Team Leader
GIZ

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded tender: “Technical Cooperation Facility (TCF) to Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS)” in Nepal.

The overall objective is to contribute to poverty reduction, to food and nutrition security, to climate resilience, to improve the competitiveness of the sector and to generate higher and more equitable incomes in rural areas of Nepal.  The project is part of a larger programme: the EU Contribution to Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), where the main component is a budget support of EUR 36 million, and this Technical Cooperation Facility (TCF) is a complementary support. 

Team Leader

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No.of Vacancies: 01

Duty Station: Kathmandu

Responsibilities:

The Team Leader will be in charge of the overall management of the project in terms of priorities, content, policy dialogue, ensuring overall coherence of approach, linking with other stakeholders, ensuring adequacy to the needs the objectives and purposes of the TCF and delivering timely quality outputs. He/she will also be managing the selection and supervision of short term expertise and coordinate reporting. He/she will be closely coordinating with the EU Delegation and the MoALD. 

Required qualification and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Management, Public Administration, International Development, Economics, Rural Development or equivalent working experience of 15 years
  • At least 5 years of relevant international senior level management experience in a large organisation of the public or private sector. A longer experience is an asset. 
  • At least 10 years of relevant international experience working in development cooperation, specifically agricultural and rural development 
  • Experience as a team leader on a long-term assignment involving multiple stakeholders (over 12 months) in the last 5 years
  • At least 5 years in project management or coordination, including project planning and progress monitoring in developing countries, including working on agricultural and rural development, and with experience in gender equality and/or women's empowerment in the sector
  • Knowledge of public policies and programmes, in particular for the agriculture sector and rural development
  • Coordination and communication skills to link technical and conceptual aspects of cooperation projects and facilitate stakeholder interaction
  • Management and leadership skills 
  • Sensitivity to / knowledge of South Asia economy, culture and customs. General professional experience 
  • Experience of management of short-term expertise for a period of at least one year 
  • Previous experience in the South and/or South-East Asia would be an added advantage
  • Excellent English expression both orally and in writing


Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to send a completed application including CV and two referees to andreas.magnet@giz.de by November 9, 2018. Only applications sent by email will be accepted. Please write in the subject line while applying by position: for “Ref. Nr. 18016- Team Leader” and “Ref. Nr. 18017- Facility Coordinator and Rural Development Expert”.

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 underprivileged castes and ethnic groups are highly encouraged to apply. 



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