GIZ - Job Vacancy “Project Advisor”


Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Job Vacancy 

“Project Advisor”

Working efficiently, effectively and in a spirit of partnership, we support people and societies in developing, transition and industrialized countries in shaping their own futures and improving living conditions. This is what the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is all about. 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.

With the project “E-Governance in Palestine and the MENA Region”, GIZ aims to improve the provision of user-centered, inclusive, digital local services and participation formats as well as to enhance knowledge building and exchange on e-governance approaches in the MENA region.

In order to support the project in the area of innovative participation formats, we are looking for a full-time (100%) position. The position is based in Gaza; however, the tasks and functions below cover Gaza and West Bank.

“Project Advisor”

Tasks and Functions include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates the planning, implementation, and monitoring of project activities in the intervention area of digital and co-creative participation formats.
  • Advises on co-creative design processes and the implementation of co-creatively developed ideas
  • Coordinates capacity development measures in the fields of citizen participation, human-centered design approaches, social media, and communication.
  • Coordinates the design and implementation of campaigns to build awareness on topics such as digital rights, data security, and privacy.
  • Promotes the development and maintenance of links and networks between public institutions, civil society, and actors of the innovative ecosystem in Palestine.
  • Supports cooperation and regular dialogue with partners and other relevant stakeholders in the project environment to improve and maintain good working relationships.
  • Supports procurement and contracting processes for goods and services in line with GIZ’s rules and regulations.
  • Ensures timely delivery of outputs and actively contribute to knowledge management
  • Prepares appropriate input for various project reports required by the management and GIZ head office.
  • Contributes to project-related PR and the documentation of learning experiences for internal and external dissemination and presentation of the project.
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Required qualifications:                                                                        

  • University degree in political science, social science, international relations, public administration, information and communications technology, or service design.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Proven experience in the field of citizen participation. Preferable experience in innovative and digital participation formats, co-creative design processes, digitalization, and data security.
  • Good knowledge of human-centered design approaches.
  • Good knowledge of the innovative ecosystem in Palestine and other relevant public and private actors, and knowledge of the Palestinian local governance sector is an asset.
  • Friendly and motivated personality, tech-savvy, and interested in creative and innovative solutions.
  • Excellent networking and communication skills, team- and service-oriented work style.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment under stressful conditions with people of different backgrounds.
  • Experience in work with international development organizations is an asset.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic, command of German language is an asset.

Assignment: starting 10th Oct 2022. 1-year contract with possible extension.

As an equal opportunity employer, GIZ stands for inclusion and diversity and does not discriminate against applicants for employment because of their gender, disability, age, religion, or ethnic origin. GIZ offers an attractive and challenging work environment with opportunities for personal and professional development.

A complete application must be submitted in English to the following address:

      [email protected]       which includes the applicant form, CV, and cover letter, no later than the 27th of September 2022 at the latest 12:00 PM.

Kindly state in the email subject “Project Advisor-E-Governance”. Any deficiency in the application will NOT be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Attachment        GIZ applicant information form        

Subscribe to the mailing list