Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Migration and Diaspora Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Migration and Diaspora Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 200117

Category: Social Sciences and Community Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Migration and Diaspora Coordinator (Maternity Replacement)

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #037/2019

With their knowledge, experience and contacts, migrants can trigger important changes and contribute to ensuring a sustainable future for their home countries. The components implemented in Ethiopia are:

GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit Migration and Diaspora Coordinator (Maternity Replacement) for GIZ-CIM programme as specified:

Position: Migration and Diaspora Coordinator (Maternity Replacement)

Remuneration: As per the GIZ scale

Application deadline: March 9, 2019

Required Candidates: One

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

A. Responsibilities

The coordinator fulfils a crucial role in the implementation of the global Program Migration and Diaspora (PMD) in Ethiopia. He / She represents the PMD in the country and coordinates the activities of the program which are being implemented here.

He / She also cooperates closely with the GIZ Country Office Ethiopia. The coordinator provides input for the annual planning of PMD in Ethiopia and develops proposals for country-specific activities within the context of each component and independently carries out these activities after they have been approved by the program manager.

An important responsibility of the coordinator lies in the provision of advisory services to highly qualified migrants and the provision of country-specific expertise to the program manager.

The coordinator cooperates with the ZAV placement officer in charge of Ethiopia in related PMD fields of activity, especially in the component “Knowledge Transfer through development-oriented return (Returning Experts).

B. Tasks

Information and advice

  • Inform and advise experts and students on employment options and issues related to returning to the country of origin and social and professional integration,

  • Advise experts on the administrative aspects of the Program’s support process and ensures that the documents submitted meet the relevant quality standards,

  • Organize events for specific target groups in Germany (in cooperation with BA/ZAV) and in the partner country,

  • Informs employers about the Program’s various components of support (travel and transport allowance, salary subsidy payments, workplace equipment, support of trips for the purposes of networking and further education).


  • Forges sustainable contacts with relevant employers and specifically acquires offers for jobs and internships that are relevant to development cooperation (DC),

  • Posts acquired job offers of the required quality on the project website,

  • Places experts with precision, particularly in DC-relevant sectors, and ensures that placement activities relate to job offers in a sufficiently large proportion of cases,

  • Proactively searches for suitable jobs for eligible applicants,

  • Takes the lead when it comes to individual decisions on support in the action area/ component ‘Driving development through returning experts’ (RF) (salary subsidy, networking trip, continuing training measures, etc.) and coordinates the final decision with the project manager responsible for the given region (to comply with the principle that decision-making must involve two people),

  • Prepares documents setting out the necessary information for the approval of additional benefits for returning experts and submits these to the Program’s commercial team (VSB).


  • Networks the supported experts with each other and with DC experts,

  • Organizes networking meetings and workshops to promote technical exchange among supported experts as a main priority and social exchange where appropriate,

  • Establishes regular contact with the German embassy and other institutions (including the Goethe-Institute and the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) and foundations, as well as with relevant local institutions and the diaspora and migrant organisations in Germany, and relevant associations and organisations on the ground.

    Diaspora Cooperation

  • Supports and coordinates all the Program’s activities in the action area/ component ‘Diaspora Cooperation’ in the partner country,

  • Monitors the potential and opportunities in the partner country for introducing a specific ‘diaspora expert’ approach,

  • Examines applications and requests for support by migrant organisations and possibly diaspora experts, and visits project partners on the ground,

  • Informs and advises migrant organisations, diaspora
    experts as well as, partner organisations regarding possibilities of cooperation

  • Networks local project partners fosters the integration of supported projects into local and development cooperation structures and promotes networking opportunities with other programs,

  • Draws up the documents for making a decision on support for diaspora experts.

    Overarching tasks

  • Represents the Migration for Development Program at country level,

  • Acts as the contact for internal and external partners of the Program in the partner country,

  • Coordinates project activities in Ethiopia, in agreement with the officer responsible for the commission and other Program staff at Head Office,

  • Establishes and maintains an adequate local knowledge management system for the Program,

  • Conducts analyses of the potential for introducing new areas of action/ components on the ground, in agreement with the component project managers,

  • Is responsible for setting up and maintaining an in-country Program network (alumni, returning experts, employers, GIZ, embassy, diaspora associations, partner organisations, etc.),

  • Carries out marketing activities in-country, in agreement with the Program officers responsible for marketing and PR at GIZ Head Office,

  • Contributes to the further conceptual development of the country portfolio,

  • Carries out local activities to inform existing or potential employees of returning experts about the Program and its objectives (strengthening the contribution to development made by migrants in their country of origin, especially knowledge transfer).

  • Prepares Program-related business trips by GIZ Head Office staff and possibly by partners, and accompanies them on the ground,

  • Makes necessary local and international business trips,

  • Takes part in relevant specialist conferences and prepares presentations,

  • Takes part in training courses offered by CIM and in migration-related issues,

  • Works actively to further develop the areas of action/ components and current themes related to migration and development, in agreement with the officer responsible for the commission (and component and regional project managers),

  • Initiates the acquisition of third-party funds.

    Monitoring and evaluation

  • Supports the monitoring processes in all areas of action/ components implemented in the partner country and in the related activities,

  • Assures the quality of results monitoring reports (in terms of their content) by providing expert advice,

  • Carries out surveys and collects relevant data in the priority country for results-based monitoring and management,

  • On request, produces reports by the set deadlines,

  • Supports the Program in establishing and developing monitoring and evaluation instruments and activities.

    Job Requirements

    A. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • The coordinator is an Ethiopian national and has lived in Germany for an extended period.
  • He/ she holds a university degree and preferably has gained professional experience in Germany.
  • He/ she has a good insight into the structure of the Ethiopian diaspora in Germany.
  • He/she is fluent in German, Amharic and English and demonstrates solid knowledge of Ethiopia, its socio-political situation and its culture.
  • He/ she has an excellent command of German as well as good command of common computer programs such as Microsoft Office.
  • He/ she possesses a high level of communicative and negotiation skills and ideally has gained some working experience and basic knowledge of German development cooperation.
  • He/she is able to represent PMD in Ethiopia with internal and external stakeholders.

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Excellent working knowledge of MS products, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to support a multi-task, multi-discipline project team

  • Ability to travel in the country

  • Able to work in a team as well as independently

  • Excellent social and communications skills

  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

    B. Professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience
    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: -

    The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the subject line with the position title. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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