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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Technical Advisor- International Water Stewardship Programme Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Technical Advisor- International Water Stewardship Programme

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Deadline of this Job:
4thAugust 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Title: Technical Advisor- International Water Stewardship Programme
Reports to: IWASP Uganda Country Coordinator
Contract Duration: August 2017-December 2018
GIZ Uganda is looking for a full-time National Technical Adviser in the fields of Natural Resources Management and Private Sector Engagement in the Water Sector.
The proliferation of water crises is the biggest global risk facing countries and industries(2015 World Economic Forum Global Risk Report). in many developing and emerging economies, water-related risks, such as floods, shortages and pollution, are creating a rising tide of increasing business risks for companies, threatening their profits, supply chains, investments and reputations. These risks are also having massive impacts on communities and governments, threatening broader socio-economic development.
New partnerships among governments, companies and communities must be forged to address these threats effectively. ln response to this, the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) has been set up as a €l8m programme operated by GIZ, to promote corporate water stewardship and multi-stakeholder collective action for water security. IWaSP develops and utilize scuttling edge approaches and tools enabling partnerships to assess and manage water risks. It is initially focusing on watersheds in several African countries.
IWaSP has been operational in Uganda since2013 and is implementing several successful partnerships in Uganda, integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is spearheaded by the Ministry of Water and Environment generally, and the Directorate for Water Resources Management (DWRM)specifically. IWaSP has partnerships with companies in the agriculture, food and beverage, and oil and gas sectors, as5well as a cooperation with the Kampala Pollution Control Task Force (PTF) (for more information visit: pollution-control-task-force).
GIZ is looking for a full time technical advisor to support the implementation of lWaSP partnerships and the PTF cooperation in Uganda. Furthermore, the position will specifically support the monitoring and evaluation of the lWaSP programme in Uganda.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Support the implementation of the international Water Stewardship Programme (lWaSP):
  • Support the implementation of all aspects of partnerships with the private sector, civil society and the relevant governmental authorities
  • Support the process of transferring the PTF cooperation into a formalized partnership and further development of this partnership
  • Support the identification and initiation of new cooperation opportunities with the private sector
  • Support knowledge management as well as good public relations and documentation, both in Uganda and in cooperation with GIZ Headquarters
  • Various support to the IWaSP component lead and administrative tasks.
  • Implement the monitoring, evaluation(M&E) and reporting activities for IWaSP Partnerships
Required Entry Qualifications and Competencies
  •  University education (minimum Master’s degree) in social sciences (economics, political science, international relations),technical sciences / engineering(water/water resources management environment/natural resources) or related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional working experience, strong relationship management and business engagement skills as well as working experience in M&E
  •  Experience in working for Non-Governmental Organizations, international Organizations and/or Donor Agencies
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision. A self-starter.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to mediate between conflicting interests .
  • Experience in working with Government agencies or local government
  • Previous experience with donor reporting, especially DFID, is an asset
Other Qualifications
  • Strong computer skills (e.g. MS Office, databases)
  • Ability to effectively transfer skills and knowledge
  • Openness to share information and knowledge (“excellent communicator”)
  • Team player in multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary team
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Ability to travel frequently to different regions within Uganda
  • Ability to think “outside the box" regarding environmental solutions for the public and private sector
Job application procedure
Note: Application should include 2 pages max for cover letter and 3 pages max for CV.
All qualified and interested persons individuals should submit their applications to the Human Resources Department, GIZ Offices, Plot 23 Nakasero Road, Kampala or send email to . The deadline for submission is 4thAugust 2017.