Advisor (m/f) to support the Congo River Basin Commission CICOS

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Field of activity

The inadequate availability of infrastructure and the lack of transport security for waterways on the Congo and its tributaries are key obstacles to economic development in the Congo basin. Improving this situation calls for joint decisions on the use of water resources, coordinated planning and implementing measures involving civil society and the private sector in the neighboring countries. The task of the ‘Commission Internationale du Bassin Congo-Oubangui-Sangha’ (CICOS) is to support coordination and decisions on transboundary water management. This happens by coordinating the neighboring states with regard to visible results. In the previous project phase, the project supported CICOS in the development of its strategies for river shipping and water resource management.

Your tasks

As an advisor you are responsible for the professional advice of CICOS in the regulation of river shipping as well as the cross-border water resource management. In doing so, you are responsible for these tasks:

  • Provide strategic advice to CICOS on Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Provide technical advice on the implementation of measures for the strategic action plan with a focus on water infrastructure, water and climate change, water use and environmental impacts
  • Support the national and regional reconciliation platforms of CICOS in the management of measures in water resource
  • Advice on process development and support the national and regional dialogue processes in the context of strategic action plans for further stakeholder platforms, and notification processes for the construction of water infrastructure
  • Monitor pilot projects resulting from the Water Resources Management Action Plan and their implementation in the CICOS member states
  • Takeover cross-sectional tasks, e.g. network formation, gender analysis, preparation for knowledge management and publications

Your profile

  • University degree in Geography, Water Resource Management or a relevant discipline
  • Several years of work experience in cross-border water resource management, and the development of legal, political and institutional framework conditions in the water sector
  • Proven work experience in Africa
  • Sound knowledge of coordinating and supporting participatory stakeholder dialogues
  • Good strategic and advisory competences
  • High social and communicative competences
  • Fluent in French, good knowledge of German and English

Assignment period

01.07.2017 – 30.06.2019

Our offer

Other information

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 21.04.2017.

Contact department:
Gabriele Mueller
++49 – (0)6196 – 79 – 2164