Senior Advisor On Climate Effective Soil Management (M/F/D)

Senior Advisor On Climate Effective Soil Management (M/F/D)

Giz Ke

Senior Advisor On Climate Effective Soil Management (M/F/D)

Details of the offer

Brief introduction of the project:
The Sector Programme Soil Protection,
Desertification, Sustainable Land Management (SV BoDeN) based in Bonn/Germany
provides technical advice to the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It develops and promotes innovative
approaches and methods in the field of sustainable land management. The
advisory service for the BMZ covers all technical, political-strategic and
financial processes within the framework of the UN Convention to Combat
Desertification (UNCCD). The technical focus is on soil protection and climate
impacts, which become increasingly relevant. To this end, the sector project
implements measures in the new thematic field of "Climate protection
through soil protection" in two country packages (India and Kenya). The
aim is to demonstrate the climate impact of soil protection and sustainable
land use and to integrate them into policy-making. In cooperation with local
partners in Africa and Asia, soil protection measures are implemented, and
their mitigation and adaptation effects analysed and certified. It is to be
tested to what extent soil protection measures can meet the requirements of the
voluntary carbon market and thereby create incentives for sustainable land use.


A. Responsibilities
This position will support activities in Kenya focusing on the establishment of a sustainable agricultural carbon certification scheme, in close cooperation with the GIZ Global Programme Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security (ProSoil) in Kenya and external service providers.
B. Tasks
1. Core tasks
Collaboration with national and county level political decision makers, extension services and national mitigation and adaptation Measurement, Reporting & Verification (MRV) system for the agriculture and land use sector

Support to external service providers in enabling stakeholders to adapt new monitoring systems with a focus on soil organic carbon (SOC) and enabling agricultural extension services

Support to external service provider in liaison and coordination between political partners, GIZ SV BoDeN and ProSoil, KfW projects, and external service providers

Support to SV Boden headquarter in developing and steering grants, local subsidies and service contracts

Responsibility for sound organization of capacity development workshops and trainings in cooperation with external service providers

Advisor to stakeholders on relevant technical aspects on sustainable land management, SOC, including relevant cross-cutting issues in gender equality and do-no-harm

Support to SV BoDeN in processing technical project results and impacts for documentation and reporting (BMZ, UNFCCC, UNCCD, technical networks)

Close coordination with the ProSoil country package Kenya to ensure maximum synergies

C. Required qualifications, experiences and competences
Professional experience
Master’s degree in the field of agriculture, climate financing, rural development, Gender or related fields

Minimum 5 years' experience in the field of sustainable land management, agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU), climate mitigation/adaptation in land use

Expertise on climate certification schemes, climate mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector

Strong conceptual and analytical skills as well as a high level of advisory and coordination competence

Professional experience in development and organization of capacity development measures (esp. organizational development, trainings)

Solid expertise in gender aspects in agricultural sector

Collaboration experience with agricultural extension services

Experience with GIZ internal processes and instruments is an asset

Ability to work in an international team setting and flexibility

English language skills: C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

Other knowledge, additional competences
Willingness to undertake short-term business trips to the intervention fields in Kenya, to Germany and eventually international conferences worldwide is a prerequisite for the position. With equal qualifications, applications from female applicants will be promoted. GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.
D. Duration of the contract
1st October 2020 – 31st May 2023
Vacancy Reference Number: GIZ/BoDEN/07/06/2020

Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
Mandatory attachments
Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:
Self-prepared CV file
- the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourself
Education certificate
- the official certificate for your highest education
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