Key expert 2 (m/f/d): Senior Expert Private Sector Development - Make it in The Gambia

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 July 2018
  • Banjul, Gambia
  • Closing on 17 July 2018

Job Description

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organisation operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area - GIZ International Services - is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.

GIZ International Services is currently preparing for an EU - funded project: Make it in The Gambia.

The overall objective of the project “Make it in The Gambia” is to contribute to socio-economic development and to nurture positive prospects for local populations and returning migrants in the Gambia.

Your tasks

Key expert 2 (m/f/d) will be responsible for the planning, coordination and quality assurance of the labor demand activities of the project, notably the support of MSMEs and youth associations to increase employment, will consult with the partners at national and local level and participate in donor coordination, will further assist the programme manager in monitoring and evaluation as well as communication.

Your profile

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree (master or equivalent) in economics, social science, political science, engineering, international development or similar qualification.

General professional experience

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the area of private sector development.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the area of employment promotion, entrepreneurship and business development;
  • Significant experience in the area of development cooperation;
  • Experiences in Africa are an advantage;
  • Significant experience in the area of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience in the area of renewable energies is an advantage;
  • Experience in the area of communication is an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of GIZ and EU procedures will be an asset.

Location information

Banjul will be the operational base for the technical assistance. A sub-office might be established in the Upper River Region. Experts will be required to travel across the country as and if the need arises.

The intended start date is 1st September 2018 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months from this date.


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About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

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