Team Leader (m/f) - EU-China Partnership Facility (ECPF)

Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 4 June 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 applying for an EU - funded project: EU-China Partnership Facility (ECPF).

The overall objective of the project aims to strengthen EU-China relations by supporting bilateral dialogues and partnerships in key priority areas of EU and mutual interest. Its overall objective is to contribute to the implementation of the EU Strategy on China, as well as the strengthening and enlargement of EU-China relations in line with the strategic framework represented by the EU Global Strategy, the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation and other relevant bilateral agreements.

Your task

The Team Leader will be responsible for overall project management and implementation.

The person appointed will have extensive experience in managing complex external technical assistance projects.

The team leader will further have to demonstrate the ability to mobilise and manage technical specialists as short term experts for delivering the various technical tasks under each project component.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree or equivalent degree of at least three years in a discipline relevant to the scope of the assignment such as economics, business or public administration, finance, engineering, or in a subject otherwise relevant to the subject of the tender,
  • Proven project management skills:
  • Excellent people management skills to be able to lead, coach and motivate a multi-cultural team to deliver the required results;
  • Knowledge of European Commission procedures;
  • Strong analytical computer literacy;
  • Proven excellent report writing and communication skills in English required;
  • Good knowledge of Mandarin Chinese language (speaking, understanding, writing, reading) is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of the Chinese context is an advantage.

General professional experience

  • Minimum 10 years of general professional working experience;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in project, people, and resources management.

Specific professional experience

  • Working experience of project management tools, in particular Project Cycle Management and logical framework approach;
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience as Team Leader in EU TA projects is an asset;
  • Experience with or knowledge of the European Commission as well as of the broad spectrum of European Commission working areas;
  • Experience with provision of TA to governmental and/or public entities in China is an asset;
  • Experience in management of logistics and travel facilities is an asset.

Location information

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

The particulate pollution load in Beijing crosses the limit value allowed in Europe around a multiple. Within the scope of the selection procedure and in the course of the setting investigation you will be informed about suitable preventive measures and behavioral measures.

Notes

Please note that we basically can only receive and process applications sent via our e-recruiting system. Should you not be able to do so, please contact the person named in the job advertisement.

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.

About the Organization

Broad-based expertise for sustainable development – under one roof Working efficiently, effectively and in a spirit of partnership, we support people and societies in developing, transition and industrialised countries in shaping their own futures and improving living conditions. This is what the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is all about. Established on 1 January 2011, it brings together under one roof the long-standing expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German Development Service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation) and Inwent – Capacity Building International, Germany. As a federally owned enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe. Making development effective Our partners want to take responsibility for achieving their own long-term development goals. We support them by offering demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. We apply a holistic and value-based approach to ensure the participation of all stakeholders. In doing so, we are always guided by our concept of sustainable development. We take account of political, economic, social and ecological dimensions as we support our partners at local, regional, national and international level in negotiating solutions in the broader social context. This is how we drive development. GIZ operates in many fields, including economic development and employment; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peace building and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. We also provide management and logistical services to help our partners perform their development tasks. In crises we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes. As part of our development services, we also second technical advisors to partner countries. We advise our clients and partners on drawing up plans and strategies, place integrated experts and returning experts in partner countries, and promote networking and dialogue among international cooperation actors. Capacity building for partner-country experts is a key component of our services, and we offer our programme participants diverse opportunities to use the contacts they have made. We also give young people a chance to gain professional experience around the world – exchange programmes for young professionals lay the foundations for successful careers in national and international markets. Who we work for Most of our activities are commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries – in particular the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – as well as German federal states and municipalities, and public and private sector clients both in Germany and abroad. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We work closely with the private sector and promote results-oriented interaction between the development and foreign trade sectors. Our considerable experience with alliances in partner countries and in Germany is a key factor for successful international cooperation, not only in the business, academic and cultural spheres but also in civil society. The company at a glance GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide. In Germany we maintain a presence in nearly all the federal states. Our registered offices are in Bonn and Eschborn. GIZ employs approximately 17,000 staff members worldwide, more than 60 % of whom are local personnel. In addition, there are 1,135 technical advisors, 750 integrated and 324 returning experts, 700 local experts in partner organisations and 850 ‘weltwärts’ volunteers. With an estimated turnover of EUR 1.9 billion as at December 2010, GIZ can look to the future with confidence.

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