The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) was established on 1 January 2011. It brings together under one roof the long-standing expertise of the German Development Service (DED), the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany. As a federally owned enterprise, it supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.
GIZ operates in many fields, including economic development and employment; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peace building and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation.
The project Advisory services in support of the welcome portal Make it in Germany provides support for the collective campaign by the German Federal Ministries of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), and the Federal Employment Agency (BA), to attract skilled foreign labour to Germany. In particular it supports the new welcome portal Make it in Germany (under the responsibility of BMWi) with individual pilot measures in India, Indonesia and Viet Nam. This should inspire more experts to immigrate to Germany.
The commissioning party for the project is BMWi. On the part of GIZ, implementation of the project rests with the Department for Migration (FGE Migration), which also employs a project manager (based in Bonn) to coordinate the whole project. As the main component of the project is the deployment of local advisors in the pilot countries functioning as local representatives of the welcome portal GIZ is now looking for a professional and dynamic Indonesian national to fill the following position as Local Advisor to be based at the GIZ Office Jakarta as soon as possible for the initial contract until 31 December 2014.
The advisor provides support for
· Development, utilisation and strengthening of local network structures (German institutions; alumni organisations; national governmental and non-governmental partner institutions in the field of skilled labour mobility; cooperation with migration and diaspora advisors from the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) etc.)
· Promotion of the welcome portal (distribution of information materials, organisation of and participation in relevant sector events etc.)
· Initial personal counselling for potential applicants (areas of demand and professions in short supply in Germany, immigration regulations, legal framework, information about Germany; forwarding specific requests to the Goethe-Institutes, the German Academic Exchange Service, visa sections etc. and if necessary to relevant government agencies and institutions in Germany)
· Support for the recruitment process (interface function) (first preselection of technically and linguistically qualified candidates, forwarding of suitable applications to the International Placement Services (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA))
· Preparation for departure (advice on preparations, identifying appropriate partners for departure preparations and the process of integration in Germany)
1. Using and strengthening network structures
· Targeted use and development of existing networks of local German institutions, (missions abroad, Germanys network of bilateral chambers of commerce, Goethe Institutes, the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service, German schools abroad, GTAI etc.; possibly German political institutions) as well as those of the GIZ (Alumniportal Germany, alumni associations, etc.) and of other relevant players, in order to contact people who may potentially be interested in migrating to Germany for work, and German-speaking and Germanophile multipliers; this also encompasses supporting the activities of these institutions and players.
· Creating local networks of interested qualified professionals (alumni organisations) as well as with migrant associations in Germany
· Building network structures first and foremost with national governmental and non-governmental partner institutions with a focus on the mobility of qualified professionals
· Close cooperation with the CIM advisors on migration and diaspora already working in the project countries
2. Promoting the Welcome to Germany portal/Qualified Professionals Initiative
· Forwarding of current information about the Qualified Professionals Initiative and the Make it in Germany portal to the respective governments, as well as to qualified professionals and the relevant institutions
· Distribution of information material (brochures, flyers, etc.) to relevant bodies (e.g.
universities, bilateral chambers of industry and commerce)
· Participation in relevant events on the subject
· Organisation of at least eight information events per country during the project period (including in partnership with other German institutions)
3. Giving initial personal advice for potential candidates
· Needs, professions where there is a shortage of qualified professionals
· Immigration regulations, legislation
· German specifics
· If need be, advice on which authorities to contact (e.g. embassy for visa matters, Goethe Institute for language courses, etc.)
4. Supporting the recruitment process (interface function)
· Preselection of suitable candidates (professional and language skills)
· Forwarding of applications to the Federal Employment Agency (BA)/International Placement Service (ZAV)
5. Preparing for emigration
· Advice on preparing for emigration (incl. for families)
· Identification of suitable partners for preparing for emigration (language courses, advanced professional training)
· Coordination of preparatory measures prior to emigration (first and foremost, getting candidates in touch with language course providers, in particular the Goethe Institute, or if need be with continuing education providers)
6. General obligations
is familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
is familiar with other programme components and GIZ-assisted measures, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff
represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf
carries out important tasks for the project/ programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
performs the extensive field visit to the regions in accordance with the requirements of the program and assistance to related stakeholders
undertakes further job training related to the position and duties, if required
7. Other duties/ additional tasks
assists other experts, if necessary as intercultural mediator and translator
performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
C. Required qualifications, competences and experience
bachelor/ master graduate or comparable qualification
Minimum 2 years related working experience if possible in the field of migration
Experience of Germany (experience of working and/or studying in Germany)
Enterprising and communicative personality, advisory skills
Experience of organising and implementing events
Experience of project management and self-reliant budget administration desirable
Experience in the field of labour market policy/international mobilisation of skilled labour an advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competences
Ability to express oneself well both verbally and in writing; polished, target-group oriented style
Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (in particular Microsoft Office and tools which are related to the tasks)
Good knowledge of the German and English language in spoken and written form
Experience of project management and research experience in an area related to the projects/ programmes requirements is desirable
Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed corresponding measures are agreed with management
Duration of contract: With immediate effect, initially limited until 31 December 2014.
Closing date for applications: 22.10.2013 via email to Mr. Makhdonal Anwar at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put LA-BMWi as your email subject.