Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for Digital Transformation and Digital Inclusion

Full Time Greater Accra GIZ
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 29/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid-Level
Industry: NGO

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 Programme for Sustainable Economic Development is a bilateral project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and comprises four components: financial system development, vocational training, employment promotion for returnees and potential migrants, and digital transformation. The aim of the digital transformation component is to improve the conditions for harnessing digital transformation for employment and entrepreneurship in rural areas. Therefore, it is important to shape the framework conditions for successful and inclusive digital transformation processes at micro, meso and macro levels.

Your tasks
Advising on the development of Community Information Centers (CICs) as service and competence centers
Advising the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) on organisational development
Establishment of digital knowledge products and of digital skills trainings for girls & women
Promote local innovation and entrepreneurship trainings
Support GIFEC to establish access to eGovernment services in CIC
Establish trainings for GIFEC staff and other local on innovative and agile methodologies and approaches
Your profile
Completed university studies in a social science or business related subject with references to digital transformation processes
Practical work experience and in-depth knowledge in advising organisations on digital transformation and digitalization processes
Work experience in African countries
Practical work experience in rural areas, taking into account the inclusion of women and people with disabilities
Technical understanding of digital solutions
Deeper knowledge and application experience of agile methodological concepts as well as digital skills trainings
Good communication skills and intercultural competencies
Fluency in English
Location information
Please use the following link for information about living and working in Ghana.

In general, the security situation is calm. 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. 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.

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.

A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the lifting of the restrictions currently in force in the company on the possibilities for travel and business trips in order to contain the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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About the Organization
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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