Feb 16, 2018

Expert In Forestry Vacancy at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Expert In Forestry

Internal Vacancy Announcement #038

GIZ- Biodiversity and Forestry Programme(BFP)


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 National Park advisory services to EWCA for the Biodiversity and Forest programme as specified below.


Position:                       Expert in forestry for Southern Nations Project support

Place of Work:              Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Arbaminch and other

                                       program site         

Remuneration:              as per the GIZ scale

Application deadline:   24th of February 2018


A.  Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent of this post has the main responsibility for the:

·         Communication between the Programme and the partners in the projects in SN;

·         Support the project partners in their tasks;

·         Synergy between the different activities of the programme in forestry and conservation;

·         Technical monitoring of the programm’s field activities;

In this framework, the employee in the following duties:

B.  The Tasks

Communication between the Programme and the partners in Southern Nations

·         To be aware of what is being done at the international level in relation to the forestry and conservation (especially at the level of the Horn of Africa);

·         To make the link between national level strategies and their implementation in the field;

·         To follow the activities of partners on national and regaional level in the region of Southern Naitons, and particularly for Nech Sar and Chebera Churchura;

·         To follow concretely the activities in:

o   Chebera Churchura:

o   DHL reforestation project in the basin of Nech Sar national park

·         To be linked with all kind of regional projects, strategies and make sure that the programme is coordinated with and well connected to them;


Support the partners in their tasks

·         To be available for all kind of planning of field activities in the projects assigned;

·         To make sure that all stakeholders are linked in strategic events of the programme;

·         To play a role of “communication bridge” between all stakeholders of the project

·         Actively discuss all kind of concepts and approaches within the Programme and make sure, that messages to the partners are always in line with the Programme.

Synergy between the different activities of the programme in foresty and conservation;

·         To cooperate in the strategic development of the projects;

·         To ensure the involvement of the partner staff in all kind of project activities;

·         To make the link to the monitoring and to guarantee at all time, that monitoring information from the field is smart and verifiable;

·         To keep the link between the field and the group dealing with communication, and make sure,that the communication has always “food for communication” about achievements in the projects assigned;


Technical monitoring of the projects field activities related to conservation

·         To coordinate all kind of activities between HQ and the projects assigned;

·         To be involved in all missions to the field and communicate with the beneficiaries of people travelling;

·         To ensure the proper implementation of all kind of plans of the programme in the project regions assigned;

·         To support the close monitoring of the activities in relation to the indicators of the assigned projects;

C.  Other responsibilities

·         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, etc.)

·         Assume all other assigned tasks of the superior


Job Requirements

Qualifications required

·      Degree in forestry or very much related subject;

·      Minimum of 5 years professional experience in the forest sector

·      Have proven communication skills;

·      Thorough experience in application of participatory approaches;

·      Thorough experience in formation of community based institutions, alternative livelihoods, Climate Change, ABS;

·      Good mastering of the English language and at least one Ethiopian languages


The  incumbent has to prove his/her close relationship and knowledge of Awash


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

P. O. Box 100009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;


Fax: 011 554 0764


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.

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