Zambia_Sustainable Water Resources Management and Agricultural Water Use

This EU-BMZ co-financed programme, implemented by GIZ, is designed to enhance climate smart Water Resource Management (WRM) and efficient agricultural water use of smallholders in the Lower Kafue Sub-catchement area in Zambia, while applying a gender sensitive approach.
The task consists in the development of strategies to increase the resilience of water users in this sub-catchment area with better planning of water resources allocation, monitoring of water abstraction, mediation and conflict resolution over natural resources. In addition, sensitive areas for headwaters, ground water recharge areas and riverine areas must be protected with participatory land use planning techniques. This overall objective will be reached by:

  1. Strengthening of capacities of technical staff in Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) Offices and members of the sub-catchment water councils in order to reach the efficient implementation of strategic catchment protection measures by local Water User Associations (WUA)
  2. Strengthening of technical capacities in the WUAs situated in the Lower Kafue Sub-Catchment so that they are able to accomplish their function as representatives of farmers and water users.
  3. Application of new technical options for efficient use of water resources
  4. Improvement of capacities of public and private extension service providers who train smallholder farmers on efficient water use, harvesting and irrigation.

Tasks of the team leader (based in Mazabuka office)

  • Overall responsibility for the contract and first point of contact for GIZ
  • Regular visits to Mumbwa office (at least once a month)
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the services of the contractor with other services delivered by the programme at local and national level
  • Strategy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for local partners in the following areas
  • Consideration of cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender equality)
  • Personnel management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting local and international short-term experts
  • Ensuring results monitoring is conducted
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines
  • Responsibility for controlling the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with GIZ’s officer responsible for the commission
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating/adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase
  • Maintaining contact to other donors

Qualifications of the team leader

  • University qualification (German ‘Diplom’/Master) related to Development Cooperation, Agriculture and/or WRM or another relevant field
  • Good business language skills in English
  • 15 years of professional experience in the agriculture sector
  • 10 years in in the field of smallholder agriculture and irrigation
  • 6 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
  • 5 years of experience in projects in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • 6 years of experience in DC projects
  • Experience in financial management of substantial local subsidies and experience procurement regulations (EU and GIZ) would mean an asset
Start / Duration: 

The overall duration of the WRM programme is from February 2019 to December 2022.

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