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Advisor (m/f/d) Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the field of Industrial Mechanics

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Mid level
Posted date:
October 25, 2022
Close date:
November 3, 2022
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Job Description

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in more than 130 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

  • Job-ID: V000051852
  • Location: Abidjan
  • Assignment period: 01/01/2023 - 10/31/2024
  • Field: Economic Development
  • Type of employment: full- or part-time
  • Application deadline: 11/03/2022

Job description

As part of the development of its activities in Côte d'Ivoire, GIZ through its programme for the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises and training-employment (INVEST for JOBS) contributes to the strengthening of the ecosystem and structures of vocational training in Côte d'Ivoire. In this context, the European Union (EU) proposes to provide funding to implement a new type of vocational training project focused on the concrete demand of private companies in terms of qualified manpower in the sectors of (1) industrial mechanics and (2) New Information and Communication Technologies.

Your tasks

  • Provide advisory support to the component manager and the project implementation partners, ensuring the relevance and effectiveness of technical assistance actions and monitoring the expected results
  • Support conceptually the theme of technical/professional training in the field of industrial mechanics
  • Contribute to the refinement of the concept of implementation according to the "action description" (EU project document)
  • Ensure the planning, the coordination and the follow-up of the relevant activities of the implementation of the Project as well as their coherence with the results to be obtained in the Project
  • Mobilize, manage and supervise short term experts' missions, by ensuring the quality of their performance
  • Provide support and/or technical advice to national authorities, training centers and the private sector
  • Ensure a direct and regular professional relationship with partner institutions
  • Monitor the evolution of activities and results with the help of a management chart
  • Ensure reporting related to activities and contribute to the preparation of meetings of the operational monitoring committee and the steering committee

Your profile

  • University degree in the fields of social sciences, economics, politics, training engineering or technical (industry/mechanics) or equivalent
  • Solid experience in the field of technical/vocational training will be an asset
  • Several years of professional experience, preferably gained abroad, in the industrial mechanics sector or equivalent
  • Many years of general professional experience
  • Thorough knowledge of West Africa; Knowledge of Côte d'Ivoire and its technical/vocational training system will be highly appreciated
  • Proven experience in the private sector and a solid track record of cooperation with the private sector in West Africa
  • Strong ability to supervise projects and mobilize multidisciplinary teams
  • Proven experience in project planning and reporting
  • Business fluent in French as well as German or English

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Côte d'Ivoire.

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The working environment is subject to special restrictions on the freedom of movement. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

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This job is suited to a full or a part-time position.

The willingness for frequent business trips is required.

We are happy to help accompanying partners discuss questions about benefits, residence permits and how to find your own job locally - feel free to get in touch with us during your application phase at

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

In order to fulfill the company's objectives, the willingness of employees for assignments at all GIZ locations in Germany and abroad is of high corporate interest.

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