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Advisor To LVBC Secretariat For Capacity Development On Climate Change - Band 4T

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Published: Jun 10, 2024 (8 days ago)

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A.   

Background



In December 2022, the German Federal Ministry ofEconomic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to the support of

implementation of a Technical Cooperation project for “Strengthening thecapacities of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission of the EAC” in integratedtransboundary water resources management (ITWRM), with a focus on the LakeVictoria Basin (LVB) and its subsidiary institution, the Lake Victoria BasinCommission (LVBC). The project is implemented under the EAC Deputy SecretaryGeneral (DSG) for Infrastructure, Productive, Social and Political Affairs Sector(project holder), within the Directorate for Productive Sectors, in Arusha,Tanzania and with the LVBC in Kisumu, Kenya.  

 


The present phase is conducted until December 2024, afollow up phase is envisaged (2025-2027), as well as a cooperation on Lake Tanganyika

and Lake Kivu Water Management (EU-TEI-Tanganyika Kivu Water Management).

 


The project is structured along three interventionareas, strengthening:


  1. capacities of EAC Secretariat to create frameworkconditions for ITWRM in the EAC.


  • capacities of LVBC Secretariat to perform itsITWRM core functions; and


  • cooperation between the LVBC and key actors inITWRM in the five Partner States of the LVB.


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    Recently, ITWRM projects are increasingly designedalong integrated approaches combining IWRM, natural resources management,

    nature-based solutions, Climate change, and transboundary landscaperestoration.


    Responsibilities

    A.   

    Background



    In December 2022, the German Federal Ministry ofEconomic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to the support of

    implementation of a Technical Cooperation project for “Strengthening thecapacities of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission of the EAC” in integratedtransboundary water resources management (ITWRM), with a focus on the LakeVictoria Basin (LVB) and its subsidiary institution, the Lake Victoria BasinCommission (LVBC). The project is implemented under the EAC Deputy SecretaryGeneral (DSG) for Infrastructure, Productive, Social and Political Affairs Sector(project holder), within the Directorate for Productive Sectors, in Arusha,Tanzania and with the LVBC in Kisumu, Kenya.  

     


    The present phase is conducted until December 2024, afollow up phase is envisaged (2025-2027), as well as a cooperation on Lake Tanganyika

    and Lake Kivu Water Management (EU-TEI-Tanganyika Kivu Water Management).

     


    The project is structured along three interventionareas, strengthening:


    1. capacities of EAC Secretariat to create frameworkconditions for ITWRM in the EAC.


  • capacities of LVBC Secretariat to perform itsITWRM core functions; and


  • cooperation between the LVBC and key actors inITWRM in the five Partner States of the LVB.


  •  

    Recently, ITWRM projects are increasingly designedalong integrated approaches combining IWRM, natural resources management,

    nature-based solutions, Climate change, and transboundary landscaperestoration.


    The Advisor is responsible for:



    • To provide conceptual andtechnical support to the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Secretariat (LVBC,

      Kisumu, to create framework conditions for integrated transboundary water
    • resources management (ITWRM) and to improve natural resources management (NRM)
    in the context of climate change.

  • Liaising between the GIZproject team and the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, and with the GIZ team advising

    the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in Kisumu, where outputs (ii) and
  • (iii) of the project are implemented.
  • Support the LVBCSecretariat in developing and implementing strategies for Climate change

    adaptation within the LVBC and the Partner States.

  • Review the LVBCVulnerability Impact Assessment report and provide recommendations on areas for

    updates and produce a Policy brief on areas of intervention. 

  • Analyze regional downscaled – historical and future climate data and trends to assess potential

    risks and propose appropriate adaptation measures including a policy recommendation.

  • Produce two relevantclimate resilient papers to with the latest scientific and policy developments

    related to climate change in the LV basin.

  • Facilitate the developmentand formulation of climate change adaptation and mitigation projects/program

    proposals ideas in the Lake Victoria Basin.

  • Coordinate the developmentof two Project Concept Note targeting the maximum allowed funding for an

    AF-funded regional project and the design of a comprehensive Adapting to
  • climate change programme with Green Climate Fund
  • Identify potentialdevelopment partners and funders with the aim for scaling up existing projects

    and program in the climate change portfolio.

  • Provided technical supportto the accreditation processes of LVBC as a Regional Accredited Institution

    under Adaptation Fund (AF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) financing modalities.

  • Coordinate the on-going climate projectsformulation processes between the Commission and the UN-Environment and World

    Food Program (WFP) and produce ready to finance Project proposals plausible.

  • Provide technical guidanceand capacity building support to LVBC staff and partners on climate

    change-related issues.

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    Organize and facilitateworkshops, training sessions, and awareness on climate change adaptation and
  • mitigation; and
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    Foster knowledge sharingand collaboration among stakeholders, including government agencies, private
  • sectors, NGOs, and local communities.
  • Support project teams incoordination and management of climate change projects and initiatives within

    LVBC, ensuring timely delivery of outputs and achievement of objectives; and

  • Participate in monitoringand evaluation of regional LVBC projects and programs including identifying

    challenges and proposing solutions to ensure effective implementation of
  • projects’ activities.
  • Collaborate withgovernment agencies, NGOs, research institutions, and community-based

    organizations to promote climate change resilience and sustainable development.

  • Build and maintain partnershipswith relevant stakeholders to leverage resources and expertise.


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    A.   

    Profile

    The Advisor should have the following qualifications, competences andexperiences;



    Qualifications


    • A minimum of master's degree in environmental science, climate change, natural resource
    • management, or a related field. A PhD in the relevant fields is preferred.

     

    Professional experience


    • Strong knowledge of climate change issues, impacts, and adaptation/mitigation.

  • Familiarity with international climate change frameworks, policies, and global climate
  • financing architecture.
  • Proven track record of formulation, structuring, and implementation of regional
  • or international climate change projects and programs.

     

     

     

    Other knowledge, additional competence


    • Excellent knowledge and experience in working in the East African Region especially in the Lake Victoria sub region; the
    • region and international environment. 

  • Experience in coordinating research and data analysis on climate change.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop innovative solution to climate change
  • challenges.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information in a clear
  • and concise manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and foster collaboration.

  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools for data analysis, and visualization.

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    B.   

    Duration of Assignment


    The duration of the assignmentwill be until 31st December2024.


     


    C.   

    Duty location


    The duty location is Kisumu.

     


    D.   

    Submission of Application


    Vacancy Reference Number:      GIZ/ARD/02/06/2024

     

    GIZ is an equal opportunityemployer.


     

    All applications should bereceived by 24th June 2024.


     

    Only shortlisted candidates willbe contacted.



    • GIZ promotes Gender Diversity –applications from women professionals are encouraged.


     

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