Omar - Irrigation Engineerig - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Othman Shaame Omar

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Services

Irrigation Engineerig

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

i) To promote irrigation practices to stakeholders for ensuring sustainable crop production;
ii) To undertake and coordinate technical studies, planning and designs for irrigation development;
iii) To undertake and coordinate data collection, processing and management for irrigation development and publicity;
iv) To develop and/or rehabilitate irrigation and drainage infrastructure;
v) To facilitate sustainable management of irrigation and drainage infrastructure;
vi) To undertake and coordinate irrigation and drainage research and disseminate their findings to targeted beneficiaries;
vii) To facilitate irrigation farmers to effectively participate in irrigation planning, implementation, operation and management;
viii) To institute and implement a mechanism for the private sector to get involved in irrigation development, practice, operation and management;
ix) To provide technical services to public and private institutions in the development and management of irrigation and drainage infrastructure;
x) To collaborate with other players in the development of irrigation and drainage; and
xi) To improve and sustain the operation of the Commission as a service oriented institution

Work History

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From January 2013

Several times acting as DITS while DITS is on official duties

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

From November 2011

Security.
: Irrigation and Technical Services
Division
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam.

Job Performed

* Assist in site supervision of construction work including contract administration.

* Formulate project proposal and assist in operation and maintenance of completed schemes including undertaking operational studies that to assess and to provide feedback information for future development.

* To assess and evaluate of Irrigation and drainage projects for future development.

- Integration of agricultural mechanization in irrigation schemes.
- Preparation of guidelines to be used by the districts in the preparation of District Agricultural Development Plans focusing on irrigation Interventions.
- Preparation and streaming of documents for projects to be forwarded to the Food Aid Counterpart Fund (FACF) for funding
- Coordination of these projects to ensure that the section staff is fully mainstreamed in the implementation.
- Supervision of construction and implementation activities of these projects.
- Working with private sectors involved in irrigation development using Wind and Solar pumps, NGOs using treadle pumps.
- Evaluation of private sector capacity to undertake irrigation works. The study was done in collaboration with the National Construction Council.
- Coordinate preparation of guidelines for operation and maintenance of the smallholder schemes.
- I were undertaking set up surveys and civil works inspection.

- Setting up irrigation borders basing on the outcome of tests on wetting fronts advancements


- Overseeing the day to day execution of policies related to Irrigation and Technical Services addressing irrigation, farm power needs and agricultural land use and management.
- Advise the Permanent Secretary on implementation of policy on Irrigation and Technical Services

Several times acting as DITS while DITS is on official duties.


EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

Principal Irrigation Engineer/ Head of Infrastructure devlopment, Construction and supervision

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

From January 2005

Security.
: Irrigation and Technical Services
Division
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam.

Job Performed
* Investigations, project design and reports, detail Design, drawing estimates, preparation of tender documents and evaluation of tender documents for new schemes and works.

* Assist in site supervision of construction work including contract administration.

* Formulate project proposal and assist in operation and maintenance of completed schemes including undertaking operational studies that to assess and to provide feedback information for future development.

* Assist design section in activities such as Collection and compiling of topographical and hydrological data, data establishing and updating design standard structures and criteria. Preparation of design and drawings of standard structures, introduction and use of computer programmed for design such as MIDAS, AutoCad and preparation of design reports for preparation of tender documents.

* To assess and evaluate of Irrigation and drainage projects for future development.

* To conduct water management studies in irrigation projects.

- Identification of irrigation potential and periodic updating of irrigation development plans.
- Conduct Surveys and feasibility studies
- Preparation of project proposals and designs.
- Preparation of bidding tender and contract documents.
- Supervision of construction of irrigation infrastructure.
- Preparation of guidelines for participatory irrigation development and operation and maintenance of irrigation schemes.
- Conduct initial environment examinations and scooping exercises, which leads to environmental impact assessment.
- Assist in the formulation of farmer irrigation organization.
- Linkage with other institution on the promotion of water management conservation and legislation.
- Strengthening the irrigation data bank.
- Promotion of utilization of simple and appropriate irrigation technologies.
- Involved in preparation of project assessment reports,...

District Programme Manager

Development programme (PIDP)

April 2001 - December 2004

Duty station: Nzega District
Post Held: District Programme Manager
Type of Business: Management and technical administration of
The Programme within the programme area in the District.

Duty performed
➢ As a District Programme Manager for this Programme in Nzega District I was responsible to undertake the following duties:-

- To prepare a detailed work plans for the Implementation/execution of the programme activities within the strategic framework as indicated in the programme document.

- To liaise with the national stakeholders (local government, District Council, Regional office, village government, Farmers organizations) together with my counterparts as necessary to ensure that the programme results are achieved and programme resources are well managed.

- To prepare annual work plan and Budget, and to prepare periodic progress reports and present to the programme coordination unit (PCU).

- To implement the programme activities as outlined in the programme document and programme workplan in coordination with the ongoing activities to the District.

- To monitor and evaluate the programme by preparing indicatiors that to monitor progress on the programme document and submitting (quarterly, biannual and annual) progress reports to the District Programme Management Committee (DPMC), programme coordination Unit PCU and to the District Council and to the Regional office.

- To manage all programme resource including (Finance, materials and human resources that to make sure these resources are utilizing properly (not miss-used).

- To manage human resources issues including hiring and training of staff to ensure that (satisfactory, supervising, and assessing) performances of the programme are achieved.

- Furthermore to develop monitoring and evaluation and impact assessments system.

- To monitor and evaluate, document and report on all programmatic activities that to ensure compliance with goals and objectives as track and measure impact.

- To develop,...

Smallholder Development Project

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

January 1994 - March 2001

for
Marginal Areas (SDPMA)

Post held: Senior Design Engineer/Head of Project
Preparation Planning and Design.

Duty Performed
➢ As a head of this section to this project I was responsible to undertake the following duties:-

- To prepare detailed work plan for the implementation of the project activities as outlined in the project document.

- To prepare annual work plan and Budget, and periodic progress report and present to the programme coordinator.

- To implement the project activities as outlined in the project document and project work plan in coordination with the ongoing activities.

- To design multi-disciplinary irrigation projects.

- To supervise and give guidance to design engineers who were involved in designing of the project.

- To supervise and give terms of reference to surveyors, design engineers who were involved to carryout different activities,

- To supervise construction activities and technical advices.

- To plan and execute the project document and to monitor the progress of those activities.

- Preparation of tender documents for new scheme and works.

- Supervision of construction works and contract administration.

- Designing of multi-disciplinary irrigation and drainage projects.

- To carryout any extra duty when ever and where ever happen

Irrigation Engineer

Ministry of Agriculture

August 1987 - December 1993

Duty Station; Moshi - Kilimanjaro Zonal Irrigation Unit.
Project: Rehabilitation of Traditional Irrigation schemes in
Kilimanjaro.

Duty Performed:
As design Engineer (Irrigation I was responsible to undertake the following duty.

- Designing of multi-disciplinary Irrigation projects.

- To conduct feasibility studies and prepare project proposal for new schemes.

- Preparation of tender documents and contract administration.

- Supervision of construction works.

- To conduct studies including data collection, data, analysis and data retrieval for design purpose.

- To collect and analyse of hydrological data.

- To supervise and give guideline to surveyors and design team.

- To prepare technical reports.


OTHER INVOLVEMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES
(1) I have been acting as a Director of Irrigation and Technical Services Division several times while the Director himself was out of the office on official duties.

(2) Also I have been acting as a Assistant Director (Irrigation Infrastructures, Construction and Supervision)several times while the AD-IRR (ICS) is out of the office on his official duties.

Duties Performed
- Managing the operations of the division
- Overseeing the day to day execution of policies related to Irrigation and Technical Services addressing irrigation, farm power needs and agricultural land use and management.

- Advise the Permanent Secretary on implementation of policy on Irrigation and Technical Services.

- To identify national farm implement requirement and potential areas for irrigation development.

- To undertake irrigation infrastructural development and management.

- To provide technical services on land use, soil, water and conservation of environment.

- To prepare project proposals and designs

- To supervise Construction of Irrigation

- Infrastructure.


Acting Assistant Director Irrigation(ICS)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives.
P.O. Box 9192
Dar es Salaam.

Permanent Secretary

Date of First Appointment

From January 1977

01/01/1977.
Present Designation - Acting Assistant Director Irrigation
(Infrastructures, Construction and
Supervision) Section.


Employer - Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

Principal Engineer (Irrigation)

Date of First Appointment

From January 1977

Employer - Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Water and Irrigation.

Qualifications & Certifications

Irrigation water resources management

Tuttori University Japan

Project Planning and Management

Egaton University

work Procurement

Ghana institute of Management and Public Administration

Management for Civil and Building Works Conducted by the National Construction Council

Sokoine university of Agriculture

project designing by using computer programmed

University of Dar es Salaam

UONDWE SECONDARY SCHOOL

engineering

Sokoine university of agriculture

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