Maritime Expert

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 24 June 2020
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Job Description

Maritime Expert
  • Maritime
  • CIG - Uganda
  • short term
Cities and Infrastructure for Growth - Uganda is seeking a Maritime Expert to support review, costing, assessment, and integration of maritime related physical infrastructure and planning aspects for the development of an Inland Water Transport Masterplan.

Inputs are required to finalise an Inland Water Transport Masterplan for Uganda for Lake Victoria.

The Maritime Expert is expected to provide inputs of approximately 30 days intermittently between July to December 2020. Now expected to be desk based with potential field travel.


Key roles and responsibilities
  • Quality Assuring the overall product and ensuring the Masterplan is tailored to the Lake Victoria/Uganda context drawing on experience from elsewhere in Africa or other relevant contexts;
  • Provide advice in terms of which policies and regulations including those that cover safety, environmental, social issues should be adopted;
  • Advise on any gaps that may exist in Uganda’s Inland Water Transport Policy and regulatory framework;
  • Contribute to technical inputs to develop the private sector’s requirements to anchor private sector interest in masterplan projects;
  • Examine and assess from a maritime systems performance perspective the robustness of the identified works and rolling stock recommendations relating to the masterplan.
  • Gather and review data on marine water transport planning and draw appropriate conclusions in relation to requirements and gaps.
  • Assess any required maritime requirements and recommend the appropriate integration of these into the Infrastructure requirements of Inland Water Transport;
  • Any other duties relevant to this job description as may be considered required by the expert or the Infrastructure Lead
About you As the Maritime expert you will bring a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Planning, Science or similar qualification
A depth of technical experience in maritime related works and services covering planning, systems review, identification of maritime options for infrastructure water transport schemes.

About the Organization

Funded by DFID, Cardno International Development along with partners Ricardo, Genesis and ORI, is implementing the Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme in Uganda. CIG has the following objectives:

· Improve urban development and productivity,

· Boost access to reliable and affordable power,

· Increase investment into infrastructure services, particularly where it directly supports growth, including through innovative ways of attracting private, and increasing public, financing,

· Drive better asset and financial management for sustainable investment into services, namely host governments’

The overall impact of the CIG programme is enhanced economic growth leading to job creation and poverty reduction. The programme aims to reduce poverty principally by supporting inclusive economic development and structural transformation, by building the enabling environment for investment into urban, energy and infrastructure sectors. The programme runs from June 2018 to May 2023.

CIG-Uganda is undertaking an Inland Water Transport (IWT) corridor study culminating in a master plan with a coherent strategy for attracting additional private sector investment in water transport, to boost tourism, reduce travel inefficiency and lead to multiplier effects in business and commerce. This will identify viable development options for Entebbe municipality who recently showed keen interest to collaborate with CIG-Uganda in IWT investment. To date the CIG has prepared an Inception Report and a detailed Situational Analysis report on Inland Water Transport in Uganda. The situational analysis has assessed the gaps in infrastructure, policy and regulation within the IWT space. There now remains the need to deliver the overall Masterplan and this short consultancy relates to that. A considerable amount of work has been done and the available information requires pulling together into a final investor sensitive Masterplan that enables Uganda to support a vibrant inland water transport industry.

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