GIZ Non-profit Jobs – Natural Resources Officer

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Project Name: GIZ “Climate Change Adaptation” (CCA) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
About GIZ Project:
In the Lokere Watershed Management Zone, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements GIZ “Climate Change Adaptation” (CCA) Project in Karamoja will implement 2 pilot micro-watershed management interventions to demonstrate measures in natural resource restoration and water for production infrastructure. The project uses existing village, sub county and district structures to implement activities at community level. The approach is based on principles of participatory rural appraisal, do-no-harm and gender. Based on extended experience in Karamoja, GIZ CCA has learned that sustainability is best guaranteed if all level of stakeholder (individuals, village, sub county, district) are involved from the very beginning in participatory planning, joint implementation, monitoring and a structured exit strategy. The measures focus on water conservation techniques, applying agro-forestry systems, reduction of surface water run-off, soil conservation, erosion control, improved agro-pastoral production techniques as well as pasture and rangeland management.

Job Summary:  The Natural Resources Officer will be responsible for the implementation of water catchment management in the two pilot areas, i.e. (1) Mount Moroto and (2) rangeland between Arecheck dam and Napak Mountain.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a University degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, forestry, agro-forestry or other related fields with profound knowledge in watershed management
·         Possession of a postgraduate qualification in management is an added advantage

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to either of the following addresses clearly indicating the position you are applying for as subject for your cover letter.

Send application to:
Head of Human Resources
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
GIZ Office Kampala
P.O. Box 10346
Kampala Uganda
E mail to:

Or directly deliver your application to:
GIZ - Climate Change Adaptation Project,
Plot No. 82 Circular Road/North Division, Senior Quarters Moroto Municipality,
P.O. Box 140 Karamoja, Uganda

E-mail to:

Deadline: Friday, 30th October 2015

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