GIZ - Advisor for Coordination and Cooperation

GIZ - Advisor for Coordination and Cooperation

GIZ is looking for an Advisor for Coordination and Cooperation for its regional Project “Strengthening sustainable and digital trade routes and logistics concepts between Eastern Partnership countries and with the EU”, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The new GIZ project aims to improve cooperation between stakeholders responsible for sustainable & digital trade routes and logistics concepts in the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and with the European Union (EU).

This position is expected to start on 15.03.2024 for a 12-month period, with the possibility of extension. The permanent workplace for this position is in Chisinau, with the requirement of business trips (approx. 1-2 / p.a.) to the EaP countries and/or the EU.

The Advisor is responsible for the coordination of activities of the project in Moldova and/or cross-border with other countries in the realm of the project (EaP/EU). Depending on own technical background, to provide advisory services to the partner on topics such as greening & digitalisation of transport & logistics, Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and/or customs and border processes.

The overall responsibilities covered by this position are as follows:

  • Supporting the head of project in the planning, coordination, and implementation of activities, including but not limited to the support to the development sustainable and digital solutions to trade, transport, and logistics in Moldova,
  • Liaising closely with relevant local partners to design, plan, and implement activities for the project in Moldova and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in the region,
  • Exploring possible synergies with other implementing agencies and projects, including those implemented by other donors on digital & green solutions/innovation in transport, logistics, and trade,
  • Contributing to GIZ internal innovation and knowledge management.

Required qualifications:

  • Master‘s degree in economics, transport engineering or transport economics, business informatics, business management or in an area that is related to the project objectives (equivalent to MA),
  • Professional experience, at least 5 years, in a comparable position, managerial experience (including technical steering of projects),
  • Professional experience, at least 2 years, in digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), trade facilitation and/or transport promotion, obtained in an international organization, a public entity, or an industrial association,
  • Professional experience, at least 2 years, working in in a policy environment,
  • Experience in the private sector with relevance to the project topics would be an advantage,
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office),
  • Experienced to work in an international team,
  • Knowledge of the GIZ system is an advantage,
  • Business fluent command of Romanian and English language (verbally and written),
  • Knowledge of German, Armenian, Azeri, Georgian, Ukrainian or Russian would be an advantage,
  • Professional experience in EaP would be an advantage,
  • Good self-organization skills,
  • Customer and service-oriented attitude,
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed,
  • Ability to work under pressure,
  • Moldovan citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Moldova.

Applications, including detailed CV, references, and motivation letter (in English) shall be sent not later than 29 February 2024, time 15:00 to the address

Please mention the position name in the title of your application message. Only shortlisted candidates will be asked for an interview. The finalist will be offered a fixed-term employment contract based on a 40-hour weekly work programme and concluded in line with the national labour legislation.

The applications received after the deadline will not be considered. GIZ retains the discretion to re-advertise the position, to cancel the recruitment or offer an appointment at a lower grade or with a modified job description.

GIZ is committed to employment equity in the workplace and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.