Digitization Partner (DIPA)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as a federal enterprise supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. GIZ invites applications from suitable and qualified professionals for the GIZ Office Kathmandu. GIZ Office ensures consistent overall representation of the company and its successful positioning as a service provider for sustainable development. The Office coordinates and liaises closely with the German Embassy, and the Partner Institutions both from Government and civil society as well as with the private sector. It provides human resources management as well as financial and commercial support services for the Programmes and carries out regular audits to all Programmes ensuring the adequate application of the funds entrusted to GIZ.

Digitization Partner (DIPA)

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Duty Station: Kathmandu


  • Deal with the challenges of the digital transformation in the country and promote the digital transformation process and provide competent support
  • Act as the Service Point of Contact (SPoC) for GIZ HQ for all digitization topics in the country
  • Report IT security incidents and risks after consultation with the IT professionals
  • Become the first point of contact for digital topics, information management, IT security and data protection in the country for all GIZ Nepal staff
  • Maintain close contact to the IT Partners, Document Management responsible and the DIGITS division of GIZ HQ
  • Maintain regular exchange within the network of other Digitization Partners (DIPA) as well as the Digital Pioneers network on information management topics
  • Support colleagues in the respective offices by introducing the use of existing and new digital GIZ systems, such as Integrated Digital Applications (IDA) / Office365, Document Management System (DMS) etc.
  • Advise colleagues on the regulations relating to Document Management system of GIZ
  • Provide orientation and training to all the staff in the country for future digital solutions
  • Understand the digitized and documented processes in the office and provide orientation where necessary
  • Collect requirements for analogue processes that need to be digitized and express their recommendations on any necessary organizational adjustments to the various networks at GIZ HQ
  • Advise GIZ partners, in coherence with the relevant departments at GIZ HQ, when using existing as well as developing special IT tools, for and with the partners
  • Be contact person for the country office and projects for related topics in digitization (centralized information management systems, interaction of different systems, planned / upcoming IT projects with relevance for the country)
  • Support to the DIGITS data protection management of GIZ HQ to handle personal data in the GIZ information management systems, exchange with the Document Management responsible persons’ network, coordination in the event of loss of IT equipment and event-related adjustments of authorizations and personal data in the GIZ information management systems and provide advice to the responsible persons in the country

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or a related degree with 5 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in the same field with more than 8 years of experience
  • Outstanding working and technical knowledge of computer applications e.g. MS Office 365 and Document Management systems
  • Familiar with the basic data protection concepts, Nepal’s Privacy Act, Cyber Policy and IT Policy, IT Bill etc.
  • Knowledge of information security risks
  • Desirable skills in training, communication and change management
  • Ability to work in diverse teams and be a team-player
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Nepali (both written and verbal) and knowledge of German would be an added advantage

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send a complete application including CV and two referees to the email address <[email protected]> no later than by 04.03.2020. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr.20003- Digitization Partner (DIPA)”.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview. No telephone inquiries will be entertained. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.

The salary and social benefits will correspond to the GIZ rule applicable to national staff. Especially women and candidates from minority groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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