Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Technical Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Technical Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225496

Category: Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resource

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

Technical Advisor

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #171/2019



As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.

As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.

In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners.

The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies.

GIZ-SURED (Sustainable Use of Rehabilitated Land for Economic Development 2018–2020) will be focusing on the economic development and sustainable utilization of rehabilitated areas. Against this background, GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit an Technical Advisor for GIZ-SURED ISFM Project as specified:

Position: Technical Advisor

Application deadline: October 19, 2019

Required Candidates: One

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

This position is seconded (60% of staff time) to the Soil Fertility Improvement Directorate (SFID) of the MoA.


  • Support the SFID Director in coordinating and overseeing the implementation of priority activities identified in the National Soil Fertility and Health Strategy, with emphasis on the reclamation of acid soils
  • Support the ISFM+ Deputy Project Manager in scaling up of proven technologies and the institutionalization of ISFM practices at regional and national level


    At SFID / MoA:

  • Contribute to the coordination and implementation of activities
    aiming at the establishment of a commercial lime supply chain for the sustainable reclamation of acid soils
  • Contribute to scaling up of combined application of lime and ISFM practices, including CA, to ensure sustainable agriculture in acidic areas
  • Support the development of implementation plan for the National Soil Fertility and Health Strategy by involving public and private sector actors
  • Plan and organize multi-stakeholder workshops and meetings and ensure documentation of their outputs and action points
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of reports, promotional and other documents, including key lessons and challenges
  • Closely interact and work with the ISFM+ project staff
  • Perform other assignments as required

    At ISFM+ / GIZ:

  • Support the implementation of the upscaling and institutionalization strategy of ISFM+
  • Oversee and coordinate the project’s support to federal and regional acid soil reclamation activities
  • Contribute to the development of innovative implementation approaches and of new project ideas
  • Contribute to the project’s planning, M&E, human capacity development (training), reporting
  • Closely interact and work with the SFID / MoA
  • Perform other assignments as required

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • MSc in Agronomy, Soil Science, Agriculture or otherrelated field

    Professional experience

  • At least 5 years professional experience (on similar position) in the areas of agronomy, soil fertility management, agricultural extension, climate smart agriculture or other relevant topics.
  • Experience of working on institutional linkages and collaborations with the Ministry of Agriculture and other institutions at national level is required

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral
  • Proven ability to produce high quality reports and documents
  • Excellent knowledge of standard computer applications, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of GIS and Graphic design software is a strong plus
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills targeting different audiences
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines under tight schedules

    How to Apply

    Application procedure:

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email:

    Note: -

    Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Technical Advisor #171/2019’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Technical Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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