Working efficiently, effectively and in a spirit of partnership, we support people and societies in developing, transition and industrialized countries in shaping their own futures and improving living conditions. This is what the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is all about. As a federally owned enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.
We are looking for a Ramallah-based
Programme Advisor on Sport for Development
Field of Activity:
The sport for development sector programme is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Its core tasks include advisory services to BMZ, coordinating the relevant German actors, and initiating and implementing programs in several countries including the Palestinian Territories. It aims to use sport to help achieve development goals in a range of areas (e.g. promotion of employability) rather than to promote sport. However, as an instrument, sport should be taken seriously and deployed with the appropriate expertise.
The field staff member will be supporting in implementing the programme in the Palestinian Territories. The goal of the programme is to strengthen vocational education and training possibilities and make them more attractive to Palestinian youth.
Responsibilities & tasks include but not limited to:
The Programme Advisor will be responsible for the following tasks:
-Implementing daily organizational and operational aspects of all issues related to the Sport for development programme (Project Management)
-Design, preparation and implementation of capacity development workshops for e.g. coaches, social workers, counsellors
-Design, preparation and implementation of sport events to attract youth to the possibilities of vocational professions
-Development of teaching materials connecting Sport and Vocational Training
-Development of communication materials and writing articles, e.g. social media outlets
-Close internal cooperation within GIZ, mainly within the Cluster Sustainable Economic Development (SED), responsibility for cross-cutting issues as Gender, Youth etc.
-Follow-up and support on the M&E of the programme activities and with partners
-Promotion of the cooperation between Ministries, NGOs, Universities and schools
-Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social or economic sciences, sport sciences or a related field.
-Able to support the implementation of relevant and innovative concepts, cooperating with representatives of government institutions, universities and NGOs.
-Relevant experience of working in international cooperation or/and in a youth related context is a precondition.
-Conceptual and educational skills to implement the programme.
-Experience with GIZ structures and processes are an important asset.
-Experiences in administration.
-Knowledge in the field of sport for development and sport structures are an asset.
-Ability to work in teams, good communication and networking skills, flexibility and passion about sport.
-Ability to travel within the Palestinian Territories.
-Fluent Business English skills; fluent German and Arabic skills are an asset.
Assignment: Starting 1st of May 2018.
GIZ is an equal opportunity employer, and offers an attractive and challenging working environment with opportunities for skill enhancement.
A complete application must be submitted in English to the following address:
which includes the attached Applicant information form, the CV and a one page cover letter, no later than 15th January 2018.
Kindly state in the email subject “Programme Advisor - Sport”. Any deficiency in the application will NOT be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.