Field of activity
The proliferation of water crises is the biggest global risk facing countries and industries (2015 World Economic Forum Global Risk Report). In many developing and emerging economies water-related hazards such as floods, shortages and pollution, create increasing economic risks, threatening private sector profits, supply chains and investments. These hazards also massively impact on communities and governments, threatening to choke socio-economic development. New partnerships among governments, companies and communities must be forged urgently to address these threats effectively. In response, the International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) promotes corporate water stewardship and multi-stakeholder collective action for water security. To assess and manage water risks IWaSP utilizes cutting edge approaches as well as tools for enabling partnerships. The programme is focosing on watersheds in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Saint Lucia, Grenada and Pakistan.
- Contribute to the implementation of IWaSP partnerships according to country plan and strategy
- Support IWaSP partnership profiling and acquisition through according to programme objectives and country strategy
- Support the Country Coordinator with strategic private, public and community partner engagements in line with South Africa’s country strategy
- Contribute to partnership concept development
- Prepare the water risk action plans for the partnerships
- Support the achievement of IWaSP country targets and ensure that they are fully integrated in all planning documentation of the partnerships
- Develop and update partnership profiles and take responsibility for marketing material of IWaSP
- Promote, advise and support multi-stakeholder processes (at all levels of government, civil society, private sector) to transfer agreed policy priorities into joint implementation strategiesContribute to stakeholder engagement and build relations for IWaSP in general
- Where appropriate oversee contracting of service providers and manage contractor outputs according to GIZ requirements
- Develop baselines for partnerships in order to facilitate measurement of impact
- Develop working papers and concept documents for IWaSP South Africa based on agreed upon topics that will be taken up by NaTuRes
- Prepare all related documentation required for HQ approval of the partnerships
- Contribute to the documentation of lessons learnt from partnerships for policy advisory processes at catchment and national levels and/or platforms
- Contribute towards IWaSP’s production of knowledge products emanating from partnerships between public and private sector
- Where appropriate, draw on international good practice in water stewardship when engaging stakeholders, presenting IWaSP or preparing partnerships
- Support capacity building initiatives linked to water stewardship and where appropriate co-facilitate training and awareness events
- Provide support to the Country Coordinator especially as it relates to the maintenance and updating of formal reporting of IWaSP South Africa in accordance with the international reporting requirements and standards and strategic work of the country programme
- Where applicable, work in close cooperation with colleagues from CSP and other GIZ programmes
- In addition to the responsibilities above, the Junior Technical Advisor is required to support the Country Coordinator and Head of CCPS with adhoc requests as required.
- At least 2 years’ experience in public administration, civil society, private sector or academia on relevance topics in the areas of environmental management, water management, natural resources management, corporate environmental management or water demand management.
- At least 2 years independent project management experience and a good knowledge of environmental law, planning and/or governance of water resource management
- Other knowledge, additional competences
- Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office (specifically XL, PPT)
- Excellent English writing and speaking skills; Ideally a knowledge of German
- Proven ability to conduct research in an area related to the programme
- Experience in monitoring and reporting
- Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
- Flexibility to work on a diverse range of projects with proven results
- Excellent team player
- A valid code 08 drivers licence
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills
- Good computer skills
- Must be able to work independently, show initiative, communicate effectively and undertake frequent long distance travel by car and air.
- Assignment period
- As soon as possible until 31.12.2018
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