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Advisor (f/m) in the project Socio economic resilience of vulnerable youth
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Eschborn
Advisor (m/f) in the project Socio
economic resilience of vulnerable youth
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of
international cooperation for sustainable development.
High levels of unemployment and a lack of education and income opportunities in the Extreme
North, North and Adamawa regions, especially for young people, provide a breeding ground for
extremist ideology. The Cameroonian Government has adopted an action plan, which comprises
numerous measures in the economic, social and cultural sectors and aims to achieve stabilisation
The Programme to Promote Employment and Strengthen Resilience in Northern Cameroon, which is
financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and
the EU, is geared towards increasing the resilience of the predominantly young population to
destabilising factors. The project has two specific objectives:
Improving living conditions for young women and men via employment promotion
Strengthening the prevention of radicalisation and promoting peaceful co-existence for
vulnerable social groups
The focus of this position is: Management
Supporting the team leader in project management, primarily in the areas of public relations,
reporting and quality management in accordance with the requirements of both commissioning
parties (the EU and BMZ)
Coordinating the three regional locations
Conceptual design and governance of the (youth) employment promotion and resilience fields of
Communication and consultation with the commissioning party, partners and other donors
Supporting the team leader on specialist topics (vocational education and training, integration
into the employment market, business start-ups)
Independent coordination of project concepts and planned project activities with local decisionmakers
University degree with a focus on social sciences/humanities or economics
Several years of experience in vocational education and training and employment promotion as
well as knowledge of the current debate surrounding these topics
Many years of experience in development cooperation and in international cooperation, ideally in
the West African region.
Experience of handling databases
Communication skills, intercultural skills and the ability to work under pressure
Well-developed management skills and the ability to grasp new topics quickly and independently
Business fluency in French and German are essential
The security situation in Garoua is stable. GIZ security protocols, strategies and arrangements must
Essential supply goods and basic medical supplies are available and there is an international school
on site. Due to the tense security situation in neighbouring regions and the limited medical care and
infrastructure, Garoua is only marginally suitable as a location for families.
We assume that you will be willing to undertake regular business trips and visits/stays at all project
locations (Yaoundé, Maroua, Garoua und N‘Gaoundéré) in areas that may have tense security
situations, while adhering to the security regulations.
Please note that we basically can only receive and process applications sent via our e-recruiting
system. Should you not be able to do so, please contact the person named in the job advertisement.
To enable us to assess your existing skills and qualifications as part of our internal selection
procedure, please complete the questionnaire on your competencies when you apply online.
After submitting an application, please check your spam/junk folder regularly for incoming
messages, as emails from our e-recruiting system are treated as spam by some providers.
GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad.
Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.
We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable
development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our
locations in more than 130 countries., Diversity and respect are key elements of our corporate
culture: GIZ promotes and supports every individual and in this way safeguards the individual
opportunities for all employees, irrespective of sex, nationality or religion. Naturally, our
management team is made up of both men and women., During the preparation phase, you will
receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as
you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to
expand and develop your personal network., We are happy to support your professional
development, for example with the training provision of the Academy for International Cooperation
(AIZ), the leading provider of international skills development., We are convinced that employees
need a healthy balance between their private and professional lives. This is why we offer childcare
allowances and support to accompanying partners. Our family-friendly nature also extends to
situations where relatives are in need of care. As part of its family-friendly staff policy, GIZ aspires
to support employees while they are carrying out their work., Our flexible working hours offer you
the time and the flexibility to reduce the overtime you work in agreement with your manager. If
necessary, we will find even more flexible working hours for individual employees., Do you need a
longer period off? We have a special part-time block model which also allows you to take a leave of
absence lasting several months. You can save up your working time credit over a longer period and
work it out within the framework of an exemption., You will receive a medical check-up, as well as
detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years,
you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical
service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for
ergonomically designed workplaces. , We set common objectives for the new year in our annual
employee meetings. If you achieve these objectives, you may receive an additional variable
payment., If you are required to work abroad for a period of time, you will receive an overseas
supplement as reimbursement for your additional expenses. The amount of the overseas supplement
depends on where you are located. , If your family is not able to relocate with you, we will provide
you with support for your additional expenses with a separation payment. For example, you will be
able to pay for travel and food and drink costs or costs for running two households which arise
because your home is located elsewhere than where you are working., If you have not yet found
somewhere suitable to live when you travel to your placement, it is also possible to stay in a hotel in
the short term. An allowance for hotel costs will be paid for this. For the duration of the employment
abroad, GIZ will pay an allowance for rent in the place of employment.
We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a
multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated
professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to
develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated
team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner
countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.
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