The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the implementing agency of the Federal Republic of Germany for technical and international cooperation. It offers flexible, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of the work of GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank and governments of other countries.
Under the Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector (GIC) Project in Zambia, GIZ provides support to the groundnut and soya bean value chains in the Eastern Province. The activities are implemented in close collaboration with COMACO and predominantly related to the following key areas of capacity development: sustainable agricultural practices, seed production and the protection of natural resources. By improving farmers’ skills and knowledge, the project aims to improve productivity and income levels as well as to prepare farmers to better cope with external threats such as climate change. Increasing importance is given to cooperatives as central element for structural change in the area. Cooperatives are supported in improving service delivery to their members and act as a channel to high value markets. The success of the cooperatives is based on the principles of good governance and responsible leadership as well as on the implementation of viable business models. The project supports cooperatives in their development process through training and coaching.
In this context, the project seeking a suitable candidate for the following position:
Cooperative Advisor (based in Chipata)
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Capacity development of cooperatives:
Collaboration with stakeholders:
Qualifications and requirements:
Method of Application
The successful candidate will be expected to start full-time employment with GIZ, on a fixed term contract as soon as possible. Interested candidates must send the CV and a cover letter electronically, quoting the reference GIZ_GIC_COOP_CHP in the email subject line to: Certificates, qualifications, etc. must not be attached to the application. In addition, traceable references of previous engagements must be provided. Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. GIZ is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Therefore, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.