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Job Description:

Vacancy Announcement #093/2023

National Dialogue  Advisor

Skills Development Cluster / Social Transformation Cluster

Contract duration: 30.04.2026

Application deadline: 28.05.2023

Duty station: Addis Ababa

Number of open positions: 1

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German public-benefit federal enterprise. GIZ works worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas. We work to shape a future worth living in over 120 countries around the world.

The "Programme to Support Good Governance in Ethiopia" aims to strengthen state and civil society frameworks to support the transformation into a democratic and inclusive constitutional state. The program advises central governmental and non-governmental actors who hold key positions in the transformation process of the Ethiopian governance system.

In one of the components, the programme aims to strengthen civil society capacities in the context of the national dialogue, with a focus on inclusion and gender equality through facilitating monitoring processes of national dialogue activities. As a sector specialist, you will be responsible for providing support to CSOs to strengthen peace and inclusive democratization.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • You provide technical and process advice and training for selected civil society actors on independent support and monitoring of the implementation of the dialogue process with special focus on inclusion and gender equality.
  • You support civil society actors to strengthen existing civil society mechanisms and approaches for monitoring social media (i.e. analysis and mapping of disinformation and hate speech).
  • You participate in feeding the programme’s M&E System with relevant data, observations, and analysis.
  • You identify potentials of cooperation and synergies with other German and international cooperation projects and support the implementation of the cooperation.
  • Other tasks as required.

Job Requirements:


  • Completed university studies in the field of political science, sociology, law, or similar field of social science.
  • Competent in monitoring complex change processes within communities also in relation to gender equality and marginalized groups.
  • Confident with the digitalization of work processes in CSOs and the usage of digital tools preferably in the context of monitoring.

Professional experience

  • Several years of professional experience in monitoring social change processes at rural, regional, and/or national levels.
  • Experience in the implementation and monitoring of training measures for members of CSOs.
  • Working experience in the context of TC projects.
  • International work or study experience is an asset.

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Strong commitment, team spirit, reliability, diplomatic skills, conflict sensitivity, gender competence, and intercultural competence.
  • Ability to think and act strategically, conceptually, and analytically.
  • Strong cooperation, communication, and advisory skills, political sensitivity, and networking ability.
  • Fluent in English and Amharic.

Job Category:
LegalSocial Sciences and Community
Legal, Social Sciences and Community
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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