Team Leader / Senior Expert for Drought Resilience

GFA Consulting Group

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Project description

Based on the arid and semi‐arid land (ASAL) Strategic Programming Framework and relevant County Development Plans, the proposed “Drought Resilience Programme in Northern Kenya (DRPNK)” under Kenyan‐German Development Cooperation shall strengthen drought resilience and adaptation to climate change in particularly vulnerable arid areas of Northern Kenya as part of a multi‐sectoral approach, funding climate‐proof county and possibly community infrastructure.

GFA has been working in drought resilience in the horn of Africa for many years. For this particular assignment, GFA has prepared the Feasibility Study in 2015. The specific activities identified in this programme comprise the following fields:

  • Water infrastructure: water harvesting and storage; water supply and sanitation; irrigation;
  • Infrastructure for livestock: animal health; rangelands and fodder production; livestock marketing;
  • Other socio‐economic infrastructure: transportation; rural market facilities; education; health.


Job description

Major Tasks of the expert are to:

  • support local government structures in Turkana and Marsabit as the Project Executing Agencies (PEA) in project implementation and management;
  • provide technical support for the project implementation with regards to water harvesting, irrigation, water resource management, rangeland management, livestock development, road and market infrastructure;
  • prepare ToRs and execute tenders;
  • supervise contracts for construction services;
  • support the financial management of the project, including the management of a disposition fund;
  • plan, manage and monitor the project, including the management of short and long term experts;
  • actively participate in the overall program development, management and steering;
  • coordinate with partners and stakeholders;
  • manage a multidisciplinary team of international and national long term experts; and
  • M&E



Education: University degree in agriculture, civil (irrigation) engineering, water / natural resource management, ecology, animal husbandry, geography or similar.
Country / Regional experience: Kenya or East Africa, work experience in Northern Kenya is considered an asset.
Languages: Excellent oral and written English language skills.


  • Experience with the implementation of international financial cooperation projects, experience with KfW funded projects considered an asset
  • Participatory planning of resource management in rural areas
  • Work experience in pastoral and/or agro-pastoral societies in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL)
  • Agriculture (including small-scale irrigation) and rural development
  • Natural resource management
  • Drought resilience and climate adaptation measures
  • Fodder production, transformation and storage
  • Rangeland management and bush encroachment

Contact person

  Regine Reuter [email protected]