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Technical Advisor for vocational training and entrepreneurship promotion for women

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:


 Supervisor: Coordinator of the Technical Team
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gedaref with regular duty trips to other States in Sudan, in particular Kassala, if required.
 Closing Date: 03 Oct 2019


On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU), GIZ started implementing a 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.


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

Technical Advisor for vocational training and entrepreneurship promotion for women. He/shewill be stationed in Gedaref with regular duty trips to other States in Sudan, in particular Kassala, if required.

The advisor is reporting to the Coordinator of the Technical Team and is responsible for the implementation of demand-oriented vocational and entrepreneurship training to women. The activities are being implemented in Gedaref and Kassala states.


 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing professional advisory services to women in the area of vocational training, basic qualification and entrepreneurship;
  • Building up capacities of women who are already active in a local business or are interested to develop and upgrade in vocational trades (e.g. electricity, construction, plumbing, restaurant management and others);
  • Cooperating with - and strengthening capacities of project partners such as the women section of the craftunions, women’s unionsand micro-finance institutionsto effectively and independently implement demand-oriented trainings to women;
  • Enablingwomen to increase the competitiveness and profitability of their businesses;
  • Providing professional advisory services, coaching and training in the sector of entrepreneurship promotion and non-financial services;
  • Build up partnerships and networks for women employment in the private sector;
  • Supporting project planning and the conceptual development including preparation, organisation and facilitation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, communication and documentation.


Specifically, your tasks comprise

  • Develop demand driven skills training to women and ensure the quality standards of trainings;
  • Provide with respective partners in Gedaref and Kassala tailor made business development services to women;
  • Support relevant stakeholders in the creation of employment opportunities for women in Gedaref an Kassala;
  • Analysing lessons learnt and compiling best practices for project implementation;
  • Developing ready-to-use strategies, innovative initiatives and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures;
  • Conducting cultural and linguistic translation (oral and written Arabic and English);
  • Collect and review training manuals and curricula for the mentioned vocational  trades in cooperation with the other technical advisor for vocational training;
  • Drafting reports, articles and other written documents in English and Arabic;
  • Support incoming internal and external Consultants related to women issues.


Other duties/additional tasks

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of the management.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Experience in working within international teams;
  • Business and results orientation;
  • Knowledge and experiencein entrepreneurship promotion, specifically in the handicraft sector;
  • Extensive knowledge of the context of women working in vocational or handicraft trades in Eastern Sudanand/or practical experience in establishing and developing an artisan workshop;
  • Diploma in vocational training or engineering or academic degree (B.A. or Master) in the areas of business economics, development studiesor similar fields;
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Excel);
  • Proven experience in gender equality/women’s empowerment and inclusion of people with social disparities;
  • Excellent English and Arabic communication skills, both verbal and in writing.


We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.


Closing date: 3rd of October 2019

If you do not hear from GIZ until the 30th October 2019, your application was not further considered.


Please submit you CV of maximum two pages and a cover letter of maximum one page to  giz-recruitment-sudan@giz.de; subject line “Technical Advisor for vocational training and entrepreneurship promotion for women”.

The application shall not exceed 1MB. Please also desist from sending any further certificates or attachments. References and degrees will be requested if required.

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