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Lot 1: Team leader – International long-term Expert (f/m/d)

For an up-coming tender, GITEC-IGIP is looking for a Team Lead Business Development Technical Advisor (f/m/d) with experience in managing and monitoring of development cooperation projects in East Africa (Lot 1).

Basic Parameters
Country / CityProject StartDurationDeadline
East Africa / Planned for December 20202 years, 4 monthsLatest by 30 Sep. 2020

About the company

GITEC-IGIP Holding SE with the two managing companies GITEC-IGIP GmbH and IGIP mbH is a leading consulting company for development aid projects. For over five centuries, GITEC-IGIP and IGIP characterise professional experience, activities on four continents, a multi-cultural team as well as a world-wide network of companies and offices in close proximity to customers. In the framework of international development aid our companies lead mainly publicly financed projects. We are constantly looking for high-profile consultants. For more details, please visit our web sites at: and

The Project

The Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) programme is funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Commission (EU) and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in two regional hubs in East and West Africa. The programme aims to increase food production and income of smallholder farmers through a more sustainable use of water and energy in food production.

The objective of the project is to support Small and Medium Enterprises that provide innovative approaches for the development of water and energy solutions for agriculture. For this reason the project aims at organising innovation calls to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) that provide innovative climate friendly, water and energy solutions and to support these SME in accessing appropriate financing options and framework conditions.


Your Main Duties in this Position

  • Lead and steer the project, as well as function as the main focal point for the WE4F programme in East Africa (Lot 1)

  • Demonstrate high level of knowledge of and experience in business development (10 years) and in the context of energy, water and food (3 years)

  • Understand and develop a comprehensive understanding of the variety of international and national partners in the operating environment

  • Build relationships and communicate effectively – including making technical presentation – with various actors in East Africa (Lot 1) to maintain effective relationships across different cultures and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills by (pro)actively analysing and anticipating challenges and suggesting way-forward to tackle issues at hand effectively

  • Develop realistic and appropriate action plans across a range of subjects that can enable private businesses to make progress on innovations design, capacity building and business model development

  • Demonstrate and integrate financial knowledge and skills to assess detailed concepts/ plans, Excel, etc, in the business model analysis and planning processes

  • Manage the relationship with GIZ regional hub team as well as partner relationship managers.


 Your Educational Background/ Expertise

General qualification:
  • Master’s degree in business management, economics, engineering, agronomics or social sciences related to technology advances in energy, water and agriculture


  • English C1


Specific qualification:
  • Experience in introducing innovations through innovation calls (10 years), especially for energy or water efficiency into agriculture (3 years)
  • Leadership/Management experience with a team size of 5 or more staff (10 years)
  • Experience in managing and monitoring of development cooperation projects (5 years) 


 Regional experience/knowledge:
  • 5 years of professional experience in projects in East Africa (region)


  • Team skills
  • Initiative
  • Communication skills
  • Sociocultural competence
  • Efficient, partner and client-focused working methods
  • Interdisciplinary thinking


Time Schedule / Duration of Assignment

The project is scheduled to start by December 2020 and will run for 2 years, 4 months.

The duration of your assignment in this role is set for the entire project period; the exact assignment times are subject to project needs. For orientation purposes the expected assignment period is 28 expert months or 500 expert days on-site assignment (between December 2020 – March 2023) and 60 expert days in the region East Africa (Lot 1).

If you are interested

Please send us an email containing your most recent English CV, copies of relevant diplomas and employers‘ certificates including full contact details, fee expectations (per day / per month) and details on availability to:

Quoting the Job ref. no.: WE4F-EXPERT1-EAST AFRICA-092020

Or apply online via the Application-Form in the section below.

Please note that we can only consider candidates who meet the required criteria!

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We would be glad to receive your candidacy.

Please send us:
  • Your most recent English CV (KfW, GIZ or EU format) including full contact details, fee expectations and details on availability
  • Copies of relevant diplomas
  • Employee certificates

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