Team Leader (m/f/d): EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 25 July 2020
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Job Description

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 implementing the EU funded project “Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument”.

The project’s objective is to support ASEAN integration aiming at poverty reduction through inclusive and sustainable growth. By achieving its integration goal, the citizens of ASEAN Member States shall benefit from stronger, more equitable and sustainable economic growth, increased leverage as a union, and enhanced social opportunities. The facility purpose is to support the implementation of the ASEAN Community blue prints, and sub-sequent plans, drawing on European experience and know how through sectoral policy dialogues (at all levels and including democratic institutions and Civil Society) supporting thus the policy development processes in areas of joint interest, and provide capacity building covering the three pillars (Security and Political; Economic; Socio-Cultural) of the ASEAN Community.

Your tasks

The Team Leader (m/f/d) is in charge of the overall management of the project, including priorities, content, ensuring overall coherence of approach, linking with other stakeholders, ensuring adequacy to the needs the objectives and purposes and delivering timely quality outputs. He/she is also managing the selection and supervision of short term expertise and coordinating reporting. Furthermore, the Team Leader is directly responsible for all project activities related to the ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC) and the initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI).

Your profile

Qualifications and skills:

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in public administration, international relations, social sciences, or a discipline related to the issues covered in the programme or equivalent professional experience in any discipline relevant to the project of a minimum of 15 years.
  • A thorough knowledge of regional integration, in particular ASEAN and EU integration policies.
  • Proven organisational, communication, mobilisation and change management skills.
  • An excellent verbal and written command of English is required. Knowledge of an ASEAN language would be an added advantage.

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 15 years professional experience related to a programme of this nature in an intergovernmental institution, international organisation, or international consulting firm.
  • Relevant professional experience in ASEAN or its member states would be an advantage.

Specific professional experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in managing cooperation programmes in developing countries, preferably in Asia.
  • Specific knowledge and experience with national and regional policies related to Human Rights, and/or Peace and Reconciliation, and/or Election observation and/or Migration would be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a team leader including proven experience in the management of international teams of experts of different technical backgrounds.
  • Management of and participation in multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Proven knowledge of European Commission project management procedures and financial regulations, preferably through management and participation in EC-funded technical assistance projects of similar size and/or contractual value.
  • Proven ability to develop solid partnerships with high level officials in order to achieve project results.
  • Proven access to a network among EU and ASEAN practitioners and experts in the topics covered by the programme, which will allow him/her to identify and select the most appropriate candidates for the short term expert positions.
  • Management and participation in technical assistance projects which involve an important “mind-set change” in the participants, would be an advantage.


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About the Organization

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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