Jerr

Jeanne-Rose R.

Hydraulic Engineer: Flood forecasting and capacity building specialist

Doctoral DegreeUNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Denmark

Summary

I am a civil engineer with a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering and am driven by curiosity and consider myself a dynamic, resourceful and adaptive individual. I am self-motivated and a fast learner. I possess the ability to deliver quality results independently. I am an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Able to build internal and external relationships; work with minimal direction and make the difference to the bottom line. Able to understand strategic and tactical perspectives of situations and conceptualize implementation strategies to deliver solutions. The past 7 years of my career I have been responsible for model development, customization and installation of hydrological and hydraulic real-time flood forecasting systems globally including Malawi, Vietnam, Croatia, and Bosnia. The systems integrate data management, forecast modelling, decision support and dissemination tools in a real-time data environment (Business intelligence environments). Many of my international assignments have also included Capacity building with comprehensive training of the local staff. I have also been involved in research and development as well as in business development activities. My notable experience includes: • Many years of internal experience in developing or least developed countries (Asia, Africa, South East Europe) • Expert knowledge in water and environments, in particular flood forecasting (flood risk management) • Worked on projects mainly involving the public sector (Water Resources or meteorological departments) • Definition of flood risk management (non-structural) projects for implementation according to international (EU) recognized standards which are eligible for funding (e.g. activities: feasibility studies, or during other business development activities) My successful participation in various projects has gained me valuable experience and thus I have been fortunate to be awarded the position of project manager/team leader on various flood forecasting projects, which reflects my good leadership and interpersonal skills. In fact, some clients have reported my unparalleled ability to effectively engage others, while quickly developing an excellent rapport, which fosters an engaging and fascinating environment.

Experience

  • development
  • disaster preparation
  • engineering
  • banking & finance budgeting
  • development aid
  • malawi
  • croatia
  • netherlands
  • trinidad and tobago
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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