Advisor (m/f) Sustainable Water Policy with focus on financing

Eschborn, , DE

Field of activity

The sectoral project ‘Sustainable Water Policy’ is a supra-regional project. It is advising the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on the of the German development cooperation in the water sector. Topics are climate change adaptation, sanitation and wastewater management, transboundary water management, the nexus water-energy-food security, good governance in the water sector as well as financing solutions for the water sector.

Water and sanitation are human rights and have to be seen as basic services. In order to achieve the SDG targets in relation to safe drinking water supply, significantly higher financial resources as well as innovative financing mechanisms are necessary. Therefore, innovative financing concepts, consistent with BMZ’s water strategy and going beyond the principles of cost recovery through tariffs and subsidies, need to be developed. Simultaneously, attractive, sustainable and affordable business models, meeting the ambition of the SDGs, need to be developed and effectively used.

Your tasks

  • Strategic and conceptual development of financing and business models and advisory services for of BMZ’s position in the international context.ß
  • Technical advice to BMZ regarding innovative financing approaches in the water sector as a part of basic services
  • Developing and maintaining a thematic network on financing issues including relevant actors on international and national levels (donors, UN-organizations, think tanks /scientific institutions, development banks and other implementing development organizations, civil society)
  • Conception and implementation of a dialogue process regarding financing in consultation with BMZ
  • Development and implementation of inter-institutional and cross-sectoral event and exchange formats.

Your profile

  • Relevant university degree with specialization on financing topics
  • Multiple years of working experience in financing- or other relevant sector
  • Very good knowledge of the water sector
  • Comprehensive knowledge on current topics within (development-) financing and respective national and international structures
  • Practical work experience abroad
  • Experience in advising  and cooperating with ministries in the international political context
  • Knowledge of process-management and experience with multi-stakeholder networks
  • Excellent analytic and conceptual skills as well as an interdisciplinary way of working and thinking
  • Excellent writing skills able to address different  target groups
  • Business fluent in German and English as well as good knowledge of French or Spanish.

Assignment period

As soon as possible until 30.06.2019

Our offer

Other information

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 30.11.2017.

Contact department:
Martin Henneberg
++49 – (0)6196 – 79 – 2130