Technical Advisor - GIZ Ghana

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Technical Advisor - GIZ Ghana

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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

Support to the Transformation of TVET in Ghana – The project aims to support the reforms of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Commission for TVET, the TVET Service, TVET Institutions and other private and public sector stakeholders. It is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).



Scope of Role:

AAMUSTED provides training programmes for in-company trainers (workplace facilitators) and TVET teachers to improve CBT implementation and workplace learning. It is currently the only institution in Ghana offering the Diploma in Education with CBT option. The Technical Advisor is responsible for supporting AAMUSTED and the Commission for TVET in increasing the quality of the training programme and for its expansion to other institutions like Technical Universities.


  • Develop capacity-building measures to strengthen AAMUSTED and other project partners in its mandate to improve the qualification of TVET personnel.
  • Capacitate TVET personnel (TVET teachers and workplace facilitators) to improve CBT implementation and workplace learning.
  • Support the implementation of the training programme (Diploma in Education) for TVET teachers and workplace facilitators with relevant project partners.
  • Develop measures to integrate green and digital elements into the training programme.
  • Monitor a grant agreement with AAMUSTED and all related activities.
  • Organize workshops, seminars and other events on issues related to your tasks.
  • Support cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assist with PR work and cooperate with relevant organizations, private sector, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships.
  • Prepare reports and presentation documents, including monitoring & evaluation, success stories and best practice examples.
  • Coordinate relevant project activities/interventions at the local level in consultation with your supervisor and in cooperation with the partners regarding implementation and organizational aspects.
  • Handle other tasks on behalf of GIZ.

Qualification Required & Experience

  • Advanced university degree in an area that is related to the project objectives, with a focus on a relevant field (education, economics, etc.).
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a comparable position relating to training of workplace facilitators and TVET teachers.
  • Many years of professional experience with TVET and employment promotion in the context of international development cooperation.
  • Very good working knowledge of the TVET system in Ghana, especially CBT approaches, and its stakeholders.
  • Professional experience with administrative key processes (grant agreements in particular).
  • Professional experience in planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting and good IT skills.
  • Diligent, goal-oriented, open-minded and innovative, team player with and ability to perform tasks without supervision.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English; working knowledge of German is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, work experience in an intercultural environment, and strong managerial, organisational, and social competence.
  • Very strong communication skills and ability to engage stakeholders and facilitate networking.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed upon with management.

Location: Accra



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