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Component Manager

Job Description and Requirements

The “Employment-Oriented MSME Development Project“ in Jordan is looking for a “Component Manager - Business and Investment Environment” - on a full time base employment, as per the attached job profile.

Interested candidates are kindly requested to send an application/motivation letter in English language and CVs – application/motivation letters are Mandatory.

  1. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Formal Qualifications

  • University degree in Economics, Business Administration, International Development, Political Science or other relevant discipline.

  • Proven in-depth knowledge of Jordan’s business and investment climate as well as relevant stakeholders and networks in the public and private sectors.

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the area of private sector development and international development cooperation

  • Sector-specific knowledge of the food processing sector is an asset (alternatively tourism and / or information and communications technology (ICT))

  • Profound Experience in implementing project activities in an independent manner

  • Experience with establishing networks, partnerships and dialogue formats between public and private sectors

  • Experience and exposure to governmental institutions and policy making processes

  • Experience delivering capacity building and designing and implementing workshops, seminars or similar activities

  • Advisory experience especially with Jordanian business institutions as well as public institutions like ministries

  • Experience in writing reports and documenting meetings (English and Arabic; German is a plus)

  • Experience in preparation and implementation of financial and grant agreements as well as contracting and guiding consultants

  • Experience in knowledge management and in monitoring and evaluation

  • Experience with GIZ work or other donor organisations is an asset

Social skills

  • Proactive and solution-oriented personality

  • Strong communication skills and ability to moderate / facilitate meetings and workshops

  • High level of interpersonal skills and excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to understand complex interactions between different stakeholders

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills

  • Excellent analytical and conception skills

  • Able to work in an interdisciplinary context

  • High dedication and commitment as well as ability to perform well under pressure

  • Reliability and regular follow up on assigned tasks

  • Ability to cooperate with others – very good team player

Additional knowledge & competences

  • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (incl. MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

  • Experienced and able to work within a governmental institution

  • Fluent (excellent knowledge) in English and Arabic, both spoken and written is essential; German language is a plus

  1. Major Responsibilities

The position holder’s responsibilities include:

  • Manages implementation of Field of Activity 3 aiming to improve the conditions for doing business and investing in the project’s focus sectors, namely food processing, tourism, and ICT

  • Coordinates professional advisory services to public and private partners especially in establishing sector-specific dialogue between the public and private sectors to gradually improve the business and investment climate through joint identification, prioritization, communication and cooperation. This will include conducting formal analyses of the framework conditions and supporting the moderation of public-private dialogue and the implementation of improvements in the respective framework through technical and in-process advice.

  • Steers and executes the budget of the component, in coordination with the Team Leader and/or the responsible administration and finance officer

  • Prepares and implements tenders and procurement processes, contracts with public and private sector partners incl. with international and local organizations, companies, consultants and NGOs

  • Communicates with and guides local and international short-term and long-term consultants and supports them in completing their tasks

  • Coordinates and communicates with political counterparts and partners (on behalf of the Team Leader), with implementing partners such as chambers and business associations, as well as with relevant GIZ projects; Maintains a good flow of information between all involved institutions

  • Liaises with the donor community and NGOs as required and participates in relevant meetings, conferences and workshops

  • Ensures proper professional relationships with relevant public and governmental organisations

  • Plans and implements independently activities and workshops for intermediaries of the Field of Activity incl. with high-level officials and decision makers

  • Moderates and facilitates internal and external meetings and workshops

  • Develops and updates project management tools within the MSME project, including stakeholder maps, work plans, etc.

  • Monitoring and reporting:

  • Ensures timely submission of work plans, reports, outputs and other deliverables to the Team Leader for review and evaluation, as appropriate

  • Provides regular updates on project progress, documents and reports on the status of results and according to reporting requirements incl. regular reporting to BMZ and other stakeholders

  • Feeds into and updates the project monitoring system

  • Organizes and updates the online filing system as well as other project files

  • Supports the conceptual development of the Field of Activity; Designs and adjusts the strategy and technical content of the Field of Activity and coordinates its content and implementation schedules according to context dynamics

  • Establishes synergies and ensures good collaboration with other Field of Activities within the project, as well as with relevant projects under the GIZ umbrella and those of other donors.

  • Contributes to knowledge management and supports development of information and communication products / supports PR of the Project

  • Undertakes any other actions duties that may be deemed necessary for the timely implementation of the Field of Activity and Project

  • Performs other relevant tasks and duties as requested by management.

  1. Background on GIZ and the “Employment-oriented MSME Promotion” Project

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German development cooperation agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation all around the world. As a federally-owned enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The “Employment-oriented MSME Promotion” project will contribute to inclusive economic growth as envisaged in Jordan’s national vision and strategy “Jordan 2025“. Its aim is to improve growth opportunities for private enterprises in order to boost employment, income and private sector growth.

The project designs and implements interventions in three fields of activity and within three selected sectors, namely food manufacturing, tourism and ICT. In field of activity (1) “Enhancing competitiveness in selected economic sectors,” the project seeks to improve the foundations for competitiveness in the three selected sectors of the Jordanian economy. In field of activity (2) “Improving the skills of MSME employees and owners in the selected sectors,” the project will aim at improving the expertise of staff at micro, small and medium enterprises in selected areas. Field of activity (3) “Improving the business and investment climate in the selected sectors” is designed to help improve the conditions for doing business and investing in the selected sectors.

The main responsibilities of this position fall under field of activity (3) “Improving the business and investment climate in the selected sectors.” This field of activity will seek to establish sector-specific dialogue between the public and private sectors in order to gradually improve the business and investment climate through joint identification, prioritization, communication and cooperation. Field of activity 3 also plans to support the implementation of improvements in the respective framework through technical and in-process advice.

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate's qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.