Technical Advisor (Diaspora Engagement) at GIZ Ghana


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:

GIZ has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union
to implement the Joint Action “Migration, Jobs and Development”. The aim is to provide economic and social reintegration measures for
returned and jobseekers, capacity building for members of employment promotion institutions, engaging diaspora organisations, pursuing legal
pathways of labour migration and establishing regional employment promotion networks.

Scope of Role:

The Technical Advisor for Diaspora Engagement shall manage and promote the topic of diaspora engagement in Ghana in the context of the EUGermany joint action on “Jobs, Migration and Development”. He/She shall support all activities in the field of diaspora contributions for the
social and economic development in Ghana and will work in close consultation with the coordinator, the project manager and other staff members
of the Programme Migration and Diaspora and the Programme “Support to the Private and Financial Sector”.


• Coordinate the engagement of diaspora organisations to mobilise know how transfer (e.g. in form of technical missions or cooperative
projects with local NGOs) to Ghana
• Coordinate the engagement of diaspora members for short- and long-term return to Ghana to enter development-relevant assignments.
• Support networking and awareness raising activities with Ghanaian diaspora in Germany and Europe on issues of engagement in Ghana.
• Liaise with projects team and relevant actors on regional economic development on issues of diaspora involvement in regional economic
development, promoting involvement of diaspora in such networks.
• Support the participation of diaspora in regional employment promotion networks.
• Link up and identify synergies with other interventions of German and European development cooperation and engage in modes of
• Developing interventions in this area which focus particularly on the inclusion and empowerment of women and vulnerable groups.
• Support collaboration between diaspora organisations and local NGOs on development-oriented projects and coordinate grant agreements.
• Implement capacity building interventions for diaspora organisations and diaspora.
• Develop interventions in this area which focus particularly on the inclusion and empowerment of women and vulnerable group

Qualification Required & Experience

• Master’s degree in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field.
• Qualification in Business Management/Administration, Project management will be an advantage.
• Technical knowledge and experience in diaspora engagement.
• Professional experience in planning and implementation of projects.
• Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g.
MS Office).
• Good understanding of the Ghanaian diaspora, its place in society and significant actors.
• Proficient in spoken and written English; a working knowledge of German is an asset.
• Strong managerial, organisational, social competence skills and ability to easily adapt and manage change.
• Experience with EU projects is an asset.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job | Technical Advisor (Diaspora Engagement) at GIZ Ghana

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to: quoting the Job Code 2023/PFS/24/03 in the subject line. If you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 06 April, 2023

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