Project Manager (m/f/d) Sustainable Apparel Production in Ghana

Als Bundesunternehmen unterstützt die GIZ die Bundesregierung dabei, ihre Ziele in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit für nachhaltige Entwicklung zu erreichen.

  • Job-ID:
    P1533V4255
  • Location:
    Accra
  • Assignment period:
    11/01/2020 - 07/31/2022
  • Field:
    Economic Development
  • Type of employment:
    full- or part-time
  • Application deadline:
    09/15/2020

Job description

The GIZ public-private-partnership program develoPPP.de was established by the German government as a way to support and foster the involvement of the private sector in developing countries and emerging economies. Together with a consortium of private firms – sourcing company Ethical Apparel Africa, digital pattern company Gerber, interlining supplier Freudenberg and needle supplier Groz Beckert – GIZ has launched a develoPPP.de project focusing on the emerging apparel industry in West Africa. The primary objective of the project is to strengthen small and medium-sized clothing manufacturers for the export market in order to create qualified and socially responsible employment. Addressing a key barrier to competitiveness, industry growth and job creation, one key area of the project are classroom-based (delivered at Accra Technical Training Centre, ATTC) and in-factory technical vocational trainings aiming at building a pipeline of skilled local talent. Furthermore, factories are accompanied and advised on their compliance performance in order to achieve international standards. 

Your tasks

  • Responsible for the operative implementation of all GIZ project activities, especially with regard to the area of compliance
  • Ensuring the provision of project contributions of the private partners 
  • Close coordination with all internal and relevant external stakeholders (e.g. garment association) of the project
  • Report to the develoPPP.de team lead in Ghana and the project's supervisory committee
  • Coordination of and providing input to the project progress report
  • Organizational and content-related preparation of steering and supervisory committee meetings
  • Coordinate and complete baseline surveys, mid-term assessments and final assessments to measure the project outcomes
  • Work with the factories, the association and ATTC to create a culture that promotes learning, including giving and receiving feedback
  • Conduct assessment of existing ATTC trainings and support ATTC’s organizational development in order to ensure continuity of trainings after the official project term
  • Provide support to ATTC to develop the business structure for the pattern and mechanics service center as an income generator to support the project ongoing
  • Prepare budget forecasts and monitor budget expenditure

Your profile

  • Degree in economics, international relations, business administration or textile management, textile and clothing technology, textile engineering or any other relevant field of study
  • Several years of relevant professional expertise in a factory setting or in projects related to (sustainable) textile and apparel production
  • Proven expertise in the area of compliance, preferably within Africa
  • Comprehensive experience in managing projects in a complex multistakeholder setting including the management of finances
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • High motivation to contribute to the sustainable development of the emerging apparel industry in West Africa
  • Experience in organisational development and/or business development is considered an advantage
  • Diplomatic skills, resilience and a good standing are an advantage
  • Regional experience is considered an advantage
  • Qualification in Capacity WORKS is an asset
  • Fluency in English

Location information

Please use the following link for information about living and working in Ghana.

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. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. 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. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.  

At the site of operation the particulate pollution occurs to be many time higher than the European acceptable limit. As part of the selection process and during the recruitment examination you will be informed of appropriate protective and behavioral measures.

Notes

GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.

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

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only 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.

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

You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.

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., Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills. Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position., 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., We provide opportunities for taking part in training and professional development to all our staff. Our Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) will help you develop your skills., Ensuring the compatibility of career, family work and care commitments is part of our corporate policy. Flexible working hours and comprehensive preparation packages for families accompanying staff abroad are two examples of the opportunities that GIZ offers its employees. Our family-friendly philosophy also includes providing support for family members in need of care., Mobile working within a communication bandwidth between 6 am and 10 pm gives staff maximum flexibility., We offer you various part-time working models to give you flexibility in planning your working and home lives., We allow our staff to accrue working time credits in a long-term working time account. This credit can then be used to take a lengthy leave of absence., 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., We reward staff who achieve their agreed annual targets with a variable remuneration component., You will receive various additional benefits during your stay abroad that will depend on your country of assignment., We have put together an extensive package of benefits for family members accompanying staff abroad, including medical check-ups, language lessons and lump-sum allowances for the outward and homeward journeys. The Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) also offers a range of preparatory courses on local culture, history and customs and on travelling with children., During your assignment abroad, we will largely reimburse you for the school fees incurred for sending your children to schools providing a general education., In many places, you will receive a subsidy towards the rent on your place of residence. If you have not yet found suitable accommodation at the time of your outward journey, you will receive a subsidy to put towards your hotel costs.

About us

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Contact

Kundenportal Rekrutierung und Folgeeinsatz
Telefon +49 - 6196-79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de