Senior Project Officer Careers – GIZ

Job Title:          Senior Project Officer
Organization: GIZ
Project Name: Enhancing
Climate Services for Infrastructure Investments – CSI
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Head of Programme
About US:
GIZ provides customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an
experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its
objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven,
tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.
About CSI Project:
The project “Enhancing Climate Services for Infrastructure Investments
– CSI” is a global project which aims to contribute to using weather and
climate services in the process of infrastructure investment planning and risk
assessment. The project works in Brazil, Costa Rica, Viet Nam and the countries
of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellsehaft
fflr Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH). The project also closely cooperates
with the German Weather Service (DWD), the World Federation of Engineering
Organization (WFEO) and Engineers Canada.
Job Summary: The Senior
Project Officer will support the NBI’s activities coordinated by the Nile-Sec
Office in Entebbe, Uganda in the frame of the CSI project, regarding technical
and operational support, process planning, project implementation as well as
monitoring and evaluation of results achieved by the project. Besides the NBI
level support in Uganda, the Senior Officer will exchange with project
components executed by the international counterparts in line with the
project’s objectives and indicators.
Key Duties and
  • Technical advisory of the CSI Project
    Management at NBI which includes NBI’s Nile-SEC, GIZ and other partners to
    be defined at the beginning of the project:
  • Technical support to the processes of
    prioritization and implementation of project activities;
  • Render support in the management and
    coordination of project activities;
  • Provide technical support for the
    selection processes and execution of pilot projects in the Nile River
  • Elaboration of terms of reference for
    contracting consultancies;
  • Technical, administrative and financial
    follow-up of contracted activities and quality control, as well as
  • Support in the dissemination of results
    and support the up-scaling of best practices;
  • Institutional coordination with various
    national, international and other partner institutions;
  • Support to the management of actors
    involved in the project  management
    and implementation processes; Secretariat of the CSI Project Management at
    the NBI: Organization and reporting of meetings, workshops and events;
  • Elaboration of inputs for annual/
    semi-annual project progress reports;
  • Elaboration of presentation and
    communication materials in coordination with national and international

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Engineering (civil, electrical, transport, or related fields) or
    Post- Graduate degree in Economics, Environmental or Social Sciences
  • Previous experience in areas of
    infrastructure projects;
  • Prior experience in risk analysis and
    project feasibility including climate proofing;
  • Experience in climate risk analysis and
    adaptation measures;
  • Previous experience in establishment and
    management of hydrological measurement networks and data for hydrology
    related climate service provisioning;
  • Experience in communicating climate
    information to various target groups
  • Work experience with the public sector;
    organizational change;
  • Previous experience in project management;
  • Experience in working with
    interdisciplinary and inter-institutional teams;
  • Working experience in the context of
    international cooperation;
  • Political sensitivity and good analytical
  • Excellent communication, oral and written,
    and ability to articulate with different actors; Fluency written and
    spoken in English.
  • Good ability to synthesize information;
  • Proactivity, creativity and flexibility;
  • Dynamism and good understanding;
  • Good management skills and high level of
  • Conflict management skills;
  • Responsibility and commitment to the
  • Knowledge of the work of international
    cooperation, especially in technical cooperation, as well as a clear
    understanding of its role and contribution;
  • Availability for travel inside the NBI
    region and its partner countries.
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
applications with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages)
addressing the applicant’s motivation by email to:
Deadline: 30th September 2017
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