Giz- Sustainable Training and Education Programme Private Sector Outreach Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Giz- Sustainable Training and Education Programme Private Sector Outreach Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 225881

Category: Economics Location: SNNPR

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Salary: As per GIZ Scale

Job Description

GIZ- internal/external Vacancy

Terms of Reference for private sector and employment expert for Agro-Processing or Agro-Business

in the Component

Enhancing Skills of Youth and Women in Catchments of Agro-Industrial Parks

of the

GIZ- Sustainable Training and Education Programme


As German organization for international development cooperation with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes in more than 80 partner countries.

In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.

The Ethiopian Growth and transformation Plan (GTP) assigns a key role to the education sector for accelerating economic growth, achieving developmental goals and becoming a middle-income country by 2025.

The Ethio-German Sustainable Training and Education Programme (STEP), co-financed by the European Union and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), improves the employment prospects of young Ethiopians by promoting quality and relevance in training and education.

The programme establishes strong linkages between the education and the private sector to support the development of a modern education system geared towards employment and economic growth.

The programme supports the agro-industrial development of the country, a cornerstone of the Government’s economic transformation plans through the development of long- and short-term trainings in the agro-processing parks and their catchment areas and the establishment of agro industry incubator units and establishing career services.

To support the work of this programme component, GIZ-STEP is looking to recruit an TVET Expert for Agro-Processing or Agro-Business as per the details below.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Driving the implementation of the GIZ-activities in the Agro-Processing Component with a focus of private sector outreach and cooperation on regional level. Areas are not limited to but will include the following

  • Support skills enhancement of youth and women in catchments of Agro-Industrial Parks in Baeker/Humera (from Mekelle) by
    Coordinating the implementation of short and long-term trainings
  • Strengthening partners (educational institutions as well as private business)
    capacity to implement long- and short-term trainings
  • Developing and implementing formats for industry cooperation with educational institutions
  • Strengthening partners (educational institutions as well as private business) capacity to implement incubator and employment related services for the agro industry parks:
    i. Support the set-up incubations centers at the Industrial parks incl. network forming and capacity development of the centers

    ii. Coordination of career services for women and youth in the catchment areas

  • Fostering the networks between relevant stakeholders in the parks and catchment area, especially private companies and education institutions
  • Steering and coordinating with consultants and other sub-contractors for the implementation of the action
  • Take a lead in the design and organization of events such as workshops, trainings, conferences or fairs
  • Implementing other project activities in order to reach the project’s objectives – areas of involvement will be agreed upon as needed

    2. Support all general project management activities such as:

  • Facilitate learnings and contribute to knowledge management
  • Implement the EU visibility and communication strategy in your respective location
  • Support monitoring activities
  • Work in close coordination with a team of local and international experts
  • Preparation of concepts, strategies and operational plans for current and follow-on phase of the project

    3. Implement tasks under the technical and disciplinary supervision of the Component Manager of STEP

    Required Candidate: One

    Starting date: December 2019

    Duration: 30. June 2021

    Job Requirements

    Qualification Required & Experience

  • University Degree: M. A/M.sc in (agro-)processing/(agro-)economics/(agro-) business/(agro-) engineering or related
  • 8 years professional experience in private sector (e.g. Engineering, Capacity Development, Entrepreneurship, Medium and Small Enterprise support) or working with/for the private sector (e.g. in private sector development projects, consultancy, etc.)
  • Work experience in an international organization, preferred European development agency
  • Vast understanding of the agro-business sector including value chains and agro-economics
  • Strong ability for capacity building and private sector support
  • Access to local and sector specific networks and excellent reputation
  • Experience in working with industrial parks is an asset
  • Excellent English (C1) and Amharic (written and spoken), including report writing in English

    Added value: Training/teaching experience

    How to Apply

    All interested and eligible candidates can apply by sending their CV and Motivation Letter through:

    gizstep@ethiojobs.net

    All questions about the position should be directed to Ethiojobs

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Giz- Sustainable Training and Education Programme Private Sector Outreach Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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