GIZ Is Hiring: Climate Change And Biodiversity Technical Advisor – Pretoria, South Africa

About the position:

The contract period for this position is until 31 December 2026, in line with the commission period of the Project.

This position is based in at the GIZ South Africa Office in Hatfield, Pretoria.
This position is advertised as a 100% full-time position.

To be considered you need the following

Professional Experience & Qualifications:

Honours Degree (Masters’/MSc would be advantageous) in an area that is related to the programme objectives – e.g. Climate Change, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Project Management, Finance/Economics and/or Engineering job profile
5 Yrs relevant working experience
Extensive knowledge of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Policy landscape in South Africa and internationally
Extensive knowledge of the South Africa’s commitments under the UNFCCC, CBD and UNCCD
Knowledge of the findings and results of the IPBES and IPCC reports and reporting mechanisms
Knowledge of Climate Change and Biodiversity projects/activities implemented in South Africa and internationally
Experience in project proposal development and securing donor funding

You will be a great fit if you have the following:

Extensive network of contacts across South Africa in the sector;
Sound knowledge of the institutional landscape in and around the environment and biodiversity domain;
Experience in working with local, provincial or national government;
Excellent technical writing and communication skills, verbal and written; proven track record of drafting and editing complex knowledge and communication materials as required;
Experience in Project Management working on diverse projects in an integrated way;
Basic experience in data management and analysis;
Experience in knowledge and communications;
Experience in event management;
Ability/motivation to work in a multi-cultural work environment;
Good knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MS Teams)

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING – Technical Responsibilities

Strategic and technical advice to DFFE on the conceptualisation of projects, development and implementation of adaptation, biodiversity and Eco-System based Adptation (EbA)
Independent management, oversight and quality assurance of consulting companies, as well as support to Junior advisors / new colleagues in setting up relevant structures for managing consulting companies
Independently undertake and fulfil technical tasks related to the climate change and/or biodiversity policy development, institutional support and means of implementation
Support the Climate Support Programme´s outputs concerning the IKI interface function and climate change and biodiversity (incl. Nature based Solutions (NbS) and relevant Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework emerging topics) dialogue
Independently plan and implement consultations and meetings with various stakeholders, as well as ensure knowledge management of proceedings
Implement knowledge and information management for adaptation, natural resource management, landscape management, EbA, NbS, Biodiversity and relevant thematic areas
Support the development private sector mobilisation for resilience, EbA/Biodiversity finance
In consultation with Head of component be a formal member of the SA National EbA CoP Steering Committee
Focal Point for EbA and Biodiversity, as it relates to relevant sectors and emerging economic opportunities (for example, the blue carbon economy)
Prepare under minimal supervision Briefing documents for BMUV/BMWK/BMZ/AA as per Cluster Coordinator/ Head of Component’s requests
Support Cluster Coordinator and/or Head of Component in developing new project ideas for German (IKI, BMZ, etc.) and international (GCF, WBG, etc.) funding streams for the Climate Cluster
Other tasks as may be required
Ability to work under pressure and strong intercultural skills and a talent for behaving sensitively and carefully while pursuing objectives effectively
Collaborative and solution-oriented approach to partnership support is required
Demonstrated experience of working in a team environment

Additional Information & Application Process:

Comprehensive CV – your qualifications must be included
Copy of your ID
A motivation letter (max. 1 page) – based on our company website and anything else you might know about us, what most attracts you to our company, also stating why you are the best fit for this role – with the subject “Application – Climate Change and Biodiversity Technical Advisor” for the attention of Head of Human Resources
Please note: Applications without a Motivation Letter will not be considered
Reporting directly to the Component Manager CSP IV

Closing date for applications – 18 May 2023
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed!

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