ASPIRED Project Seeks Short-Term Services of a Hydromorphologist

TITLE:  Hydromorphologist

START DATE/ TIME:  November 2018

DURATION:  Short-term; within 1 year (one) year after award of the contract

LOCATION:  Yerevan, Armenia

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The incumbent in the position of hydromorphologist will serve under the general direction of the ASPIRED Project Chief of Party. As part of this Statement of Work, activities will be implemented to provide technical expertise towards improving Armenia’s legislation related to the assessment of self-purification capacity of rivers in Armenia. ASPIRED will establish a working group to work in collaboration with the Government of Armenia.

The incumbent is requested to provide the following services:

– Hydro-morphological expertise in development of the method for assessment of self-purification capacity of rivers and its enforcement mechanisms

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Unless otherwise specified, reports, documents and other related materials shall be submitted in Armenian and include but not limited to the following:

  • Prepare a work plan with detailed activities and implementation timeline;
  • Propose methods and the frequency of measurements;
  • ­Participate in field observations on regular basis;
  • Obtain information on the river characteristics from relevant agencies, if there are any, and compile the materials on river hydrological and morphological parameters from relevant agencies;
  • Participate in discussions among the institutions involved in surface water monitoring, particularly related to hydrological monitoring;
  • Make recommendations on the river’s hydrological and morphological conditions required for protection and reproduction of endangered species populations;
  • Participate in stakeholder presentations and discussions on assessment of self-purification capacity of rivers of the Ararat Basin Management Area of Armenia, hosted by the MNP
  • Other technical/hydrological assistance relevant to the implementation of this assignment.
  • Make recommendations to mitigate the actual or potential environmental impacts on the ecosystem;
  • Other tasks related to this Assignment.


  • Interim reports on the activities and findings of regular field observations, in accordance with the approved schedule. The report shall include the dynamics of change in hydromorphological parameters, which will be used in the selected method for assessment of self-purification capacity of rivers.
  • A set of recommendations on hydromorphological requirements for endangered species exposed to anthropogenic impacts.
  • Final technical input for development of the method for assessment of self-purification capacity of rivers in Armenia.

All documents shall be submitted in electronic version in MS Word, Excel and/or Power Point Presentation formats.

– Advanced university degree (Master’s or PhD) in the relevant field – hydrology, geology or any other related field;
– At least 5 years of technical work experience in hydromorphological assessment and analysis;
– Familiarity with Armenian water legislation and EU WFD processes, guidelines and requirements;
– Analytical skills and strong attention to details;
– Excellent writing skills;
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
– Knowledge of the English language is highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to: Please refer to the specific position title in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.
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OPENING DATE:  14 November 2018


ABOUT COMPANY:  The Advanced Science and Partnerships for Integrated Resource Development (ASPIRED) Project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is a 5-year initiative (2015-2020) designed to support sustainable management of water resources in the Ararat Valley through the use of science, innovation and partnerships. The Project is implemented by the Armenian Branch of Mendez England & Associates.

ABOUT:  Within the framework of the Project, the ASPIRED supports the Government of Armenia (GOA) in improving water sector legislation. Under this task, the Project will collaborate with the Ministry of Nature Protection (MNP) of Armenia in implementing priority measures for effective management of water resources in the Ararat Basin Management Areas of Armenia, as stipulated in the Government Decision N: 338-N, dated March 31, 2016 on approving the 2016-2021 Management Plan and Priority Measures towards effective management of the Ararat Basin Management Area.