Closing date: 2018-02-23

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international enterprise for cooperation and sustainable development, owned by the German Federal Government and active in 130 countries worldwide. On behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, GIZ has been working in Tajikistan since 1995.

Short information about the project

The project “Strengthening of Livelihoods through Climate Change Adaptation in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan” is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ. It has started in July 2014 and will, until December 2018, cover the following areas of activity: a) adaptation to climate change in agriculture, b) disaster preparedness and risk reduction and c) support to local authorities and other governmental actors in the sphere of climate change adaptation. The main political partners in both countries are the respective Ministries of Agriculture. Its project region in Tajikistan is Sughd Oblast, which is highly exposed to natural hazards, including dry spells and heat waves. The local population and governments lack capacities to appropriately prepare for and respond to these hazards. One particular problem is the mostly dilapidated state of community irrigation infrastructure, which is crucial to sustain the livelihoods of the rural population. To address this problem, in the framework of this project and in cooperation with farmers and the respective local authorities, small scale irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation projects, drip irrigation projects, disaster risk reduction mitigation measures, climate change adaptation measures will be implemented.

The hired consultant will be responsible to supervise and provide technical expert advices for the implementation of the small scale irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation projects, climate change adaptation and disaster risks mitigation measures.

Main tasks:

  • Identify new projects in collaboration with project partners in all districts of Sughd Oblast;
  • Negotiate community contribution and other forms of cooperation with project partners;
  • Prepare plans, drawings, specifications of materials and works, and overall cost estimates;
  • Prepare analysis of rates;
  • Prepare tender documents for goods;
  • Review technical sanctions for works and goods;
  • Conduct laboratory testing of materials (if necessary);
  • Assist in the administration of contracts for implementation of irrigation infrastructure, Climate Change Adaptation and DRR mitigation measures;
  • Monitor physical implementation and provide quality control supervision to community mitigation projects, irrigation infrastructure projects and climate change adaptation measures;
  • Carry out physical verification and ensure all constructions are as per the approved design drawings;
  • Closely work with community liaison expert and during his absence cover his tasks by encouraging community for the mobilization for the proposed mitigation and climate change adaptation measures.

Required qualifications and skills

The individual aspiring to apply for this position is expected to have educational backgrounds in water resources engineering, civil engineering, etc. Additional licensure or previous work experience in designing hydraulic systems or components would be preferred.

  • Engineering knowledge,
  • Communication and negotiation skills,
  • Teamwork and community mobilization skills,
  • Problem-solving ability,
  • Computer skills,
  • Self-motivation and a proactive approach to work,
  • Good time management skills,
  • A flexible approach to work and a willingness to take on new challenges,

Duration of Assignment

The Contractor shall be able to enter into service on/from March 15th, 2018 for a total of six months, until 15th of September 2018.  Minimum working days per month: 20 days.

Place(s) of Assignment

Sughd oblast, Tajikistan with possible business trips to Kyrgyzstan.

Please send your Letter of interest and CV, salary requirements with the subject Hydraulic Engineer to with a copy to until February 23, 2018, 5:00 pm. Applications sent to only one of the given e-mails will not be considered.