Advisor (m/f/d) Water Policy Reform

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Maseru, , LS

Job description

The programme „Transboundary Water Management in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)“ (TWM) financed by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the river basin organisation for the Orange-Senqu (ORASECOM) and the government of Lesotho in protecting the water resources in the highlands of Lesotho. Through a co-financing by the European Union (EU), the programme will support a national programme on “Integrated Catchment Management” (ICM) in Lesotho. The programme focuses on capacity development on different levels, while concurrently supporting concrete measures at sub-catchment level.

Your tasks

  • Coordination of all programme activities on policy harmonisation and reform
  • Backstopping and management of service provider contracts for analyses, studies and consultancies on policy reform
  • Support to regional and national stakeholders on policy reform processes
  • Assistance with stakeholder dialogue and consultative platforms
  • Support to programme management in the strategic and technical development of the programme
  • Positioning at regional and international levels in the water sector

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. political science, public administration, development policy)
  • Several years of professional experience in development cooperation in relevant sectors (e.g. integrated water resource management)  
  • Proven track record in supporting national policy reform processes, if possible in the water sector
  • Strong process orientation, facilitation and negotiation skills in politically sensitive contexts
  • Experience with GIZ project management is an asset
  • Professional experience in Subsahara Africa is an asset
  • Strong team player with intercultural skills and flexibility
  • Fluent in English

Location information

Please use the following link for information about living and working in Lesotho. You can find additional information, about life in Lesotho and about the GIZ office in Lesotho, by clicking on this video link.

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.

A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office.

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.


GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.

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

This position requires sporadic travels to rural areas and South Africa and Botswana for coordination purposes.

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

You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.





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