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Advisor (m/f/d) Vocational Training and Market Labor Measures

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Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Mid level
Posted date:
December 15, 2022
Close date:
January 1, 2023
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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: V000051514
  • Location: Addis Abeba
  • Assignment period: 02/01/2023 - 08/31/2024
  • Field: Economic Development
  • Type of employment: full- or part-time
  • Application deadline: 01/01/2023

Job description

The Ethiopian government has set itself the goal of achieving middle-income country status by 2025. The massive expansion of the education sector should provide the economy with employable graduates while give the rapidly growing young population a perspective. The goal of the “Sustainable Training and Education Programme” (STEP) programme is therefore to increase employability of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates, jobseekers and self-employed, especially females, in different growth sectors. The project advises relevant ministries, its subordinate authorities and private sector at federal and regional level aiming at improving mechanisms to steer and implement a demand-driven TVET system, increasing capacities of TVET personnel, expanding employment-oriented training offers for different target groups and encouraging business sector to play are more active role. GIZ has been commissioned to “Enhancing the skills of youth and women in catchments of the Agro-Industrial Parks of Ethiopia” as part of the joint EU action for the “Promotion of Sustainable Ethiopian Agro-industrial Development” (PROSEAD).

Your tasks

  • Responsible for overseeing, managing and evolving all aspects related to the long-term cooperative training measures and related advisory services to be extended by the Programme
  • Support the establishment of Agro-Industry Wide Training Centers as third place of learning for cooperative training and short-term training in close coordination with partners
  • Identifying, engaging and supporting relevant companies in the agro-industrial sectors to jointly plan and coordinate cooperative training implementation as well as further decent employment promotion measures
  • Ensure liaison for close collaboration and alignment, internally within STEP, and externally with other GIZ and PROSEAD parallel initiatives and actively seek for synergies
  • Lead and support development of strategies and measures to promote the participation of the private sector in the Ethiopian TVET system in collaboration with key national partners
  • Conduct thorough, objective, insightful and timely analysis of issues related to skills development in the TVET sector in Ethiopia, in general and in particular related to Agro-processing and Agro-industry, and provide quick on-demand analysis, recommendations on policy questions and issues related to it
  • Undertake independent and collaborative assignments; i.e., leading projects and consultancies for developing training solutions for the skills enhancing of youth and women in the catchments of the Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks
  • Advice and coordinate the development of training and implementation strategies, aiming at increasing quality, relevancy and sustainability both in the formal and informal sectors in the Agro-industrial sector in Ethiopia
  • Support in reporting and assure that knowledge is captured and transferred within the programme

Your profile

  • Masters’ degree in Business Management, Agricultural Economy, Management, Education and Teaching, Economics or any other relevant discipline
  • Many years of professional experience in the field of advising and developing capacity building and training measure in the vocational sector
  • Proven hands-on experience of developing and delivering cooperative/dual training programmes
  • Extensive agro-industry knowledge and hands-on practical experience in the implementation of capacity building programmes in cooperation with the private sector
  • Proven experience in development cooperation within an international organisation or as a consultant
  • Ability to convey vocational training and methodologies concepts and business impact to senior officials as well as address more detailed training requirements of users and technical staff
  • High level of negotiation skills and self-regulation competence to be able to act efficiently and in a goal-oriented manner
  • Business fluent in German and 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 Ethiopia

The GIZ offers an additional benefits package for deployments in fragile security situations. You can find further information in the Guide to the Collective Agreement on Assignment Conditions in Fragile Contexts.

The security situation is tense. 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 freedom of movement is restricted. 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.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at


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

The willingness for frequent business trips is required.

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.

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

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

Please understand, that we can only accept and process applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

Our benefits

  • We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.
  • Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills. Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position.
  • Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network.
  • We provide opportunities for taking part in training and professional development to all our staff. Our Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) will help you develop your skills.
  • Ensuring the compatibility of career, family work and care commitments is part of our corporate policy. Flexible working hours and comprehensive preparation packages for families accompanying staff abroad are two examples of the opportunities that GIZ offers its employees. Our family-friendly philosophy also includes providing support for family members in need of care.
  • Flexi-time and the possibility for mobile working gives staff maximum flexibility.
  • We offer you various part-time working models to give you flexibility in planning your working and home lives.
  • We allow our staff to accrue working time credits in a long-term working time account. This credit can then be used to take a lengthy leave of absence.
  • Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.
  • We reward staff who achieve their agreed annual targets with a variable remuneration component.
  • You will receive various additional benefits during your stay abroad that will depend on your country of assignment.
  • We have put together an extensive package of benefits for family members accompanying staff abroad, including medical check-ups, language lessons and lump-sum allowances for the outward and homeward journeys. The Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) also offers a range of preparatory courses on local culture, history and customs and on travelling with children.
  • During your assignment abroad, we will largely reimburse you for the school fees incurred for sending your children to schools providing a general education.
  • In many places, you will receive a subsidy towards the rent on your place of residence. If you have not yet found suitable accommodation at the time of your outward journey, you will receive a subsidy to put towards your hotel costs.

About us

Your professional and personal development is important to us. At GIZ, you will be offered global work opportunities and an atmosphere that is characterised by diversity, respect and genuine equal opportunities. Gender equality promotion is a matter of course for us. Our benefits are also impressive in terms of work-life balance and family friendliness. Flexible working hours that fit your life situation are an integral part of our corporate culture.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

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