Team Leader (m/f/d) Revival of Balochistan Water Resources Programme in Pakistan

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Quetta, Pakistan 🇵🇰

  • Job-ID: V000047707
  • Assignment period: 04/01/2022 – 03/31/2026
  • Field: Water resource smanagement
  • Type of employment: full- or part-time
  • Application deadline: 12/08/2021

Job description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded tender: Revival of Balochistan Water Resources Programme” in Pakistan.

The general objective of the Revival of Balochistan Water Resources Programme is to contribute to the transition of agriculture and livestock farming systems in Balochistan (Pakistan) achieving lower water intensity and improving environmental and economic sustainability.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • To strengthen governance of water resources and rangelands in Balochistan.
  • To develop alternative agricultural and livestock farming systems based on low water agro-economy, including agronomic practices leading to groundwater replenishment.
  • To increase availability of qualified agro-technology cadres able to integrate and provide on-farm technical know-how and climate-relevant advise to farmers.

Your tasks

The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall project implementation, coordination and supervision of other key experts and non-key experts. S/He shall be based in Quetta, with frequent missions in the rest of the province and occasional missions to Islamabad and the rest of the country. The minimum percentage of time that the expert  should work in the partner country is 85 %.

The Team Leader will be the primary point of contact for the EU Delegation and the government of Balochistan.

Your profile

Qualification and skills

  • A Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in public policy and administration or in a discipline related to agricultural development or natural resource management
  • A Postgraduate diploma (Master degree) and/or specific trainings directly related to governance of natural resources will be an added advantage
  • Full working knowledge of English and excellent report writing skills

General Professional experience

  • At least 10 years professional experience relevant to the post, among which:
  • At least 10 years professional experience in least developed countries, low or lower-middle income countries
  • At least 5 years experience as Team Leader implementing capacity development projects with government authorities. Higher number of years of experience will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the candidate.
  • Professional experience in volatile security environments
  • Experience of EU funded programmes, especially in the implementation of these programmes, is an advantage though not considered essential

Specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: public sector reform and capacity building, institutional development, support to local authorities, territorial development, participatory management of natural resources, designing and implementing of government monitoring & evaluation schemes, government planning & budgeting.
  • At least once previous professional assignment in political economy analysis, policy development and/or policy formulation in a field related to agricultural development or natural resource management.
  • Should be familiar with the latest developments in the field of natural resources management, including agro-ecological approaches.
  • Experience in leading policy dialogue and development partners coordination.
  • Experience in the design, management or implementation of large-scale socioeconomic surveys/research.
  • Experience in drafting ToR for assignments and oversight of technical assistance.
  • Experience in the Monitoring and Evaluation of the impact of economic development programmes and policies.
  • Prior experience in gender issues in a rural context is an asset

Location information

The Technical Assistance Team will be based in Quetta, with frequent field trips for all experts to the different districts of the Balochistan Province and to Islamabad.Exchange or study trips to other provinces of Pakistan may occasionally be needed. International trips may also be planned for. 

Start date & period of implementation

The intended start date is 1st April 2022, and the period of implementation of the contract will be 48 months from this date.


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

Please send us an updated CV in EuropeAid format in English.

About us

Your professional and personal development is important to us. At GIZ, you will be offered global work opportunities and an atmosphere that is characterised by diversity, respect and genuine equal opportunities. Our benefits are also impressive in terms of work-life balance and family friendliness. Flexible working hours that fit your life situation are an integral part of our corporate culture.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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


Simon  Schubert
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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development