Aa 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 Supplier Qualification Programme, we seek applications from suitable candidates for position of Senior Advisor- Human and Labour Rights (Social Standards)”.

Job Location: Dhaka (with field visit)
Contract Duration till: April 30, 2020
Possible Contract Starting Date: May 02, 2018
Number of Position: 01

A. Responsibilities

The senior advisor/ component leader is responsible for

  • independently managing the component 'Human & Labour Rights’ in accordance with the project goals
  • technical management of experts in the component
  • coordination of all activities between project partners
  • providing technical support, professional advice, guidance and capacity building measures to the project partners, i.e. importers and factories
  • recording of and reporting on project interventions/progress and lessons learnt
  • financial planning and budgeting
  • innovation and knowledge management

The component manager/officer responsible for implementation performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Management responsibility

The component manager is responsible for

  • managing staff in accordance with management principles and guidelines to promote a sense of corporate identity, enable employees to carry out tasks independently and create scope for developing creativity and innovation
  • planning the assignments of and professional development of staff members who report to him/her
  • monitoring and managing the component colleagues, ensuring that they provide cost-effective services
  • carrying out the annual staff assessment and development talk for staff members who report to him/her

2. Professional advisory services

The component manager

  • monitors the development and implementation of the project plans and activities in close consultation with all stakeholders; this includes regular factory visits
  • identifies (training) needs, develops concepts and strategies, and provides technical input
  • deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events related to the project’s area of activity
  • develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
  • monitors project progress and the activities of the component, reviews reports and documents on the project progress, identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative options
  • demonstrate proactiveness in achieving the project’s objectives
  • ensures effective completion of all trainings and awareness raising workshops for workers, mid-level management and factory owners
  • attends steering committee reviews and other relevant meetings with stakeholders, keeps minutes and ensures follow-upon all relevant issues
  • contributes to an open, objective and solution oriented communication between project partners

3. Networking and cooperation

The component manager

  • ensures cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with all stakeholders; cooperates with all individuals in the project environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • represents the project at the component level

4. Knowledge management

The component manager

  • collects and circulates relevant information and disseminates project experiences
  • develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • draws up reports and presentation documents
  • formulates appropriate input for various project reports, including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the project

5. Management and coordination tasks

The component manager

  • is responsible for project planning for the component and develops project concepts and strategies, ensuring timely and effective implementation 
  • coordinates and prioritises relevant project activities
  • manages and monitors the component budget
  • compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments

6. Other duties/additional tasks

The component manager/officer responsible for implementation

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • masters/MSc or doctorate in an area that is related to the project’s objectives, with a focus on the relevant fields

Professional Experience

  • 5-7 years’ professional experience, with at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • Experienced in team leading and building
  • Well versed in local as well as international standards regarding human and labour rights (particularly SA8000, OEKO-TEX STeP)
  • good knowledge of international management and certification systems

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Solid IT skills (MS Office, relevant software)
  • a proven track record in a managerial position; confident attitude working with RMG factory owners/managers; ability to resolve conflicts
  • fluent in both English and Bangla with excellent writing skills in both languages
  • ability to work in an international team and a stressful environment

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

Last Date of Application: March 24, 2018

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.