Development worker - Advisor to strengthen the management unit for integrated water resource management in the watersheds of Paraguá and San Martin

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia
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Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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Job description

Bolivia is one of the ten countries most affected by climate change and faces the challenge of coping with increasing water scarcity. The Project ‘Integrated rural development in watershed areas PROCUENCA’ supports Bolivia in its efforts to manage water and land resources sustainably. The project supports the alignment of sector policies with the implementation of water-related objectives of the Paris Convention and with Agenda 2030. As part of EU co-financing action, water resource security in selected catchment areas in the department of Santa Cruz is to be improved through the integrated landscape management approach.

Your tasks

  • To assist the in establishing multi-stakeholder processes for climate-sensitive water management
  • To establish and institutionalize a local Water Management Unit and support efficient and strategic planning, coordination and management processes
  • To facilitate a participatory multi-stakeholder dialogue with key watershed actors
  • To accompany capacity development processes for improving planning, technical and organizational skills of key watershed players
  • To advise key stakeholders on preparing their watershed management plans, prioritize actions and implement climate-sensitive measures that contribute to minimizing water risks
  • To ensure that aspects of intercultural awareness and gender equality are considered as transversal themes
  • To support the development of a communication strategy and knowledge management at catchment level

Your profile

  • Academic degree in political-, social- or environmental science or related discipline
  • Knowledge and professional experience in the area of change management or organizational development
  • Knowledge and professional experience in organizing and implementing capacity development measures in water resource management and/or integrated landscape management
  • Good conceptual skills and methodological competence combined with strong communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience in advising local authorities and social actors on water and environmental issues.
  • Experience in the inclusion of gender and intercultural aspects in watershed management plans and capacity development processes.
  • You are familiar with Latin American culture and have some work experience preferably in the field of integrated water resource management, integrated landscape management and climate change adaptation
  • Good Spanish language skills

Location information

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