Project Coordinator (Water Stewardship)

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #188/2018

Sustainable Textile Programme (e Tex) and International Water Stewardship Programme (IWASP)

As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field. As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.

In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners. The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies

The Sustainable Textile Programme (eTex) is hiring a Senior Expert in the position of Deputy Programme Manager. The programme is dedicated to improving social and environmental standards in the textile sector in Ethiopia. Hence we are closely working with major Ethiopian governmental institutions like the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Ministry of Environment, the Ethiopian Textile Institute and the Industrial Park Development Corporation.  Besides GIZ is partnering with private companies working in the textile sector to accelerate the introduction and adaptation to international social and environmental standards. GIZ is looking for a Senior Expert capable of coordinating, organizing, and implementing the programme’s objectives in close collaboration with all our partners.

Job Title:                                         Project Coordinator

Remuneration:                      As per the GIZ scale

Application deadline:               December 10, 2018

Place of Work:                              Addis Ababa, regular travel to project regions

A.     Major Responsibilities

The expert will generally execute the following tasks:

  • Represent and support the programme manager for the implementation of project activities
  • Follow up on the programme activities day-to-day as develop strategic outlook in order to achieve the respective indicators
  • Overlook and support the management and evaluation of the programme
  • Develop and maintain a close network and communication with the project parnters
  • Provide technical and organizational advice to implement environmental and social standards
  • Support selected textile industries in skill development to improve productivity and efficiency to meet the responsibilities associated with their use of global supply chains
  • Contribute to the provision of technical support to relevant stakeholders, including federal and state governments, workers’ and employers’ representatives in social compliance, fire safety and efficient dispute resolution mechanism
  • Create stakeholders’ platforms for cooperation and networking
  • Develop ways of improving national social and environmental standards
  • Support NGOs and civil societies committed to upholding workers’ rights
  • Other related activities as assigned

Job Requirements

A.  Experience & Required Qualifications

  • Higher Degree in Business/Economics/Private Sector Development, Textile engineering, textile management, environment, law or another relevant field
  • Excellent fluency in reading, writing and speaking English and Amharic
  • Computer literacy and good working knowledge of MS Office
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in the development or ideally textile sector related to multi-stakeholder engagement, organization and implementation of trainings to various governmental stakeholders, partners, and private sector actors
  • Knowledge and network in the Ethiopian Textile Sector, its relevant institutions, experts, companies and other actors
  • Knowledge of the Private Sector Development in Ethiopia the most relevant institutions, experts, companies and other actors is a plus
  • High degree of initiative, efficiency, team-working, integrity and accountability
  • Ability to work independently, reliantly and responsibly
  • High awareness of sustainability issues in the textile sector
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to see opportunities for the project

Willingness to improve skills as required by the tasks to be performed and outcome-oriented attitude

How to Apply

Application procedure:

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their application letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via ethiojobs or to the following address:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

P. O. Box 100009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

or Fax: 011 554 0764


The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope or on the fax applications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.