Chad: Project manager to support the Lake Chad Basin Commission

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: Chad
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

For our operations in N’Djaména/ Chad, we are looking for an

Project manager to support the Lake Chad Basin Commission

JOB-ID: P1533V087

Field of activity

The Lake Chad Basin is one of Africa’s major drainage systems. With its vast expanses of arable and grazing land and rich fish stocks, it is an economically and environmentally important area for the member states of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), namely Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, the Central African Republic and Libya. The objective of the GIZ project is to enable the Lake Chad Basin Commission to competently perform the duties set out under its Statute in projects with a cross-border impact.

Your tasks

  • Technical, content-related and organisational implementation of the project
  • Overall steering of the GIZ project entitled Organisational Advisory Services for the Lake Chad Basin Commission, and coordination with the Advice on Groundwater Resources for the Lake Chad Basin Commission project of the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
  • Responsibility for a team consisting of seconded staff and national personnel
  • Coordinating measures for all of the project’s fields of activities in a politically sensitive environment, as well as overall responsibility for advising, steering and implementing the project in strategic terms
  • Content-related planning and management of finances, as well as provision of advice and support to partners
  • Establishing and fostering partnerships and cooperation relationships with other (donor) organisations such as the European Union, World Bank, African Development Bank, various UN organisations, bilateral donors as well as non-governmental organisations, including in the climate and agriculture sectors
  • Identifying adaptations to the conceptual design as well as the development, modification and realignment of the project
  • Initiating cooperation with other units, especially on safeguarding methodological and technical expertise and in relation to quality and knowledge management

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in a relevant discipline
  • You have several years’ professional experience in development cooperation, specifically in managing and leading complex projects
  • You have several years’ experience of working abroad, preferably in Africa, and have an excellent knowledge of GIZ’s internal procedures that has been acquired over many years
  • You have outstanding advisory and management qualities, and preferably experience with regional organisations
  • Specialisation is desirable, ideally in the area of climate change and/or agriculture
  • You have a confident manner, intercultural skills and excellent advisory skills
  • You are self-organised, have a structured approach to your work, demonstrate initiative and flexibility and have leadership skills
  • You have outstanding written and communication skills in German and are able to negotiate confidently and fluently in French and English

Assignment period

01.12.2018 – 30.06.2019

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 30.09.2018.

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