Technical Advisor: Natural Resources Stewardship Programme II

Reports to: Country Coordinator: NatuReS II South Africa

Duration: Until 31 December 2024

Duty Station: Hatfield, Pretoria


The Natural Resources Stewardship Programme II (NatuReS II) is a global programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). NatuReS II is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). 

The programme promotes natural resources stewardship and multi-stakeholder collective action for more sustainable management of natural resources, especially those resources that are linked to water security and natural resource risks in economic zones. NatuReS II aims to strengthen and support local partnerships to address shared natural resources risks. Due to the scale and complexity of emerging challenges related to water and natural resources, individual actions, though important, are limited in effectiveness. “Natural Resources Stewardship” addresses this issue by offering a pragmatic approach to establishing strategic dialogue and identifying projects of mutual benefit between public and private partners and civil society actors, in order to better manage their shared natural resources risks and promote a just transition. NatuReS II currently operates in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa.

This vacancy is in support of activities in South Africa.

The NatuReS II South African team is based in the GIZ’s Centre for Cooperation with the Private Sector (CCPS) in Pretoria. The project will work in close cooperation with the GIZ’s Climate Cluster portfolio. The team requires the expertise of an independent and innovative team member who is dynamic, self – driven, adaptable and passionate about supporting improved water security, natural resource governance, environmental and economic sustainability and a just transition through a collaborative partnership approach.  In particular, the team member is expected to work specifically on supporting the programme’s technical advisory on resource use efficiency and embedding of stewardship principles in an economic zone and industrial parks. This includes support to the national secretariat for the Re-imagined Industrial Park initiative. He/ She should demonstrate strong advisory competency as well as flexibility to work on technical resource use efficiency topics, including the inter-connection between efficiency mechanisms and maintaining the integrity of natural resources surrounding economic zones and industrial parks. 

In execution of tasks, the colleague will assist the programme team with the following responsibilities:

RESPONSIBILITIES - see full job description download below...

The Technical Advisor is responsible for:

  • Support to our national and city partners with the management of stewardship partnerships in line with the programme objectives, agreements and partner organisation objective;
  • Support the national Re-imagined industrial park secretariat led by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) and its partners (the NCPC and the National Treasury) and actively contribute to content development and execution of the Industrial Futures dialogue series. 
  • Assist with project/programme initiatives by providing professional advisory services on related technical topics including: partnership formation, integrated water resources management, sustainability planning, industrial development, resilience in economic zones and industrial parks, resource-use efficiency and embedding of stewardship principles in related national processes;
  • Contribute to concept innovation and knowledge management products of the national and global programme through participation in the programme wide inter-country technical teams;
  • Support selected implementation initiatives identified through project and partner consultation and in line with objectives of the programme;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation processes of NatuReS II
  • Contribute to inter-country learning initiatives on stewardship in practice in industrial sites;
  • Support and advance the partnership work of the Centre for Collaboration with the Private Sector (CCPS)
  • Ensure alignment of work on reimagined industrial park processes with other GIZ programmes active in the industrial park space;


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:

  • A motivation letter (concisely 1 page) stating why they should be the preferred candidate, the value added they will bring to the project and their desired salary range.
  • This should be accompanied by a detailed CV (not more than 5 pages) and indicating their nationality.
  • Applications should be submitted to:, with the email subject line “Technical Advisor: Natural Resources Stewardship Programme II” for the attention of Head of Human Resource.

Closing date for applications: 01 March 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!