Uganda nationals: Water Resources Advisor via LinkedIn

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Kampala, Uganda 🇺🇬

The Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS), funded by the European Union, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). NatuReS promotes multistakeholder collective action for more sustainable management of natural resources. NatuReS aims to strengthen and support local public-private-civil society partnerships to address shared natural resource threats while capitalising on synergies/opportunities and improving stewardship at scale. Put simply, stewardship is about taking care of a common resource that is important to everyone. NatuRes currently operates in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and South Africa.

The NatuReS programme is supporting partner institutions from the public and private sector as well as civil society to strengthen collective action for water secure and pollution free urban areas in Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) and Gulu City Council (GCC). The aim of the collective action is to safeguard natural resources while fostering inclusive growth and prosperity.

In Greater Kampala, NatuReS is supporting the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) in collaboration with partners from the private sector, civil society organisations and government agencies to implement the Greater Kampala Integrated Flood Resilience Partnership. This partnership aims to promote investment in blue-green infrastructure and inclusive solutions in Kinawataka and Nalukolongo sub-catchments for improved urban resilience to flooding and enhanced socio-economic development. Specifically, this includes piloting of sustainable blue-green infrastructure and enhancing community and private sector engagement in flood control and storm water management.

GIZ NatuReS is looking for a full-time Water Resources Advisor to lead the implementation of the NatuReS Integrated Flood Resilience Partnership in Uganda.

Job title: Water Resources Advisor Integrated Urban Planning and Environment Natural Resources Stewardship Programme

Reports to: Country Coordinator (NatuReS) Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala

Contract Duration: June 2022 – June 2023

Ref No: GIZ-NatuRes/WRA/0422019

We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position. GIZ is committed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.


The Water Resources Advisor is responsible for:

  • Leading the technical implementation of the NatuReS Greater Kampala Integrated Flood Resilience Partnership:
  • Leading the implementation of all technical aspects of the partnership with the private sector, civil society and the relevant government authorities
  • Technically lead junior advisors and admin colleagues to support partnership and programme implementation
  • Drive procurement processes, including ToR and budget development, and contract management.
  • Leading in partnership knowledge management as well as good public relations and documentation, both in Uganda and in cooperation with GIZ Headquarters
  • Implement monitoring, evaluation, communication and reporting activities for the partnership

The Water Resources Advisor performs the following tasks


Coordination and Advising the Partners

  • Develop and implement partnership and work plans as well as activities in close consultation with counterparts
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected to the Partnership
  • Provide technical oversight to the implementation of Financing Agreements as well as large-scale international service and national contracts, incl. budget monitoring
  • Assist with general project planning and develop concepts including preparation, organization and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation.

Networking, Operation, Communication

  • Support cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project/programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • Encourage the sharing of ideas and information for the benefit of the project/programme. Ensures that Lessons learnt are widely shared.
  • Ensure knowledge transfer to project/programme and institutionalisation within partner institutions.
  • Draw up reports and presentation and contribute to the programme’s website and twitter account.
  • Prepare appropriate input for various project/programme reports including annual reports as required by the Country Coordinator and GIZ Head Office
  • Coordinate relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects.
  • Support technical coordination and reporting within NatuReS Global working groups.

Other Duties/Additional Tasks

· Performs other duties and tasks at the request by the NatuReS Country Coordinator.



· Master’s Degree in technical sciences/engineering (water resources, environmental science, climate change), social sciences (urban planning, political sciences, international relations) or related field

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional working experience within the water resources and/or urban environment/ planning sector, strong relationship management and business engagement skills as well as working experience in public-private partnerships
  • Experience in working with Non-Governmental Organisations, international organisations and/or donor agencies.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to mediate between conflicting interests
  • Experience in working with Government agencies or local government
  • Practical experience in environmental/ water/ land resource management in Uganda or East Africa together with a good understanding of stakeholders in the water and environment sector specifically in the urban context.
  • ·Experience relevant to flood risk management and fields required for the implementation of urban blue-green flood resilience solutions would be an added advantage.

Other Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, MS Teams, etc.)
  • Outstanding organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to effectively transfer skills and knowledge
  • Openness to share information and knowledge
  • Team player in a multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary team
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’ regarding environmental solutions for the public and private sector