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Technical Advisor- Higher Education At GIZ

As a service provider with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government as well as many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

GIZ Bangladesh is currently seeking applications for its project “Higher Education and Leadership Development for Sustainable Textiles in Bangladesh (HELD)” for the position “Technical Advisor- Higher Education”.

Position:Technical Advisor- Higher Education

Band: 4T

Contract Duration: till 31 December 2023

Job Location: Dhaka (field visits expected)

Project Background:

HELD is a German-Bangladesh bilateral Development Cooperation project with the goal of strengthening the application-oriented competencies of future managers and specialists in the textile industry in sustainable business management.


The position holder is responsible for the below tasks:

Managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the programme objectives, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior

Assisting project/programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups

Advise supervisor on all task when implementing GIZ rules and regulation

Advise supervisor in the field of project’s planning, steering and monitoring

Independently implement goals and requirements set by the line manager

Make decisions which have a short-term effect within a limited project area/ unit

Assist supervisor to identify day to day problem and suggest appropriate solution

Tasks (Main Job Role)

The position holder is responsible for

Supporting the project manager in coordination and implementation of the projects in line with GIZ rules and regulations

Representing GIZ towards stakeholders and ensure that GIZ values and principles are upheld

Providing professional and technical advice to the project and partners and establishing contacts as well as cooperating with important stakeholders

Ensuring safeguarding the quality of process of office/ project

Ensuring adequate knowledge management within the project and communicating progress and results to a broad target group

Supporting the project manager with reporting and knowledge management

Tasks (Specific for job role)

The position holder will

Support the implementation of Output 1 of the HELD project, according to which social and ecological sustainability topics are to be taught in the training of future managers in the textile industry at universities and textile colleges in Bangladesh

Support activities for the accreditation and implementation of sustainability curricula in Bangladesh in cooperation with German universities

Support the integration of a sustainability module in various bachelor’s degree programs at university level as well as in subordinate public textile colleges

Support the establishment of a master’s degree course in “Sustainable Textile Engineering” at a Bangladesh university

Support the establishment of a sustainability chair at a Bangladesh university in cooperation with German industry players and international universities

Support the establishment of university-led sustainability trainings in cooperation with the private sector partner

Maintain close contact with the project partners and other important implementing partners, i.e. the University Grants Commission (UGC)

Support training of trainers activities at universities and textile colleges 

Support the formation of a network of lecturers through inter-university exchange

Monitor and report progress relating to Output 1

Required qualifications, competences and experience


Master’s Degree in e.g. Educational, Social or Economic Sciences, Business Management or any other related field

Professional experience:

5 years in relevant occupational experience

Previous job experience in GIZ or another international organization will be an asset

Professional experience in training and research in the academic sector, and/or the textile and garment sector, and/or development cooperation. Special focus on education is an asset

Corporate Social Responsibility experiences in the supply chain of the textile sector with a sound understanding of current social and environmental sustainability trends in the garment sector and its challenges 

Other knowledge, additional competences:

Ability to work well under pressure and must be a strong team player

Must have good interpersonal and communication skills

Fluency in English is essential (written and oral)

Knowledge of German Language is an asset

Ability to work in an intercultural environment

Good organizational skills and management expertise

Sound knowledge and understanding of the Bangladeshi tertiary education system

Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies

Excellent presentations and conflict resolutions skill


We only accept electronic applications.

If you meet the above requirements, you can apply through the link below.

Last Date of Application: January 2, 2021

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality. Any form of persuasion will lead to disqualification.


GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.

Women and persons with disability are especially encouraged to apply and they will be selected in case of equal qualification with other candidates.

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