Federal Ministry of Water Resources Recruitment 2013 for Modeller

Federal Ministry of Water Resources Recruitment 2013 for Modeller

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWC), as the focal point of the Lake Chad Basin Commision (LCBC) matters in Nigeria, wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the underlisted position which has been declared vacant by the Executive Secretariat of LCBC:

Position Title: Modeller
Location: N’Djamena, Republic of Chad
Contract Time: One (1) year renewable
Category: C5
Status: For nationals of LCBC member countries only

Under the supervision of the Director of Water Resources and Environment, the modeller shall perform the following:
  • Development, updating and perpetuation of the planning model
  • Presentation of the planning model to LCBC Member States and partners;
  • Communication to value the use of this model by LCBC Member States and partners;
  • Use of a model upon request of stakeholders.
Main activities
Development of the model
  • Improve the model integrating the state of knowledge about the ground water and its relation with the surface water. Connect the WEAP model with the ground water model (MODFLOW for instance);
  • Improve the modelling of floodplains in the Lake Chad basin;
  • Integrate a model rain-ETP-discharge in the WEAP, enable climate change scenarios (type <<vegetation>>)
  • Connect the WEAP model with the water quality model (QUAL2K for instance);
  • Update the model according to the improvement of the knowledge on the water resources (quantity and quality of the ground and surface water) in the Lake
  • Chad basin specifically in areas which are not frequently monitored (new measurements and studies);
  • Update the model through the water management rules, specifically the management of regulatory structures and the upcoming implementation of the Water Charter.
  • Develop an economic interface using the WEAP economic modelling tool.
Use of the model
  • Work as part of a team with LCBC staff and meet their modelling needs;
  • Model different water management scenarios in line with various projects of Member States and LCBC procedures (notably the notification procedure, the requests for registration of water utilisations, water management projects which may have a cross-border impact ...).
  • Contribute to the debate on the optimisation of water resources measurement systems in the tributary basin of Lake Chad.
  • Communication on the model
  • Restitute the results of the model to LCBC staff, Member States and partners;
  • Participate in both external and internal communication assignments about the use and the development of the model.
  1. MSc or an equivalent certificate/diploma in hydrology and/or water management.
  2. Work experience in the modelling of water resources;
  3. Work experience in pads, validation and use of a hydrologic model; Work experience in the TWRM in an LCBC Member State and br a basin organisation
  4. A modelling experience with WEAP is an asset
  5. A work experience of 5 years minimum.
  6. Be proficient in both French and English; Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  7. Be proficient in the use of spreadsheets (type MS-Excel), word processing (type MS-Word) and presentation (type MS-PowerPoint)
  8. Be able to work as a member of a team in a multicultural environment, proactive and motivated by technical modelling tasks.
The application will close on 8th August, 2013.

How to apply?
The application file shall comprise the following documents
  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae signed by the applicant
  • An attestation issued by the last applicant’s employer specifying the functions run by him/her
  • A certified true copy of the relevant or required certificate/diploma
  • Two passport-size photographs
  • A certificate of nationality
  • A sworn affidavit of non-criminal record/imprisonment not older than three (3) months;
  • Be 54 years old maximum
  • Contact addresses of three referees.
The application file shall be inserted in a sealed envelope and forwarded or sent by email to the following:

Executive Secretary of LCBC,
Po Box 727 N’DJAMENA,

Email: cblt_lcbc@yahoo.com, cab@cblt.org, cblt.lcbc@gmail.com and shall bear the applied position.

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