Development Worker (m/f/d) for TVET and employment in the field of electronics

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Job description

Ethiopia’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector remains supply driven and industry’s demand for higher-quality vocational education and training is not adequately addressed. Vulnerable groups, such as refugees, do not have adequate access. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, GIZ is committed to improving the employment prospects of refugees and the host population in regions of Ethiopia. The project "Qualification and Employment Prospects for Refugees, Internally Displaced People and Host Communities in Ethiopia II" has as objective to develop skills and provide employment opportunities for refugees, internally displaced persons and members of host communities in Ethiopia in line with national, regional and international strategies in the context of flight and internal displacement. The project will be co-financed by the European Union.

Your tasks

  • Assessment of the functional standard of machines and training equipment at TVET colleges, and support/advise on the maintenance of malfunctioned machines/equipment
  • Development of new, application-oriented and practical short-term curricula for technical training in the field of electronics, e.g. energy and building electronics, operating technology and others
  • Supervising contractors work for smaller construction projects
  • Implementation of Trainers in maintenance with TVET trainers
  • Implementation of further training measures for TVET trainers
  • Development of innovative project courses and new training formats with a high integrative character (refugees and Ethiopians) as well as relevance to the labor market

Your profile

  • (Advanced) University Degree related to TVET, renewable energy, electric mobility and similar fields is an asset
  • Professional qualification in the field of electronics or electricity
  • Proven knowledge and experience in the TVET sector, deep understanding of the electronics field
  • Interest and experience in different crafts related to renewable energy, innovative and green technologies
  • Strong teamwork and networking skills, coordination, communication, presentation and facilitation skills and a high degree of self-organisation and adaptability
  • Sensitivity towards, or experience with approaches to gender equality, equity, and inclusion
  • Business-fluent in English

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Ethiopia.

The security situation is tense. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. The freedom of movement is restricted. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. Please note that the general and personal living conditions in the country of assignment may meet with different legal and social acceptance. We gladly support you with our many years of experience.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at


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.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

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Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

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.

About us

The basis for service as a development worker is the Development Workers Act (EhfG) and a comprehensive package of benefits based on it. This includes, among other things, targeted professional and personal preparation. We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, globally active development institution. Your competencies are in demand in an interdisciplinary team on site.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background, age or sexual orientation.

We support equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.


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