Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Technical Advisor - Regional Leather Value Chain Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Technical Advisor - Regional Leather Value Chain Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 227145

Category: Agriculture, Consultancy and Training, Economics

Location: Gaborone

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description


The Programme “Cooperation for the Enhancement of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Economic Integration” (CESARE) supports SADC in economic development as well as good governance.

Its main cooperation partner is the SADC secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana. The Programme is further implemented in cooperation with national governments of SADC member states as well as with associations and companies of the private sector and civil society.

One of the four measures the programme consists of is the Private Sector Development component of the Joint Action “Support towards Industrialization and the Productive Sectors (SIPS) in the SADC region” which is financed by the EU and the German Government.

In this framework, GIZ takes over the implementation of two result areas: To enhance the Private Sector Participation in the Regional Leather and in the Regional Anti-Retroviral (ARV) Value Chains (VC).

The work within the Regional Leather VC will include providing and organizing advice as well as training regarding farming, slaughtering and tanning processes, further processing into leather (intermediary) goods as well as their marketing.

It also includes the organization of public-private dialogues to improve the regulatory environment for the industry. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH therefore invites suitably qualified, experienced, innovative individuals to apply for the position:

1. Technical Advisor: Coordinator Regional Leather Value Chain

Job Title: Technical Advisor - Regional Leather Value Chain

Job Category: Professional, Band 4

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

Project: GIZ “Cooperation for the Enhancement of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Economic Integration” programme

Duration : until February 2023 (start immediately)

Key Responsibilities;

  • Prepare an in-depth analysis of development opportunities within the Regional Leather VC, an intervention strategy and an operational plan for the value chain; Increase value creation within the Leather VC in the SADC region
  • Ensure a close coordination with beneficiaries and the private sector in preparing and updating the strategy and activity plans of the measure (Steering Structure)
  • Cooperate intensively with the private sector to understand and overcome binding constraints to growth (orchestrate private/public dialogues, policy advice, procurement, financial grants and all other instruments that lead to a positive development within the Leather VC)
  • Organize the provision of trainings for numerous small and medium enterprises in the SADC region on a multitude of subjects such as management, marketing, new production technologies, reducing environmental footprints etc.
  • Generate relevant business contacts and linkages
    through cooperation with business associations and businesses within and beyond SADC countries throughout the VC.
  • Closely interact with the SADC Secretariat and with the governments of the member states concerned, especially on policy related measures; Ensure consistent communication with the EU and other International Cooperation Partners on subjects relevant to the measure
    Plan and monitor the efficient use of project finances; receiving guidance and support by the Component Team Leader and the Programme Finance Manager
  • Technical management of all staff within the VC (3 full-time technical advisors and additional support staff, based in different SADC Member States)
  • Maintain and update a Monitoring and Evaluation system for the VC according to the requirements of the EU, the German Government, SADC, the private sector representatives as well as the standards of GIZ
  • Support the programme manager in preparing high quality reporting towards the different stakeholders and in further administrative processes

    Job Requirements

    General Requirements

  • Based on the large scope of the value chain, different types of initial trainings can represent adequate foundations for the position. These include university degrees in leather technique, advanced non-university technical trainings in leather processing / tanning, but also initial trainings in other areas such as agriculture or economics.
    Additional relevant professional trainings and courses are an asset.

    Skills and Experience

  • Extensive working experience in tanneries (technical and/or management functions), ideally processing bovine hides.
  • Proven experience in quality assurance processes and technological upgrading.
  • Ideally, additional working experience within the Regional Leather VC upstream or downstream of tanning. This can include experience with leather-related quality assurance processes in farming and slaughtering, or experience with leather procurement from producers as well as with leather processing companies, for example shoe and handbag manufacturers.
  • Ideally, an established track record in representing the industry through association work and in interaction with the public sector.
  • Familiarity with institutions, organization, actors, processes and mechanisms in the leather sector including ((inter-)national and regional) regulatory agencies
  • Experience in project management
  • Diplomatic and strong communication skills, self-motivated

    How to Apply

    Applicants who apply should enclose current CV, certified copies of certificates, passport/ID copy, and two traceable references.

    Applications should be addressed to: The Human Resources Manager

    P / Bag X12, Village


    E-mail address :


    Hand delivered to: 1st floor Morula House, Plot 54358, Prime Plaza, New CBD, Gaborone

    Closing date for application is 25 November 2019 at 16:00.

    For further information please contact HR unit at (+267) 3957400

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Technical Advisor - Regional Leather Value Chain Jobs in Ethiopia

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