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.
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