Technical Advisor TVET Employment Opportunity – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Portfolio
Manager GIZ Office Kampala
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of
Germany with International operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for
the German government and other national and international, public and private
sector clients within the framework of the international Cooperation between
the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Uganda.
Job Summary: The TVET
advisor will be the focal point of the global project in Uganda and responsible
for coordinating, implementing and monitoring all activities related to
stakeholders of the project in Uganda. He/she will be part of the GIZ team in
Uganda and will be located in the GIZ country office in Kampala. His/her
superior in Uganda will be the Portfolio Manager of the GIZ Office in Kampala,
his/her technical superior will be the Program Director located in Germany. The
project wiH closely cooperate with other already ongoing GIZ projects in Uganda
that focOs’on TVET or have TVET components, such as E4D/SOGA (Employment and
Skills for Eastern’Africa), ENWASS (Enhanced Water Security and Sanitation) or
PREEEP (Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish
    partnerships with TVET organizations and private companies in the skilled
    crafts and trades sector with the purpose of facilitating exchange with
    the sector in Germany.
  • Implement
    innovative cooperation models for long-term exchange between German and
    Ugandan skilled craftspeople and/ or TVET organizations (e.g.
    peer-to-peer, coaching, business partnerships).
  • Support
    matching by finding suitable partners to place German skilled craftspeople
    in Uganda. Provide technical advice to partner companies on how to use the
    expertise of Germany’s skilled crafts and trades sector (e.g. business
    opportunities, entrepreneurship).
  • Provide
    technical and logistical support for German partners during their missions
    in Uganda.
  • Organize
    and accompany delegation trips with partners from Germany as well as
    delegation trips to Germany for partners in Uganda.
  • Ensure
    timely and smooth communication between project partners.
  • Internal
    and external representation of the project.
  • Take
    over administrative tasks of the project and support M&E of project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a University degree (minimum MSc or MA) in an area related
    to the program objectives e.g. in economics, education, management,
    development studies or a comparable field of studies.
  • A
    minimum of ten (10) years working experience in project management with a
    specific focus on skills and private sector development or cooperation.
  • At
    least three (3) years working experience in the TVET sector and the
    skilled crafts and trades sector.
  • Experience
    with working on partnerships with German stakeholders of the private
    sector and/ or skilled crafts and trades organizations (chambers of crafts
    and trades, professional associations) is an advantage.
  • Solid/Excellent
    knowledge of the TVET sector and the skilled crafts and trades sector in
  • Good
    knowledge of SME promotion sector / SME development policy in Uganda.
  • Excellent
    oral and written skills in English, as well as proven communication and
    presentation skills.
  • Excellent
    networking abilities and talent for organizing and following-up with a
    good sense for intercultural challenges and innovative cooperation
  • Knowledge
    of German language skills are of advantage.
  • Excellent
    working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Work
    experience with the private sector and/or donor or aid agency is required.
  • Able
    to work independently, responsible and target oriented.
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and
a cover letter (max. 2 pages) addressing the applicant’s motivation by email
to: recruitment-uganda@giz.de. Please note: Only those applications with the
subject heading “Technical Advisor TVET” will be accepted.
Deadline: 22nd February 2018
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