As a federal owned company, GIZ – the Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internatoinale Zusammenarbeit GmbH – supports the Federal Government of Germany in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.
Field of activity
The African Union (AU) aims to promote the political, economic and social integration of its 55-member states. With twelve organs, the AU is represented at various African locations. The African Union Commission (AUC) serves as the secretariat of the AU and is responsible for development cooperation. After the European Union, the Federal Government of Germany is the largest bilateral and thus a strategically important and prominent partner of the AU. The GIZ Coordination Office for the AU (GIZ African Union Office) in Addis Ababa is responsible for the implementation of pan-African programs with the AU and its bodies in four priority areas - peace and security, regional economic integration, good governance / migration, education and employment, and agriculture - on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Foreign Office (AA) and other clients. The continental portfolio, which currently has over 180 employees, translates into an annual title volume of approximately € 49 million in more than 35 countries in Africa; the Multi-country programs span across several locations throughout Africa. The GIZ Office to the AU is assuming overarching tasks for the management and quality assurance of its growing portfolio. Due to the continental positioning, business policy questions on cost-effectiveness and efficiency, as well as new perspectives through digitization, are being re-examined, e.g. to optimize continental tenders and personnel recruitment.
We are looking for an experienced employee who, with creative will as well as openness to piloting and innovation, contributes to the further development of this dynamic GIZ portfolio and supports us in making the GIZ Office to the AU efficient and cost-effective.
As Regional procurement advisor, you will advise and support the management of the GIZ AU Programs. You will provide your expertise, the necessary tools and technology to handle the complex and fundamental questions or tasks assigned to you. You prepare data and information according to the requirements. In doing so, you take into account legal, contractual and corporate policy conditions and ensure the quality of HR-standards.