Mar 20, 2018
Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #054 GIZ- Biodiversity and Forestry Programme(BFP) Economic Advisor to Economics of FLR As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field. As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too. In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners. The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies. GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit an expert in Economic Advisor to economics of FLR for the Biodiversity and Forest programme as specified below. Position: Economic Advisor to economics of FLR Place of Work: A ddis Ababa with frequent travel to project regions Remuneration: as per the GIZ scale Application deadline: 28th of March 2018 A. Summary of Duties and Responsibilities The incumbent of this post has the main responsibility for the follorwing: Build a sound basis for economics of Forest Landscape Restoration within BFP and represent the topic in the team and vis-à-vis institutional stakeholders Provide support to financial and economic aspects of degradation and reforestation with emphasis on the landscape approach; Document relevant information and feed it into project work Coordinate field work as requested by supervisor Communication between the programme and other stakeholders; Follow up on technical monitoring of the FLR in the country; In this framework, the employee in the following duties: The Tasks Support work onfinancial and economic aspects of degradation and reforestation / restoration Process and document relevant theoretical and practical information on the economics (micro-meso-macro) of forestry, land degradation and land use involving trees and shrubs Communicate financial and economic aspects of degradation, restoration, tree planting etc. and stablish links with relevant BFP teams and other German development projects in and outside of ETH Refine and adapt methods to calculate inputs, outputs and outcomes of FLR Coordinate eventual application of methods to calculate and estimate the economics of FLR at different project sites (To make sure, that basic analytical material is available to estimate costs and opportunity costs (degradation, restoration, options of action etc.) and the benefits of FLR) To link stakeholder’s approaches with economic reflexion and bring this analysis into all kind of decision making To play a role of “communication bridge” for all kind of economic affaires in restoration, reforestation and degradation between all stakeholders of FLR: o To keep permanently contact with other BFP staff (mainly the forest professionals and their experiences in FLR), o To guarantee at any time the information flow between and among projects, o To guarantee at any time the information flow among stakeholders of FLR action, Communication between the Programme and other stakeholders Actively discuss all kind of concepts and approaches within the Programme and at all kind of events concerning FLR. To be in contact and report to IWP and BFP To be aware of what is being done at the international level in relation to FLR To know always what events are going on in Africa concerning FLR with focus on economic terms To be up to date about the landscape approaches in FLR in Africa and economic aspects of these approaches To have strong working relations with important stakeholders, To liaise with AFR100 secretariat (including advise and direct cooperation) in support of national AFR100 focal points and processes (NEPAD etc.) Produce professional-quality outreach information for stakeholders about Economics of FLR (conceptual and technical input) To communicate with other projects of German cooperation and learn about different FLR approaches within german cooperation: o Learn about approaches together with foresters and farmers o Learn about micro- and macroeconomic aspects of different approaches o Be able to analyse what it costs to do nothing, to restore, to plant trees etc. o Have ideas, how to analyse the costs (external, internal) of FLR To have good relations to other projects and know what their economic reflexions are concerning FLR To keep updated on Governement action in FLR and know more about it and the economic reflexion behind Ready to be knowledgeable and able to speak about economics of FLR To be aware of what is being done at the international level in relation to FLR and link closely with forest esperts To be knowledgable about FLR approaches and to be able to speak about their economic / financial impacts: o landscapes, o agro-forestry, o forestry, o indigenous and foreign trees, o biodiversity, o fodder, o fruit-trees etc.; To make the link between international strategies, national policies and strategies and their implementation in the field: o In general terms o In economic terms o In terms of livelihood o In terms of macro-economic aspects (externalities, degradation costs, reforestation and restoration costs, integrated costs for the regional / national economy, etc.) To follow the activities of partners on national and regional level in all kind of FLR action and make sure, that economic aspects are taken into account; Technical monitoring of FLR in the country To coordinate all kind of activities between HQ (IWP), BFP and other Germany or different donor financed projects; To be involved in all kind of FLR missions to the field and communicate with the beneficiaries of people travelling; To ensure the contact with Monitoring organisations and Monitoring projects (e.g. WLR) and to follow up monitoring; Other responsibilities Support the administration of the program and ensure that the rules and regulations of GIZ are always respected. Take an active part in all the meetings, workshops etc. of the programme, and link all parts with FLR. Be actively involved in the undertakings of the programme team and ensure that the common decisions are materialized in due time Be actively involved in transversal tasks (gender, HIV AIDS, knowledge management, monitoring, etc.) Assume all other assigned tasks of the superior Job Requirements Qualifications required Master Degree in economy and sound experiences in economics of natural resources; publications in relevant fields are an advantage Minimum of 5 years professional experience in the sector of economic themes Have proven communication skills; Experience in application of participatory approaches and methods; Experience in coaching community based institutions, alternative livelihoods, Climate Change, ABS; Good mastering of the English language (oral and written) and two Ethiopian languages How to Apply Application procedure: Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their application letter along with their non-returnable recent CV to the following address: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit,(GIZ) GmbH O. Box 100009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; OR Fax: 011 554 0764 Note:- The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope or on the fax applications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time