UNDP, BiH to enable the communities of the Vrbas basin to adapt to flood risk through the transfer of adaptation technologies for climate resilient flood management,   upgrade and rehabilitation of the hydrometric monitoring network, development of a flood forecasting system and early warning system, development of emergency response plans, and provision of training in flood-specific civil protection.  

The overall objective of this assignment is to prepare a plan of action for climate change adaptation in VRB with a focus on the most vulnerable sectors: agriculture and water management.

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@ Montenegro

07 March 2017

Communications Officer Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med)

The Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med) is seeking to hire a Communications Officer that will undertake related activities in the framework of the work programme of the Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med) in Southeastern Europe, and the Thematic areas of (i) Transboundary Water Resources Management; (ii) Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 07 March 2017

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@ REGIONAL

07 March 2017

Global Competition for #YouthLed Projects: Flood & Drought Special

The significance of engaging young people in the design and implementation of policies, plans and standards in Disaster Risk Reduction has been recognized by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Youth Forum at the Budapest Water Summit 2016 further showed that young people are unified across disciplines and scales to understand, innovate and adapt to the complex and dynamic nature of the global water system and climate change.

There is a need for continued opportunities and resources for youth participation in decision-making, (applied) research, and project/programme creation and management to utilise youth’s innovative capacity for social change and sustainable development.

This competition has been designed to showcase the practical examples and cases on how an integrated approach to flood and drought risk management has been advanced in practice by or through the involvement of youth under the following three themes:

A.    Understanding risk: Participatory data collection (hazard, exposure, vulnerability), risk modelling tools, assessment and mapping and risk communication

B.    Early Warning System development: Impact based forecasting, needs assessment, warning communication (technologies), response, and warning evaluation

C.    Risk management and planning: Identifying, evaluating and implementing mitigation, preparedness, recovery and response measures at the local level


Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 07 March 2017

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Calls and Tenders

@ Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania

24 February 2017

EUREKA Danube Region call for projects

Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Romania are announcing the 2nd Call EUREKA Danube for Proposals for joint R&D projects, focusing on developing innovative products and applications in all technological and application areas. Applicants are expected to develop ready to market solutions or projects which have strong market potential for all involved participants.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 28 February 2017

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Job Opening

@ Ukraine

23 February 2017

UNICEF Ukraine is looking for a WASH officer

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

The WASH Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the WASH programming process, through the application of theoretical and practical technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting programme information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development, implementation and monitoring of the WASH output results of the Country Programme.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 28 February 2017

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Job Opening

@ Czech Republic

15 February 2017

Czech Academy of Sciences - Director of Institute of Hydrobiology

The Biology Centre (BC) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (http://www.bc.cas.cz) performs mainly fundamental, and also applied, research in five biological disciplines represented by five institutes. The Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB), http://www.hbu.cas.cz , has nearly 60 years of tradition of freshwater ecosystem research with the main emphasis on lakes and man-made reservoirs. A new term for the director of the institute commences in 2017. The director is responsible for overall functioning of the Institute on scientific and organizational levels. He/she runs the institute with the help of the deputy, executive and scientific councils of IHB, the secretariat and the support units of the Biology Centre. The candidate will be required to present a vision of future IHB directing that balances the traditional research scope of the institute with new promising research directions.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 15 February 2017

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Job Opening

@ Austria

15 February 2017

Research Assistant at IIASA

The Ecosystem Services and Management Program (ESM) is recruiting a Research Assistant to strengthen the team working on quantitative foresight for the formulation of policy options.

The Imbalance-P research project gathers the fields of ecosystem diversity and ecology, biogeochemistry, Earth System modeling, and global agricultural and resource economics, to analyze ongoing shifts in C:N:P balances in ecosystems.

In this context ESM is seeking a Research Assistant to strengthen the team working on quantitative foresight for the formulation of policy options. The candidate will work within the team focusing on integrated assessment modeling using process based biochemical models (BGC-MAN, gEpic) and global bio-market models (GLOBIOM). 

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@ REGIONAL

13 February 2017

Regional

ERRA Regulatory Research Award 2017

The ERRA Regulatory Research Award was established in 2014 in order to encourage, reward and expand energy regulatory research and analysis and contribute to improve regulatory practices among ERRA energy regulators.

The nomination for the Award is open for researchers, students, professors, regulatory commissioners and staff members;  individuals or group of candidates, who are aware of the goals of the ERRA Award. 

The Award will be accompanied by monetary compensation in the total maximum gross value of:

  • EUR 1,500 to Paper #1;
  • EUR 1,000 to Paper #2;
  • EUR 500 to Paper #3.

The submission deadline is May 31, 2017.  For more information and reference on the winning publications of 2014, 2015 and 2016 please visit:

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Contributed by Patricia Lopez on 13 February 2017

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Job Opening

@ Kosovo

03 February 2017

Pristina, Kosovo

World Bank looking for Water Resources Management Specialist in Pristina, Kosovo

Contributed by David Michaud on 03 February 2017

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Job Opening

@ Austria

26 January 2017

Research Scholar in Global Water Resources Modeling, Water Quality

As part of the Water Futures and Solutions (WFaS) and the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (IS-WEL) initiatives, IIASA's Water Program (WAT) is offering a position for a postdoc or research scholar in global water resources modeling.

The successful candidate will develop and employ a spatial, macro-scale hydrologic model to assess water quantity and quality, and evaluate the impacts of climate and socio-economic change, and related policies and management options. A key focus of the role will be on developing and improving methods for assessing management options on hydrology at different spatial scales, particularly those associated with managing water scarcity. This involves working with other specialists such as economists, ecologists, hydrologists, modelers, stakeholders and social scientists to explore how linkages can be developed. He or she will also work on integrating a water quality model into a nexus Water-Energy-Food modeling framework, that is also linked to water allocation and economic models. The candidate will use a systems approach in the analysis of water quality, including salinity and eutrophication. This will include site-specific (point source e.g. waste water) as well as regional land based (non-point source e.g. agriculture) components. 

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 26 January 2017

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Job Opening

@ Albania

26 January 2017

Albania nationals: National consultant on drafting the data processing manual

A Consultant to draft the manual on data processing required to feed the WEAP model for the Vjosa River catchment area needs to be hired. As a specific processing on hydrometeorological and activity data is required to feed WEAP model, this manual will serve as a methodological guide that can be used as guidance for Water Evaluation and Assessment Planning for the other rivers in Albania.  The consultant will prepare a Non-technical Summary in Albanian to be used for awareness increase activities at the local level, based in the all reports drafted to date in the frame of the project.  He/she will closely cooperate with the national and will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the V&A Technical Coordinator and Environment Coordinator for the Project.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 26 January 2017

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Job Opening

@ Austria

26 January 2017

Project Officer at IIASA

The Ecosystem Services and Management Program (ESM) is recruiting a Project Officer who will work within the Program to coordinate a new international and interdisciplinary research project.

As the Project Officer you will work with other IIASA staff to manage the administration and logistical needs of the RESTORE+ project. You will work with scientific staff to ensure seamless integration between timely deliveries of the project's administrative requirements and the projects scientific outputs. You will also act as the central point of contact in all communication and coordination related to administrative needs with project leadership, project partners, and stakeholders, including preparation of written correspondence. We also encourage applicants with academic strength and research interests.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 26 January 2017

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@ REGIONAL

25 January 2017

Dreampipe Challenge II - now open for submissions -Innovation Prizes in financing for Water Distribution - a chance to win £30,000!

The Dreampipe Challenge aims to stimulate the development of new or improved ways to help water utilities in developing countries mobilise adequate funding for non-revenue water (NRW) reduction activities.

The Challenge includes a series of prizes that will reward financing that enable water companies in developing countries to undertake what is needed for implementing non-revenue water reduction and control activities. The Challenge does not seek to incentivise the development of new technical solutions for reducing NRW, as it is assumed that these technical solutions are already well developed, well known or that an adequate level of research is going on to develop them further.

Dreampipe is open to applicants from around the world. The Challenge is targeted at utility experts, financial experts and transaction advisors who may or may not have prior experience in the water sector. Proposed solutions will have to be applicable in one (or several) of the 28 DFID countries.

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Contributed by Patricia Lopez on 25 January 2017

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@ REGIONAL

23 January 2017

Request for Expressions of Interest - World Bank - Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive: Opportunities of EU accession study - Deadline Jan 23 2017

The World Bank Group  invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services for a study on "Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive: Opportunities of EU accession". The objective of this study is to assess specific issues in Danube Basin region regarding: (i) implementation, (ii) outcomes; and (iii) sustainability (mostly from the point of view of affordability) of the UWWTD in the Danube Region.

Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for individuals). Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank GrouP eConsultant2  (please go to Business Opportunities and search for selection # 1234168).


Contributed by Elvira Broeks on 13 January 2017

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Job Opening

@ Moldova

09 January 2017

International Consultant on Legislation for Water and Wastewater Services

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Individual Consultant

(CONSULTANT SERVICES)

Project: Strengthening the institutional framework in the water and sanitation sector (WWS) in the Republic of Moldova (Phase 01)

Project financed by The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Austrian Development Agency

SDC Ref. No. 81035398, 7F-08870.01.01 ADA Ref. No. 8332-00/2015

Sector: Water and Sanitation

Contract # IFSP/CS-21/IC-18/C.3./1.10.Int

Assignment Name: International Consultant on Legislation for Water and Wastewater Services

The Ministry of Environment is procuring the consulting services (International Individual Consultant) to provide assistance in order to finalize the work on amending the law 303/2013 on water and wastewater public services to be submitted to the GoM.

The Consultant main activities will be to perform an independent assessment of the pertinence of the received different amendments, to develop pros-and cons arguments based on example and international best practices, know-how and to favors the establishment of a consensus.

 

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@ Albania

04 January 2017

Request for Expressions of Interest - Shukalb

The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB) has received financing from the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD), under the Danube Water Program, toward the cost of implementing the project “Developing a Utility Management Training Program Curricula Framework for the Water Supply and Wastewater Utility Managers in the Danube Region”.

SHUKALB intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consultant services of an International Expert to help guide the Project Team in developing a utility management training program curricula framework for the water supply and wastewater utility managers in the Danube River Catchment Area. The timeframe for the development of the training program curricula framework is over a period of 5 months. The consultant is expected to start in the beginning of February, 2017 and will complete the assignment by the end of June 2017. More details about the required services are found in the Terms of Reference document.

The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in undertaking this assignment. Interested consultants with the required qualifications and work experience must submit an Expression of Interest, along with their detailed CV, to the below contacts.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: 09.00 to 17.00 hours, GMT+1.

Expressions of interest must be delivered electronically to the e-mail address below by 13 January, 2017 (new deadline!).

 

Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania

Attn: Jonida Ahmeti, Project Manager

Rruga "Pjeter Bogdani", Nd. 39/1

Njësia Bashkiake Nr. 5, Kodi Postar 1019

Tirane, Shqipëri

Tel/Fax: (+355/4) 2245 101

Mob:      (+355) 67 35 99 114

E-mail:   project@shukalb.al

                ahmeti.jonida@gmail.com

Website: www.shukalb.al

 

Attached please find the ToR.


Contributed by Danubis on 04 January 2017

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Calls and Tenders

@ REGIONAL

30 December 2016

Request for Expression of Interest - World Bank - Deadline extended to 23 January

The World Bank Group seeks a Technical Partner to develop and organize a curriculum and training of trainers for capacity building in Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity Program as a tool for water safety planning. The World Bank Group invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services.

Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; CV and cover letter for individuals). Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically through World Bank Group eConsultant2 (please go to Business Opportunities and search for selection # 1234010).


Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 30 December 2016

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Job Opening

@ Hungary, Serbia

20 December 2016

Two full-time Programme Manager positions at the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia Programme

Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia is an initiative within the 2014-2020 European Union financial framework, under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). It is the fourth generation of the cross-border cooperation programmes in the Hungary-Serbia border region. Operating under the slogan “Good Neighbours Creating Common Future”, the Programme supports the development of a stable and co-operating region and the overall quality of life in the border region. It enables economic collaboration of organizations from the two countries, nurtures the common identity, and cultural and historical heritage of the border region, and contributes to its environmental sustainability and safety.

The Joint Secretariat of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia is searching for a native Hungarian speaker and a native Serbian speaker for two full-time Programme Manager positions for permanent contract. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the preparation of calls for proposals, assessment of project proposals and for the monitoring and control of the progress of implementation of approved projects. She/he also has to provide advice on administrative and content related requirements to potential applicants and project partners. In addition, she/he has to fulfil certain administrative tasks with regard to the operation of the JS (e.g. preparation, co-ordination and management of contracts for services and supplies financed from the technical assistance budget of the Programme).

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 20 December 2016

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@ Hungary, Serbia

20 December 2016

Second Call for Proposals by Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia

Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia (Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia) launched the Second Call for Proposals on October3, 2016. The second Call for Proposals HUSRB/1602 will be open until January 31, 2017. During this period, the Programme will provide the Applicants with assistance through its Joint Secretariat (JS) and the JS Antenna, as described in Chapter 8.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants.

Supported projects are required to be implemented within the eligible area of the Programme, defined in the document Cooperation Programme, in the area of NUTS III level (or NUTS III equivalent) region, as follows:

  •  In Hungary: Csongrád, and Bács-Kiskun counties;
  •  In Serbia: West Bačka, North Bačka, North Banat, South Bačka, South Bačka, Middle Banat, South Banat, and Srem.


The following organisations are eligible to apply for the funding allocated to the Programme:

  • public authorities
  • bodies governed by public law
  • as a general rule non-profit organisations governed by private law


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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 20 December 2016

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Job Opening

@ Slovakia

20 December 2016

Position of Project Manager at the GWP CEE Regional Secretariat

The Project Manager will be integrated in the GWP CEE Regional Secretariat, located at the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia. The position is based in Bratislava, Slovakia (some days per month also home based) with occasional travel in the Danube region.

The role of the Project Manager is to coordinate the work of GWP CEE within the DriDanube project in cooperation with the Programme Manager of Integrated Drought Management Programme in CEE. The successful candidate also has to ensure the integration of the GWP network in implementation of the project.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 20 December 2016

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Job Opening

@ Albania

19 December 2016

Request for Expressions of Interest – International Expert

The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB) has received financing from the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD), under the Danube Water Program, toward the cost of implementing the project “Developing a Utility Management Training Program Curricula Framework for the Water Supply and Wastewater Utility Managers in the Danube Region”.

SHUKALB intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consultant services of an International Expert to help guide the Project Team in developing a utility management training program curricula framework for the water supply and wastewater utility managers in the Danube River Catchment Area.

The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in undertaking this assignment.

Interested candidates can obtain more information in the attached RfEoI and SHUKALB’s website.

- Request for Expression of Interest

 

 

 

 

 


Contributed by Alban Kushi on 19 December 2016

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Job Opening

@ REGIONAL

14 December 2016

Economy Expert for EU/UNDP Black Sea Project: “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea, Phase 2 – EMBLAS II”

The Black Sea is one of the most vulnerable regional seas in the world given its limited exchange of water with the open oceans and the large area of continental Europe from which it receives the drainage. The four strongly interlinked priority trans-boundary problems of the Black Sea are eutrophication - nutrient enrichment, changes in marine living resources, chemical pollution (including oil), and biodiversity/habitat changes, including alien species introduction - as well as the underlying root causes like industrial activities, agriculture, domestic wastewater, sea transport (oil spills, ballast water), and coastal zone degradation (urbanisation, tourism). The Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution (Bucharest Convention) addresses these problems through enhanced cooperation among its signatories. The development/improvement of a monitoring network and data collection to provide for ecosystem-based and knowledge-based decision-making is considered to be a management target of high priority. Further coordination in policies and legislation between the Black Sea countries is of common interest in the region and specifically to the EU's partners countries - being also members of the Black Sea Commission (BSC) - in so far it influences their own ability to comply with EU legislation and policies, notably the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). 

The overall objective of the project is to help improve the protection of the Black Sea environment. This objective will be pursued through the implementation of those initiatives that were elaborated and planned during the preparatory phase of this project (EMBLAS-I).
The specific objectives are as follows: i) to improve availability and quality of Black Sea environmental data in line with the MSFD and Black Sea Strategic Action Plan 2009 (BS SAP 2009) needs; ii) to improve partner countries' ability to perform marine environmental monitoring along MSFD principles, taking into account the Black Sea Diagnostic Report II recommendations on capacity building.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 14 December 2016

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@ Bulgaria

06 December 2016

Sofiyska Voda JSC announces a call for expression of interest for elaboration of a new methodology for valuation of the physical condition of the assets

Sofiyska Voda JSC, operated by Veolia, is implementing a project “Improvement of the Asset Management in Sofiyska Voda JSC through Elaboration of a New Assets Valuation Methodology”,  funded by the Danube Water Program.

In this regard, Sofiyska voda JSC announces a call for expression of interest for selection of a consulting company.

Sofiyska Voda JSC now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV - according to template, brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, references, etc.).

Interested candidates can obtain more information from the attached RfEoI and here.


Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 06 December 2016

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Job Opening

@ Ukraine

29 November 2016

WASH Project Manager

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs.

PUI priority is to improve or restore equitable access to quality health, Water and sanitation services for the most vulnerable population living in cities located along the contact line in the Donetsk Oblast. PUI focus of provision of humanitarian aid to vulnerable population within the conflict-affected area employing complex approach strategy based on technical, medical and non-medical expertise.

As part of our activities in Ukraine, we are looking for a WASH Project Manager in Kostyantinovka.

The Water Supply, Sanitation & Hygiene Program Manager (WASH PM) will be responsible for the management and implementation of an integrated WASH projects in Eastern Ukraine.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 29 November 2016

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Job Opening

@ Ukraine

29 November 2016

Expert in Hydrology and Water Resources

The project “Climate Change and Security in the Dniester River Basin” is funded by Austrian Development Cooperation and European Commission Instrument for Stability (EC/IfS) and is an integral part of the larger scale ENVSEC project “Climate Change and Security in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus”. The project aims to increase adaptive capacity of the riparian countries sharing the Dniester river basin, through improved transboundary co-operation. Main results will include the development of a basin-wide transboundary climate change adaptation framework together with its implementation and resource mobilization plan and support of a few priority adaptation measures in the basin.
It is foreseen to engage a local expert to support the procurement of the specific hydrometeorological equipment for the water level monitoring in the Dniester river basin and share this data between responsible authorities in Moldova and Ukraine. Services will be provided from 15 December 2016 to 15 January 2017.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of approximately 4 working days. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.

The expert is expected to accomplish the following tasks:
• Finalize the specific requirements to the equipment in the ToR for monitoring stations for Ukraine;
• Assist in technical assessment of bids during procurement of the monitoring stations for Ukraine;
• Provide an expert input to the ToR on hydrometeorological equipment for Moldova;
• Provide support for technical assessment of bids during procurement of the hydrometeorological equipment for Moldova.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 29 November 2016

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Job Opening

@ Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

23 November 2016

Internship positions at the Danube Strategy Point

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

for 2 Internship positions at the Danube Strategy Point in Brussels

The Danube Strategy Point (DSP) was established in 2015 by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission and the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is hosting the DSP in its offices in Brussels. Our main mission is improving the implementation process of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and enhancing and strengthening the cooperation and interaction between various stakeholders in the region, including 9 EU member states and 5 non-member countries.  

The internship training period involves gaining work experience at the DSP where interns can put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies. Interns will be under the supervision of the Head of the DSP or an assigned Senior Officer. Daily responsibilities will depend on the applicant’s background, involving carrying out desktop research as well as contributing to organisational tasks.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 23 November 2016

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Job Opening

@ REGIONAL

22 November 2016

Call for Offers for the preparation of two Thematic reports of the Drin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis

The Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med) welcomes offers from Companies or Groups of experts for the preparation of two Thematic reports in the framework of the Drin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis under the GEF/UNDP/GWP-Med Project “Enabling Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resources Management in the Extended Drin River Basin” (Component 1 “Contributing to the Consolidation of a Common Knowledge Base Extending to the Total of the Drin Basin”).

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 22 November 2016

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Job Opening

@ Montenegro

22 November 2016

Multipurpose management of Skadar Lake vegetation through biomass collection and production of fuel briquettes in Montenegro - Phase 1

The Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med) welcomes offers from Companies or Groups of Experts for the realization of the Phase 1 of the Pilot Project “Multipurpose management of Skadar Lake vegetation through biomass collection and production of fuel briquettes in Montenegro” that will be developed in the framework of the GEF/UNDP/GWP-Med Project “Enabling Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resources Management in the Extended Drin River Basin” (Component 4. “Demonstration of Technologies and Practices for IWRM and Ecosystem Management”).

The deadline for submissions is by the 30th of November.

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 22 November 2016

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Job Opening

@ Albania

17 November 2016

SHUKALB - Junior Management Specialist

The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB) has received financing from the International Association of Water Utilities in the Danube Region (IAWD), under the Danube Water Program, toward the cost of implementing the project “Developing a Utility Management Training Program Curricula Framework for the Water Supply and Wastewater Utility Managers in the Danube Region”.

SHUKALB intends to apply part of the proceeds for the position of a Junior Management Specialist to support the Project Manager in the overall execution and management of the project.  This is a part time position (less than 50% of a normal work week) with duration of approximately eight months.  This position reports to the Project Manager.  The general tasks to be covered by the Junior Management Specialist are:

  • Conduction of research on existing models of public administration/ utility director training programs, typical program curricula content, and training delivery models;
  • Support the Project Manager in the day to day activities of the Project, by providing assistance during the drafting of reports, communication, as well as logistics of the Project.

The interested applicants should demonstrate:

  • Education and/ or experience background related to management sciences;
  • Excellent command, written and spoken, of both Albanian and English;
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The applicants must be recent graduates or individuals with up to 4 years of professional work experience.

 

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 17 November 2016

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Job Opening

@ Ukraine, REGIONAL

15 November 2016

Outcome Evaluation of UNDP’s Environment and Sustainable Development Programme in Ukraine

In line with the Evaluation Plan, UNDP in Ukraine will commission an outcome evaluation to assess the impact of UNDP’s development assistance in the Practice Area of Environment and Sustainable Development. The proposed evaluation will evaluate the country programme outcome(s) in this practice area (Outcome #10: “Government adopts policy frameworks and mechanisms to ensure reversal of environmental degradation; climate change mitigation and adaptation; and prevention of and response to natural and human-caused disasters”) and related outputs implemented under the Ukraine’s Country Programme Document 2012-2016. http://www.ua.undp.org/content/ukraine/en/home/library/poverty/country-programme-document-for-ukraine--2012--2016-.html .

The evaluation is also intended to provide forward looking recommendations to the environment and sustainable development programme in the new cycle of UNDP Ukraine Country Programme (2018-2022).

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Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 15 November 2016

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Job Opening

@ Romania

08 November 2016

WWF Romania - Freshwater Intern position

WWF has an opening through its Youth Volunteer Internship Programme for a Romanian volunteer/intern for a 5-month assignment with the WWF Romania Freshwater team based in Bucharest.

Location: WWF Romania (Bucharest)
Assignment dates: 1 December 2016 to 30 April 2017
Language required: Romanian, English
Age Category: 19-27 years

The freshwater intern will work closely with the Freshwater Coordinator, in order to achieve the organizations’ objectives in terms of protected area management and wetland restoration in Romania.
 
WWF is an independent conservation organisation, present in over 100 countries and with more than 5 million supporters worldwide. Working with business is an integral part of WWF’s strategy to deliver sustainable solutions and meet our mission of safeguarding the natural world. The freshwater programme plays a key role in this, by developing and implementing projects on water governance and wetland restoration and ensuring a proper management in protected areas.   
 
Key responsibilities:

  • Support the freshwater team in managing the Natura 2000 sites Blahnita and Garla Mare by analyzing the technical documentations submitted by local entrepreneurs for issuing the custodian permits;
  • Assist in identifying and provide a comprehensive research on potential areas for restoration situated on Danube floodplain and Danube Delta (abandoned fishfarms, degraded agriculture lands, etc);
  • Assist in communication with fishermen communities along the Danube and Danube Delta;
  • Organize and participate in field trips;
  • Support drafting documents: writing, translating, editing specific materials;
  • Participate in meetings with stakeholders. 

What Skills, Knowledge and Experience are needed?

  • Interest in the natural world and WWF’s core mission;
  • University degree in natural sciences (ecology, biology, geography, aquaculture, etc), sound knowledge of river ecology; at least 1 years of basic experience in the freshwater field; general knowledge of freshwater national legislation will be  an advantage; good command of written and spoken English and Romania language;
  • Experience in participating in university or on the field  projects and projects team will be an advantage.
  • Planning and organizing skills; dynamic person, able to work both individually and within team; diplomatic and cultural skills to work with a broad array of individuals from a variety of backgrounds; ability to generate innovative approaches; reliability, integrity, trustworthiness and confidence

Reporting line: Freshwater Manager 
What we offer:

  • The chance to practice freshwater conservation and wetland restoration;
  • Be part of the Panda Team and understand the connections between nature, sustainability  and business.

How to apply?
Please complete the online Application Form. If you already submitted a spontaneous online application in the past, please inform of your interest in this assignment by email.

Deadline to apply: 14 November 2016


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08 November 2016

International Consultant for Management Advisory Services for EU/UNDP Black Sea Project: “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea, Phase 2 – EMBLAS II”

UNDP is seeking an international consultant for Management Advisory Services in an  EU/UNDP Black Sea Project. The consultancy is home based, with travels in the Black Sea region for the project meetings and particularly to Odessa project office as needed (approximately one mission per month with duration of 3 days). The project is implemented in Georgia, Russian Federation and Ukraine.

Background

The Black Sea is one of the most vulnerable regional seas in the world given its limited exchange of water with the open oceans and the large area of continental Europe from which it receives the drainage. The four strongly interlinked priority trans-boundary problems of the Black Sea are eutrophication - nutrient enrichment, changes in marine living resources, chemical pollution (including oil), and biodiversity/habitat changes, including alien species introduction - as well as the underlying root causes like industrial activities, agriculture, domestic wastewater, sea transport (oil spills, ballast water), and coastal zone degradation (urbanisation, tourism). The Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution (Bucharest Convention) addresses these problems through enhanced cooperation among its signatories. The development/improvement of a monitoring network and data collection to provide for ecosystem-based and knowledge-based decision-making is considered to be a management target of high priority. Further coordination in policies and legislation between the Black Sea countries is of common interest in the region and specifically to the EU's partners countries, which are also members of the Black Sea Commission (BSC).  The proper monitoring influences ability of the EU Accession countries to comply with EU legislation and policies, notably the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). 
The overall objective of the project is to help improve the protection of the Black Sea environment. This objective will be pursued through the implementation of those initiatives that were elaborated and planned during the preparatory phase of this project (EMBLAS-I) and the first part of the implementation phase of the project (EMBLAS-II; April 2014 - November 2016).
The specific objectives are as follows: i) to improve availability and quality of Black Sea environmental data in line with the MSFD and Black Sea Strategic Action Plan 2009 (BS SAP 2009) needs; ii) to improve partner countries' ability to perform marine environmental monitoring along MSFD principles, taking into account the Black Sea Diagnostic Report II recommendations on capacity building.

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08 November 2016

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) provides support to developing country nationals who are PhD candidates from developing countries and working in academic and research institutions in a developing country who seek 6-10 months of funding to conduct PhD research in a World Bank member country other than their home country or country of residence. RSMFP was established in 1982 with $2.8 million in funding from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.

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@ Austria

02 November 2016

Science Communication Fellow

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2017 Science Communication Fellowship. The fellowship begins on 24 May and ends on 31 August. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to Vienna from the awardee’s home, and a modest stipend to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship.  

The Science Communication Fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience, through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, and articles for our magazine, Options. The science communication fellow will work as part of the IIASA Communications department, assisting with a variety of tasks including editorial work, website maintenance, media relations, event coverage, social media, and other communication activities. 

The Science Communication Fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), producing several pieces of work covering research from the program.

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Calls and Tenders

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28 September 2016

Call for Strengthening the National Water and Wastewater Associations is extended!

IAWD (DWP) has received and already approved a number of requests for financial support for strengthening the National Water and Wastewater Associations. The grants are focused on implementing elements of the association business plans and for those associations without a business plan helping them prepare one and carry out needed activities. IAWD (DWP) expects to receive further requests from national water utility associations and therefore extends the deadline for this Call for Applications, which can be found on the website, until October 31st 2016. If you have any questions on how to apply for this Grant, please contact Violeta Wolff who leads implementation of the Water Utility Associations Strengthening Grants.


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@ Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 September 2016

Job offer at UNDP, BiH

UNDB is seeking a National Legal Review Consultant (Local Environmental Sector)

Purpose
The purpose of this consultancy is to assess and propose recommendations for improvements to the legislative framework governing service delivery in the environmental sector at the municipal level in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Objective
The objective of this consultancy is to provide analytical support to the MEG Project Team in developing a new legislative agenda for improved service delivery in the environmental sector at the municipal level (specifically related to water supply and wastewater services), by way of conducting a holistic review of relevant legislation at all levels of government, identifying development obstacles and bottlenecks and proposing amendments aimed at their removal/circumvention.
For this purpose, a National Consultant (hereafter - the Consultant) will be recruited.

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20 September 2016

Job offer at UNDP, home-based with missions

The Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) for Europe and the CIS is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the Europe and Community of Independent States Region (ECIS). It aims to connect the region to a global network of development experts, to build knowledge and capacity, and to forge partnerships to meet the development challenges of a large and diverse region. IRH also aims to capture and spread development successes and best practices in the region and to improve the impact of UNDP’s work through effective communication and advocacy.

The New World Project, under the Sustainable Development Team, develops an inclusive partnership mechanism between UNDP and The Coca-Cola Foundation/ Company to encourage participation of civil society organizations (NGOs, CBOs) to support innovative, inclusive and sustainable solutions to key developmental challenges across several regions, including in Europe and Central Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Africa.

The overall goal of the project is to accelerate achievement of the MDGs and help building resilient and healthy communities as the world adapts into the newly shaped “Sustainable Development Goals” to set the post-2015 global developmental agenda. The objectives of the program are:

  • Increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation services and improving water resources management through inclusive community based approaches,
  • Empowering women, youth and generating employment opportunities to build resilience in vulnerable communities

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Calls and Tenders

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08 September 2016

Reminder: Call for Strengthening the National Water and Wastewater Associations is still open!

We would like to remind you that that the Call for Grants for Strengthening the National Water and Wastewater Associations is still open until September 30th, 2016.

We would like to encourage those Associations who still did not apply for the available financial support, to do it as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions, after reading the Grant Application Form (see pdf), please do not hesitate to contact Violeta Wolff at wolff@iawd.at.


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@ Austria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia

30 August 2016

Call for applications: Multilateral scientific and technological cooperation in the Danube Region

Austria, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Slovakia are joining forces to support cross-border multilateral co-operation the Danube Region.

Using their existing bilateral agreements the countries have decided to launch a pilot call allowing researchers from at least three of these countries to work together through supporting the mobility of researchers among the participating countries to carry out joint research projects. In this regard, funding will be made available for visits and exchanges of scientists conducting joint research.

Aims of the call are:

  • To contribute to scientific advancement in the abovementioned countries by funding researchers’ mobility in the frame of joint research projects
  • To contribute to research capacity development in the region
  • To support the advancement of cross-border research cooperation
  • To provide an opportunity for young/female researchers in the abovementioned countries to cooperate in an international setting and to develop their scientific careers.


Deadline for project applications is the 30th of September 2016 and projects are expected to start in January 2017.

For the detailed application modalities please refer to the attached Call Guidelines (PDF).


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@ Austria

12 July 2016

Job offer at IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria

As part of the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative, IIASA's Water Program is offering a position for a Liaison Expert for establishing strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships between the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative, other global programs, and stakeholders from developing countries.

The successful candidate has solid experience in water management, energy and/or food security issues in developing countries and will support the WFaS Initiative to build strong and strategic partnerships between researchers, development cooperation practitioners, civil society actors and private sector stakeholders engaged in water, food and energy security to inform and guide the research agenda within the Initiative. Such strategic partners for the Initiative are well selected to represent i) various fields of the water, food and energy sector ii) various types of organizations ranging from academia and think tanks, public entities and administrations, civil society organizations to private sector actors, iii) which engage at local, national, regional and global levels.

Further information can be found here.


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@ Albania

10 July 2016

Consulting opportunity: Identification and valuation of water supply and sewerage system assets in defined villages in Albania

Participation Document for the negotiated procedure in accordance with the Austrian Federal Public Procurement Act 2006 as amended relating to the project.

The subject matter of the contract concerns the implementation of the following measures: Component 1: - Documentation of the existing water supply and sewerage system assets in the remaining "Out of Service Areas" or "White Areas" in Albania | - Identification of options for data sharing and processing with other ongoing and planned activities in the water sector; Identification of options of access of collected data for water sector actors and consumers. If the Contracting Authority decides to implement some or all of the proposed activities of data sharing and processing the tendered Consultant will further be contracted with the following activities: Component 2 (optional) comprises either the: - Implementation of (some or all) of the identified options for data sharing and processing by the tendered Consultant, or the - Assistance in procurement of related services. (nature and quantity of works, supplies or services or indication of needs and requirements)

The limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate: 9 August 2016, 12 a.m.

Refer to http://www.entwicklung.at/ada/calls-auftraege/calls-detail/artikel/identification-and-valuation-of-water-supply-and/ for more details. 


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Calls and Tenders

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27 June 2016

JRC call for tenders

The JRC call for tenders «Synthesis centres on innovative wastewater treatment: feasibility studies in the Lower Danube” is now open in the context of the JRC Danube Water Nexus flagship cluster/JRC scientific support to the EUSDR. Please follow the link for more details.


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