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Development Advisor (m/f/d) for improvement of organizational capacities and services of the Ethiopian Chamber


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.


The technical cooperation project “Private Sector Development in Ethiopia“ (PSD-E) aims to improve the growth opportunities of small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and small growth-oriented businesses. Output 2 of the project focuses on strengthening the capacities of chambers and associations (or: business membership organizations, BMOs), in particular by improving the sustainability and efficiency of organisational structures as well as the range of services offered to the Ethiopian private sector. The project also strengthens the capacities of these actors to effectively fulfil their role of representing the interests of the private sector vis-à-vis public institutions. They are also supported in participating in the public-private dialogue. The partner organization for this placement is the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), which acts as an umbrella organization for various BMOs in the Ethiopian private sector, including regional chambers of commerce and sectoral associations which are also beneficiaries of the project.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Improvement of internal structures and management processes (e.g., business model development, financial sustainability, professionalization of BMO management) and moderation of change management processes at selected BMOs
  • Improving existing and developing new demand-driven business services that generate revenue to ensure financial sustainability
  • Improving advocacy capacities for a more efficient role in public-private dialogue / advocacy
  • Design membership development activity plan and implement

Ihr Profil

  • MA. in Business Administration/Economics, Political Science, or comparable
  • Professional experience in the field of private sector development with a focus on chamber and association formation, development and consulting including the development of viable business models and services
  • Professional experience in the field of public-private dialogue
  • Professional experience in change management, support of the chamber and association ecosystem institutional transformation, digital transformation of companies and/or organizations (e.g., digitization of services and processes)
  • Ability to engage with various stakeholders, especially the private sector and public institutions
  • Good organisational and project management skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in English
  • Good IT skills (MS Office, etc.)


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.

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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.

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Über uns

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

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, 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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