Advisor in the programme 
"Creating Perspectives: Business for Development, East Africa"

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft ftir Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ4 GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives.

GIZ Tanzania is currently looking to fill the position of Advisor in the programme "Creating Perspectives: Business for Development, East Africa':

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Fixed term contract

Background 
"Creating Perspectives: Business for Development, East Africa" is a joint Initiative by Federal German Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federation of German Industry (BDI), and the East African Community (EAC). The programme is carried out by GIZ and the East African Business Council (EABC). The programme pursues to increase productivity, competitiveness, and innovation in primarily small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in countries of the East African Community through private sector development.

The improvement of the economic situation of East African SME ought to be achieved by realizing three outputs: (A) improve economic activity in the region through scaling up of production and thus growth of businesses, (B) enhance the engagement of Germany's private sector in East Africa, and (C) evaluate the successes of German-East African business cooperation as to use it as a blueprint for subsequent, similar programmes in other partner regions.

Responsibilities 

 managing activities of the programme "Creating Perspectives: Business for Development" in Tanzania 


analyzing weaknesses and strengths of companies in the programme and developing interventions 


ensuring that partners in Tanzania are included in the programmes' network 

Tasks 

prepare meetings of national advisory board and accompany the members to regional board meetings 


analyze and advise the companies chosen from Tanzania together with team of consultants 


develop an implementation plan for selected companies with consultants and the programme manager 


organize trainings, workshops and other events of the programme that take place in Tanzania 


give feedback on the experiences and results and suggests necessary changes 


support cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners of the programme especially in Tanzania 


assist with PR and communication work 


ensure knowledge transfer to colleagues especially towards the knowledge management of the programme


 draw up reports and presentation documents 


assist with research activities and studies on political issues. 


assist with general programme planning and develop programme concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, 


Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience 

MSc in economics or a related field, an MBA is an asset 


at least 5 years' professional experience in a comparable position, preferably experience from business consulting and/or experience in a private sector company 


experiehce with SMEs is an advantage 


very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office) 


fluent written and oral knowledge of English 


Applications
Interested candidates should send their letter of application together with the CV and copies of academic certificates by email to hr.giz-tanzania@giz.de. Please use the subject line "Advisor CP". Applications in hard copy will not be accepted.

Closing date for submission: 11/03/2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender, origin, religion/belief, disability or any other minority group.

Source: Daily News March 02, 2018






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