Technical Advisor

Job Location: Kumasi
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: NGO

Company Profile:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – is a public-benefit federal enterprise working in more than 100 countries worldwide. We work on behalf of the German Government and support public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and environment, and peace and security. Our activities cover three priority areas: Energy and Climate, which deals with renewable energy and energy efficiency; Training and Sustainable Growth for decent Jobs; and Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, which focuses on good governance.

Project Brief:

The Supporting Private and Financial Sector (PFS) programme was commissioned in January 2023 for a period of three years. The programme aims to improve the employment situation of MSMEs in five regions of Ghana, i.e., Greater Accra, Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo. It has five outputs namely, support for financial services, service offering through regional networks for MSMEs; employment services for returnees and migrants; green economy measures; and foundations for vaccine production.

Scope of Role:

The Technical Advisor will be working in the output of service offering through regional networks for MSMEs. He/She will be responsible for daily implementation and operational aspects of all service providers in the regional network. He/she will support the PFS through the provision of technical assistance and advice to the programme partners/ service providers and ensure the operationalisation of activities within the regional network of service providers for MSMEs with a focus on integration of financial, business development and employment service providers in the regional network.


  • Supports the coordination, liaison and advice to the partner organisations in the regional network of service providers for MSMEs.
  • Coordinates and assists in preparing, planning, implementing and monitoring of programme plans and activities in close consultation and coordination with counterparts.
  • Participates in formulating action plans and helps synchronise the planning and budgeting system with counterparts.
  • Jointly responsible with partner institutions for preparing, implementing and documenting training events, workshops, forums, team meetings and other programme activities.
  • Regularly consults with the GIZ officer responsible for the implementation of the project within the regions.
  • Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures.
  • Prepares appropriate input for various project/programme reports including annual reports and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office.


  • University qualification (Masters/MSc) in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, or any relevant area.
  • Minimum of six (6) years’ professional experience in a comparable position with a development organization.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience on the topic of facilitating relationship between Business Development Service provider/Financial Service Providers/ employment service providers, working with programs that are of a similar scope and complexity in Ghana specifically within the context of private and financial sector development or any other comparable institutions.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal, communication, management, and organizational skills.
  • Possess strong command of English language (both written and oral); knowledge of German language is an asset.
  • Proactive attitude towards personal growth and institutional changes.

How to Apply:

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter stating their motivation to the position and added value to the project to quoting the Job Code 2024/PFS-KS/24/04 in the subject line. If you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

GIZ is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 08.05.2024

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