Partnerships Officer - Liaison

Job categories Partnerships
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5303/25309
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Lusaka, Zambia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 24-Jan-2023 to 09-Feb-2023


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.


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The Zambia Water Resources Development Project’s (WRDP) Project Development Objective (PDO) supported the implementation of an integrated framework for the development and management of water resources in Zambia. The project, financed by the World Bank (USD 50 M), became effective on December 24, 2013 and closed on November 30, 2018. The project consisted of three main components: A) water resources management; B) water resources development; and C) institutional support. The project was implemented by the Zambian Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection (MWDSEP).


Despite the efforts of both the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the World Bank; for an array of reasons, WRDP was closed in 2018, with non-compliance in regards to social and environmental safeguards, and dam safety issues unresolved. In March of 2020, UNOPS was engaged by Irrigation Development Support Project (IDSP) Phase 1 to provide services including: planning (support of surveillance and emergency preparedness) for 10 dams and design, updating of environmental and social safeguards instruments to comply with World Bank social and environmental policies for 10 dams and tendering of the works for 10 dams. The agreement for IDSP Phase 1 is scheduled to end on 31 January 2023.


The project is proceeding to Phase 2, during which the goal is to protect local communities in the impacted area of 10 dams across Zambia and to comply with environmental and social safeguards in accordance with the Government of Zambia (GRZ) and World Bank policies. There are imminent risks posed by the 10 dams in their current state.


Due to the urgency in implementing the solutions, it has been agreed to split Phase 2 into two overlapping sequential stages that allows to implement the solution for seven (7) dams (Ngolongozya, Makaba, Ndondi, Nachibanga, Kawiko, Nabowa and Kanyika) while working in parallel to finalize the Detailed Design and procurement award for the remaining three (3) dams (Chibalashi, Katembula and Chikowa



Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Partnership Officer Lia...

Education A Bachelor's  degree in a relevant field such as Business A...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract le...

Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC) Located in Nair...

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