Advisor (m/f/d) in the Project Desalination of Sea and Brackish Water

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Amman, Jordan 🇯🇴

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  • Job-ID: V000052316
  • Location: Amman
  • Assignment period: 02/01/2023 – 07/31/2024
  • Field: Waterresourcesmanagement
  • Type of employment: full- or part-time
  • Application deadline: 01/15/2023

Job description

The project “Desalination of Sea and Brackish Water” supports the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation in determining the exploitation potential and in developing desalination projects. In the near future Jordan will need to significantly increase desalination capacities, due to the extreme water scarcity, climate change impacts and depletion of the overexploited groundwater resources. The project advises the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, the Jordanian government entity responsible for water, and the water utilities in the development of a plan to increase desalination capacities using modern and appropriate technologies, in developing the regulatory framework and in building human capacities to plan, implement, manage and maintain related projects.

Your tasks

  • Advice to the project partners in the fields of planning, operation and management, regulation, environmental impact, rehabilitation and optimization of desalination facilities
  • Technical support in the compilation, analysis and graphic presentation of related data
  • Preparation of cost and performance analyses and rehabilitation proposals for existing desalination plants
  • Reviewing of and commenting on documents (design, contracting, energy concepts, financial concepts, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments) related to desalination projects
  • Qualification and training of counterpart staff in the fields of planning (design), implementation (contracting) as well as operation and maintenance of desalination facilities
  • Preparation of communication materials
  • Preparation of tenders and supervision of consultants
  • Support of the project team leader in costs and impact monitoring, as well as the reporting to the Representation of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of the project team leader

Your profile

  • University degree (Master) in desalination, process engineering or comparable scientific studies
  • Well-founded expertise in the field of desalination of sea and brackish water, ideally in developing or emerging countries
  • Many years of experience in providing advice and qualification
  • Work experience in operation and maintenance of desalination facilities
  • Work experience in international development aid
  • Business fluent in German and English

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Jordan.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

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This position is suited to a full or a part-time position.

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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. Gender equality promotion is a matter of course for us. 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, social background, 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.


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