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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The GIZ Office in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Job Title: Technical Advisor for Employment Promotion
Duty Station: Gedaref
Closing Date: 20 June 2018

GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development worldwide. Our actions are guided by the principles of sustainability. We advocate for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity, and we promote market-oriented, ecological and social economic development. We work to shape a future worth living around the world.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU), GIZ will start implementing a new project in Kassala and Gedaref. The project aims at improving the livelihoods of the local population and refugees alike in two areas of intervention:
1) Supporting the government and the private sector in improving the quality and availability of market-oriented vocational training for young women and men.
2) Supporting small industry unions in providing business development services (BDS) for employment-oriented growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.

For the second area of intervention, the GIZ Office in Gedaref is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position: Technical Advisor for Employment Promotion with duty station in Gedaref and regular duty trips to Kassala and other states, if required. The advisor is reporting to the project manager.

A. Responsibilities:
The Technical Advisor is responsible for:

  • Identify gaps and capacity shortcomings among small enterprises and assists in formulating implementation oriented solutions with regard to employment promotion.
  • Support relevant stakeholders in Gedaref and Kassala in the creation of employment opportunities.
  • Develop with relevant stakeholder a strategy how to integrate job seeker into the local labour markets.
  • Advise public institutions and private entities on issues related to employment oriented private sector promotion.
  • Develop with relevant stakeholders innovative measures to improve local labour markets.
  • Managing knowledge by documenting best practices, experience, and information gathered on employment and the labour market.
  • Providing technical support to the project by dealing with questions and problems relating to labour market development.

The Technical Advisor for Labour Market Development performs the following tasks:
B. Tasks:

  • Assess the current system on labour market in Gedaref and Kassala.
  • Support the establishment of a dialogue process between relevant stakeholders (e.g.Labour Offices, VTCs, private sector organization, workshop owner, with regards to job opportunities for job seekers).
  • Support relevant stakeholder and partner organizations in the establishment of 'Job Centres' in Gedaref and Kassala.
  • Support the relevant stakeholders to organize job fairs.
  • Support the relevant partners in elaborating employment strategies for Gedaref and Kassala.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • University degree (at least Bachelor) in a relevant field (Economics, Development, etc.).
  • Familiarity with the needs of small, micro, and medium industries in Sudan.
  • Good knowledge of Sudanese labour market.
  • Familiarity with the microfinance sector.

Professional experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience (employment and private sector promotion, livelihood provision or others).
  • Previous experience in collaborating with governmental counterparts.

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • Experience in project design and implementation.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to work efficiently with tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Strong English and Arabic writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-cultural competencies and experience working in international teams.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.
  • Experience in development cooperation is an asset.
  • Existing network with relevant public and private entities in Kassala and Gedaref is an asset.

Please submit the following documents in soft copy only, in English:
•    CV (max. two pages)
•    motivation letter (one page)
to: giz-recruitment@giz.de  
* Position must be entered in subject line in the e-mail.
* Additional documents may be requested at a later date.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from GIZ until the 31.07.2018, your application was not further considered.