Junior Coordinator – Returning Experts (RE) and Diaspora Cooperation (DC)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH invites applications from suitable professionals for the position of Junior Coordinator for the Programme “Migration and Diaspora” (PMD). Programme Migration & Diaspora harnesses the positive impact of regular migration and diaspora engagement to drive forward social and economic development in partner countries. The programme works on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), a joint operation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Placement Services (ZAV) of the German Federal Employment Agency. Through its different components, the programme supports a) highly skilled Nepali professionals in Germany in long term return and reintegration or short-term volunteer engagement at host institutions in the home country and b) Nepali diaspora organizations in implementing development projects in the home country

Junior Coordinator – Returning Experts (RE) and Diaspora Cooperation (DC)

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Duty Station: Kathmandu


  • Inform and advise experts and students in Germany (by email/ telephone/skype or in person) on employment opportunities and topics that pertain to their return or their social and professional integration
  • Act as point of contact in acquiring participants for introductory seminars in Germany offering information about the economic situation in the home country, challenges and opportunities in Nepal for potential returnees, diaspora organizations and diaspora experts
  • Network between development-relevant employers, returning experts and alumni
  • Support in capacity development and promotion of pro-developed projects of Diaspora organisations (DiO) in Nepal
  • Inform and advise DiO and partner organizations on the promotional offers and processes
  • Link local partner organizations with DiO in Germany with the view of establishing partnerships for potential project implementation 
  • Support and promote the development-relevant contribution of Diaspora Experts (DE) in Nepal
  • Acquire specific offers for development-related short-term assignments with Nepali partner institutions 
  • Support the monitoring processes in all the areas of action implemented in Nepal and the associated activities
  • Prepare country-specific print and digital Public Relation materials as well as case sheets for PR work (e.g. CIM News, website, impact stories)
  • Maintain the informal Nepal specific social network groups in different platform and ensure effective communication
  • Prepare official travel related to the Migration for Development Programme by staff from GIZ Head Office and, if appropriate, by partners and accompany them in the partner country
  • Provide logistical support in conduction of various CIM PMD events 
  • Support the senior Coordinator in all necessary task over different components as per the requirement 

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in Management/Law/Economics/Social Sciences or any other relevant field
  • Minimum 2 years of professional working experience in comparable position
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills
  • Understanding about migration and employment issues, especially in a cooperation development framework
  • Able to work on own initiative and with limited supervision
  • Strong exposure with German alumni circles and diaspora communities
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural team
  • Excellent German and English language skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent command of MS-Office
  • Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems

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 18.03.2020 Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr.20006- Junior Coordinator – Returning Experts (RE) and Diaspora Cooperation (DC)”.

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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