Junior-Advisor (m/f/d) Marine Spatial Planning

JOB-ID: P1533V1025J02

Entry-level employees - Temporary

Job description

GIZ supports the Benguela Current Convention (BCC) and its parties Angola, Namibia and South Africa in introducing Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative. The overarching goal of the project is to support the region in maximizing socio-economic benefits generated by the ocean, whilst ensuring the safeguarding of the marine ecosystem’s health and services provision. MSP now needs to be institutionalized as a standard operating procedure by the Governments and regionally under the BCC, in parallel to the completion of the first national-level Marine Spatial Plans within each of the three partner countries. The newly identified and updated descriptions of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas need to be integrated into these Marine Spatial Plans to ensure the safeguarding of their natural values.

Your tasks
  • Supporting technical and strategic policy advice of regional- and national-level project partners
  • Supporting technical and organizational implementation of regional- and national-level project activities
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the project implementation and assisting with technical reporting to BMU
  • Supporting communication of project activities and successes
Your profile
  • Master degree in (marine) natural resource management, spatial/development planning, economics, politics, law or a relevant social or natural science
  • First professional experience in MSP, integrated coastal zone management or marine management
  • First professional experience in (marine) policy development
  • First professional experience in designing and implementing (multi-)stakeholder engagement processes, including conceptualizing and facilitating (stakeholder) workshops
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and strong inter-cultural skills and a talent for behaving sensitively and carefully while pursuing objectives effectively
  • Flexibility to travel frequently and for longer periods in the region and beyond
  • Master language skills in English (C2); additional language skills in Portuguese and/or German are highly desirable
Additional information

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.

Swakopmund is a city with approximately 50.000 inhabitants located at the central coast of Namibia. Swakopmund enjoys a mild climate with 25°C in the summer and 15°C in the winter. German and English speaking kindergardens and schools exist. Health care is excellent. The security Situation is relatively stable. There are daily flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Windhoek from Walvis Bay. Several (inter-) national supermarket chains offer a wide range of daily-needs products. Swakopmund also offers a variety of (outdoor) sports, restaurants and cafés. Numerous sightseeing opportunities exist in close proximity, inland and in the neighboring countries.

This position must be filled at least 80 % part-time or full-time.

It may be possible to extend the contract.

Frequent and ad-hoc travel in Namibia, to Angola, South Africa and beyond is necessary.

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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Further information about the project can be found here.


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