Advisor on Transboundary Water Management and Governance at Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries.

In Nigeria, GIZ’s portfolio includes among others, a programme to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its regional integration goals. The programme aims to strengthen sector-specific capacities in the areas of Peace and Security, Customs and Trade as weir as Strategic Management and Organizational Development in the ECOWAS Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Advisor on Transboundary Water Management and Governance for the African Ministers’ Council on Water – GV Global Water Security for Resilient Development

Location: Abuja
Initial Contract Period: 15 June 2024 – 31 December 2027


  • A University Degree (Master’s or similar) in a relevant field such as water Management, Hydrology, Water Resources, Engineering, Political Science, Economics, or Environmental Science.


  • At least 10 years of professional experience in development cooperation projects in Africa related to water management, water resources, or water diplomacy.
  • At least 5 years of experience in cooperation projects with African institutions in the water sector.
  • Ideally, expertise and knowledge with EU-funded projects.


  • Strong communication, analytical, and strategic skills.
  • Experience in high political visibility environments.
  • Enthusiasm, team spirit, reliability, diplomatic skills, and competence in gender issues and intercultural behavior.
  • Independent working style, readiness to take responsibility, and strong networking skills.
  • Proficiency in English is required; knowledge of German and French is advantageous.

Additional Requirements:

  • Salary band 4.
  • Position based in Abuja with readiness to travel within Nigeria, other African countries, and Europe.

Application Closing Date
12th May, 2024 – midnight EAT.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their motivational letter or letter of application, recent CV, including at least three referee contacts to: using “Advisor on transboundary water management and governance – SecBlue Abuja– Their Name” as the subject of the email.


  • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
  • Internal Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications using their official GIZ email addresses.
  • GIZ is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from individuals regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic. We embrace diversity and believe that inclusivity in the workplace is essential to our success and we are committed to creating a work environment where all employees are valued and respected.