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Development Worker (m/f/d) (Re-Advertisement)

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Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Entry level
Posted date:
April 7, 2023
Close date:
April 30, 2023
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Job Description

Development Worker (m/f/d) to support digitalization in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Ethiopia

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

  • Job-ID: V000052963
  • Location: Addis Abeba
  • Assignment period: 06/01/2023 - 11/30/2024
  • Field: ICT and Digitalisation
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 04/30/2023

Job description

The Ethiopian government has set itself the goal of achieving middle-income country status by 2025. The massive expansion of the education sector should provide the national economy with employable graduates and at the same time give the rapidly growing young population a perspective. The goal of the “Sustainable Training and Education Program” (STEP) project is therefore to increase the employability of TVET graduates, jobseekers and self-employed, especially of females.

Your tasks

  • Developing digital solutions for the Campus management system, covering various core administrative processes of the college as well as learning management platform
  • Initiate, support, and coordinate the dialogue among several relevant actors in the region, especially private companies and education institutions including the host TVET college for the digitalization of core processes and blended learning programmes in collaboration with local and international experts
  • Administrate day to day digital content upload, troubleshooting, and moderation of learning management system
  • Strengthen partners’ (college and companies) capacity to plan, develop and implement digital solutions to support cooperative trainings within various sectors
  • Build capacity of partners (college and companies) on instructional design in order to develop digital learning solutions
  • Analyze data in order to determine gaps in cooperative training and identify additional needs to choose appropriate digital formats for development and implementation of training programmes in digital literacy, and support and provide hands-on experiences to transfer technology
  • Support the design and organization of events such as workshops, ceremonies, trainings, conferences
  • Facilitate learnings and contribute to knowledge management of the STEP programme and host organizations
  • Work in close coordination with a team of local and international experts

Your profile

  • University degree or professional qualification in e.g. computer sciences, systems architecture, software engineering and/or related to developing software
  • Proven knowledge, as well as experience and understanding of the digital concepts and tools for digitalization of manual processes and blended learning approaches
  • Initial experience in the field of development/international cooperation in Africa is of advantage
  • Hands on experience with digital content development and blended learning approaches are an asset
  • Sensitivity towards, or experience with, approaches to gender equality and inclusion
  • Structured work style with a high degree of self-organization, flexibility and creativity
  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills are an asset
  • Business fluent in English, knowledge of German is an advantage; willingness to learn the local language, Amharic/Sidama

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Ethiopia.

The security situation is tense. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The freedom of movement is restricted. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. Please note that the general and personal living conditions in the country of assignment may meet with different legal and social acceptance. We gladly support you with our many years of experience.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at


GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

For general questions from dependent partners about local employment - please contact us at:

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

Our benefits

  • We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.
  • Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network.
  • Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.
  • As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.
  • As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance).
  • To enable you to get ready for your assignment as a development worker and your outward journey, you will be given outward journey leave following your preparation time in Germany.
  • We will cover a large portion of the childcare costs for dependent children under 14 who are accompanying you if your partner is not doing so and is not a development worker or integrated expert themselves. Most nursery and school fees are paid.
  • We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top.
  • You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks.

About us

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

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