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Advisor at Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Tanzania

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đź’ĄAdvisor Climate resilient water Supply and Sanitation Services at GIZ February, 2023
Advisor Climate resilient water Supply and Sanitation Services
an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development
with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fur
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government
in achieving its development-policy objectives.
GIZ programme “Water Security and Climate Resilience for Urban Areas in
Tanzania” is looking to fill the position of Advisor for Climate
resilient Water Supply and Sanitation services

Duty station: Dodoma, Tanzania with frequent travel to Singida and other areas within Tanzania.
Fixed term contract
Responsibilities and Tasks
The Advisor is responsible for

  • managing
    the thematic area of responsibility that forms part of the commission,
    programme objectives, team agreements and agreements with the superior.
    The responsibilities lie within Output Area 2: “Climate Resilient Water
    Supply and Sanitation in Urban Centres” within the Programme for Water
    Security and Climate Resilience for Urban Areas in Tanzania.
  • contributing
    to Output Areas 1: National water policy advice towards strengthening
    core processes of the Ministry of Water in relation to climate resilient
    water security and in Output Area 3: “Climate resilient Water Resources
    Management” of the programme.
  • assisting programme initiatives
    to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad
    range of target groups and partner institutions, especially Water supply
    and sanitation authorities, Local government authorities, Basin Water
    Boards, Ministry of Water, and local beneficiaries in the towns of
    Singida, Sumbawanga, Tunduma, Mbeya, and others that may be identified
    by the programme.
  • innovation and knowledge management.

Advising the partner institution(s)
The Advisor

  • assists
    and monitors the development and implementation of programme plans and
    activities in close consultation with counterparts from the institutions
    mentioned under Part A.
  • contributes to preparing and
    implementing work plans within Output Area 2, in coordination with
    Output Areas 1 and 3 of the programmes.
  • manages the design,
    preparation and implementation of meetings, workshops, seminars, writing
    project reports and plans and other events on issues connected with the
    programme’s area of activities
  • supports the utility management
    team in designing utility performance improvement measures and
    recommends necessary changes, improvements, and initiatives to improve
    climate resilience in water supply and sanitation services and its
    access, especially for people living in marginal and underserved service
    areas of the towns included in the programme.
  • supports
    preparation of Joint Town-level Master Plans (JTP) for improving water
    supply and sanitation, preparation of Climate Resilient Water Safety
    Plans (CR-WSP) based on Ministry of Water Guidelines and following GIZ
    procedures and methodologies
  • supports the utilities in
    developing ready-to-finance project proposals for implementing priority
    projects identified by the JTP plans and CR-WSPs.


Networking and cooperation
The Advisor

  • supports cooperation, regular consultations, and dialogue with partners, based on technical expertise, mutual trust, and respect
  • assists
    with PR and communications work and cooperates with local communities,
    relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies, and individuals in
    the programme environment and with other projects to improve and
    maintain good working relationships
  • communicates local interests
    and efforts, forwards these to the GIZ Water team and encour- ages
    sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programme and the
    Output areas.

Knowledge management
The Advisor

  • ensures
    knowledge transfer within the GIZ staff and supports the development of
    ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines,
    manuals and procedures that are within the National Water Policy and in
    accordance with MoW and GIZ principles
  • drafts reports and presentation documents with reference to MoW and GIZ communication guidelines.
  • prepares
    appropriate input for various programme reports including annual
    reports and con- tributes to other reports required by the programme
    manager and GIZ Head Office.


Coordination tasks
The Advisor

  • assists
    with general project planning and develops project concepts including
    preparation, or- ganisation and moderation of planning exercises and
    their implementation
  • assists with monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation of project activities and outputs
  • coordinates
    relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the
    Output Area leader and in cooperation with the partners.
  • compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
  • supports
    other operational activities within the GIZ programme (e.g. offer
    preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting etc.)

Professional tasks

The Advisor

  • works
    closely with the WSSAs of Singida, Sumbawanga, Tunduma and Mbeya and
    supports them in improving water supply and sanitation services in
    underserved, marginalised areas within their area of jurisdiction. A
    focus therefore is on advisory services and on-site sanita- tion, faecal
    sludge management, and decentralised sanitation systems, for instance
    through the application of the Joint Town-level planning and
  • provides support to WSSA in applying existing
    digital tools and processes as well as in devel- oping new ones that
    improve their efficiency in service delivery, e.g. mapping of the water
    supply network and customers, reducing non-revenue water, etc.
  • provides
    technical support to the WSSA in resource mobilization, including the
    development of ready to finance project proposals for improving water
    supply and particularly sanitation services in the respective service
  • provides technical, up-to-date knowledge in the area of
    responsibility, with reference to na- tional, regional and international
    experiences and best practices.
  • establishes and applies regular exchange mechanisms with relevant stakeholders.
  • collaborates with GIZ experts working in the other Output areas of the programme and in the NatuReS programme
  • participates in and contributes to GIZ and relevant partner events.
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Required Qualifications, Competences and Experiences

  • Master’s
    degree or above in an area that is related to the programme and Output
    area objectives, with a focus on a relevant field, such as: Civil,
    Environmental or Sanitary Engineering, WASH, etc. with a focus on
    climate change resilience or adaptation aspects
  • at least seven
    (5) years proven work experience in technical and management aspects of
    urban water supply and sanitation in Tanzania, including planning and
    designing of water supply and on and off-site sanitation schemes.
  • At
    least 1 to 2 years’ experience in investment funding and bankable/ready
    to finance project proposal developmentAt least 1 to 2 years’
    experience in the field of low-cost water supply systems, e.g. water
  • At least 1 to 2 years’ experience in fecal sludge management in urban settlements
  • Very
    good working knowledge of l&CT technologies (related water
    resources management software, and computer applications (e.g. MS
  • Fluency in written and oral Swahili and English is required.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Working experience with international organisations.
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team of national and international experts.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

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How to Apply:
candidates should send their letter of application together with the CV
and copies of aca- demic certificates by email to
Please use the subject line “Climate resilient Water Supply and Sanitation services”. Closing date for submission: 20.02.2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications
from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender,
origin, religion/belief, disability, or any other minority group.


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