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Technical Advisor- TVET


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- TVET”.

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

Within this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:


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


Other Tasks (Specific for job role):

The position holder will

Support the implementation of Output 2 of the HELD project, according to which social and ecological sustainability themes are developed in a demand-oriented way for the integration into the educational offerings of the Textile Diploma Institutes

Support the conduct of a quality/gap study on the nationwide uniform curricula of the Textile Diploma Institutes involving the views of the textile industry

Support the establishment of an expert panel for the curricular revision and further development of diploma training

Support the development of new curriculum modules on sustainability aspects

Support the pilot implementation of sustainability modules at selected Textile Diploma Institutes

Maintain close contact with the project partners and other important implementing partners, i.e. the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB)

Monitor and report progress relating to Output 2

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 the Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) sector, and/or the textile and garment sector, and/or development cooperation. Experience with Textile Diploma Institutes is an asset

Work experience with trade unions of the textile sector would be an asset

Cooperation experience with TVET institutions, BTEB and stakeholders 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 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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