Junior Communications and Visibility Advisor

Reports to: Deputy Programme Manager

Duration: Until 31 December 2023


The BMZ financed programme “Transboundary Water Management in SADC” supports the implementation of regional strategies for Integrated Water Resource Management. In its fifth phase, the focus lies on supporting the national programme for Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) in Lesotho, which is co-financed by the EU. ICM is a multi-stakeholder initiative that includes ministries, civil society and the private sector. The programme aims to develop capacities of Basotho stakeholders and implementing rehabilitation and prevention measures at catchment level.

Generally, junior professionals perform their duties in accordance with guidelines defined by the manager or are under the instruction of professionals in higher bands. The content of work and the learning stages are geared towards enabling the staff member to assume functions in GIZ band 4 or corresponding activities in the market. This function allows the employee to acquire technical and methodological knowledge and personal and social skills which can also be used in other band 4 functions.

Are you a young professional who is at home on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok, and do you know how to grow and engage a following on these platforms? Are you a gifted writer who makes people hang on every of your words? Do you enjoy telling stories about people who make a change in their community and are you passionate about restoring Lesotho’s land and water? Do you like to work collaboratively? Then join the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and work with us to support Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) in Lesotho.


As the Junior Communications and Visibility Specialist, you will:

  • Support ReNOKA (‘we are a river’), the national programme for integrated catchment management in its communications and PR across all platforms (press releases and news items on www.renoka.org, social media content, quarterly newsletter, community events and stakeholder meetings)
  • Heighten the visibility of the EU- and Germany-funded technical cooperation project “Support to Integrated Catchment Management in Lesotho” as per the project’s Communication and Visibility Plan
  • Work with all implementing partners of the project (NGOs, UN organisations and research institutes) so that all organisations communicate coherently and adhere to the EU Communication and Visibility Requirements. For this purpose, you will assist with the development a quarterly communications work plan with all partners and ensure its implementation
  • Monitor the reach and engagement of all communications activities and provide regular audience engagement reports; make recommendations on how to improve communication strategies based on these data.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a motivation letter (max. 1 page) detailing why they should be the preferred candidate and the value they will bring to the work of ICM. This should be accompanied by a detailed CV indicating their nationality to: recruit-pretoria@giz.de for the attention of Head of HR with the Subject Line: “Junior Communication and Visibility Advisor - ICM

Closing date for applications: 24 June 2022.

Only Permanent Residence holders and/ or Lesotho Citizens will be considered.

Interviews will be held in Maseru, Lesotho

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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