Ended Junior Advisor

The Job

Vacancy Announcement for National Personnel for the German International Cooperation / Good Governance Cluster – Support for Accountability and Inclusiveness GGC (PN. 15.2153.3-001.00) implemented by the GIZ Office Sana’a.

The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know–how. We are a German Federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. With immediate effect the GIZ Office Sana’a invites applications from qualified Yemeni nationals for the following position: 

  • Position: Junior Advisor
  • End of Contract: 31.12.2020
  • Post Location: Sana’a


The Junior Advisor is responsible for

  • the Programme Director and other experts for whom the junior advisor performs technical tasks
  • coordinating project activities
  • carrying out specific research tasks which are required for planning the implementation of projects or programmes
  • carrying out specific tasks in connection with knowledge management for the project/ programme
  • the team leader in carrying out project activities
  • supporting the team with figuring out strategic approaches to speed up the implementation of projects and the overall turnover
  • Meeting the agreed-upon deadlines for project implementation within the team

  Main Tasks

The Junior Advisor performs the following tasks:

  • puts together an overview of project/programme activities, deadlines etc. and presents this regularly at team meetings
  • supports project monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results
  • assists with recording and documenting the results of all activities
  • draws up media analyses, participates in fora and public hearings on issues directly connected with the project/programme
  • assists with planning, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus on technical aspects
  • orders and distributes PR materials on the project/programme as well as GIZ PR materials
  • assists with PR work for the project/programme
  • assists short-term experts assigned to projects/programmes in completing their tasks
  • in consultation with the manager or expert, prepares and carries out qualitative research projects (developing survey instruments, field trials, training field staff, organisational preparation in the field, collecting and analysing data)
  • assists in drawing up reports and translations
  • establishes a project database
  • assists in communicating, updating and collecting information
  • assembles data and keeps an inventory list
  • organises and updates project/programme documentation, the filing systems and the project/programme library
  • develops training materials
  • carries out basic training
  • moderates team meetings
  • is familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
  • represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
  • carries out important tasks for the project/programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
  • assists other experts, if necessary as translator
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • university degree in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives.
  • An interest in, or knowledge of, political sciences and international relations is a distinct advantage.
  • initial experience (internship or similar) in this area
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Access or other database programme)
  • fluent written and oral knowledge of Arabic and English language.
  • experience of project management and research experience in an area related to the project’s/programme’s requirements is desirable
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
How to Apply

Please write the full subject line as indicated below, and send your application (cover letter) and CV in English and Arabic to the following:

E-mail address: hr-yemen@giz.de 

Subject Line: Application for Junior Advisor Post

Deadline for receipt applications is: 19.09.2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you be invited for interview, you will be asked to present all certificates mentioned in your CV. You will also be asked to provide two relevant professional references to be contacted.

  • Employer: GIZ
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 10 September 2019
  • Deadline: 19 September 2019