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Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for General Electrics


As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

Job description

The objective of the project is to improve the livelihood of the population in the border area of Benishangul-Gumuz/Ethiopia and Blue Nile State/Sudan. The EU and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to implement activities in various sectors. One important intervention is the promotion of vocational education. The Vocational Training Center (VCT) in the capital city Ed Damazin in the Blue Nile State in Sudan shall be supported by the project to provide various vocational training and apprenticeship activities.

Your tasks

  • Advise on procurement, installment and usage of equipment and machineries for the workshops
  • Provide training of Trainers (T.O.T) for local trainers/teachers
  • Assist in training of students
  • Adjust the curriculum according to needs of the local market
  • Improve the quality of training methodology
  • Contribute to capacity development of the VCT
  • Facilitate close cooperation with stakeholders in the private and state led business sector
  • Support upgrading of the VTC

Your profile

  • Master craftsman or vocational teacher in general electrics or skilled worker in general electrics with training experience
  • Knowledge in layout and furnishing teaching workshops
  • Very good knowledge and practical skills in general electrics
  • Skills in car electrics and/or photovoltaic are assets
  • Good practical experience in transferring knowledge to technically low-educated people
  • Intercultural awareness
  • Fluent in English (oral and written); Arabic language skills are a welcome asset

Location information

The GIZ offers an additional benefits package for deployments in fragile security situations. 

The duty station Ed Damazin in the Blue Nile State/Sudan is not a family station due to the fragility of the region. Though the security situation in the state has recently improved significantly and a professional safety and risk manager is part of the project team, a regulation for compensated time off for experts working in the Blue Nile State is currently in place. The expert is expected to undertake duty travels to Ethiopia to provide support for vocational training in the Benishangul-Gumuz project area.

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.

It is not possible for life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment.


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.

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.

You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.

About us

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).

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