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International Technical Adviser on Dryland Management (KfW)

Country:
Ethiopia
Position:
International Technical Adviser on Dryland Management (KfW)
Department:
Rural Development and Environment
Status:
PQ
Published:
Deadline:
Name of project:
Strengthening Drought Resilience in Ethiopia’s Lowlands
Task description:

The Afar Region is one of the driest places on Earth and more than half of the approximate 1.5 million inhabitants live below the absolute poverty line. Semi-nomadic pastoralism is the source of livelihood for the majority of the population.

The aim of the programme is to enhance the drought resilience of pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods in the Afar region, and to assist local communities to manage their natural resources under conditions of a changing climate through conserving and sustainably using water, soil and rangeland resources.

Qualifications:
  • Postgraduate university degree in a field relevant for rural development (e.g. agriculture, landscape planning, environmental planning, geography or similar) with a specialization in a field relevant for this assignment;
  • At least 8 years of practical professional experience in the sector. Relevant topics include integrated rural development, pastoral development, dryland farming, small-scale irrigation, livestock management, rangeland management, etc.;
  • Good understanding and proven track record in areas such as participatory land use planning, community development, strengthening of self-help approaches, etc.;
  • Work experience preferably in African countries with similar ecological and socioeconomic conditions;
  • Work experience with pastoral communities in Africa would be a strong asset;
  • Track record for work for donor-funded projects;
  • Proficiency in the English language is a requirement.
Other information:

The expert will be based in Semera. 

Interested experts are requested to fill in the attached template for CVs in English and send it as soon as possible by e-mail to Ms Lena Diekmann (lena.diekmann@gopa.de). 

Please note that we will only be able to respond to candidates who fulfil the listed qualification criteria.

Project start date:
End of 2021
Project end date:
End of 2027
Duration:
6 years
Contact person:
First name:
Lena
Last name:
Diekmann
Phone:
+49 6172 930 587
Email:
Department:
Rural Development and Environment
Address:

Hindenburgring 18
61348 Bad Homburg
Germany

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