With its many natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies like the Zambezi River and a peaceful history since its independence in 1964, Zambia is considered as a great place to live in Africa. However, despite high economic growth rates in the last decade, only a fraction of the population benefits from economic development. In rural areas, poverty is three times as high as in cities and though more than 50% of the population live from agriculture, mostly smallholder farmers with less than 5 hectares of agricultural land, the sector accounts for only 6.5% of gross domestic product. In the context of climate change and growing weather unpredictability, smallholder farmers in Zambia have insufficient access to insurance against climate risks as well as to location-specific weather information.
Advising selected institutions on the generation and processing of data for climate risk information (e.g. location-specific weather forecasts enriched with simple recommendations for farmers)
Identifying and designing concepts for appropriate information distribution channels
Advising and accompanying the institutions in the implementation of these models
Advising partner organizations on digitalization processes
Degree in applied Information and Communication Technology or Earth Sciences (Meteorology) desirable but not a requirement
Several years of experience in the development of digital strategies
Expertise in data analysis and evaluation, as well as in the generation of statistics
Structured work style with a high degree of self-organization, flexibility and creativity
Good advisory skills
Fluent in English
In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.