Manager (m/f/d) of major project component "Promoting sustainable growth in the Textile and Garment Industry"

  • Job-ID:
  • Location:
    Addis Abeba
  • Assignment period:
    04/01/2021 - 03/31/2025
  • Field:
    Economic Development
  • Type of employment:
    full- or part-time
  • Application deadline:

Job description

The Ethiopian government has adopted an Industrial Development Policy to transform the currently agricultural-led economy into an industry-based one, aiming to lift the population out of poverty and becoming a middle-income country by 2025. The textile and garment industries are considered priority sectors on the path to industrialization. These sectors are often characterized by precarious working conditions, low wages, non-compliance with human rights and social and ecological standards. The project "Promoting Sustainable Growth in the Textile and Garment Industry in Ethiopia" aims at job-effective growth and social and environmental sustainability of the textile and garment industry, by ensuring better working conditions for workers, better management in industrial parks, increased sustainability on industrial park and company level, improving institutional frameworks and improving capacities of local companies.

Your tasks

  • Lead the social sustainability and industrial park components of the project as component leader
  • Promote socially and environmentally sustainable textile production and park management in the four industrial parks
  • Develop an implementation plan for the two components based on the project conception and planned budget and steer implementation to ensure project indicator achievement
  • Prepare reports and contribute to Monitoring and Evaluation of the two components
  • Develop and maintain a close network and communication with relevant stakeholders
  • Create stakeholders’ platforms for cooperation and networking
  • Staff management for staff in respective project component
  • Deputize and support the programme manager for the implementation of project activities

Your profile

  • Higher Degree in Business/Economics/Private Sector Development, Textile engineering, textile management, environment, law or another relevant field
  • Many years of professional experience in the development or ideally textile sector related to multi-stakeholder engagement, organization and implementation of trainings to various governmental stakeholders, partners and private sector actors
  • Many years of Project Management experience
  • Several years of experience of working experience with projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office within or outside GIZ
  • Knowledge of the Private Sector Development in Ethiopia, the most relevant institutions, experts, companies and other actors is a plus
  • Previous staff management experience is a clear plus
  • High degree of initiative, efficiency, team-working, integrity and accountability
  • Fluency in English and German

Location information

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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., Flexi-time and the possibility for mobile working 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.

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