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Junior Advisor to the Technical Team Leader

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. GIZ offers 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.

The GIZ Office in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:


 Duty Station: Gedaref
 Closing Date: 15 March 2019


The GIZ Project Office in Gedaref is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Junior Advisor to the Technical Team Leader will be stationed in Gedaref with regular duty trips to Kassala or other States in Sudan, if required.

 Duties and responsibilities:


The Junior Advisor to the Technical Team Leader is responsible for:

  • ensuring smooth administrative processes related to technical team activities
  • supporting the Technical Team Leader in reaching its organizational and strategic objectives
  • ensuring a smooth communication flow, coordinating and managing appointments


The Junior Advisor to the Technical Team Leader performs the following tasks:


  1. Secretarial and administrative work and services
  • organises and prepares technical team meetings
  • reminds, updates and notifies technical team members of upcoming appointments
  • prepares and organises information materials for the technical team
  • manages incoming and outgoing correspondence (telephone, post, fax, email), prioritises and organises it
  • prepares documents as needed
  • participates in internal and external (team) meetings and workshops and assists with documenting and preparing these, e.g. by taking minutes, organising logistics etc.
  • supports travel management for technical team members
  • follows up incoming and outgoing visits of international and national consultants
  • takes care of international and national consultants during their stay in Gedaref or Kassala
  • communicates and coordinates with general administration, procurement and fleet organization


  1. Coordination, management and general coordination
  • coordinates and monitors schedule and ensures agreed blocks of time are kept clear for planned events relating to the GIZ office
  • supports the technical team Leader in event management coordinates equipment, stationaries and etc. required for meetings with external and internal partners
  • supporting new staff in familiarizing with the work of the technical team
  • regularly prepares a list of events and updates technical team accordingly
  • liaise with project communication department for events prepared by the technical team


  1. Administration
  • assists in creating and maintaining a filing system for the technical team, treats information confidentially, specifically in the areas of personnel, contracting, and finance updates the filing system daily with incoming and outgoing correspondence.


4.Other duties/additional tasks

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
  • interprets and translates as required
  • welcomes and communicates with technical team guests in a professional and friendly manner

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • At least BA in (business) administration, legal background or similar area

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Excel)
  • good management and organisational skills
  • good communication skills
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • confidential and trustful handling of data and information
  • highly service oriented
  • fluent written and oral knowledge of Arabic and English

Closing date:15.03.2019

If you do not hear from GIZ until the 15.04.2019 your application was not further considered.


To be submitted only in soft copy in English: CV, Cover- and Motivation Letter to:

E-mail: giz-recruitment-sudan@giz.dethe position applied to has to be entered in the subject

The application shall not be bigger than 1MB. References and degrees will be requested if required and shall not be sent via e-mail.

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