Leader (m/f/d) of the Component "Policy Advice" for Integrated Wastewater Management

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

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  • Location:
    San José
  • Assignment period:
    02/01/2020 - 05/31/2022
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Job description

In the framework of the programme "Sanitation for Millions" GIZ intends to act as executing agency for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under the Project for Climate Resilient Water (CREW+). The project contributes to improving wastewater management in the wider Caribbean under four components: Policy advice; Small scale solutions; Financing Instruments; Knowledge Management


Your tasks

  • Advise partner governments on various topics such as systemic wastewater management policies, linking water resources management, regulation and enforcement of wastewater treatment, polluter pays principle, link to technical solutions and financing instruments
  • Support partner governments towards transformational change in the water sector
  • Assure implementation of the measures planned in the component
  • Assure monitoring and evaluation acitivties in the component
  • Coordinate reporting on CREW+ and to GIZ

Your profile

  • University degree (Master, Diplom) in a relevant discipline
  • Many yeears of professional experience (minimum 5 years desirable)  in integrated water resource management
  • Proven track record in policy advice
  • Sound knowledge of regulation principles and financing instruments
  • Experience in wastewater management and sanitation
  • Experience in working with development banks is an asset
  • Fluency in Spanish and English, command of German is a Plus


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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 provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners., Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills. Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position., Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network., We provide opportunities for taking part in training and professional development to all our staff. Our Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) will help you develop your skills., Ensuring the compatibility of career, family work and care commitments is part of our corporate policy. Flexible working hours and comprehensive preparation packages for families accompanying staff abroad are two examples of the opportunities that GIZ offers its employees. Our family-friendly philosophy also includes providing support for family members in need of care., Mobile working within a communication bandwidth between 6 am and 10 pm gives staff maximum flexibility., We offer you various part-time working models to give you flexibility in planning your working and home lives., We allow our staff to accrue working time credits in a long-term working time account. This credit can then be used to take a lengthy leave of absence., Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course., We reward staff who achieve their agreed annual targets with a variable remuneration component., You will receive various additional benefits during your stay abroad that will depend on your country of assignment., We have put together an extensive package of benefits for family members accompanying staff abroad, including medical check-ups, language lessons and lump-sum allowances for the outward and homeward journeys. The Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) also offers a range of preparatory courses on local culture, history and customs and on travelling with children., During your assignment abroad, we will largely reimburse you for the school fees incurred for sending your children to schools providing a general education., In many places, you will receive a subsidy towards the rent on your place of residence. If you have not yet found suitable accommodation at the time of your outward journey, you will receive a subsidy to put towards your hotel costs.

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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