5 Job Positions of Marshland Irrigation Engineer at RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPEMENT BOARD (RAB): (Deadline 28 June 2022)

5 Job Positions of Marshland Irrigation Engineer at RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPEMENT BOARD (RAB): (Deadline 28 June 2022)

5 Job Positions of Marshland Irrigation Engineer at RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPEMENT BOARD (RAB): (Deadline 28 June 2022)

Job description

– The Marshland Irrigation Engineer will report directly to the Land Husbandry and Irrigation Specialist.
– The Marshland Irrigation Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that the design and implementation of Marshland Irrigation projects are of high technical quality. In addition to this primary function of quality assurance, he/she shall also work closely with other engineers and stakeholders and be responsible for the following tasks:
– -Support the implementation of the selected projects:
– Support the project in implementation of the procurement process (studies, works and supervision) for the construction of Dams, Head works/weir structures, canals or pipelines: (i) preparing terms of reference for studies and technical specifications of the work; (ii) analysis of bids and proposals and selection of Consultants and Enterprise Works, (iii) preparation and negotiation of contracts and (iv) preparation and/or review of tender documents;
– Communication/dissemination materials in the field of marshland irrigation (radio message, leaflets, policy briefs)
– Working with the Communication Unit to increase awareness and visibility of the Institution through the work done in Marshland irrigation and through various communication tools
– Participating in developing and implementing the institutional work plan and budget execution of the budget approved, and institutional imihigo and performance contracts
– Ensure a clean Audit in activities carried in Marshland irrigation
– Ensure promotion of technologies and innovations in Marshland irrigation trough on-farm demonstration plots or other approaches;
– Establish and maintain effective collaboration and team spirit with other programmes;
– Prepare, review and submit the weekly, quarterly and annual reports on the implementation of Marshland irrigation activities;
– Supervising and controlling activities of consulting engineers responsible for the preparation of feasibility and detailed design studies and improving the quality of the studies by conducting of any further detailed complementary studies and reviewing some existing studies before starting their execution;
– Assist with supervision and quality control of contractors for all construction works including dams and appurtenant structures, irrigation systems of canals, pipelines and drains, and land levelling of the command area. And, to ensure that contractors are respecting the engineering and construction standards, working conditions, execution techniques and time schedule provided in the contract and
– To confirm and approve the executed quantities reported by the contractor for billing and contribution to provisional and final acceptance of works.
– Develop a program of capacity building and training for Project stakeholders and contribute to its implementation.
– Assist with supervision of Project Irrigation Engineer based at each Project site for the training of community members in operation and maintenance of the site including establishing and enforcing a calendar of maintenance activities, removing of sediment from canals and pipelines, repairing canals, pipelines and appurtenances, operation of dam and irrigation systems to ensure efficient use of water and maintenance of adequate stream flow for downstream users, and maintenance of reservoir and silt trap zone.
– Supervise installation of stream gauges, sediment sampling devices, rain gauges, and weather stations and provide training and supervision of Project Irrigation Engineer and community members responsible for data collection and ensure accurate reporting;
– Assist with the formation and effective functionality of the Water Users Associations at project sites including developing a list of users, establishing a system for collection and maintenance of water charges, operation and maintenance of irrigation infrastructure, and ensuring participation and benefit from organized regular training courses and workshops.
– Assist with the implementation of watershed-based environmental management plans in the command areas.
– Ensure effective and efficient management of resources and assets under his responsibilities
– Undertake other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or other RAB Senior Managers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrology

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Water Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Irrigation Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Irrigation Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Irrigation and Drainage

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Rural Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Irrigation and Drainage

    0 Year of relevant experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Water Engineering

    0 Year of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Inclusiveness

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Client/citizen focus

  • Professionalism

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Resource management skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Networking skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Mentoring and coaching skills

  • Time management skills

  • Risk management skills

  • Performance management skills

  • Results oriented

  • Digital literacy skills

  • Research and critical thinking skills

  • Creative thinking skills and solution-oriented attitude

  • Organizational and planning skills

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage

  • Understanding of the national and international context of Irrigation, specifically for marshland development

  • Skills in design and implementation in marshland irrigation and water management Practices

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