The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.
GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded project: „Cultural Relations Platform”.
Scope of the project
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:
To foster increased role for culture in EU’s external relations through engagement with cultural operators worldwide for better knowledge and understanding of EU’s principles and policies.
The purposes of this contract are as follows:
to organize yearly training programme for cultural leaders and regional ad-hoc trainings of similar nature;
to provide support/technical assistance on cultural policy in external relations and international cultural cooperation via studies, mappings, trainings on cultural policy, working meetings with representatives of local cultural operators, etc.;
to support cooperation among cultural and creative sectors via provision of specialised services (participation in book fairs, performing arts markets/ meetings, networking activities, curatorship for events, trainings, organisation of festivals’ side events, etc.).
The Team Leader shall manage the Cultural Relations Platform and coordinate the implementation of the project. He/She shall bear the general responsibility for the project, with the obligation of collecting all the required information at the start of each mission and to come with a useful output at its end. Therefore, the Team Leader shall have to demonstrate, throughout his/her proven qualifications, skills and professional experience, excellent interpersonal skills and team oriented work style; ability to dialogue with national authorities and institutional structures (including regional/international organisations), as well as with civil society.
Qualifications and skills
University degree (Bachelor degree) or Advanced university degree (Master degree) or equivalent in a related discipline such as public relations, cultural management, political sciences, social sciences, arts and culture, communication, international relations, economics, administration, management, or a related discipline relevant for this contract; or professional experience of minimum 20 years in related discipline such as public relations, cultural management, political sciences, social sciences, arts and culture, communication, international relations, economics, administration, management, in addition to the professional experience required below.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (French would be an asset).
General professional experience
Minimum 5 years of post-graduate professional experience among the following areas: cultural relations, international relations (including the EU), policy making and advice delivery, event management, networking activities, culture/creative sectors.
Minimum 2 years of post-graduate professional experience in the management of international teams of experts.
Specific professional experience
Minimum 2 years of post-graduate professional experience in working at international level in the field of Cultural Diplomacy in external relations.
Minimum 1 year of post-graduate professional experience in working in cultural environment worldwide and with networks of artists and cultural operators, civil society, think-tanks, academia, research institutes and other relevant organisations.
Participation in at least one project implying knowledge and understanding of Project Cycle.
Participation in at least one project in the field of cultural management training and in connection to international cultural networks.
Participation in at least one project in the field of European affairs or international affairs.