As a service provider with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government as well as many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

For the team of our “Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry (PSES III)” we seek applications from suitable candidates for the position of Junior Advisor/ Advisor (depending on Experience)”.

Job Location: Dhaka

Contract Duration: Until June 2020


A. Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  • Assisting the project’s field of activity on Inclusive Skills Development for proper implementation in consultation with supervisor as per the project goals, steering structure, tools and other measures;
  • Assisting to monitor and report on activities and Integration of results and experiences into team efforts and into all relevant groups;
  • Contributing to organize quality assurance and proposes necessary changes, improvements, and initiatives both at programme and field of activity on ISD level; and
  • Working closely with the inclusive skills  development field of activity to address the issue as per the recent development trends and rights based perspective;

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Core scope of tasks (Professional Advising and Consulting)

The position holder will

  • Support the team in the project to promote inclusive workplace practice in the partner organizations, innovation and knowledge management as well as transmission of innovation to a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Support to analyse policy and programme of government of Bangladesh and international documents on inclusive skills development;
  • Facilitate implementation of activities in close coordination with counter partners and project team to reach targets;
  • Monitor project progress, review reports and documents concerning the progress of collaborative programs and projects;
  • Support to identify risks and recommend for alternative courses of action to the supervisor;
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders including partner organisations, service providers, business associations, private agencies, etc. for successful implementation of programme and projects and to strengthen the new component;
  • Assist in defining terms of reference, selection, and supervision of contracted third parties in carrying out program or project activities;
  • Facilitate to develop documents to arrange workshops, seminars, and other events on subjects that are related to the program’s/project’s field of activity;
  • Support to develop brochures, newsletter programme/ project’s initiatives highlighting interventions of the component, to promote inclusive skills development activities;
  • Assist in the preparation of promotional materials related to Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Bangladesh inclusive of gender and disability; and
  • Any other tasks relevant to the thematic area as assigned by the supervisor and Program Coordinator, PSES.

2. Core scope of tasks (Networking and Cooperation)

The position holder will

  • Co-operate and maintain good working relationships with team members and partners;
  • Communicate and channel between local interests and aspirations of PSES; and
  • Maintain repeated field visits to the regions in accordance with the requirements of the program 

3. Core scope of tasks (Knowledge Management)

The position holder will

  • Prepare reports and presentation materials
  • Prepare appropriate inputs to the various program reports 
  • Assist the ISD field of activity to Identify lessons learned and good practice examples from the project implementations;
  • Assist in all relevant publications of the component. Support to publish articles for website, periodical reports, etc. 

4. Other duties/additional tasks

The position holder will

  • Assist in activities from concept development of the project to execution;
  • Develop documents including Terms of References (ToRs), call for Expression of Interests (EOI), Request for Proposals (RFPs), Purchase requests, Technical grid formats;
  • Assist for concept and Budget preparation;
  • Facilitate processing of payments and bills;
  • Follow up internal and external communication on behalf of the component of Inclusive Skills Development;
  • Assist to arrange meetings, preparing the time-plan/ schedule for the meetings, preparing meeting minutes;
  • Assist Public Relation division to execute project’s event management activities;
  • Support to prepare and follow up the production of brochures for events/ activities;
  • Develop concepts and creative themes for program events;
  • Assist in concept planning and content development of project related websites and documentation of brochures, fact sheets, case stories, and newsletters;
  • Assist in development of audio visual communication materials such as films or documentaries for component related event or activity;
  • Facilitate processing of contracts as per GIZ procurement rules and regulations;
  • Assist in seeking consultants, consulting firms as required.
  • Support for preparation of draft concept, casual contract;
  • Collect financial and technical offer from the responsible consultant/ consulting firm; and
  • Follow-up to ensure submission of invoices for the final payment.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • Minimum Bachelor in Social Sciences/ Behavioral Sciences/ Development Studies or related fields.

Professional experience

  • At least two years of experience in working with Government, development partners, private sector, civil society organisations, and professional groups;
  • Experience in developing organisational policy and strategy for community based development/ disability organisations;
  • Experience in capacity building and strategic planning for civil society organisations;
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and supervision
  • Proven experience in communication with partners
  • Ability to travel extensively at the field locations;
  • Knowledge on the Ready- made Garment and Leather industry in Bangladesh; and
  • Experience on the related private sector associations in the Ready- made Garment and Leather industry in Bangladesh

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Knowledge on implementation, monitoring of development projects on disability management

We only accept electronic applications.
If you meet the above requirements You can apply through the link below

Last Date of Application: September 16, 2017

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and impaired persons are especially encouraged to apply and they will be
selected in case of equal qualification with other candidates.