Programme Coordinator (m/f/d) Support to the Global Covenant of Mayor in Brasilia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Brasilia, , BR

Job description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded tender: Support to the Global Covenant of Mayor” in Brasilia.

The overall objective of the action is to develop, monitor and lead climate and sustainable energy action and diplomacy globally through the local level, and thereby support the implementation of the Paris Agreement together with the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals and other UN initiatives focused on climate change and cities.

The purpose of this contract is as follows:

Building upon the achievements of IUC, further roll out and strengthen the Regional and National Covenants of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, in the Americas, which is deemed strategic for climate and clean energy diplomacy outreach.

Your tasks

The Programme coordinator is in charge of coordinating and facilitating the development of the GCoM in the Americas relying on the valuable steering and inputs of NKEs and the stakeholders working on, in and with this global initiative.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of the project and the achievement of results. S/he will be responsible for coordinating individual experts’ inputs and for reporting, including financial reporting.

In addition to the overall responsibility for the programme of work, the Project Coordinator should lead on the promotion/communication of the project. S/he is also responsible for ensuring timely and high quality content to the Americas related part of the global programme on-line platform and database which are key tools for the GCoM. S/he will be the primary contact for the EU.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills

Minimum requirements

-Advanced university degree (Master degree) or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the scope of the assignment such as social sciences, economics, communication, geography, urban planning/development, architecture, engineering, or equivalent;

-Fluency in English (C1 level) and Spanish (C1 level);

Additional requirements

-Project management skills;

-People management skills to be able to lead, coach and motivate a team of experts to deliver the required results;

-Experience in people and resource management;


General professional experience

Minimum requirements

-At least 2 years of proved experience as a team leader in managing technical assistance projects/programmes;

-Minimum 5 years of general professional experience in a sector relevant to the scope of the assignment (e.g. sustainable urban development, climate action, sustainable energy and/or innovation for regional and local development);

-At least 2 years overseas working experience based in one of the non-EU G20 Countries;

-Participation in at least one project in the field of international affairs;

-Participation in at least one project implying knowledge and understanding of Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework approach.

Specific professional experience

Minimum requirements

-At least 2 years of specific professional experience working with EU procedures, in particular related to service contracts, monitoring and evaluation;

Additional requirements

-Knowledge of EU affairs;


-Fluency in Portuguese;

-Fluency in French;

-Proven experience in Public Diplomacy and/or communication and media;

-Working experience in or on one of the EU Strategic Partners in the Americas (i.e. Canada, the USA, Mexico, Brazil) will be considered a strong asset.

Location information

The coordination team will be based in Brasilia, Brazil, to allow for a smooth coordination with the Contracting Authority.

Start date & period of implementation

The intended start date is during the 1st quarter of 2021 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 48 months from this date.


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