(Junior) Monitoring & Evaluation and Communications Officer

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:


 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum, Nyala, El Geneina or El Fasher with regular duty trips to the other project locations
 Closing Date: 04 June 2020


(Junior) Monitoring & Evaluation and Communications Officer

for the project “Employment Promotion Darfur for Refugees, IDPs and Host Communities/
YES – Youth, Employment, Skills”

Duty station is either Khartoum, Nyala, El Geneina or El Fasherwith regular duty trips to the other project locations. The M&E and Communications Officer will workin close cooperation with the Adviser(s) for M&E and Communications.


On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-funded by the European Union, GIZ implements a project to promote employment in the three capitals of North, West and South Darfur. The project aims at improving the livelihoods of the local population, internally displaced persons and refugees by enhancing both the demand and supply sides of the labour market. On the demand side,the project works with private sector organisations and producer associations to improve business and entrepreneurship development services that will enable young people to start their own business and artisan workshops and small businesses to grow and create jobs. On the supply side, the project strengthens the capacities of technical and vocational training providers to deliver market-oriented skills training. To complement these efforts, assistance is provided to stakeholders, including the Labour Offices in the three respective towns, who can link young job seekers to opportunities for apprenticeship, employment or self-employment. Particular attention is paid to marginalised groups such as internally displaced persons, refugees and women.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  • Supporting the implementation of the project objectives as part of a multicultural team;
  • Supporting the developmentand maintenance ofthe project’s internal M&E system;
  • Liaising with field staff regardingM&E and Communications;
  • Supporting the implementation of the project-related visibility strategy;
  • Supporting the context-sensitive implementation of activities in the field of communication/public relations;


In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

  1. Tasks
  • Supporting donor reporting (BMZ, EU);
  • Following-up impact data collection in cooperation with colleagues (conducting surveys, collecting demographic data);
  • Calculating quantitative impact data from the project-internal monitoring database;
  • Advising component leaders on how to measure impacts during the implementation of activities; 
  • Producing print and online communications and PR material for different target groups incl. content for the project’s Facebook page;
  • Preparing and organising events (workshops, trainings, official visits, etc.);
  • Liaising with local media (print, digital, radio, TV);
  • Analysing lessons learnt and compiling best practices for project implementation;
  • Drafting reports, articles and other written documents in English and Arabic;
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the management.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree (at least Bachelor or equivalent)equivalentprofessional experience;
  • Business and results orientation;
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT:
    • MS Office
    • Data evaluation (Excel, Access, SPSS)
    • Graphic design and layout software is an asset;
  • Affinity for working with digital solutions and social media;
  • Familiarity with the media sector in Sudan, esp. Darfur;
  • Excellent English and Arabic communication skills incl. language sensitivity, both verbal and in writing
  • Accuracy;
  • Experience in photo- and videography is an asset;
  • High social competence and ability to work in an(international) team;
  • A problem-solving and hands-on attitude.

How to apply?

Please submit the following documents by 31 May 2020 to giz-recruitment-sudan@giz.de, subject “Vacancy M&E/Communications”:

  1. A motivation letter (1 page)
  2. A CV (max. 2 pages).

To complete your application, please give us a brief work sample (only to be filled online).

Please note that only applications including all three parts will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from GIZ until end of June 2020, your application was not further considered.

We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.

To familiarize yourself with the project, please visit Employment Promotion Darfur on Facebook.

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