Advisor on Transboundary Water Resources Management

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
N'Djamena, Chad
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
English, German and French


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Job description

The Organisational Advisory Services for the Lake Chad Basin Commission Project forms part of the development cooperation programme entitled Sustainable Water Resources Management of the Lake Chad Basin, Africa supraregional, which is being carried out together with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The aim of the project is to advise the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on how to provide its member states with competent and independent support, especially in coping with the challenges caused by climate change in the catchment area of Lake Chad. In particular, its objective is to enable LCBC to competently perform the duties set out under its Statute in projects with a cross-border impact. The project is being implemented in Chad with the close involvement of LCBC’s other member states, namely Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Libya, Niger and Nigeria.

Your tasks

  • Working with the partner to refine the strategy on transboundary water resources management in order to improve cooperation with the member states
  • Providing advice on strategic planning, organisational development and climate change adaptation measures
  • Support in updating the annual monitoring reports
  • Developing Capacity WORKS instruments
  • Applying monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools and results monitoring
  • Coordinating advisor assignments in the fields of activity
  • Providing support with cash and expenditure planning
  • Providing project administration support
  • Drafting articles and creating presentations and publications 

Your profile

  • University degree in a science subject
  • Several years’ professional experience in cross-border cooperation, water resources management and organisational development
  • Experience of managing complex projects
  • Good conceptual and analytical skills and excellent communicaton skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to work under pressure and demonstrate flexibility
  • Possess social and intercultural skills and awareness
  • Fluency in German, English and French

Location information

The security situation has improved, N'Djamena is now classified as a family location. Nevertheless, the security situation is very tense. Special precautionary measures apply to GIZ employees on the ground.

You must comply with GIZ’s security requirements at all times. Please also ensure that you always consult the country-specific information issued by the German Federal Foreign Office.



Regular field visits to the project regions are required.  

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