NGO -GIZ Jobs 2024

NGO-GIZ Jobs 2024

1:Junior Human Rights & Gender Expert

Salary: Addis Ababa

Salary: As per GIZ Scale

Job Description:

Vacancy Announcement #031/2024

Junior Human Rights & Gender Expert

GIZ-AU Office/ African Women Advancing Rights and Empowerment (AWARE)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in achieving their objectives in international cooperation in around 120 countries.

Since 2004, GIZ has been a reliable and trusted partner of the African Union (AU) to enhance inclusive growth and sustainable development on the African continent in line with the AU’s Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. With more than 200 staff, GIZ African Union cooperates with the AU Commission, as well as the AU’s specialised institutions and agencies, such as the Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD, at continental, regional and national level in more than 35 member states. Key areas of engagement include Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, Governance and Migration, Sustainable Economic Growth and Employment, as well as Health and Social Development.Through a gender-transformative and human rights-based approach, the GIZ-AU Project – African Women Advancing Rights and Empowerment (AWARE) aims to support AU and continental civil society/women’s organisations & networks in the implementation of measures that promote human rights and women’s empowerment in Africa.

GIZ is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position: Junior Expert on Human Rights & Gender

Represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf.
Carries out important tasks for the project, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description.
Other duties/additional tasks
Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Skill and educational background

Bachelor’s degree in international relations, Human Rights, Social Sciences, Development Studies and/or related fields, preferably with a focus on Gender.
Professional experience
Not more than 1 year of experience working on human rights and/or gender
Experience working in development or international cooperation in Africa
Experience working with African CSOs and networks on women empowerment.
Experience working with an inter-governmental organization such as AU or UN and/or regional organizations is preferred.
Other knowledge, additional competencies:
Strong organizational, planning, and self-management competencies
Ability to manage several work processes simultaneously whilst ensuring quality of work/deliverables
Strong intercultural competence
Proven ability to work collaboratively, with a focus on joint results
Exhibits conscientiousness, integrity and loyalty
Understanding of development cooperation and international cooperation
Willingness to upgrade skills as required by the tasks to be performed
Excellent writing, reading and speaking skills in English. Other AU languages are an asset.
Readiness and ability to travel to partner locations and event locations, when required
Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

Application procedure:

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via


Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Junior Human Rights & Gender Expert #031/2024_Your full name’ in the subject line of your email application.

Please note that the job title will be changed to “Junior Gender, Equality Advisor” during the recruitment process.

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.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

“Please refer to our brochureto learn more about GIZ’s attractive benefit package.”

Deadline: Apr 6, 2024