GIZ Junior Advisor Natural Resources Stewardship Programme Jobs in Uganda

GIZ Junior Advisor Natural Resources Stewardship Programme Jobs in Uganda

Organization Details

  • The Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UK Aid European Union, is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). NatuReS enables public-private-civil society partnerships to sustainably manage the natural resources they need for improved livelihoods and continued economic development.

  • The programme is currently active in five Sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Republic of South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda & Zambia. In Uganda, the NatuReS programme is partnering with institutions from the public and private sectors as well as civil society to strengthen collective action that will strengthen the green economy in Uganda.

  • The collective action’s specific objective is to “reduce social and economic risks due to natural resources shortages in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) and Gulu City Council. GIZ is recruiting a full-time Junior Advisor to support the implementation of NatuReS Partnerships in Uganda.

  • Working with partners from specific businesses, relevant government ministries, government agencies, partner local governments, and CSOs in the environmental management sector, you will support a team of Technical Advisors to establish and implement selected partnerships targeting specific thematic areas such as water resources management, waste management, wetlands management and urban resilience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Competences

  • 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.

  • 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.


    The Junior Advisor will provide support for

  • Planning and coordination of partnership activities in Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) and Gulu City Council.

  • Providing technical and logistical support to the Country Coordinator, Technical Advisors, contracted international consultants.

  • Carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning the implementation of the partnerships.

  • Implementation of monitoring, communication and knowledge management activities.

    Specific Tasks

    Planning and Coordination of Partnership activities

  • Coordinating the formalization of planned partnerships with actors from the private and public sectors and civil society who are active in environment management, water resource management and solid waste management.
  • Formalization is through stakeholder analysis and engagement and MoU development.

  • Implementing activities in the Partnership
    Action Plans (PAPs) of the partnerships.
  • Activities include value chain analysis and value chain support, public-private-partnership engagements, grant financing, policy analysis and development, behavior change campaigns and capacity building of target audiences.

  • Being the programme focal point for partner organisations including Ministry of Water & Environment, NEMA, KCCA, Gulu City Council , private sector firms (Corporates & SMEs) and civil society actors.

  • Coordinating the missions of international consultants and providing in-country administrative support to the international consultants.

  • Planning, coordinating and documenting partnership and programme meetings, workshops and seminars that are conducted in GKMA and Gulu City Council.

    Communication, Monitoring and Knowledge Management

  • Supporting the monitoring of partnership activities by documenting activity outputs and outcomes, writing and filing project status reports and updating partnership data bases.

  • Supporting the development and dissemination of public relations materials (Fact sheets, e-bulletins, e-news. etc) that promote the objectives of the partnerships and the NatuReS programme among relevant stakeholders.

  • Organizing and maintaining partnership and programme manual and online knowledge management and documentation systems.

    Analysis and Research

  • Support the conducting of relevant field and desk research and analysis of relevant partnership and programme information.

    Other duties/additional tasks

  • Carries out other tasks at the request of the Superior.

    General Obligations

  • Familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes.

  • Familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff.

  • Represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf.

  • Carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description.


  • University Education (maximum bachelor’s degree) in Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Economics, Business Administration, or a Related Field.

    Details of experience

  • At least 2 years of relevant professional working experience in Environmental Management, The Green Economy or Circular Economy.

  • Experience working in the corporate/business sector as well as with International Organizations and/or Donor Agencies.

  • Strong relationship management and engagement skills.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; GIZ Junior Advisor Natural Resources Stewardship Programme Jobs in Uganda

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