The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work to shaping a future worth living around the world.

As a public-benefit Federal Government organisation, GIZ supports the German Government, particularly the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implementing development projects. In Bangladesh, GIZ is implementing the technical cooperation projects in the areas of energy, climate change, textile, human rights under the bilateral agreement, signed on 15 July 1972 between the Bangladesh and German Governments.

For the team of our “Strengthening Institutions for Climate-Adapted Drinking Water Resource Management in Dhaka, SAIDABAD”, we seek applications from suitable candidates for the position of Environmental Policy, Resource Efficiency Advisor”.

Job Location: Dhaka
Contract Duration till: October 2025
Number of Position: 1
Band: 4

A. Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  • Managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the project objectives, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior
  • Assisting project initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
  • Advise supervisor on all tasks when implementing GIZ rules and regulation
  • Advise supervisor in the field of project's planning, steering and monitoring
  • Independently implement goals and requirements set by the line manager
  • Make decisions which have a short-term effect within a limited project area/ unit
  • Assist supervisor to identify day to day problems and suggest appropriate solutions

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

B. Tasks (Main Job Role)

In relation to the Water projects, the position holder fulfils the following tasks

  • Assisting DWASA and LGRDC in the preparation of the PRODOC, the TAPP and other documents required for the official start of the project.
  • Participate in the preparation of the project implementation (meetings, workshops)
  • Planning, design and implementation of the output 1 interventions of the project in consultation with the supervisor including planning the yearly budgeting and supervising timely expenditures.
  • Maintain liaison with the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (MoLGRDC), Department of Environment (DoE), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the High Level Committee to be created for the implementation of the master plan for the Meghna river and update supervisor timely.
  • Be the focal for the advisors and staff working in the project related to communication with the project partner, DOE and LGRDC
  • Work as a security focal for the project in liaison with the security advisor of the GIZ office
  • Besides, liaising with broad range of partners and stakeholders, as well as other governmental partner institutions, international donors and multilateral stakeholders in the field of development cooperation.
  • Assisting the AV in providing professional advisory service to governmental institution to facilitating a process to improve the environmental regulatory framework.
  • Support in organising and conducting technical analyses, studies, and study trips jointly with partner organisations.
  • Developing Terms of Reference (ToR) and manage contracts under the supervision of the superiors.
  • Conceptualise, prepare and organise workshops, seminars, and other events related to the Programme’s field of activities and submit reports on the events.
  • Assist supervisor on all task when implementing GIZ rules and regulation

Core scope of tasks (Specific Job Role)

The position holder should

  • Support capacity development measures for the implementing partners to improve environmental protection measures
  • Providing advice to local authorities on the identification of measures and their implementation and assisting the AV in advising local authorities on the identification of measures and their implementation
  • Support and advise for access to government budgets for monitoring
  • Support and advise for access to finance for environmental protection measures
  • Assisting the AV in awareness raising campaign on environmental protection
  • Takes part in the formulation of project action plans and synchronization of the planning and budgeting system concerning project-team
  • Independently implementing policies regarding political relations set by the supervisor

Other duties/additional tasks

The position holder

  • Supports the knowledge management of the project.
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience 


  • Master’s in Environmental Engineering/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Management/ Water resources engineering or relevant subjects

Professional experience

  • 5 years in relevant occupational experience
  • Knowledge in the field of Bangladesh water sector, environmental policy/strategies and relevant government institutions is required.
  • Experience in communication with federal ministries/ policy advice and in cooperation with other donors would be an asset

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Ability to work well under pressure and must be a strong team player
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Knowledge of German Language is an asset
  • Ability to work in an intercultural environment
  • Good organizational skills and management expertise
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management


We only accept electronic applications.
If you meet the above requirements, you can apply through the link below.

Only, if you face technical difficulties applying through our job site, please, e-mail your CV to
(Please, note, you must mention the position name on the subject line of your e-mail and attach the technical error screen shot of our job site. Without the attachment of the technical error screen shot, we will not accept CV though e-mail)

Last Date of Application: 25 January 2023

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and persons with disability are especially encouraged to apply and they will be selected in case of equal qualification with other candidates.