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Advisor (m/f/d) for Adaptive Social Protection in Cambodia


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 description

GIZ is implementing the project Improving Social Protection and Health (ISPH). It is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and is co-financed by the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The project provides technical support to the Cambodian National Social Protection Council (NSPC) to implement an ambitious reform agenda as outlined in the National Social Protection Policy Framework 2016 - 2025. Drawing on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSPC intends to improve the overall shock responsiveness of the national social protection system. ISPH supports this goal by providing policy analysis and formulation type technical assistance and implementing various capacity development measures. This field of work is closely linked to others within ISPH, namely supporting the evolution of identification of poor households programme towards a social registry and improving inclusion of additional vulnerable groups to the national social protection system.

Your tasks

  • Advise on substantive and conceptual issues in the adaptive social protection subject
  • Planning and technical coordination of project activities
  • Technical coordination with relevant counterparts and development partners
  • Management of information and knowledge as well as monitoring of progress
  • Develop writeups, presentations and publications where needed
  • Implementation of cross-cutting tasks such as event and knowledge management

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Social Protection or comparable
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in social protection reforms, ideally in Shock Responsive Social Protection
  • Many years of development cooperation project implementation experience in the Southeast Asian region
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills with working knowledge in statistics
  • Proven competency in consulting, especially with a successful track record in working with government officials
  • Business fluent in English, fluency in German is an asset

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 Cambodia.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

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


This job is suited to a full or a part-time position.

The willingness for frequent business trips is required.

We are happy to help accompanying partners discuss questions about benefits, residence permits and how to find your own job locally - feel free to get in touch with us during your application phase 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.

In order to fulfill the company's objectives, the readiness of employees for assignments at all GIZ locations in Germany and abroad is of high corporate interest.

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

About us

Your professional and personal development is important to us. At GIZ, you will be offered global work opportunities and an atmosphere that is characterised by diversity, respect and genuine equal opportunities. Our benefits are also impressive in terms of work-life balance and family friendliness. Flexible working hours that fit your life situation, comprehensive onboarding and internal health management are an integral part of our corporate culture, along with the opportunity to use childcare facilities and parent/child offices.

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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