Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organisation operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area – GIZ International Services – is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.
GIZ International Services is preparing for the EU funded project “Support to Parliamentary Development in Pakistan”. The overall objective of the programme is to support the consolidation of parliamentary democracy in Pakistan.
The purpose (outcome) of the project is to contribute to sustainable institutional strengthening and operational and technical capacity for improved performance of the federal parliament (the National Assembly and the Senate) and of the Provincial Assemblies. To achieve its purpose, the project will work across the following three result areas (outputs) to achieve:
Enhanced legislative, oversight, budgetary and representation functions;
Strengthened administration and support services; and
Facilitated inclusive parliamentary processes and capacity building to end poverty and hunger and promote good health wellbeing and quality education.
Support the EU Delegation, the Senate and Assemblies’ stakeholders and the technical assistance team in achieving the overall objective, purpose and results of the project.
Lead the technical assistance team in assisting, supporting and building the capacities of the National and Provincial Assemblies and the Senate to strengthen the identified parliamentary functions and the performance of the Assemblies.
Be responsible for the overall project coordination and execution, including (but not limited to)
supervision of professional staff and experts,
establishment and review of programmatic and budgetary priorities,
submission of required work plans and reports,
communication and coordination with all stakeholders.
Assist the EU Delegation in tasks related to the facilitation of donor coordination as well as in tasks related to the Project Steering Committee and specific working committees in the Assemblies.
Qualifications and skills
At least a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Law, Economics, Political Science, Management or equivalent.
Demonstrated analytical, negotiation, cross-cultural and interpersonal skills.
Excellent communication and knowledge transfer skills.
Good leadership and coordination skills.
Excellent report writing skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with technical assistance supported by different entities.
Excellent command of English.
General professional experience
At least 10 years of professional experience in development cooperation.
At least 5 years of experience of team management comprising international and local experts, including multi-sectoral teams.
Experience as a Team Leader or equivalent on complex projects.
Experience in South Asia and in particular Pakistan would be considered an advantage.
Specific professional experience
Multiple years of working on democratic governance and institutional strengthening in developing countries, preferably in a technical advisory capacity, including in South Asia.
Experience in support to capacity building and policy development of state institutions, especially parliaments, preferably on federal and provincial levels.
Experience in planning, delivering, management and implementation of capacity building programmes associated with public administration reform, parliaments and electoral management bodies.
Experience advising on inclusivity in parliamentary process, especially with respect to gender, minority groups and people with disabilities.
Experience in project cycle management with ability to manage and oversee all aspects of the project cycle.
Experience in policy dialogue and maintaining regular communication with and coordination of all project stakeholders.
Experience working with EU development cooperation and proficiency in EU procedures would be considered an asset.