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Technical Advisor (Business Development) at GIZ Ghana

Project Brief

• Invest for Jobs aims to lower investment barriers through advice on framework conditions and partners up with European and Ghanaian private sector to develop capacities and create jobs.

Scope of the role

• The Technical Advisor is responsible for cluster development and network facilitation as well as implementation of activities with our partners.
• The role will be to act as liaison and on-the-ground support to coordinate and drive activities with the aim to develop favorable framework conditions for investors and businesses and design and manage own activities related to that topic

Tasks

• Manage and implement activities related to enhance the business ecosystem, especially for the agri-processing and automotive sector in Ghana but also demand-driven for textile, BDO etc.
• Special Focus will be on Industrial Park and Special Economic Zones development in a wider sense, including Workshop Facilitation, organising Study Trips etc. as well as implementing daily operational workplans.

• Responsible for creation and facilitation among business networks to address their demands on framework and policy level.
Maintaining of a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions and counterparts and GIZ.
• Support cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organizations, private sector, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships.
• Prepare reports and presentation documents, including monitoring & evaluation, success stories and best practice examples.
• Develop, coordinate and manage relevant project activities/interventions at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the
partners.

Qualification Required & Experience

• University degree in business development, project management or related field, master’s degree preferred.
• Certified Workshop Facilitator preferred.
• At least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position, e.g., project management withing the international development cooperation
required.
• Experience in working with the private sector, especially in cluster development is desirable. Professional experience in planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
• Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Office).
• Strong managerial, organisational, and social competence.
• Proficient in spoken and written English; a working knowledge of German is an asset.
• Strong interpersonal skills, work experience in an intercultural environment is an asset.
• Stakeholder engagement and communication skills to develop and maintain sound relationships are important.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to: hr-ghana@giz.de Job Code 2022/SIJobs/12/09 in the subject line. If you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 27 September 2022

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.

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