TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST UNDER THE IRRIGATION FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE PROJECT (ICRP), AND THE INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (IWMDP)
The Government of Uganda (GOU) represented by the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) received financing from the World Bank (WB) towards the cost of the implementation of 2 (two) projects:- (i) Irrigation for Climate Resilience Project (ICRP), and (ii) Integrated Water Management & Development Project (IWMDP).
(i): Irrigation for Climate Resilience Project (ICRP): The project development objective (PDO) is to provide farmers in the project areas with access to irrigation and other agricultural services, and to establish Operation and Maintenance arrangements for irrigation service delivery. ICRP is implemented by the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAF) over a period of 6 years. Project implementation commenced on 17th December 2020.
The ICRP aims to support the Government of Uganda (GoU) in the shift towards more resilient agriculture through the development of sustainable irrigation services. The project intends to address Uganda’s climate change vulnerabilities by: (i) promoting adoption of irrigation by small farmers, in synergy with other agriculture inputs and technologies; (ii) increasing water storage capacity; (iii) promoting drainage; and (iv) promoting sustainable catchment management. Through the introduction of irrigation services, combined to the provision of extension services and facilitated access to agri-inputs, farmers are expected to record more stable and higher yields, increase intensification (by cropping also during the dry season), and diversification (by introducing higher value crops). This change will be pulled by the market, with irrigation becoming the anchor for stronger producer organizations and development of value chains. The project recognizes the need to explore a range of irrigation models adapted to local needs. The project implementation commenced in 2021 and is scheduled to end in April 2026.