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National/regional Team Leader / GIZ Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Details

National/regional Team Leader / GIZ Addis Ababa
Rural Development and Environment
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Name of project: 
Conservation and sustainable use of natural resources: Biodiversity
Task description: 

- Overall responsibility for the advisory package of the contractor including quality control and the responsibility for timely fulfilling the indicators and results of the consultancy contract;

- Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the services of the contractor with other services delivered by the programme at local and national level;

- Support of the GIZ Programme Manager in further development of buffer zone management of national parks and Biosphere Reserve Management;

- Close cooperation in other related intervention areas of the programme;

- Contributions to the reporting system;

- Coordination, planning and organization of capacity development measures of the management of the BR but also (regarding community conservation) to the park management;

- Preparation, supervision and financial management of local subsidy support;

- Preparation, supervision and financial management of international and local short-term consulting missions and related short-term contracts;

- Support of missions by political decision-makers or exchange visits in the framework of bilateral cooperation and global programs;

- Support of the GIZ programme’s monitoring and evaluation system;

- Cooperation with the GIZ ‘Sustainable Land Management (SLM)’ Program;

- Leading of national long-term experts and administrative staff.


- Education/training: University qualification (Master) in nature conservation, natural resource management, forestry and/or environmental economy;

- Language: Excellent business language skills in English;

- General professional experience: 10 years of experience in forestry or conservation;

- Specific professional experience: 5 years of experience in participatory forest and natural resource management in Ethiopia or a neighbouring country, 5 years of experience in financial management;

- Leadership/management experience: 8 years of experience in project management and 5 years of experience in leading a team;

- Regional experience: 8 years of experience in projects in Ethiopia, of which 5 years are in the forestry or conservation sector;

- Development cooperation experience: 8 years of experience in development cooperation projects.

Other information: 

After a first phase (08/2015-07/2019), the GIZ Biodiversity and Forestry Programme (BFP) will enter into asecond phase from 08/2019 to 07/2021. The overall objective of the follow-on module is: ‘The effectiveness ofthe management of biodiversity and forest resources by federal, regional and local institutions is improved inconsideration of benefits to the local population’. During the second phase, the following key outputs are to bereached:

1) The capacity of federal and regional institutions responsible for the management of biodiversity and forestresources are improved;

2) Local conditions are created which allow the conversion of degraded forests and landscapes to productive,forested and ecologically more valuable landscapes;

3) Proven tools are available for conserving the socio-economic and ecological functions and services ofprotected areas and adjacent zones.

In this tender, BFP aims at identifying a partner to implement the project in 2 of the selected project sites: theChebera Churchura Naitonal Park (CCNP) and the Sheka Biosphere Reserve (BR), both located in Ethiopia'sSouthern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Regional State. In particular, the contractor is responsible forcapacity development of the units responsible for the management of the CCNP and the Sheka BR, with afocus on the implementation of the respective management plans, community conservation approaches andparticipatory forest management, land-use planning, income-generating activities and monitoring.

Project start date: 
Project end date: 
300 days
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