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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Junior Advisor Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Junior Advisor [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: GIZ

Deadline of this Job:
15th August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Ref. No GIZ- NatuReS/TA/081972
The Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and UK Aid, is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). Natures promotes multi-stakeholder collective action for more sustainable management of the environment, especially in relation to water, NatuReS aims to strengthen and support local public-private-civil society partnerships to address shared water-related natural resources threats, while capitalising on synergies opportunities and improving stewardship at scale. Put simply, stewardship is about taking care of a common resource that is important to everyone. Natures currently operates in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and South Africa. NatuReS is a follow up program to the International Water Stewardship Program (IWSP).
Uganda has seen an average of 7% annual economic growth over the last two decades. This has resulted in a reduction in headcount poverty, from 56% in 19921993 to 20% in 2012-2013; around half a million jobs created annually; and improved access to basic services (Achieving Uganda's Development Ambition, MOFPED 2016). Yet, the high rate of population growth (3% per annum), economic development (expected 5.8% in 2016/17) and increasing urbanisation is prompting severe water and environment risks for its population and economy.

The Kampala Pollution Taskforce (PTF) is one of Natures Uganda flagship partnerships. It consists of the Ministry Water and Environment through the Directorate of Water Resources Management Department, Kampala Capital City Authority, National Water and Sewerage Company, National Environment Management Authority, and the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA). Under the PTF collaboration, the Natures programme is supporting partner institutions to strengthen collective action for a pollution free Greater Kampala that safeguards water and environmental resources while fostering inclusive growth and prosperity.
GIZ is looking for a full time junior advisor to support the implementation of Natures Partnerships in Uganda. Working with specific businesses, government and CSOS in the water and environment sector, you will support a team of technical advisors to establish and implement partnerships with government, business, and local CSOs through value chain development, innovative and inclusive business case development behaviour change campaigns (BCC), and strategic investments in the city and other areas..

Job Responsibilities:
• Support to the Natural Resource Stewardship (NatuReS) Program and
• Partnerships:
• Support stakeholder engagement processes of the projects, organising workshops, events and communication products Support to the monitoring and evaluation processes of the projects
• Support to Knowledge and information management processes

• Support technical assessments, studies, procurement processes and evaluationsof the project Various support to the Natures country coordinator and administrative tasks.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in technical sciences / engineering (environmental science/land use), social sciences (agriculture, economics, business administration), or related field.
• At least 2 years of relevant professional working experience within the water and environment sector, strong relationship management and engagement skills as well as working experience in Public Private Partnerships Experience in working for Non-Governmental Organisations, International Organizations and/or Donor Agencies
• Strong organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
• A self-starter.
• Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.
• Experience in working with Government agencies or local government
• Previous experience with donor reporting, especially DFID, is an asset.
• 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 Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, by email: ; quoting the position you are applying for and the reference No. as the subject.
All applications should be issued by email. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 15th August 2019. Please note:
This is a national position. Application and CV should be in one document and a maximum of 3 pages only.
No other attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position, GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.

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