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 Indian Operation & Maintenance Specialist (O&M) for Orissa irrigation Project

 Location: Orissa
 Last Date: May 12, 2011

URGENT and Immediate O&M Expert for Orissa irrigation Project.

HYDROSULT (Canada) is in need for an O&M Specialist for the ADB Loan "Orissa Irrigation Project". The total duration is 24 man-months over several missions, each mission from 3 to 4 months.

The O&M Specialist will support the international counterpart to develop subproject specific O&M plans within the framework of the guidelines prepared by the preceding TA. These subproject specific plans will be prepared in a participatory manner and the O&M Specialist working with DOWR and the PPs will support the implementation of these plans.

The O&M Specialist will have an advanced degree in civil engineering with 10 years of prior experience working with irrigation systems and 5 years of that experience directly associated with operating the systems. The consultant will have demonstrable experience of using appropriate computer software/programs. Specific activities will include:
• Review the broad operating guidelines prepared under the component TA (as part of their subproject planning exercise) and use these as a framework to prepare subproject specific operation manuals
• Ensure that the operation plans both include PP input in their preparation and that the PPs are identified as responsible entities for some aspects of the operation
• Review existing subproject maintenance plans and prepare subproject specific maintenance plans with the maintenance responsibilities of DOWR and the PPs clearly identified
• Assist the PPs in developing an understanding of the procedures they will follow in undertaking maintenance activities as specified in the Pani Panchayat Rules
• Assist DOWR field staff to put into practice their operation and maintenance responsibilities as identified in the plans
• Work with the NGO Support Services Teams to assist PPs put into practice their operation and maintenance responsibilities as identified in the plans
• Develop training materials, assist the Project Director and the Team leader define training delivery arrangements and support the delivery of operation and maintenance training

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