Full time GIZ in Non-Profit
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  • Post Date : September 11, 2020
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  • Career Level Others
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

The programme “Transboundary Water Management in the SADC region” (TWM) has been a key partner for SADC in promoting the regional water sector agenda since 2007. The current phase runs for four years from January 2020 to December 2023. Its objective is to strengthen the sustainable management of shared water resources in the SADC region using a multi-level approach, i.e. at the regional, river basin and national levels. TWM aligns with the SADC Regional Strategic Action Plans for the water sector (RSAP) and is orientated towards promoting water security and climate adaptation through Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) approaches. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH therefore invites suitably qualified, experienced, innovative individuals to apply for the following position:


Job Title           : Technical Advisor

Job Category    : Professional, Band 4

Location           : Gaborone, Botswana

Project              : GIZ “TWM in the SADC region”, phase 5

Duration            : 1 October 2020-31 December 2023

 Key Responsibilities;

The Technical Advisor will support the SADC Water Division in overseeing the implementation of the RSAP as per the operational plans of the programme.

Responsibilities include in detail:

  • Liaising with the SADC Water Division and other key stakeholders at regional (SADC subsidiaries), basin (River Basin Organisations) and national level (Member States) on matters pertaining to implementation of IWRM as per the RSAP
  • Providing technical inputs and recommendations on (a) capacity building measures for regional, basin-level and national public, civil society and private sector stakeholders on IWRM and (b) the implementation of Nexus-projects (water-energy-food security; water-health)
  • Coordinating activities as per the operational plans of the programme, including amongst others overseeing (a) training needs assessment, analyses of training opportunities and design of capacity building measures and (b) preparation of nexus projects.
  • Managing service contracts with consulting firms and/or grant agreements with non-for-profit partners, including coordinating tender processes and proposal and budget negotiations, monitoring and quality controlling implementation, following up on administrative aspects (e.g. invoices and payments)
  • Contributing to technical reporting of the programme towards SADC and the German Government as well as other key stakeholders
  • equirements


    • A Master’s Degree in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) or similar field
    • Further training in public policy and administration or similar is an asset

    Professional Experience:

    • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in the areas of capacity building and/or IWRM
    • Previous experience in an international organisation and/or with development partner funded programmes is an asset

     Skills and Experience

    • Track record shaping regional, basin-wide and/or national level capacity building processes for public and private stakeholders
    • In-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art approaches in IWRM and/or capacity building
    • Excellent understanding of the challenges of capacity development in the public and private sector in Southern Africa
    • Prior experience in managing service providers, including producing tender documents, managing contracts and quality controlling deliverables
    • Excellent written and oral command of English
    • Self-driven and innovative team player with strategic insight, political sensitivity, excellent communication and interpersonal and intercultural skills

     Applicants who apply should enclose current CV, certified copies of certificates, ID, and two traceable references.

    Applications should be addressed to: The Human Resources Manager

    P / Bag X12, Village


    E-mail address: [email protected]

    OR Hand delivered to           1st floor Morula House, Plot 54358, Prime Plaza, New CBD, Gaborone

     Closing date for application is 17.09.2020

    For further information please contact HR unit at 3957400

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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