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Technical Advisor on Vocational Training

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: Kassala/Gedaref
 Closing Date: 15 March 2019


GIZ Sudan is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Technical Advisor on Vocational Training in Kassala /Gedaref

The Technical Advisor is reporting to the Technical Team Leader.

The advisor will support the project in the first field of intervention on vocational training. The advisor will be based in Kassala/Gedaref.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Advising public institutions and private entities on issues related to vocational training;
  • Supporting the identification of trades to be promoted in the course of the project based on the needs of the market;
  • Supporting the selection of workshops and businesses for workplace training;
  • Supporting the development and/ or adjustment of curricula for vocational training in coordination with the Technical Advisor for TVET;
  • Planning and organizing (re-)trainings for trainers and instructors of vocational training at vocational training centers and in enterprises or workshops offering workplace training;
  • Planning and organizing capacity development measures for public and private entities in the vocational training sector, such as the Department of Labour and Vocational Training in Kassala/Gedaref, the State Ministry of Finance in Kassala/Gedaref and the Small Industry Unions;
  • Supporting providers of vocational training and relevant public authorities to improve access to vocational training for the target group, especially for women;
  • Facilitating the exchange of information and experiences between the vocational training sector and the private sector;
  • Establishing and maintaining relations with public and private entities in the vocational training sector;
  • Implementing the project’s communication strategy through a variety of communication channels.
  • Support in the implementation of newly established 1-year market driven dual training curricula in Kassala/Gedaref VTC´s
  • Support in the setup and installation of the new equipment for 1-year training at both VTC.
  • Ensure that the teachers are well aware and qualified in the implementation of the new curricula
  • Support in the capacity development for both VTC staff and organization.


Within these responsibilities, tasks include:

  • Supporting the strategic planning of the project management, in particular in the development and updating of the plan of operations, the capacity development strategy, and the communication strategy of the project;
  • Designing, planning, and implementing project activities;
  • Identifying contractors, drafting terms of reference and managing the implementation of contracts with consultants and consulting’s;
  • Monitoring, documenting and evaluating project activities;
  • Drafting reports, meeting minutes and communication material in English and Arabic;
  • Translating documents from Arabic to English and vice versa;
  • Translating in meetings and at events between English and Arabic.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree (at least Bachelor or equivalent) in a relevant field;
  • At least 10 years of working experience in the field of vocational training;
  • 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;
  • Experience in development cooperation is an asset;
  • Background in a vocational trade is an asset;
  • Existing network with relevant public and private entities in Kassala and Gedaref is an asset.

Closing date:  15.03.2019

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

To submit your application, send your CV and motivation letter in English to:

E-mail: giz-recruitment-sudan@giz.de   – the name of the position you are applying for must be entered in the subject line.

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

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