Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Mozambique
YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 7
Assistant Resident Project Manager for a project that aimed to build capacity for operations of secondary urban water systems and urban sanitation systems, under the mandate of the local water authority in Mozambique.
As water production and distribution expert for VEI in Mozambique, my tasks were the following:
- Deliver on-the-job technical assistance and training to AIAS-contracted small-town water operators and build capacity at AIAS such that AIAS staff members can provide training / technical assistance
- Support and monitor the missions by VEI and Mozambican short-term experts and the selection of Mozambican short-term experts
- Support AIAS to monitor water operator performance throughout the country, identify investment needs of the water operators and support them in the quest for funding of those investment needs. Develop and submit proposals to various funders (including Water for Life) to acquire funding for pro poor investments in water and sanitation.
Dutch graduated young professional starting with a career in the water sector. Willing to learn new things, especially in the field of (inter)national water issues such as scarcity and abundancy. Characterized by didactic qualities, patience and the capacity to cope with complex cases. Can work well in groups, but is also able to conduct analytical and critical individual research. Due to my studies I acquired a multidisciplinary view on environmental issues. Characterized by a flexible attitude, good communications skills and a strong perseverance to reach goals. good communication skills.
- BSc. Earth Science & Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- MSc. Water Science & Management at Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands
Experience before YEP
Graduation research for the SMART Aquifer Characterisation project at GNS Science in New-Zealand. The aim is to develop a suite of innovative techniques to map groundwater systems in New-Zealand. The project is led by the GNS Science Hydrogeology team. Royal HaskoningDHV, amongst others, is a partner of GNS Science within the project. I was focusing on how to localize and quantify groundwater-surface water interaction in Lake Taupo, New-Zealand, using Fibre-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing.