eC2: Senior Water Efficiency Expert

Deadline: 31-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

International Finance Corporation (IFC), through its Advisory Services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) implements the ECA Energy and Water Solutions for Corporates program. The Program delivers IFC services in energy and resource efficiency area via two components: (1) firm level advisory engagements and (2) market/sector-level activities with groups of firms. The Program is looking to hire an individual short-term consultant senior technical expert – to strengthen the Program teams technical expertise in water efficiency.The consultant is expected to provide technical input in delivering individual client engagements and sector-level activities.
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eC2:Formative research. Social and behavioral change communication to promote improved water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors in rural Cambodia

Deadline: 25-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the assignment is to assist the MRD and key stakeholders in the rural WASH sector to develop a SBCC package to promote improved WASH behaviors. This requires completion of the following tasks:
1) conduct rapid, qualitative research on handwashing with soap (HWWS);
2) develop an overarching umbrella brand to be used for all future WASH campaigns including branding guidelines;
3) develop a behavior-specific campaign to promote latrine adoption and HWWS among rural Cambodians that includes training manuals, activity guidelines and outreach tools (both print and audiovisual);
4) conduct training to government staff on how to use and train others in the use of the tools;
5) conduct launch event of campaign materials.

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eC2: Resilience Assessment: Batoka Gorge Hydroelectric Scheme in the Zambezi River Basin

Deadline:  20-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

A detailed assessment of the effects of climate change and other performance risks such as upstream land-use changes and water abstractions, energy price fluctuations and development scenarios on the daily expected inflow for the Batoka Gorge HES is required to ensure robustness and identify risk mitigation measures. To this end, the consultancy will include: (i) an analysis that uses decision scaling techniques to examine if the technical design of the Batoka Gorge HES is robust to a range of expected changes due to climate change and other major socio-economic pressures. (ii) an investigation of the role of the Barotse Wetlands in attenuating the basins hydrological variability, including flows reaching the Batoka Gorge site; (iii) an examination of hydrological boundary conditions or trigger points for financial products that could be used to off-set hydrological risk; and (iv) related capacity building and training workshops. Continue reading

Building institutional capacity for rural sanitation: India’s Uttar Pradesh State

Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s most populous state with about 200 million people, has up2historically not performed well on sanitation. According to census figures from 2001 and 2011, the proportion of rural UP dwellers with a toilet increased slightly during the first decade of this century. However, the population grew as well, meaning that, overall, 13 million more people were defecating in the open in 2011.

Factors which have held back UP’s progress on sanitation include poverty, absence of a robust sanitation strategy, and lack of focus and determination from decision-makers.

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Charting a path to valuing the world’s most precious resource

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org.

Most people agree that water is an extremely valuable resource—for farmers who depend on it to grow crops, for factories that need it to cool machines and spin turbines and, of course for life itself. But unlike most other valuable resources, it’s hard to put a price on water. The very fact that water is so important to people, economies, and the environment means that it is tough to even agree on a common way of valuing it.

No less an economic mind than Adam Smith was stumped by this challenge. As he famously observed, “Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarcely anything. A diamond, on the contrary, has scarcely any use-value; but a very great quantity of other goods may frequently be had in exchange for it.”

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eC2:Climate change impacts on the transport sector on Lake Victoria and mitigation strategies

Deadline: 16-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Climate-Change-Story-Banner

The proposed study will investigate the risks created by lake level fluctuation now and under climate change for transport on and around Lake Victoria, and identify solutions to reduce these risks. It will answer the following questions: how would different lake water-level scenarios (e.g., overall increase, overall decrease, and status quo. and associated variation range) impact transport operations (port infrastructure and operations and access roads) given different scenarios on shipping demand growth? What could be good investment strategies given that we cannot predict future lake level fluctuation or transport demand on the lake?

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eC2:Water Utility Prefeasibility Study for Private and Public Debt Financing to Enhance the WSS Service Delivery in the Urban Area of Tegucigalpa

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Deadline: 15-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

Design a business plan (BP) based on existing information on the SANAA, which will need to be validated to build an interactive financial model (FM) that will guide UMAPS in decision making with respect to the operation, maintenance and investments that will improve the quality of water and sanitation services as well as achieve financial and environmental sustainability.

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eC2:Feasibility Study for Public Service Delegation of Drinking Water Supply (DWS) in Rural Areas

Deadline: 30-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources, and Fisheries of Tunisia requested the World Bank’s assistance to conduct this project and mobilize a grant for its funding. The mission relating to the development of the study addressed by these terms of reference is funded by a Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) grant. The contracting authority for this mission is the World Bank. The beneficiary is DGGREE of the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia. The purpose of this consultation is to recruit a firm or grouping to conduct a mission of due diligence, feasibility study, and design of a Pilot Project for the private management of rural DWS systems.

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Danube Learning Partnership – Technical Partner for Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity as a tool for Water Safety Planning

Deadline: 23-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The overall objective of the work of the Technical Partner is 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 specific objectives of the consultancy are to (i) prepare a curriculum and related training materials necessary to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program; (ii) validate the capacity of the participating Hubs to deliver the Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity capacity building program (iii)Train the Trainers in the hubs of likely three countries including Serbia, Kosovo and possibly Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as other countries in the region according to demand (iv) oversee the quality of development and delivery of the Risk Program by the Hubs; and (v) ensure lessons learned and good practices developed during the activity are incorporated in subsequent programs.

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eC2: Developing a Roadmap for Improving Water Quality of Lake Toba, Indonesia

Deadline:  23-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to (a) identify the nature and extent of point-sources Afbeeldingsresultaat voor lake toba indonesia(PS) and non-point sources (NPS) impacting water quality of the Lake; (b) provide options for appropriate targeted infrastructure investments as pollution control management; and (c) provide recommendations for a Government-led integrated Lake Basin Management plan which will inform the monitoring and evaluation system during the implementation of the government’s Tourism Development Program in Lake Toba. The Consultant will also facilitate a stakeholder process to agree on the roadmap for the improvement and preservation of the water quality in Lake Toba.

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