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Advisor (f/m) to support the Congo River Basin Commission CICOS

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Kinshasa (Demokratische Republik Kongo), 24.11.2016

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As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
For our operations in Dem. Rep. Congo/Kinshasa we are looking for an
Advisor (m/f) to support the Congo River Basin Commission CICOS
JOB-ID: 29565
Field of activity
The inadequate availability of infrastructure and the lack of transport security for waterways on the Congo and its tributaries are key obstacles to economic development in the Congo basin. Improving this situation calls for joint decisions on the use of water resources, coordinated planning and implementing measures involving civil society and the private sector in the neighboring countries. The task of the Commission Internationale du Bassin Congo-Oubangui-Sangha-Congo- Commission (CICOS) is to support coordination and decisions on transboundary water management. This happens by coordinating the neighboring states with regard to visible results. In the previous project phase, the project supported CICOS in the development of its strategies for river shipping and water resource management.
Your tasks
  • Provide strategic advice to CICOS on Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Provide technical advice on the implementation of measures for the strategic action plan with a focus on water infrastructure, water and climate change, water use and environmental impacts
  • Support the national and regional reconciliation platforms of CICOS in the management of measures in water resource
  • Advice on process development and support the national and regional dialogue processes in the context of strategic action plans for further stakeholder platforms, and notification processes for the construction of water infrastructure
  • Monitor pilot projects resulting from the Water Resources Management Action Plan and their implementation in the CICOS member states
  • Takeover relevant cross-sectional tasks, e.g. network formation, gender analysis, preparation for knowledge management and publications
Your profile
  • University degree in Geography, Water Resource Management or a relevant discipline
  • Several years of work experience in cross-border water resource management, and the development of legal, political and institutional framework conditions in the water sector
  • Proven work experience in Africa
  • Sound knowledge of coordinating and supporting participatory stakeholder dialogues
  • Excellent advisory and strategic competences
  • High social and communicative competences
  • Fluent in French, very good knowledge of German and English
For more information please visit: http://j.mp/GIZ29565

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