Programme component manager (m/f/d) Integrated Water Resources Management

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

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    05/01/2019 - 09/30/2022
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Job description

GIZ has provided support for the water sector reform processed for many years. In February 2019, the programme Accelerated Water and Agricultural Resources Efficiency (AWARE) was launched. The aim is to support the water resources management in Zambia at national and decentralized level in the Lower Kafue Sub-Catchment, while supporting smallholder farmers with improving agricultural water management and irrigation. Jointly with the implementation partner, the Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA), GIZ aims to support inter-organizational collaboration between the Department of Water Resources Development (DWRD) of the Ministry with WARMA concerning catchment planning processes and protection measures. Further, GIZ supports WARMA at sub-catchment level in setting up and operationalizing Water User Associations (WUAs).

Your tasks

  • Responsible for supporting WARMA and DWRD at national and sub-catchment level in developing joint operational plans as well as their implementation
  • Support WARMA in consulting with stakeholders, and developing, a national water resources strategy
  • Support WARMA in the Lower Kafue sub-catchment in handling of water permitting process and to further develop the sub-catchment management plan towards the designation of 10 areas for sustainable irrigation expansion as well as designation of at least 8 catchment protection measures as well as their implementation
  • Responsible for conceptualization, design and implementation of the above interventions, including the contracting and supervision of additional technical expertise required
  • Support WARMA’s organizational development at sub-catchment and national level
  • Assist in supporting the sub-catchment level in setting up and operationalizing Water User Associations (WUAs)
  • Liaise with relevant partner institutions of the Government of Zambia as well as donor partners active in the sector
  • Plan and coordinate the GIZ support to water resources management overall including the technical guidance of other staff

Your profile

  • Academic degree (master, diploma) in integrated water resources management, environmental management, engineering, geography, economics or other relevant discipline
  • Several years of professional experience in Water Resources Management
  • In-depth knowledge and proven experience of change processes, climate adaptation and environmental protection measures
  • Experience in the area of development cooperation and working abroad
  • Proven management and organisational skills
  • Ability to build good working relations
  • High intercultural competence
  • Fluent English skills; German language skills are an asset

Location information

Lusaka is an attractive work place with a moderate climate. International super market chains provide for constant and high quality supplies. International schools and adequate health facilities exist.


Regular duty trips in Zambia are required.

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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Our benefits

We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., Diversity and respect are key elements of our corporate culture: GIZ promotes and supports every individual and in this way safeguards the individual opportunities for all employees, irrespective of sex, nationality or religion. Naturally, our management team is made up of both men and women., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network., We are happy to support your professional development, for example with the training provision of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), the leading provider of international skills development., We are convinced that employees need a healthy balance between their private and professional lives. This is why we offer childcare allowances and support to accompanying partners. Our family-friendly nature also extends to situations where relatives are in need of care. As part of its family-friendly staff policy, GIZ aspires to support employees while they are carrying out their work., Our flexible working hours offer you the time and the flexibility to reduce the overtime you work in agreement with your manager. If necessary, we will find even more flexible working hours for individual employees., Do you need a longer period off? We have a special part-time block model which also allows you to take a leave of absence lasting several months. You can save up your working time credit over a longer period and work it out within the framework of an exemption., You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. , We set common objectives for the new year in our annual employee meetings. If you achieve these objectives, you may receive an additional variable payment., If you are required to work abroad for a period of time, you will receive an overseas supplement as reimbursement for your additional expenses. The amount of the overseas supplement depends on where you are located. , We have a comprehensive package of services for partners and other relatives who relocate with you, for example medical check-ups, travel costs to and from the location or language courses. This includes seminars at the Academy for International Cooperation on regional studies or on the topic of ‘Emigrating with Children’., GIZ will pay an allowance for education which will cover a significant portion of the school costs which are due. This therefore guarantees that your children will be able to attend a mainstream school where you are located and work towards completion of the Abitur (British A-level equivalent) or a qualification which is comparable to the German Abitur., If you have not yet found somewhere suitable to live when you travel to your placement, it is also possible to stay in a hotel in the short term. An allowance for hotel costs will be paid for this. For the duration of the employment abroad, GIZ will pay an allowance for rent in the place of employment.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


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