Technical Advisor

Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development in more than 130 countries worldwide.

 

We seek the services of a Technical Advisor

 

Job Title: Technical Advisor

 

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra

 

Job Summary

The Technical Advisor is responsible for:

  • Implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the project assigned to him/her under the develoPPP.de programme
  • Processing technical aspects and further developing the area of responsibility in accordance with specified quality standards
  • Supporting the maintenance of a good flow of communication and information between all institutions and counterparts involved in the develoPPP.de project and GIZ

 

Job Description

Coordination and on-site support to develoPPP.de projects:

  • Provides support directly to develoPPP.de project activities that involve the upgrading of training facilities, and modernizing overall training environment on various project sites
  • Prepares jointly with partner institutions requests on procurement according to GIZ O&R Monitors and co-ordinates deliveries of items and services from suppliers, contractors, together with GIZ Country Office and / or other parties where meaningful
  • Processes complaints about goods procured, follow-up with supplier, demanding corrections, ensures communication among all project stakeholders
  • Develops contact with all important stakeholders and ensures smooth communication flow
  • Assists national and international consultants and staff in carrying out their work on various develoPPP.de project sites
  • Coordinates the use of transport capacities in accordance with the operational plan of each develoPPP.de project
  • Participates in formulating project action plans and reports any irregularities to management
  • Prepares the logistics of training provided by international partners coming to Ghana (such as Bosch, WaBCO, ZF, CaseIH, Groz & Beckert, Lectra, IBC, etc.)

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Assists the projects with all organisational and management issues

 

Qualification and Requirements

  • Degree in Construction Management and/or Construction Technology
  • Holds a valid driver’s licence

Professional experience

  • Minimally 5 years of professional working experience in a similar position
  • Experience in supervising construction projects, procurement and project management

 

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, internet and computer application (eg. MS Office)
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of the English language
  • Proactive and independent working attitude
  • Intercultural skills
  • Strong managerial and organisational competence
  • Result oriented performance
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to update skills as required by the tasks to be performed-corresponding measures are agreed with management

 

How to Apply

  • Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a half to one page letter addressing the applicant’s motivation. Kindly, note that only short listed applicants would be contacted. If you do not hear from us 2 weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful

 

GIZ- Ghana is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.