By improving available irrigation systems you can enable disadvantaged rural groups to grow crops throughout the year. Your work will enhance food security and increase income.
You'll need a degree in engineering with extensive experience in planning, designing and implementing small-scale irrigation schemes. Specialised qualifications in irrigation or water resources would be an advantage.
Your work could involve preparing designs for the development of irrigation projects. You'll work with local farmers and other stakeholders to ensure that they participate in the design and implementation process. You’re likely to be involved in the development of operation and maintenance manuals as well as the planning and facilitation of staff training. You might also work at district level to design and implement irrigation-development plans for the region.
You could be working in countries like Malawi and Ethiopia.