Project Officer

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #98/2016

Project Officer

GIZ- BMM Project


As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

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 In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.

 The Better Migration Management (BMM) project aims to respond to an overall objective to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to curb the trafficking of human beings and the smuggling of migrants within, through, and from the Horn of Africa. The BMM project is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in partnership with European and International agencies.

 The BMM project is an example of cooperation between the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).To facilitate the implementation of the BMM project, GIZ is recruiting one or more Project Officers to be based in Addis Ababa under the supervision of the BMM Country Coordinator.

 Job Title:                                Project Officer

Place of Work:                       GIZ-BMM Office in Addis Ababa

Required Candidate:            One

Application deadline:           November 22, 2016

Remuneration:                       As per GIZ scale


The BMM Project Officer based in Addis Ababa will be responsible for:

§  Implementing certain operational aspects of all issues related to the BMM project in Ethiopia and Djibouti;

§  Providing technical assistance on migration and displacement issues;

§  Developing areas of project responsibility in accordance with the specified quality standards;

§  Maintaining of a good flow of communication and information between all involved agencies, institutions and counterparts and GIZ;

§  Supporting reporting to the donors on the BMM project; and

§  Ensuring that the BMM project offices in Ethiopia and Djibouti run smoothly.

The Project Officer will perform the following tasks:


Management and coordination

  • Coordinates and assists in the implementation BMM project activities that are GIZ’s direct responsibility, including in the areas of national policy mechanisms, capacity building, regional coordination, and the rights-based approach;
  • Assists in approving and controlling expenses for BMM project activities in accordance with the GIZ regulations;
  • Aids national and international advisers in carrying out their work on the project;
  • Supports all organizational and management aspects of the project;
  • Helps identify the capacities and needs of government institutions, multilateral agencies, and NGOs as regards migration and the BMM project;
  • Participates in formulating BMM project action plans and synchronizing the planning, reporting, and budgeting systems between GIZ and its counterparts;
  • Works with the GIZ BMM project team and the partners to ensure timely, accurate reporting; and
  • Jointly responsible for preparing, implementing and documenting training events, workshops, forums, team meetings, and other project activities.

Communication and networking

  • Develops and maintains contact with all important stakeholders;
  • Provides technical assistance to facilitate BMM project implementation, particularly in the areas of mixed migration, protection, and/or livelihoods;
  • Ensures effective knowledge management by collecting, processing and distributing relevant information; and
  • Monitors communication and interaction between government institutions, NGOs, multilateral agencies, and society at large through analyses of the media, direct dialogue, participation in meetings and seminars, and the like.

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management as needed and appropriate.

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