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Technical Adviser Entrepreneurship Promotion and Small Business Development

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
 Closing Date: 06 July 2020


The project „Employment Initiative Khartoum“seeks to improve the job prospects of refugees and the local population in the capital of Sudan. As an advisor for entrepreneurship promotion and small business development, you work in a team of international and national staff to improve the establishment and growth of entrepreneurial initiatives and the development of small businesses. By supporting the establishment of small businesses, identifying and fostering innovative entrepreneurship ideasyoucontribute to providing prospects for a prosperous future to young people in Khartoum.

The duty station is Khartoum. Occasional duty travel may be required.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Responsibilities

The position holderis responsible for:

  • Liaising with all relevant implementing partners in Khartoumrelevant to the field of entrepreneurship promotion and small business development (e.g. youth hubs, business associations, companies, relevant government departments and other implementing agencies relevant in this field);
  • Designing, implementingand monitoring project activities;
  • Ensuring the delivery of tailor-made, high quality and market-orientedservices in the field of management and organizational development, as well as business development (e.g. financial management and accounting, marketing, microfinance services, etc.) and entrepreneurship promotion (innovation, business plan design, marketing).
  1. Tasks

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

  • Supporting the strategic planning of the project management, particularly in the development and updating of the plan of operations, the capacity development strategy, a gender mainstreaming strategy, integration of refugees, IDPs and migrantsand the communication strategy of the project;
  • Supporting the implementation of these strategies in the field of entrepreneurship promotion and small business development;
  • Cooperating closely with the TVET component of the project to match qualification with the job market
  • Designing, planning, and organizing project activities such as
    • Awareness creation campaigns;
    • Trainingsand workshops in business development services (BDS), for example financial management and other business skills;
    • Start-up weekends, hackathons,incubation programmes for entrepreneurs;
    • Organizational and management services for youth professional hubs, business associations;
  • Identifying contractors, drafting terms of reference and managing the implementation of contracts with consultants and consulting firms;
  • Support the monitoring, documenting and evaluation of project activities (incl. drafting report, meeting minutes);
  • Support the production of communication material in English and Arabic;
  • Translating documents and verbal inputs in meetings from Arabic to English and vice versa;

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree (at least Bachelor or equivalent) in economics, business studies or other relevant field
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in start-up promotion and entrepreneurship or small business development;
  • Experience in project design and implementation;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to work efficiently with tight deadlines and competing priorities;
  • Excellentwriting and verbal communication skills inEnglish and Arabic;
  • Excellent intercultural and interpersonal competencies and experience with working in international teams; ability to communicate with different stakeholders from both private and public sectors;
  • Experience with and passionate about facilitating trainings and workshops;
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender/and/or rights of refugees and IDPs
  • Proven communication and negotiation skills to handle sensitive situations;
  • A problem-solving and hands-on attitude;
  • Ability to draw on an existing network ofsocial entrepreneurs in Sudan is an advantage.


We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.

Please submit the following documents in English:

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

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