As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years. Malawi is a priority for German international cooperation and currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health and private sector development in rural areas. In addition to our work on these areas, we also work on public financial and economic management and social protection.
GIZ invites applications from suitable qualified Malawians for the position of Technical Advisor (f/m) on skills development and qualification with coordinating function the SEWOH global project ‘Employment in rural areas with focus on youth
Position: Technical Advisor (Skills Development & Qualification)
A. Brief introduction to the project.
The GIZ global project ‘Employment in rural areas with locus on youth (RYEY is part of the special initiatives ONEWORLD — No Hunger (SEWOH}, Commissioned by the German federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The global project implements country packages in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Malawi. All country packages aim improving the employment and income opportunities in the agri-food sector in rural areas with a special focus on the youth target group. The project applies the so-called integrated approach to employment promotion. This is an innovative approach which focuses on creating employment opportunities, improving employment prospects and link labor supply and demand in rural areas on the basis of specific needs and interests of young people, in order to improve their income and employment situation.
The focus intervention areas in Malawi are divided into four field of action: 1. Improved qualification of youth with a focus on women for the agricultural and agri-food sector 2. Increasing new and supplementary job opportunities through support to MSMEs, smallholders and start-up creation as well as development partnerships with the private sector 3. Improved framework conditions: integration of young people into rural labor markets through innovative (digital) matching activities and promote youth organizations 4. Transnational Knowledge and Innovation Management
In Malawi the project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MolT). Implementation areas are to be explored and pursued nationwide, also considering possible synergies with other GIZ projects and stakeholders. There is no limitation to certain regions. The area around Lilongwe, especially Mchinji District, offers great potential, which is why this district is being considered as one of the first possible implementation regions.
The project is embedded in the portfolio of GIZ Malawi and will be aligned to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy 2017-2022 (MDGS) Ill, the National Agricultural Policy (NAP) 2016, the National Youth Policy (2013) and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Policy Strategy (2012-2017).
For the SEWOH global project RYE and its Country Project Malawi, the technical advisors will be mainly responsible for the following fields of action: