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Water Scientist.

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
November 19, 2018

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Water Resources Scientist

Cell: +27-81-288-****/ 78 800 8836


Surname Ndhlovu

First Names Brown, Kayirinde

Citizenship Malawian

Identity No MA693302 (Passport Number)

Work Permit

South African. Critical Skills Work Visa- (Water

Resources Scientist)

Validity 5 years, (2023)

Gender Male



C1, code 10

Residing in Birch-Acres - East Rand Gauteng

Areas to


Willing to




English – fluent

Expectation Negotiable


An outstanding expert who has over 5 years’ experience and skills focused on management of water quality and quantity in both underground and surface water resources for industrial, Agricultural Hydropower production and domestic consumptive uses. Has knowledge of both conventional and nonconventional water treatment processes, water sampling and testing for water quality parameters, has also good knowledge base for pipelines, water distribution systems and drainage facilities. Has a good grasp of water related environmental sciences including meteorology, hydrology, geology, conservation, and resource management.

Aspires professional growth as a Water Resources Scientist within a Fast paced, technologically advanced and challenging environment bringing in innovative solutions through research, modelling, designing, sales, continuous learning and taking on additional responsibilities

Aims at becoming a top performing employee with exceptional skills, integrity, work ethics and other qualities that add value to the organisation

Time Management


Analytic Thinking

Strategic Planning

Report Writing

Contract Management

Change Management

Performance Management



Interpersonal Skills

Communication Skills


Crisis Management

Water and waste water

treatment processes

Laboratory skills for testing

water quality parameters

Environmental Impact


Water Demand


Water Audit

Surface Water Modelling

Water Loss Control

Water Works Operations

Technical Works and

installations of water

treatment equipment’s

Troubleshooting and fault


Maintenance Planning and


Computer Literate

Customer Service

Staff Management

Stakeholder Engagement

Advanced Supervisory


Stress management

Leadership skills

Availability/Notice Period Negotiable



Participated in an ongoing “Managed Aquifer Recharge project in the Ramotswa Aquifer: Potential sources and Potential Water Quality Impacts” being conducted by International Water Management Institute

Participated in the study and analysis of E-flows (Water quality and quantity) of four Transboundary Wetlands between governments of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) for the purpose of the development of Wetland Management Plans.

Rehabilitated and expanded the pipeline of an old Gravity water supply scheme and designed a cost effective solar powered water pumping system from drilled wells to supplement the supply of clean water for an Adventist Institution and a relatively Large surrounding community in Malawi

Successfully Managed water sampling, water quality testing and analysis, and optimisation of water treatment with minimal supervision at Lilongwe Water Board and independently at Lunjika Adventist Mission

Coordinated in corroboration with the district irrigation officers the design of a 30hectares irrigation system encompassing both sprinkler and surface systems for Lunjika Adventist Mission

Initiated a watershed management and environmental protection program in corroboration with local authorities around the catchment area of the Lunjika gravity fed water scheme Name of Employer International Water Management Institute (Pretoria South Africa) Designation / Title Consultant Water Scientist

Period of Employment December 2017 – Present

Researching and execution of Water, Land and Ecosystems management projects in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Region

Participation in the study and analysis of E-flows (Water quality and quantity) of four Transboundary Wetlands between governments of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) for the purpose of the development of Wetland Management Plans.

Roll-out of Sustainable Development Goals monitoring and reporting by countries with specific emphasis on SDG 2 and 6, enhancing sustainable use of water resources and food security.

Development of reports on E-flows of Fresh Water Ecosystems in the sustainable Development Agenda.

Assisting the supervisor in drafting of blogs, policy briefs and project reports on Fresh Water Ecosystems Management and the current Global agenda of Sustainable Development. ACHIEVEMENTS


Name of Employer Lunjika Seventh-Day Adventist Mission Designation / Title Water Resources Management Specialist Period of Employment September, 2014 – May, 2017

Reason for Leaving Relocation for Purposes of Career Advancement and new challenges

Managing infrastructure of the institution's water supply scheme and water treatment works

Managing operations of the Institutions water treatment plant and water quality control and compliance

Designing management interventions for managing water quality of the catchment and intake area

Supervising water works operators and managing maintenance works of the water supply scheme

Budget development and control for the department

Running a watershed management program in collaboration with local authorities for the catchment area Name of Employer Lilongwe Water Board

Designation / Title Internship, Water quality and environmental department Period of Employment June, 2013 – August, 2014

Reason for Leaving Internship

Water sampling and testing water quality parameters (turbidity, alkalinity, odour, colour, pH, temperature in treated as well as untreated water)

Chlorine demand test for optimization of disinfectants

Carrying out daily microbiological test (faecal coliforms) on treated as well as untreated water

Dosage optimization at the treatment plant through use of Jar Test for optimization of coagulants

Onsite disinfection of new connections and during maintenances of broken conduits

Producing an analytical report on daily basis of all activities and a record of all experiments undertaken 3

Microsoft Office Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Database, Publisher) 2016 and older versions

Internet surfing and E-mailing systems.

Arc GIS 10.1


Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS)

AWWA water audit software

Highest Grade Grade 12

Matric Equivalence

Institution Malawi School Certificate of

Education MSCE

Year Passed 2008

Qualification Degree -- BSc Water

Resource Management and


Institution Mzuzu University

Year Passed Dec 2013

Chris Dickens (PhD)- supervisor

Head of Office and Principal Researcher

International Water Management Institute

Southern Africa Office

141 Cresswell Street, Weavind Park

0184 Pretoria, South Africa

Private Bag X813

Silverton 0127, South Africa

Phone: +27-12-845-****, +27-12-744-**** (direct)

Mobile: +27-83-269****

Skype: chrisdickens79

Mr. C. Kachingwe- Supervisor

Section Manager (water quality department/laboratory) Lilongwe Water board

P.O Box 96

Lilongwe, Malawi

Cell: +265-****-*** 967


Assisted the supervisor in designing of appropriate management interventions for managing water quality. COMPUTER LITERACY



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