GIZ Procurement and Services Department Head Jobs in Ethiopia

GIZ Procurement and Services Department Head Jobs in Ethiopia

GIZ Office

  • The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German implementing organisation which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We work to shape a future worth living in over 120 countries around the world.

  • The GIZ Office in Addis Ababa oversees projects in Ethiopia and Djibouti where GIZ works on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture (BMEL) and other commissioning parties.

  • Based on GIZ corporate policy guidelines, the GIZ Office supports the preparation and implementation of international cooperation projects, as well as the administrative implementation on site.

  • The GIZ Office represents the GIZ to government authorities and national partners in Ethiopia and Djibouti and maintains close communication with the German Embassy and other German implementing organisations as well as with international donors.

    Overall Responsibilities

    Leads the following sections

  • Procurement of Goods

  • Local contracts and framework agreements

  • International contracts through GIZ HQ
    Procurement of Services

  • Contracts with Consulting firms and Appraiser / Individuals

  • Financial agreements (e.g. Local Subsidy and Financing Agreement Contracts)

  • Construction Contracts

  • Lease and framework agreements and others

  • Custom Clearance

  • Importing goods and vehicles for programs

  • Importing and exporting personal effects and vehicles for GIZ Expats

  • Transfer of Vehicle and RTA Processes

  • All kind of related MoFA processes and other relevant authorities

    Vehicle Insurance

    Processing vehicle insurance for GIZ vehicles

  • Leads, administers and coordinates the different sections under the unit in an efficient and effective manner

  • Supervises all administration staff and coaches staff members under his/her supervision and conducts performance appraisal.

  • Coordinates with management in all HR issues.

  • Manage the business processes of the unit efficiently.

  • Perform any other duties in cooperation with other unit leaders of the office and projects.

  • Compliance with GIZ Orientation and Rules and the GIZ Ethiopia National Personnel Policy.

    Job Requirements

  • Required Educational qualifications, professional experience and competency


  • University master’s degree in economics or law.


  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in contracting, public procurement or similar field, preferably in an international context.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of min 5 years in the field of personnel management and personnel development.

  • Experience in procurement of services with regard to EU public procurement law

    Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Fluency in writing, reading and speaking in English and Amharic, knowledge of German language will be an advantage

  • Study and/or work experience in an English or German speaking country is an advantage

  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, SAP), and digital literacy

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and clear judgment

  • Pronounced negotiation skills, power of deduction and high degree of integrity, and excellent sense of compliance

  • High level of service-orientation and advising competence

  • Flexibility and ability to work in an international team and cooperate well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds in an intercultural work setting

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to prioritize, able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products

  • Good management and administrative skills
    Exhibits commitment, reliability, loyalty.

  • Highly solution-oriented mindset has a constructive approach to challenges.

  • Takes over responsibility for the tasks assigned to her/him and carries them out independently.

    How to Apply

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

  • Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Procurement and Services Department Head #132/2020’ in the subject line of your email application.

  • Due to large number of applications we categorize 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

    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

    Have a look at GIZ Ethiopia’s benefit package

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