Team Leader - KFW - Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLM V)

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Last update: Aug 17, 2022 Last update: Aug 17, 2022


Deadline: Sep 16, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Ethiopia Ethiopia
Organization: GFA Consulting Group
Sectors: Environment & NRM, Programme & Resource Management Environment & NRM, Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 10 years
Date posted: Aug 17, 2022
Expected starting date: Feb 1, 2023


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Position: International long-term expert / Team Leader

Project Status: Expression of interest

Project Title: Sustainable Land Management Programme V (SLM V) – Integrated Catchment Restora-tion of Lake Chamo Basin

Project Duration: apr. 01/2022 – 01/2025

Duration of Assignment: 36 months

Country: Ethiopia, SNNPR, Lake Chamo Basin

Project Description:

The 5th phase of the Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLM V), financed by the German Financial Cooperation and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Ethiopia, intends to reduce land degradation of the Lake Chamo Basin through sustainable land management and restoration measures in the basin area, thereby increasing livelihood- and food security of small farm households. The project area comprises 10 identified Woredas/special Woredas covering the entire catchment of Lake Chamo (Chamo Basin).

Job description:

The Financial Cooperation measure under Sustainable Land Management V has three components:

Investments in integrated watershed- and landscape management;

Landscape restoration and watershed management

Climate-smart agriculture

Employment creation, value chains and livelihoods

Capacity building, monitoring and knowledge management;

Project management.


  • Postgraduate university degree in a discipline of Agricultural Economy, rural development, water resource management or in another relevant discipline;
  • Work experience in Ethiopia or Eastern-Africa
  • Experience as team leader / coordinator / project manager preferably in similar comprehen-sive long-term project assignments;
  • Work experience with donor-funded projects, especially experience with German Financial Cooperation would be a strong asset;
  • At least 10 years of practical professional experience in areas such as:
  • Implementing sustainable land management projects, incl. agricultural development, natural resource management, income generating activities;
  • Implementing soil and water conservation or integrated watershed development projects, incl. hydrological aspects and rural engineering;
  • Implementing biodiversity conservation projects, including support zone development in the vicinity of protected areas;
  • Project management of implementation projects, in particular FC-financed projects, funds and financial management and accounting;
  • Distinct experience in social and environmental safeguards and management (development of documents, implementing of safeguard plans, supervision and reporting):

Essential tasks of the consultant team:

Initiation and implementation of a participatory process, presumably via contractors (e.g. NGOs), and supervision of their activities; this participatory process is anticipated to be of a long-term nature.

Detailed design of SLM infrastructure, elaboration of related tender documents for contractors

Support to contracting of an independent social compliance auditor to audit safeguard activities

Set-up of overall and annual work plans

Financial and procurement management (financial plans, procurement plan, operations manual etc)

Elaboration of an appropriate O&M concept for the water storage infrastructure (funding and implementation)

Elaboration of Terms of Reference for ESIA/ESMP consultant, and supervision of related activities

Supervision of contractor works

Contracting of NGOs and other service providers for the implementation of soft measures and safeguards, and oversight/monitoring of their activities

Guaranteeing the application and fulfilment of relevant KfW Guidelines; correspondent advice to MWE

Contract management, project public relations, regular M&E, reporting, backstopping and other general issues.

Application by:


CV to:

Roman MONCHY monchy@gfa-group.de