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Senior expert/advisor for institutional capacity development (GIZ)

Senior expert/advisor for institutional capacity development (GIZ)
Rural Development and Environment
Name of project:
Climate-Sensitive Innovations in Land Management (CLM)
Task description:
  • Overall project coordination and personnel management (incl. timely delivery, liaison between GIZ and contractor’s HQ);
  • Providing advice to the project management at national level on the establishment and functioning of community-based institutions/organisations for sustainable natural resource use;
  • Strategy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures of the field staff/ facilitators;
  • Working together with and supporting the national and regional project management for achieving the objective of Output 2;
  • Ensuring mainstreaming of gender, environmental and livelihood in SLM implementation in line with the standard;
  • Regular results monitoring and reporting in accordance with set deadlines;
  • Assuming the overall responsibility for the consultancy package of the contractor;
  • Overseeing the work of field expert;
  • Networking with ATVETs, private training providers and other training implementation partners;
  • Identifying pilot areas together with regional project partners and beneficiaries for upscaling based on transparent criteria; 
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the services of the contractor with other services delivered by the programme at local and national level (especially with the GIZ team at national level and with GIZ staff on-site);
  • Extended personnel management: identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and facilitating backstopping;
  • Responsibility for controlling the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with GIZ’s officer responsible for the commission; 
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase; 
  • Regularly consult with the AV and responsible DV of GIZ-CLM on all aspects of the assignment. 
  • Education/training: Postgraduate university degree in either organisational development, rural development, social sciences, geography, spatial planning;
  • Language: C1 proficiency level in English;
  • General professional experience: 8 years of professional experience in institutional capacity development and the land management sector;
  • Specific professional experience: 6 years of field experience in participatory land use and watershed development planning and implementation, capacity development of community-based institutions;
  • Leadership/management experience: 3 years of experience in the coordination/supervision and team management of development programmes;
  • Regional experience: 3 years of experience in projects in developing countries in the African/Asian context with socio-economic conditions similar to Ethiopia (i.e. predominantly agriculture-based economies with a majority of rural inhabitants in the lower income stratae);
  • Development Cooperation (DC) experience: 2 years of experience in DC projects, in agricultural or rural development and/or the natural resource management sector. 
Other information:

The expert will be based in Addis Abeba with frequent travel to the regions. 

Interested experts are requested to fill in the attached template for CVs in English and send it as soon as possible at the lastest by June 28 via e-mail to Mr Julian Thoss ( and Mrs Mariam Diagayete ( 

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

Project start date:
Project end date:
27 months
Contact person:
First name:
Last name:
+49 6172 930 375
Rural Development and Environment

Hindenburgring 18
61348 Bad Homburg

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