Team Leader (m/f/d): 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

The Team Leader (m/f/d) will be the main interface between GIZ International Services and the European Commission for all matters related to this contract/project and will be responsible for the overall project implementation and coordination, and will guarantee the overall quality control of the output.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills

The key expert (m/f/d) should have a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Management, Psychology, Political sciences, or other field relevant to the key activities under this contract or equivalent and professional experience of at least twelve (12) years.

General professional experience

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in projects that support local economic development and/ or the integration of returning migrants and refugees by promoting economic development and fostering employment relevant skills including support of training institutions and local governments and municipalities through capacity building.
  • Minimum Requirement: At least 5 year’s post-qualification experience performing the role ofTechnical Assistance Team Leader, managing a team composed of technical specialists (shortterm and long term).

Specific professional experience

  • Experience in implementing, coordinating, monitoring or evaluating programmes/projects related to local economic development, TVET, and reintegration.
  • Proven experience and expertise in the implementation of educational/social programmes with specific focus on local youth and returning refugees, working with government and private sector institutions.
  • Proven experience in managing or coordinating donor funded programmes/projects.
  • Experience in the implementation of EU funded projects.
  • Excellent communication skills with good command of both spoken and written English.
  • Experience with communication and campaigning that accompany technical assistance projects will be an advantage.
  • Computer literate with coherent writing skills Professional experience in Sub-Sahara is considered an advantage.

Location information

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

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.


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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Please send us an updated CV in EuropeAid format in English.

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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