Advisor (m/f/d) for sustainable investment mobilization in industrial parks in Ethiopia (focus: textile sector)

International Position

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (HQ)


Deadline:Nov 7, 2021

Organization:Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (HQ)
Sectors:Macro-Econ. & Public Finance

Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages: English

Work experience:From 3 years
Date posted:Oct 9, 2021
Expected starting date:Jan 1, 2022


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Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in more than 130 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you’ve come to the right place.

Job descriptionThe project, funded by the United Kingdom and the German Government, has the objective to improve the performance of Ethiopian Industrial Parks to create decent jobs and promote sustainable growth in Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector, with a focus on the textile and garment sector. The project will contribute to closing the gap between results and aspirations of the parks by tackling issues such as: improving park operations; improved satisfaction of workers with services; mobilisation of investments; creation of decent jobs; environmental and social regulatory framework and their enforcement; as well as business linkages into the wider textile and garment sector. To improve the growth and social as well as environmental sustainability performance of the Industrial Parks, investments in ecological, economical and social infrastructure are needed.

Your tasks

  • Development of Business Models aimed at increasing and diversifying revenues for Industrial Parks (IPs)
  • Development and submission of proposals for eco-friendly investments in and around IPs
  • Mobilization of investments to improve livelihoods of factory workers in IPs
  • Liaison with potential investors, factories and brands, IP management and other stakeholders
  • Provision of knowledge and technical support to the overall implementation of the project, focusing on innovative financial support to the improvement of the workers living and working conditions and of the IP services
  • Development of a clear and effective results monitoring system, in order to maintain the activities and their outcome aligned with the Project objectives
  • Provision of an effective communication network between the project team based in Addis Ababa and in local Industrial parks and the funding partners and stakeholders
  • Support in monitoring the Project components’ inputs, activities and outcomes, according to the overall project planning and management tool

Your profile

  • University degree in Economics, Business Administration or Finance
  • Several years of relevant professional experience and expertise, preferably gained abroad, in international development cooperation as well as in the areas of innovative financial instruments, insurance schemes and funding systems and private funds mobilization for social and ecological development
  • Several years of professional experience and relevant expertise in advising and cooperating with partner institutions, especially in mobilising private and public investments, incl. development of investment proposals and liaison with investors
  • First professional experience and relevant expertise in project management, especially proven track record in project management and co-ordination of various stakeholders
  • First professional experience and relevant expertise in the private sector, preferably in innovative and traditional funding systems, as well as relevant knowledge of industrialization policies and industrial parks
  • Intercultural skills, communication skills, cooperation skills, specialist skills, advisory skills and digital literacy
  • Genuineness, capacity to adapt as well as performance and target orientation
  • Business fluent in English; additional language skills in German and Amharic are an advantage

Location informationWe are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Ethiopia.

The GIZ offers an additional benefits package for deployments in fragile security situations. You can find further information in the Guide to the Collective Agreement on Assignment Conditions in Fragile Contexts.

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The freedom of movement is restricted. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office.

NotesThis job is suited to a full or a part-time position.

The willingness for frequent business trips is assumed.

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The willingness to work reciprocally abroad and in Germany is required.

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About usYour professional and personal development is important to us. At GIZ, you will be offered global work opportunities and an atmosphere that is characterised by diversity, respect and genuine equal opportunities. The promotion of gender equality is a matter of course for us. Our benefits are also impressive in terms of work-life balance and family friendliness. Flexible working hours that fit your life situation are an integral part of our corporate culture.

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GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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

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