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Technical Advisor for Employment Promotion

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: Team leader of the technical team.
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gedaref and regular duty trips to Kassala and other states, 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 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 three 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.
  3. Enhancing the labour market environment in Eastern Sudan through fostering dialogue between the private-public dialogue and establishment of job centres

For the second area of intervention, the GIZ Office in Gedarefis 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 team leader of the technical team.

 Duties and responsibilities:

The Technical Advisoris responsible for:

  • Identifying gaps and capacity shortcomings among small enterprises and assists in formulating implementation-oriented solutions
  • Assist in development of a strategy for theintegration of trainees into the labour market with relevant stakeholders
  • Advising public institutions and private entities on issues related to employment-oriented private sector promotion
  • Developing instruments and assisting in introducing innovation on labour market
  • 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 Developmentperforms the following tasks:


  • Assess the current system on labour market
  • Support the establishment of a dialogue process between VTCs, enterprises with regards to job opportunities for job seekers, involving the State Council for Vocational Treaining and Apprenticeship, and unions and other stakeholders
  • Support the establishment of a 'Job Centre' if demanded by relevant stakeholders (no hardware or construction)
  • Support the relevant stakeholders to organize job fairs
  • Support the establishment of a dialogue process between VTCs, enterprises with regards to job opportunities for graduates involving the governmental institutions, unions, and other stakeholders
  • Support the VTCs in organizing job fairs for graduated trainees ( as one example ) or establishment of internships
  • Support the relevant partners in elaborating an employment strategy

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • university degree (at least Bachelor) in a relevant field (Economics, Development, etc.)
  • familiarity with the needs ofsmall, 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 (employmentand 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


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; Technical Advisor for Employment Promotion”.

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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