As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

By seconding qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to sustainably improving the living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

For our work in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, we are looking for a

Development worker to advise on local development
planning and forest administration

JOB-ID: 29159

Field of activity

The programme acts at provincial and national level to secure and strengthen the management, instruments and availability of national policy measures. The institutions that are involved in, and responsible for, sustainable natural resource management and environmental protection are, at the same time, implementing project partners and the target group (Ministry of Environment, sector coordination, provincial government, local authorities, etc.).The programme aims to reforest selected areas by applying measures to restore soil functions, and conducting activities that build on the local development strategy. In the provinces, one of the instruments used by the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) to promote activities for maintaining biodiversity is the strategy of community-based environmental protection.

The Kahuzi-Biega National Park shares 50 per cent of its borders with the local territories and their population. Good, sustainable and local development must therefore be accompanied by:

  • Protection of biodiversity.
  • Support for the local population.
  • Reduction in the misuse of natural resources.
  • Restoration of soil functions.
  • Generation of activities enabling the sustainable extraction and gathering of timber.

Your role

  • Develop projects for the protection of biodiversity and reforestation, and a strategy for combating soil erosion.
  • Represent the authority of the territory at partners' meetings.
  • Monitor the implementation of projects financed by partners or other bodies.
  • Strengthen the project-monitoring system based on the territory's operational plan.
  • Documentation of the results.

Your profile

  • Professional qualification in natural resource management, with a focus on rural development planning.
  • Previous working experience in a similar role.
  • Stress management.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Diplomatic skills, contextual analysis, willingness to adapt, the ability to work in a team.
  • Good French language skills.

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published: 15 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.