Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Junior Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Junior Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222235

Category: Agriculture, Engineering, Environment and Natural Resource

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)


Job Description

Junior Advisor

Internal/External Vacancy #156/2019

GIZ- Training/Job Partnership and Promotion of the Medium size Enterprises in Ethiopia

Climate change will have a significant impact on the supply, storage and demand of natural resources – especially water – in Africa and other parts of the world.
Coupled with population growth, economic development, urbanization, land-use change, and ageing infrastructure, communities, businesses and governments will face many challenges developing more sustainable ways to use available water and other natural resources.

The Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS), which is funded by BMZ (the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) and potentially co-funded in the future by other entities, is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (“GIZ”).

NatuReS promotes corporate natural resources stewardship and multi-stakeholder collective action for more sustainable management of natural resources, especially those resources that are linked to water.

NatuReS aims to strengthen and support local partnerships to address shared water-related natural resources risks1. Due to the scale and complexity of emerging challenges related to water and natural resources, individual actions, though important, are limited in effectiveness.

“Natural Resources Stewardship” addresses this issue by offering a pragmatic way of establishing a dialogue between public and private partners together with civil society to manage their shared natural resources risks. Put simply, stewardship is about taking care of something that we do not own but that is important to us.

This is based on the premise that we are all accountable and therefore responsible for the sustainable use and management of our planet’s natural resources.

Since 2009, GIZ has been assisting to catalyze multi-stakeholder collective action to manage and reduce shared water-related natural resources risks around the world.

Prior to NatuReS, the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) was active in nine project countries: Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Saint Lucia and Grenada. The NatuReS project countries are currently: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa, with more project countries to come.

For decades, the rural population in the Ethiopian highlands has been affected by increasing food insecurity stemming from high population growth, deforestation and unsuitable agricultural production methods.

In response to these challenges, the Ethiopian Government has adopted an ambitious five-year Growth and Transformation Plan (2015-2020), its aim being to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations and double Ethiopia’s GDP.

Combating poverty and promoting economic growth and education are key elements of government policy.

In line with the Ethiopian Government’s objectives, German development cooperation with Ethiopia currently focuses on three priority Areas:

  • Labour-market-oriented education and Training

  • Sustainable land Management, agriculture and food supply

  • Biodiversity

    NatuReS Ethiopia Programme

    NatuReS programme in Ethiopia is picking up from where the predecessor programme, IWaSP left its activities. NatuReS Ethiopia is therefore at the moment implementing a private-public-CSO partnership within Lake Hawassa and its catchment area.

    NatuReS is also actively engaging with other relevant key players in the natural resources sector to establish another partnership(s) within Ethiopia.

    Junior Advisor

    Place of Work: Addis Ababa

    Required Candidate: One

    Application deadline: September 16, 2019


  • Partnership management
  • Support the already existing NatuReS partnerships in implementation of activities and provide technical backstopping to colleagues
  • Attend partnership coordination meetings and advise partners
    where need arises
  • Portfolio development
  • Support the NatuReS team in identifying key stakeholders that could potentially join a partnership or establish a new one
  • Establish linkages with other GIZ programmes and identify synergies
  • Support the country coordinator on issues like co-finances and donor relations
  • Government relations
  • Help to establish and maintain linkages with relevant government, private and civil society organizations and organize meetings aimed at increasing the visibility of the programme, using his/her contacts with senior management in these organizations
  • Inform the programme’s staff of any development within the government that could have an impact on the programme’s activities (positive and negative)
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Coordinate M&E for NatuReS Ethiopia
  • Further develop NatuReS M&E system with other M&E officers within the programme
  • Knowledge Management
  • Facilitate learning within the programme, document lessons-learned and best practices
  • Advocate and disseminate the stewardship approach at both regional and international level; occasional attendance of conferences, symposia etc.
  • Other related activities as assigned by the supervisor

    1 Shared water-related natural resources risks are defined as current and/or potential water-related risks that currently do or have the potential to result in negative impacts that are shared by communities, business, ecosystems and/or governments.

    Job Requirements

    Required competencies

  • Good understanding of the water and natural resources sector in Ethiopia, as well as the country’s political economy;
  • Good communicator capable of articulating issues and advising the NatuReS management on matters related to the programme;
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications strong analytical, research and documentation skills;
  • The ability to assimilate large amounts of information and present in an accessible manner;
  • Ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given, ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
  • Good interpersonal skills to assist negotiations with partners and beneficiaries to provide effective support to the NatuReS programme team;
  • Ability to work within a team; can work under pressure to meet deadlines

    Qualification Required & Experience

  • College degree in environmental studies, engineering, agriculture, geography, natural resources or another related field
  • Excellent skill in reading, writing and speaking Amharic and English, additional languages are an asset
  • Computer literacy
  • High degree of initiative, efficiency, team-work, integrity and accountability
  • Experience working in an international and multi-cultural setting is preferred.
  • Ability to work professionally in an international context according to international standards
  • Professional, confident and reliable conduct towards stakeholders, customers, service providers, suppliers, superiors and colleagues
  • Exercises data protection in accordance to the GIZ and other corresponding rules
  • Fluent in Amharic and English, proven both in speaking and writing, working knowledge of German is an asset.

    How to Apply

    Application procedure:

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email:

    Note: -

    Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Junior Advisor #156/2019’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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