Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Junior advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Junior advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 212670

Category: Research and Development
Location: Benishangul Gumuz
Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Junior advisor

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #120/2019

GIZ - Cross-Border Collaboration Programme in Western Ethiopia and Eastern Sudan


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.

The project is financed by the EU and BMZ and implemented by GIZ and provides local governments, communities and the private sector on both sides of the border with opportunities to improve and diversify livelihoods through a combination of strategic and administrative consultations.

The overall objective of the project is to address the drivers of migration and strengthen the populations’ resilience to instability and displacement in the borderlands of Benishangul Gumuz in Ethiopia and Blue Nile State in Sudan.

This will include investments in enhancing and diversifying livelihoods, including livestock, agriculture and fisheries; strengthening basic service delivery; natural resource management; and promoting cross-border cooperation and coordination, trade and private sector development as well supporting conflict management and resolution capacities.

The intervention logic and proposed action has been developed by the EU and BMZ in a consultative process with their partners, the governments of Ethiopia and Sudan as well as IGAD.

The project is currently looking for a qualified person to fill the following position: -

Position: Junior advisor

Place of Work: Benishangul Gumuz, Assosa

Required Candidate: One

Application deadline: July 15, 2019


  • The junior advisor provides support for
    the team leader and other experts for whom he / she performs technical tasks
  • coordinating and organizing project activities such
    as field trips and workshops
  • carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning the implementation of projects or programmes
  • carrying out specific tasks about knowledge management for the programme
    the team leader in carrying out project activities


    Coordination and monitoring

  • supports project monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports / informs regularly on the status of results to the team leader
  • assists with recording and documenting the results of all activities
  • assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects
  • develops, orders and distributes PR materials on the programme as well as GIZ PR materials
  • assists with PR work for the programme
    assists short-term experts assigned to the programme in completing their tasks


  • in consultation with the team leader, experts or other consultants, prepares and carries out qualitative research

    Knowledge management

  • assists in drawing up reports and translations
  • assists in communicating, updating and collecting information on all project components (e.g. resilience, peace and cross border activities)
  • supports to organise and update programme documentation and the programme filing system

    Implementation of project activities

  • supports the development of training materials
  • supports moderation of office team meetings and other workshops
  • takes over the monitoring activities during the field visits

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • university degree in an area that is related to the programme objectives, e.g. sociology, political science or communication.
    zero years of experience
  • initial experience (internship or similar) in a relevant area

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Access or other database programme)
  • experience of project work and research
  • experience in an area related to the programme’s requirements is desirable
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of Amharic and English, one local language to Benishangul – Gumuz Region is an asset

    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 Junior advisor #120/2019’ 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.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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