Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Sustainable, innovative, effective

GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

GIZ PROFILE Agenda 2030

In September 2015, heads of state and government at the UN Summit in New York adopted the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development comprising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its 17 goals go far beyond the millennium development goals, which expired at the end of 2015, and they also apply equally to all countries.

AGENDA 2030 Developing solutions worldwide.

GIZ staff work in thematically diverse projects and programmes in widely different countries throughout the world. What do they all have in common? A shared goal – to develop sustainable and effective solutions. In GIZ’s short film, we accompany four employees through one day in their working lives and see what impact they have on the people in our partner countries.

Jan 15, 2019
Administrative Assistant GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #008/2019 GIZ-SURED NSA Project   As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development policy objectives. GIZ promotes reforms and change processes. In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.   The Sustainable Land Management Program (SLMP) is one of the Flagship programs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Ethiopian government. It has been designed under the long-term (2009-2023) Ethiopia Strategic Investment Framework for Sustainable Land Management (ESIF) and the Agricultural Sector Policy and Investment Framework (PIF). Both are designed to strengthen domestic and foreign support as well as planning of investments that contribute to Ethiopia’s agricultural growth and development agenda for addressing issues related to the existing challenges related to land and water resources.   GIZ has been supporting the implementation of SLMP since 2008 in different forms in Amhara, Oromia and Tigray regions. Starting from 2015, GIZ SLM has increased its geographical coverage and included three additional regions, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella and Southern Nations Nationalities Peoples’ Region.   GIZ-SURED (Sustainable Use of Resources for Economic Development 2018–2020) will be focusing on the economic development and sustainable utilization of rehabilitated areas. GIZ’s global program “Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience” in Ethiopia is a component project of GIZ-SURED. Since 2015 this component project has been working on improving the nutrition situation of food insecure people, focusing on women of reproductive age and young children in Amhara and Tigray Region.   The project’s approach is to combine different agricultural and cross-sectoral measures to: -Increase the availability of diversified food in the targeted districts e.g. through the promotion of homestead gardening, crops containing vitamin A, iron, zinc and oilseed varieties; -Improve the IYCF practices including WASH on community and households’ level; -Work through collaboration with the government, NGO partners, the private sector and research. GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit Administrative Assistant for GIZ-SURED/NSA as specified:        Position:                            Administrative Assistant      Application deadline:       January 25,2019      Required Candidates :     One      Place of Work :                  Addis Ababa   Responsibilities Initiate, coordinate and follow up on administrative processes   Tasks ·         Provide administrative, logistics and secretarial services to the NSA project ·         Follow up on adequate and timely supply of material, equipment and supplies considering low costs, time of delivery and improvement of the service to different users, following GIZ rules and regulations ·         Keep filing system and NSAP store functional. ·         Ensure that offices and facilities are maintained well and liaises with support units ·         Support project procurement processes and other administrative issues ·         Organize workshops / meetings and arrange logistics for project events ·         Prepare Team meeting minutes and follow up on Team Calendar. ·         Support the project in organizing experience sharing visits among various stakeholders. ·         Arrange and organize all travel related issues Competences: ·         Excellent communication skills to handle stakeholders with different interest ·         Strong result orientation ·         Strong organizational skills; ·         Strong problem-solving skills; ·         Good English language skills, both written and oral; ·         Excellent computer skills esp. Microsoft Office;   Job Requirements Qualifications and Experience: ·         Bachelors’ degree in social or natural science ·         Proven skills in GIZ project support and coordination ·         Minimum of 3 years of work experience ·         Knowledge on nutrition related topics are an asset     Application procedure: Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via  etcareers  or Email :   Note: - The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope or on the fax applications. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   Applications from qualified women are encouraged
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Jan 05, 2019
Job Title: Communications Intern GIZ-Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #005/2019 GIZ- Office Addis Ababa   As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.   We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.   As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.   In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners. The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies.   At the GIZ Country Office in Addis Ababa the communications and events unit is responsible for the external and internal communications of GIZ on country level and reports to the GIZ country management. The unit manages the communications strategy for GIZ Ethiopia, national media relations of GIZ, conveying clear and consistent image of GIZ and ensuring that corporate communications standards are met. The unit is in charge of communicating results of our work through a broad range of internal and external channels including print, digital and face-to-face communication. It provides also advisory services to the programmes on communications concepts and measures, corporate design, press relations and events. The unit liaises closely with the corporate communications unit at GIZ Headquarters in Germany, with communication units of national or international GIZ partners, other German Development Cooperation stakeholders and different service provider.   For our communications and events unit at GIZ country office in Addis Ababa, we are looking for a   Position :                                             Communications Intern Remuneration:                                   As per the GIZ scale Application deadline :                       January 12, 2019 Place of Work :                                   Addis Ababa   1.     Duties and Responsibilities Specific intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:   Drafting high quality copy for press releases, newsletters, factsheets, talking points and other communications and visibility items Assisting in media relations Taking photos and films during events (mostly internal) Monitoring media for GIZ Ethiopia and Djibouti related coverage Liaising with various teams in GIZ country office and programmes’ communications focal points to secure information and images for communications materials Assisting with the distribution of communications products Assisting in organizing and setting up events General administration and support Reporting to and perform other duties as requested by the communication team   2.     Training components and learning elements The intern will have hands on experience in communication and media relation. The intern will be part of the PR, Communications and Events team and attend regular weekly and monthly planning and update meetings. Job Requirements:   1.     Required Qualifications University degree in journalism and communications, marketing, development or a related field. Language Skills Excellent in writing, speaking and reading in English and Amharic languages. German is an advantage. Computer Literacy Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, additional knowledge of Adobe illustrator, Adobe Design and Photoshop is desirable. Desired skills Experience in writing and editing news and feature articles. Research experience Journalism/communications experience Knowledge of/demonstrated interest in development work Application procedure : Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via  or Email :   Note: - The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope or on the fax applications. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.   Applications from qualified women are encouraged
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Internship