Kenya Water Tower Team Leader/Chief Technical Officer via Devex

GOPA Group

Nairobi, , KE

Project Background:

Most of Kenya’s forests are in mountain areas, in particular Mt Kenya, Aberdares, Mau Complex, Cherangani Hills and Mt Elgon. These areas are known as the “water towers” of Kenya as they form the upper catchment of all but one of the main rivers in Kenya. Although these “water towers” cover less than 2% of the total land area in Kenya, they provide invaluable services to Kenya’s inhabitants, economy and wildlife. The also support transboundary water bodies, underlining their regional and international importance.

The aim of the project is to provide technical support to the Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities in the development and implementation of water tower protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It is envisaged that this will include support in the development of management capacities and technical skills at a central level, as well as the promotion of mitigation and adaptation measures at field level.


Relevant degree (preferably at least at Masters level) in forestry, environmental management, or related discipline

Professional experience:

  • At least 15 years of professional experience
  • Significant experience of working in sub-Sahara Africa
  • At least one assignment as Team Leader/Chief Technical Officer on a similar initiative

Specific experience:

  • At least 10 years professional experience in leading/managing similar initiatives
  • Significant experience in dealing with climate change issues, adaptation and mitigation
  • Significant experience in working with and supporting Government Agencies
  • Experience of EU/EDF projects and the PRAG and advantage

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About the Organization

Specialists in developing and transition economies

GOPA is Germany’s leading development consultancy and member of one of the strongest consulting groups in Europe.

Since its founding in 1965, GOPA Consultants has successfully implemented over 3,000 management and training projects for national and international financing agencies as well as private industry in more than 130 countries.

Our reputation for excellence and efficiency is built on almost half a century of planning and implementing technical assistance projects in developing and transition economies.

GOPA invests in its personnel through regular professional training and intensive exchange of experience with leading German and European institutions. In particular, the majority of its staff members has been trained in EC/EDF procedures and procurement rules, and GIZ’s management model “Capacity WORKS”.

The net result: extensive and proven global expertise in development issues, and access to a qualified network of local specialists and partner organisations around the world.