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    Expert for Construction at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

    Expert for Construction at Deutsche Gesellschaft für
    Location: With frequent travels to Gambella, Addis Ababa 
    Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


    Job Description

    Expert for Construction

    Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #068/2020


    GIZ Programme- Qualifications and Employment Perspectives for Refugees and Host Communities in Ethiopia (QEP) has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in December 2017. The programme is co-financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and is part of the German Special Initiative Tackling the Root Causes of Displacement, Reintegrating Refugees and seeks to provide better vocational training and employment perspectives for refugees and host communities in Ethiopia. The programme leverages the potentials of TVET for integration. Implementation takes place in Addis Ababa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Somali, Gambella and Tigray Regions. QEP works on three output levels and seeks to (1) increase the quality of technical and vocational training (TVET), (2) broaden the opportunities of TVET available to the target groups and (3) foster entrepreneurship and exchange formats for employment. QEP works together with the public TVET system and tries to extent the standards of the Ethiopian TVET system to TVET opportunities available for refugees and remote host communities. The programme works in fragile social and economic contexts.

    Responsibilities and Duties

     The construction expert will coordinate the construction project work activities of QEP programme in Ethiopia, in particular the renovation and rehabilitation work of office and workshop buildings, the construction of two fences/walls of partner agencies, as well as the construction of a store, nursery and open-air teaching space at a project site in Gambella. S/he will also oversee and ensure quality in irrigation related construction measures. Upon request, the expert takes to support the overall QEP programme implementation. The main tasks of the construction expert are:

    •  Coordinate the planning, tendering, contracting, hand over of site,  construction and taking over of the completed construction works in Gambella and other regions
    • Do and set up support functions covering planning, tracking, reporting, quality management and internal communication
    • Assist the QEP project team in terms of construction issues and do project control works
    • Do and follow up design changes procedures and planning related hindrances until successful implementation on site
    •  Ensure production of consolidated reporting, including milestone summary, key issues, risks, benefits, summary of costs incurred
    • Ensure the support to the construction consultants, partners and team members of operations to establish standards, tools and procedures for use on the project
    • Regularly monitors assigned project performance and cost estimates to complete estimates at completion for reasonableness against plans and actual expense rate
    • Ensures to prepare technical specifications and cost estimates in line with GIZ regulations
    • Assessing the bids received in response to tenders and awarding contracts in line with GIZ regulations
    • Analyzes and provides synthesis of key information to Managers.
    • Coordinate with the financial administrators to ensure project invoices are accurately prepared and timely submitted by reviewing actual project expenses for accuracy and completeness.
    • Reviews project activities for compliance with procedures and standards.
    • Ensure compliance with the company’s work-at-risk and revenue-at-risk policies
    • Coordinate all the stakeholders involved in the construction activities
    • Support the project and the client in procuring the necessary business services and expertise
    • Preparing all the necessary documentation and reporting.

    Job Requirements


    • Master’s degree in civil engineering or architecture.

    Professional experience

    • Proven project management experience in a similar field of construction as described above and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in construction in a renowned company
    • A good working knowledge of information and communication technology (relevant software as well as telephone, fax, email, internet)
    • A very good working knowledge of professional software’s like AutoCAD
    • Excellent English and Amharic (written and spoken) language skills, German is an asset
    • Experience of working with international development organisations
    • Experience in project management


    Other knowledge, additional competencies

    •  Experience of working with local administration, public institutions and government bodies
    • Team player
    • Able to work independently
    • Experience of working with GIZ would be an advantage, as would experience of working abroad
    • High level of personal commitment
    • Readiness to frequently travel within Ethiopia, particularly to Gambella and other regions

    How to Apply

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged.


    We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.


    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.


    Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Expert for Construction #068/2020’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

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    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email: [email protected]


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    Expert for Construction at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Job Vacancy in Ethiopia 

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    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

    Job Information

    Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 18 Mar 2020

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