Team Leader (m/f/d) - Technical assistance to the implementation of the EPA support programme in Botswana

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 June 2020
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Job Description

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: Technical assistance to the implementation of the EPA support programme” in Botswana.

The overall objective of the programme of which this contract will be a part is to promote export-led economic diversification and growth in Botswana with improved employment in targeted value chains.

The purpose of this contract is to establish a Technical Assistance Team (TAT), which will be composed of a core team of 3 key experts who will contribute to:

  • Increasing and diversifying non-mining exports of Botswana to the EU and the region by inter alia drawing on the opportunities offered by the SADC-EPA
  • Enhancing enterprise and product competitiveness in selected value chains with a potential to strengthen women’s economic empowerment
  • Increasing FDI in support of the export effort
Your profile


  • A [post-graduate] degree in International Trade, Economics, international law or any other related field, or equivalent of 2 years of general professional experience in addition to the minimum requirement

General Professional Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in trade-related technical assistance working with government agencies and multiple stakeholders

Specific Professional Experience and other Skills

  • Five (05) years of professional experience in trade issues/procedures, such as trade facilitation, SPS/TBT, Rules of Origin, safeguard measures and private sector development
  • Experience in managing EDF-funded programmes and overseeing implementation of policy dialogue and delivery of communication outputs
  • Strong track record in project monitoring will be an asset
  • Experience in capacity building and training programmes is highly desirable
  • Proven capacity to coordinate multi-component projects, and to lead multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  • Good facilitation skills evidenced by a proven track record in chairing or facilitating seminars/meetings
  • Working Knowledge of EU trade agreements including EPAs.
  • Familiarity with the SADC-EPA will be an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (at least C2 level)
Location information

The operational base of the programme will be Gaborone, Botswana, with travel to relevant areas in Botswana and targeted markets.

Start date & period of implementation

The intended start date is July 2020 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 42 months from this date (840 working days).


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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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