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Advisor for Transboundary Water Management Job at GIZ Rwanda

  • GIZ Rwanda
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary:
  • Deadline: 2021-01-25
  • Location: Kigali - Rwanda
Advisor for Transboundary Water Management

Job Description


  • Supporting the planning, implementation, reporting, and monitoring of all activities with ABAKIR as the main counterpart
  • Providing technical, organizational, and administrative advice to the partner organization ABAKIR (Lake Kivu and Ruzizi River Basin Authority)
  • Conception and implementation of measures for transboundary water and nexus-based water management
  • Managing tenders and contracts for and steering consulting services
  • Implementing financial contributions
  • Designing and implementing communication and awareness-raising activities
  • Writing articles, presentations, and publications
  • Managing information and monitoring the results of the project
  • Coordinating technical details with donors in the area of water, energy and food security
  • Providing support with cross-cutting tasks such as event and knowledge management
  • Communication, networking, establishing contacts, and managing relationships with relevant water management entities, international organizations, important actors in the basin, and government officials
  • Supporting GIZ internal operational and financial planning, monitoring, and knowledge management processes

Job Requirements

 Required qualifications, competences, and experience

  •  University-level degree in water management, environmental sciences, environmental policy, water policy, or a similar subject
  •  5-7 years of professional experience in water management, water policy, or environmental management; experience in transboundary contexts and international cooperation an advantage
  •  Experience working in Central Africa, in particular Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and/or Burundi
  •  Basic knowledge of the water-energy-food security nexus
  •  Excellent analytical, conceptual, and communication skills
  •  Excellent project management skills
  • Result oriented person with capacity to follow-up, report, and work independently with a strong team spirit, even at long-distance
  • Previous work experience in development cooperation and/ or in regional or international organizations is an advantage
  • Strong networking and relationship building abilities
  • Good knowledge of organizational advice/change management
  • Fluent business English and French
  • Experience in data collection or database management would be considered an asset
  • Excellent technological literacy: ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Teams in particular)

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 25th January 2021 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to recruitment-rw@giz.de The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please, let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test and oral interview.

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