Technical Officer, Water Resources Management/ Environment German NGO Jobs – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: 
Head of Component, through Project Coordinator
Ref. No.:
About US:
The Deutsche
Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the
Federal republic of Germany with International operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements
commissions for the German government and other national and international,
public and private sector clients within the framework of the international
Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of
About ENWASS Programme:
The Enhanced Water
Security and Sanitation Programme (ENWASS), implemented by Deutsche
Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims at
strengthening the institutional, managerial and implementation capacities of
the institutions in the water and sanitation sector in Uganda with regard to
climate change adaptation and sanitation. Component one of the ENWASS programme
aims at supporting Climate sensitive Water Resources Management (IWRM) in
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Liaising and coordinating with all partners in the field (health
    centres, local governments, NGOs, implementing partners, UN organisations
    among others).
  • Supporting in technical assessments for the protection of the water
    sources in health centres.
  • Making suggestions for water source protection and assisting in the
    planning of the measures.
  • Supporting the implementation of water source protection measures.
  • Day-to-day supervising the implementation sites and implementers on
    behalf of the project coordinator including flagging of critical issues to
    the project coordinator.
  • Supporting in the capacity building of involved stakeholders for
  • Supporting in reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Performing any other duties and tasks at the request of the project
  • Be prepared to travel frequently in the project region.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University degree (minimum Master’s
    degree) in relevant specialisation and qualification (water resources
    expert, environmental expert, forester or equivalent).
  • At least seven years of professional working experience in a
    comparable position, preferably water resources management.
  • Working experience with GIZ, donor agencies, NGOs or other
    international organizations.
  • Experience in working with local communities in Karamoja.
  • Familiar with the water and sanitation sector in Uganda and the
    relevant policies and guidelines. 
  • Experience in working with district local governments. 
  • Experience in water source protection and catchment management,
    adaptation to climate change and income generating activities.
  • Experience in sensitisation. Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (e.g. GIS) and
    computer applications (e.g. MS Office). Knowledge of hydrological
    modelling software is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, knowledge of
    Karamojong is an asset.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well
    under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Good social and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively transfer skills and knowledge.
  • High degree of self-motivation and team spirit in a multi-cultural
    and inter-disciplinary team.
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: Please note: This is a
national position. Only those applications quoting the reference number
indicated for each position as the subject heading will be accepted.
Application and CV should be in one document. No other attachments are required
at this stage.
Deadline: 5th July 2018
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