As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years. Malawi is a priority for German international cooperation and currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health and private sector development in rural areas. In addition to our work on these areas, we also work on public financial and economic management and social protection.
GIZ invites applications from suitable qualified Malawians for the positions of 4 (four) Technical Advisors at the SEWOH global project ‘Employment in rural areas with focus on youth (RYE)
A. Brief introduction to the project
The GIZ global project “Employment in rural areas with focus on youth (RYE)” is part of the special initiatives ONEWORLD – No Hunger (SEWOH). Commissioned by the German federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the project is aimed at improving the employment and income opportunities in the agri-food sector in rural areas with a special focus on the youth target group. It applies the so-called integrated approach to employment promotion. This is an innovative approach which focuses on creating employment opportunities, improving employment prospects and link labor supply and demand in rural areas on the basis of specific needs and interests of young people, in order to improve their income and employment situation.
The focus intervention areas in Malawi are:
In Malawi the project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). Implementation areas are to be explored and pursued nationwide, also considering possible synergies with other GIZ projects and stakeholders. There is no limitation to certain regions. The area around Lilongwe, especially Mchinji District, offers great potential, which is why this district is being considered as one of the first possible implementation regions.
The project is embedded in the portfolio of GIZ Malawi and will be aligned to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy 2017-2022 (MDGS) III, the National Agricultural Policy (NAP) 2016, the National Youth Policy (2013) and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Policy Strategy (2012-2017).
The project seeks to recruit the most skilled individuals for the following positions:
All fields of action implicate the support of a gender sensitive or transformative approach for the implementation of measures as well as the implementation of ICT and digital solutions
All Technical Advisors have the following responsibilities:
B. Required Entry Qualifications and Competencies
II. Professional Experience
How to apply
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should submit their applications, with a one-page cover letter demonstrating how they meet the above requirements, along with a detailed CV to:
The Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box 31131
Email: [email protected]
The closing date for applications is 5th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.
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