Ethiopian National Expert “Agroprocessing Company Advisors” for Pool No. 3 with 3 experts

Posted on:
8 Jun, 2022
Application by:
30 Jun, 2022
Project status:
Expression of interest
Project title:
81283889 - Cooperative Training and Support to Companies in Ethiopia
Period of project:
December 2022 – December 2024
Duration of assignment:
up to 440 Working days
Duty station:
Bahir Dar, Hawassa and in Addis Ababa
Job code:
ESE-ETH22GIZ0142/ 3

Project description

GFA Consulting Group GmbH (Germany) in association with NIRAS Sweden (Sweden/Ethiopia) is participating in three project tenders in Ethiopia under the Sustainable Training and Education Programme (STEP) financed by GIZ with the implementing partner Ministry of Labour and Skills.
The consortium GFA-NIRAS is looking for experts for the following project:
Cooperative Training and Support to Companies in Ethiopia. This project aims to improve the income and employment situation, especially for young people, through demand-driven training courses. The project focuses on the establishment of regional and sectoral implementation structure, support to companies, development and (re) design of up to 4 Cooperative Training  programmes, including the Agro industrial Sector.

Job description

The contractor shall provide 3 national private sector engagement experts to be based in Bahir Dar, Hawassa and Addis Ababa for the agro-processing, agro-industry and ancillary sectors (EU funding).

Tasks of experts will include:
  • Run success factor assessment (WP2)
  • Engage private companies to reach target numbers (at least 80)
  • Support the development and implementation of company training (WP2)
  • Ensure active participation of companies in the development of the Cooperative Training
  • Programmes, review of curricula and
  • Support companies in select in-company trainers according to trainer criteria
  • Support companies to run the in-company part of the CT training sufficiently
  • Actively contribute to knowledge management
  • Any other task to fulfil the objectives of this consultancy


  • Education/training (2.5.1): All experts with University degree (bachelor’s/master’s) in economics, education, business administration or project management·Language (2.5.2): All experts with knowledge of English, B2 in the Common European
  •  Framework of Reference for Languages, Native language skills in the city of deployment (Bahir Dar, Hawassa and in Addis Ababa) (Afan Oromo, Amharic, Sidamo and/or SNNPR dialect)
  • General professional experience (2.5.3): All experts with 10 years of professional experience within companies from the agro-industry and ancillary sectors
  •  Specific professional experience (2.5.4): All experts with 5 years of professional experience in HR systems or in-house training concepts
  • Leadership/management experience (2.5.5): not applicable
  • Regional experience (2.5.6): not applicable
  • Development cooperation (DC) experience (2.5.7): not applicable
  • Other (2.5.8): All experts with proven record of engagement with relevant local actors in Addis Ababa, Hawassa, Bahir Dar in the sector of Agroprocessing. A list of reference projects shall be provided, 2 projects for maximum points.

Applications should be send accompanied by an up-to-date CV to:

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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