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VACANCY: Policy Advisor (m/f) Secretariat of Global Donor Platform for Rural Development

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As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. For our operations in Germany/Bonn, we are looking for a Policy Advisor (m/f) Secretariat of Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.


Field of Activity and Tasks

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is a network of 40 bilateral and multilateral donors, international financing institutions and foundations that share a common vision of the role that agriculture and rural development plays in reducing global poverty and combatting hunger and malnutrition. It is committed to achieving increased and more effective aid for agriculture and rural development through evidence-based advocacy and knowledge sharing. The Platform secretariat supports members’ initiatives to enhance development effectiveness through knowledge sharing and advocacy.  The Platform Secretariat is managed by the German implementing agency (GIZ) in Bonn, Germany.

As Policy Advisor, you provide policy, networking and strategic support to the Platform’s governance bodies, its member organisations and partners towards the implementation of the Platform’s work programme. You will be responsible for facilitating the Platform’s engagement in various thematic rural development and food security policy areas, supporting the Platform’s promotion of collaboration, processes and outputs, as well as providing policy advice to its members and quality control of Platform outputs. In particular, you will further develop the networking and knowledge synthesis associated with both the Platform thematic outputs and members’ own initiatives.

Your profile

  • University degree in agricultural economics, rural development, international relations or related discipline
  • Longtime relevant experience in rural development, including positions of responsibility with international institutions, multilateral or bilateral donors in the field
  • Sound understanding of the basic principles of donor approaches to agricultural policy and international development
  • Sound understanding of the international architecture for rural development in developing countries (including donor organizations, the private sector, NGO’s/CSO’s and non-traditional donors)
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English; competency in French and/or Spanish is an asset

Assignment details

Assignment period

April 2018 until end of current implementation phase in Dec 2019, with the possibility to prolong

Our offer

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

Other information

Part-time work is possible. Regular business trips within Europe are necessary - occasional worldwide.

Please note that we basically can only receive and process applications sent via our e-recruiting system. Should you not be able to do so, please contact the person named in the job advertisement.To enable us to assess your existing skills and qualifications as part of our internal selection procedure, please complete the questionnaire on your competencies when you apply online. After submitting an application, please check your spam/junk folder regularly for incoming messages, as emails from our e-recruiting system are treated as spam by some providers.GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 31.12.2017.

How to apply for the position

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