Position details

Vacancy id VAC-9864
Job title VAC-9864 Groundwater Modelling Specialist
Location Riyadh
Apply by 22-Jun-2023
Start date 01-Jul-2023
Duration 6 months
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Master's in Hydrogeology with emphasis on modelling or other closely related field (desirable).
Sector experience Minimum of 10 year/s of demonstrable relevant Groundwater Modeling experience (desirable).
Geographical experience Minimum of 10 year/s of experience in Middle East (desirable).
Languages Fluent in English (desirable).
Fluent in Arabic (desirable).

Job description

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Overview of position

The Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture (MEWA) has the mandate to supervise the water sector, and manage and protect the natural water resources of the Kingdom. To carry out this mandate, the ministry has completed many water resources studies, prepared the National Water Strategy (NWS) and related water regulations, and initiated a comprehensive Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan along with other initiatives that ensure the sustainability of water resources and high quality of water supply. Our client has an agreement with MEWA to provide MEWA with technical assistance in its capacity development to carry out its mandate.

Our client is looking for a qualified and competent international expert to work as a Water Information Management Specialist in our client project team at MEWA.

Role objectives

Scope of Work 

  • The Groundwater Modeling Specialist shall carry the overall responsibility of supporting MEWA to successfully develop, update, and maintain groundwater models for the aquifers in both the sedimentary rocks of the Arabian Shelf and the alluvial aquifers in the Arabian Shield. The specialist shall participate effectively in the building of MEWA’s institutional and professional capacities in groundwater modeling. 

The key areas of work and responsibilities under this TOR include:

  • Establish data sets for the conceptual hydrogeological models of aquifers.

  • In cooperation with MEWA geologists and hydrogeologists, prepare geological and hydrogeological layers for building the groundwater models. 

  • Develop, run, and calibrate new groundwater models for un-modeled aquifers.

  • Evaluate existing groundwater models and work on improving them.

  • Integrate results of groundwater models with the Integrated Water Resources Management plans to seek solutions for optimum water resources management.

  • Assess MEWA’s institutional capacity and provide recommendations on groundwater modelling.

  • Participate in capacity development of MEWA’s staff to advanced levels of proficiency in groundwater modelling.

  • Participate in MEWA’s and client's technical seminars, workshops and training programs.

  • Prepare Terms of Reference (TOR) for MEWA’s water resources-related projects. 

Project reporting

This role reports to the client's CTA and DRR

Key competencies
  • Achieve Results: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact 

  • Think Innovatively: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems 

  • Learn Continuously: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences

  • Adapt with Agility: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands 

  • Act with Determination: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results

  • Engage and Partner: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration

  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity

Team management

This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information
  • Professionalism Planning& Organizing

  • Communication Teamwork

  • Proficiency in the English is required Arabic is an advantage 

Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.