Thursday, April 25, 2013


Junior Advisor

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives.

GIZ is looking to fill the position of Junior Advisor for the programme “Support to the Development of the Water Sector”

Duty station: Dar es Salaam

Terms of the Contract: Fixed term contract

A.     Responsibilities
The junior advisor provides support for
  • the team leader and other experts for whom the junior advisor performs technical tasks
  • coordinating project activities
  • carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning the implementation of projects or programmes
  • carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the programme
  • the team leader in carrying out project activities

The junior advisor performs the following tasks:

B.     Tasks
1.      Coordination and monitoring
  • The junior advisor puts together an overview of project/programme activities, deadlines etc. and presents this regularly at team meetings
  • supports project monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results
  • assists with recording and documenting the results of all activities
  • draws up media analyses, participates in fora and public hearings on issues directly connected with the project/programme
  • assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects
  • orders and distributes PR materials on the project/programme as well as GIZ PR materials
  • assists with PR work for the programme
  • assists short-term experts assigned to projects/programmes in completing their tasks

2.      Research
The junior advisor
  • in consultation with the manager or Component Head, prepares and carries out qualitative research projects (developing survey instruments, field trials, training field staff, organisational preparation in the field, collecting and analysing data)

3.      Knowledge management
The junior advisor
  • assists in drawing up reports and translations
  • establishes a project database
  • assists in communicating, updating and collecting information on the component activities
  • assembles data on the Component activities and keeps an inventory list
  • organises and updates programme documentation, the filing systems and the programme library

4.      Implementation of project activities
The junior advisor
  • develops training materials for use in the component activities
  • carries out basic training in relation to activities of the Component
  • moderates team meetings in connection with the component activities

5.      General obligations
The junior advisor
  • is familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
  • represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
  • carries out important tasks for the programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description

6.      Other duties/additional tasks
The junior advisor
  • assists other experts, if necessary as translator
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.     Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • university degree in an area related to water and environmental engineering

Professional experience
  • minimum of one year experience of work in the water sector

Other knowledge, additional competences
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Access or other database programme)
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Good knowledge of the Water Sector including the Water Policy, laws and regulations
  • experience of project management and research experience in the Water sector is desirable
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Interested candidates are invited to send their application letter together with their CV and copies of certificates addressed GIZ Office, 65 Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, attn. HR Department, P.O. Box 1519, Dar es Salaam by 10 May 2013 latest.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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