KE 2 - National Education Expert print

Posted on:
6 Nov, 2018
Application by:
27 Nov, 2018
Project status:
Expression of interest
Project title:
Capacity Building in Education (STEP)
Period of project:
Mar 2019 - Sep 2021
Duration of assignment:
28 months
Duty station:
Addis Abeba
Job code:
ESE-ETH18GIZ0475 / 2

Project description

Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies on the African continent with economic growth of around 7.5 % in 2016. The annual gross domestic product has more than doubled since 2011 and is estimated at USD 846 per capita in 2017. The vision of the second National Development Plan (Growth and Transformation Plan II, GTP II 2015/2016 - 2019/2020) is to become a middle-income country by 2025. In order to achieve this, the Ethiopian government in the GTP is focusing on modernising the agricultural sector and industrial development with a focus on light industry (metallurgy and textiles) and thus on an exponential increase in exports. These central strategies for economic development offer promising employment prospects, which, however, are currently not being realised.
Despite the dynamic development of the Ethiopian economy and the marked shortage of skilled workers, career and university graduates currently have only limited employment prospects because they are insufficiently qualified for the labour market. To counteract this, efforts are being made to ensure that training providers cooperate more closely with companies so that training measures are better tailored to actual needs, that potential employers become involved in training and studies and that the chances of finding skilled workers are improved. This is particularly promising in growth sectors and at newly emerging industrial locations. The aim of the module is as follows: graduates of vocational colleges and universities at selected locations will increasingly find employment in growth sectors.

Job description

  • For the implementation of the service packages, the contractor is expected to provide a national long-term expert for 28 specialist months (FKM), who is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the service packages on site. Their tasks are in particular:
  • Participation in the development of the concepts for line packages 1 and 2,
  • Coordination of the implementation of service packages at the three selected locations, i.e:
  • Control of the pilot implementation of the cooperative training models Mo-deration of the associated cooperation processes between vocational training institutions and the local economy (SMEs and companies in industrial parks)
  • Identification of training and consulting content
  • Control/ organisation of TOT measures and pilot trainings
  • Ensuring effect-oriented monitoring at the respective locations
  • The national long-term expert stationed in Addis Ababa is also involved in the coordination processes with the FTA and the partner structures at national level.


  • Education: University degree (Diplom/ Master) in pedagogy, engineering sciences or comparable degree
  • General professional experience: 10 years experience in the vocational training sector, preferably in international cooperation projects.
  • Specific work experience: Professional competence in at least one of the central counselling contents (i.e. cooperative models of vocational training, training and further training of vocational school teachers, CD of vocational training institutions)
  • Management and methodical competence: 5 years experience in project management
  • Language: fluent Amharic (mother tongue) and English are required, very good knowledge of another regional language is advantageous (e.g. Tigrinja, Oromia)
  • Miscellaneous: Proven experience with the cross-cutting issue of gender in call formation
  • For the specialist, a command of English and Amharic in spoken and written form is a prerequisite.

Contact person

  Liliana Tiedt

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