Advisor (m/f/d) on improving security and climate resilience through nexus approaches

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the Federal Government in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.

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  • Assignment period:
    07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020
  • Field:
    Peace, Security and Emergency
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Job description

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and cofinanced by the European Union, GIZ is implementing a project to improve security and climate resilience in fragile contexts through the water, energy and food security nexus. The aim of the project is to find ways to address the problems caused by the interrelated issues of conflict and a lack of resources in fragile contexts and to pinpoint climate-resilient development paths. As part of the project, a method for analysing the connections between resource use, the effects of climate change and conflicts will be developed and tested. Pilot measures will be developed and implemented on site. Activities are planned in the Lake Chad and Niger River basins (Niger, Chad, Mali). Stakeholders from the security sector will be strongly involved.

Your tasks

  • Designing and implementing measures for nexus-based conflict resolution approaches such as WEF (water-energy-food), climate change, security and conflict
  • Advising partner organisations on nexus-based conflict resolution approaches
  • Managing tenders for and steering consulting services
  • Writing articles, presentations and publications
  • Planning budgets and cash funds
  • Managing information and monitoring the results of the project
  • Coordinating technical details with donors in the area of water, energy and food security, climate and security/conflict

Your profile

  • University-level degree in a relevant discipline such as resource management or peace and conflict research, with an additional qualification in the area of security/conflict or resource management
  • Several years of experience in international cooperation in the area of resource management as well as security and conflict
  • Experience of cooperation with multiple stakeholders
  • Practical experience of working in fragile contexts
  • Strong skills in analysis, design and networking 
  • Project management experience
  • Fluent business English and French
  • Regional experience in Mali, Niger and Chad would be a definite advantage


You must be prepared to take regular business trips to Niger, Mali and Chad.

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GIZ would like to employ more people with a disability. We welcome applications from persons with disabilities.

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., We take your wishes into account when it comes to your daily working schedule. We offer diverse part-time formats including flexi-time to be agreed on a daily, hourly or monthly basis., 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., Our corporate healthcare management is available to all employees. The range of classes at our Bonn and Eschborn locations include fitness boxing, yoga, back fitness or Zumba, for example – there’s something for everyone here. , 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., We want you to be able to get to your workplace in a simple and environmentally friendly manner; we will therefore support you financially with a job ticket., If your family is not able to relocate with you, we will provide you with support for your additional expenses with a separation payment. For example, you will be able to pay for travel and food and drink costs or costs for running two households which arise because your home is located elsewhere than where you are working.

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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