Thematic Co-ordinator and Technical Advisor for Water Sector Job Placement – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programme, Enhanced Water Security and
Sanitation (ENWASS)
Ref. No: GIZ ENWASS/010318
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 Uganda.
Job Summary: The Thematic
Co-coordinator and Technical Advisor is the focal person for the cooperation
between the GIZ water programme ENWASS and the GIZ Programme “Strengthening
Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”, in particular for the
coordination of civil society activities in the water sector
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring
    regular information exchange between ENWASS Programme and the Civil Society
    in Uganda Support Programme (CUSP).
  • Chairing
    the GIZ internal working group on water sector related civil society
  • Informing
    the activities of the Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme in the
    water sector
  • Ensuring
    alignment of CUSP activities in the water sector with the strategic
    direction of the ENWASS Programme as well as the Ugandan water sector
    strategies and dev
  • Ensuring
    thematic coordination of CUSP technical advisors in the water sector based
    in Kampala, Gulu and Mbale.
  • Taking
    the lead in esta
    blishing a GIZ internal network in the water sector
    on civil society-related actiivities
  • Exchange
    lessons learned with the other thematic coordinators in the energy,
    agriculture and governance sectors.
  • Report
    on civil society related and general relevant developments in the water
    sector to GIZ Heads of CUSP and ENWASS Programmes.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a University
    degree in Technical Science /
  • Engineering / Water Resources Management /
    Public Administration / Social Science / Public Health or related field
  • At least five years of relevant professional work experience relating to
    the thematic areas of water and sanitation, water for production and water
    resources management, climate change.
  • Considerable
    professional experience with or in Civil Society Organisations, platforms
    and network
  • Knowledge
    of Human Rights approaches and mechanisms such as HRBA, Sustainable
    Development Goals, Equal Opportunities, Gender, and Non-discriminatiion.
  • Experience
    in results-based M&E.
  • Experience
    in results-oriented project management.
  • Experience
    in delivering professional training desirable.
  • Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Excellent
    analytical skills.
  • Excellent
    report writing skills.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills in particular ability to summarise
    complex information
    in an accessible manner.
  • Good
    command of oral and written English language,
  • Excellent
    computer skills in particular advanced word processing, Excel and Power
  • Creativity,
    innovative thinking and the ability to adapt quickly are desirable traits.
  • German Language skills are an asset.
  • Be
    thoroughly informed about all the components, co-fundings and aligned GIZ
    programmes regarding EN
    WASS and CUSP Programmes.
  • Regular
    and continuous access to the structures of the ENWASS and CUSP Programme
    in order to exchange views on their strategic direction and Ideas.
  • Meet
    regularly with technical advisors from the Civil Society in Uganda Suppo
    Programme to be updated about progress of the change projects, including
    regular travel to regional hubs in Gulu and Mbale as well as the ENWASS
    project areas.
  • Support
    a mapping process and identification of actors and future partners in the
    sector relevant for civil society related interventions in
    the sector.
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 quote the reference number.
Deadline: 14th March 2018
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