GIZ Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the “Private Sector Innovation Project" (PSI)

  • Garden City, Cairo Full Time

Job Description

The ,,Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH“

(German Development Cooperation)


Private Sector Innovation (PSI)

Project No. 18.2155.2-001.00


Job Vacancy Announcement for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


Starting date:                        3rd of July 2022  

Duration of Contract:          12 months, subject to renewal based on performance


About GIZ

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, with 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

Our business volume is around 3.1 billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in around 120 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. With this aim, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.


About GIZ Egypt

Operating in Egypt since 1956, GIZ provides technical expertise, develops capacities and delivers effective solutions in close partnership with local governmental and non-governmental organisations.

GIZ Egypt currently employs around 320 national and 35 international experts. GIZ supports Egypt in its efforts to achieve the “Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030” in order to create better social and economic prospects for the Egyptian people. On behalf of the German Government, the European Union and other parties, GIZ implements projects in all parts of Egypt in the areas of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; Water Supply and Sanitation, Irrigation and Waste Management; Sustainable Economic Development for Employment; Governance and Urban Development.

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About the Cluster “Private Sector Development” (PSD)

The GIZ Egypt Cluster for Private Sector Development comprises several projects. Within GIZ the program currently includes the following five projects: Agricultural Innovation Project (AIP), Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (PSME), Promotion of Access to Financial Services for Small and Medium Enterprises (PAFSME), Job Partnership and SME Promotion (JP-SME) and Private Sector Innovation (PSI). Projects of the program mainly target the growth of the private sector und thus the promotion of job creation.

All projects are commissioned by the German Government and partially co-financed by the European Union. These projects are collaborating to create synergy effects.


About the project “Private Sector Innovation” (PSI)

The Project “Private Sector Innovation” (PSI) was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is being implemented on their behalf by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The political partner of the project is the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry. PSI contributes to Egypt's Sustainable Development Strategy – Vision 2030 in two of the 10 pillars: pillar 1 'Economic development sector' and pillar 3 'Knowledge and innovation'. It fosters the growth and employment creation of the industrial sector in Egypt through improving innovation conditions in the manufacturing sector, strengthen cooperation between the business promotion agencies and business associations and institutions, build human capacities in enterprises for developing and implementing innovations, and implement measures aimed at enhancing the entrepreneurial environment in order to improve the conditions for inclusive growth. SMEs will be enabled to supply national and international value chains, thereby increasing national value creation and sales opportunities.

The project is focusing on four industrial sectors: Food processing, Engineering industries, Chemical industries, and Printing & packaging. And the target groups are entrepreneurs including business founders in the manufacturing sector and employees of companies, jobseekers, and underemployed persons, especially women and young people.


Job description

Job Title

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

GIZ Salary Band


Reports to:

Head of Supplier Development & Business Linkages Component – Activity field 3

GIZ Internal Function Designation

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist


A.   Responsibilities

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for:

  • Coordinating, implementing and running the results-based monitoring (RBM) system that complies with the expectations and requirements of the projects’ clients (BMZ) and GIZ
  • ensuring the development and regular update of relevant Capacity WORKS tools for PSI (Results Model, Map of Actors, Operational Plan, Results-Based Monitoring)
  • further developing and systematically implementing the monitoring framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the project
  • coordinating the data collection activities for quantitative and qualitative data for the project, to monitor and evaluate project progress and to contribute to a professional communication on results
  • providing technical assistance to the internal project team and to implementing partners, particularly in relation to monitoring, evaluation and reporting issues
  • ensuring the documentation of the projects results as well as lessons learnt and coordinating the evaluation and learning activities related to the project



The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist performs the following tasks:

B.   Tasks

1.    Managing & developing the monitoring system

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • coordinates inputs to and manages and updates the project’s results-based monitoring system as well as the online monitoring tool for the project
  • coordinates the revision of all Capacity Work tools, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement, as relevant
  • provides quality control and technical advice on all activities related to data gathering (quantitative and qualitative) and conducting surveys; reviews the quality of existing data in the project & the methods of collecting it
  • maintains and adjusts (as needed) the overall framework for project M&E, for example mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop and implement a project performance monitoring plan with relevant data collection systems
  • coordinates PSI’s contribution to GIZ’s aggregated impact indicators
  • provides necessary technical training and support to civil society organisations benefiting from Grants and local subsidies contracts in relation to the M&E and reporting system


2.    Data collection and analysis

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • coordinates data collection cycles with service providers and coordinates internal data collection within the team including baseline, endline and tracer studies, surveys and interviews
  • ensures the timely delivery of data collection activities by internal and/or external project teams (e.g. external consultants, survey firms, etc.)
  • provides quality assurance of collected data (e.g. by undertaking quality control measures, checking data consistency, accompanying fieldwork (if necessary), etc.)
  • analyzes and aggregates collected data (characteristics of beneficiaries, results achieved, etc.)
  • undertakes periodic monitoring and reporting (as needed, e.g. monthly, quarterly, yearly), in the form of e.g. progress reports, special reporting and contributions to aggregated indicators


3.    Evaluation & Impact communication

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • coordinates final project evaluation at the end of the project
  • develops ideas on necessary quantitative and qualitative data (beyond mandatory monitoring framework) to enrich PSI data evidence and contribute to a professional results communication
  • supports the communication team with quantitative and qualitative project data and products for improved impact communication (e.g. success stories, case studies, etc.)


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4.    Networking, cooperation and knowledge management

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • works closely with the heads of activity fields to provide backstopping and guidance with regards to RBM
  • exchanges and coordinates with the cluster M&E Specialist for the Private Sector Development Cluster
  • coordinates/manages the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the project/programme’s monitoring activities
  • works closely and communicate with GIZ’s Monitoring and Methods working group (M&M)
  • ensures knowledge transfer between the activity fields and manages the regular monitoring cycles of the project
  • develops ready-to-use monitoring tools and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and data collection tools
  • draws up reports and presentation document, prepares and coordinates reporting to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on quarterly basis


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​5.    Other duties / additional tasks

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  • Treats all programme external contact persons and the programme staff members in a respectful, friendly and service-oriented manner aligned with GIZ core values
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Programme Coordinator and/or deputy


C.   Required qualifications, competencies and experience


  • University degree in economics, political science, social sciences, (international) development, business administration, or a relevant field with a focus on Monitoring and Evaluation and/or Communication (i.e., data surveys, etc.)


Professional experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in a comparable position (e.g. working as M&E advisor/officer for an international organization)


Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Sound background in (impact) monitoring of complex development measures
  • Proven knowledge and skills in statistics
  • Proven knowledge and skills in qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analyzing
  • Very good knowledge of digital tools/software relevant to position requirements
  • Excellent working knowledge of ICT and computer applications including MS Office, specifically Excel
  • Excellent service-oriented attitudes and skills and very good communication skills
  • Fluent knowledge of English and Arabic (spoken and written), working knowledge of German is an asset
  • Strong social abilities to work in a multidisciplinary, multinational and multilingual team.
  • Detail oriented
  • Very good analytical skills and affinity for numbers
  • Results-orientation and accountability
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Availability and flexibility for business travel inside Egypt
  • Willingness to upskill as required for the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures shall be agreed with management



D.   Submission of Application

  • Kindly send your applications in English by e-mail to by maximum Sunday, the 5th of June 2022.
  • The application must include a motivation letter and an updated CV in the English language, indicating the earliest date of availability and contact details (mobile/phone no. and e-mail address).
  • Only e-mail applications mentioning the subject title Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – PSI - your name will be considered.
  • The position can be filled by 3rd of July 2022.
  • The contract is for 12 months, subject to renewal based on a successful employment period.
  • The work location will be in the PSI office in Garden City, Cairo.
  • Travel in the country for an average of 10% of working time within Greater Cairo and to other governorates (Alexandria, Delta, Upper Egypt).
  • The position is for candidates with Egyptian Nationality, or a valid work permits only.
  • GIZ Egypt does not cooperate with any HR service providers that can guarantee acceptance to vacancies. A competitive process is followed, where all applications are reviewed to ensure that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment. Candidates are only contacted if they have been shortlisted.
  • If you do not receive the automated email confirmation acknowledging receipt of your application, please check your spam or junk folder.
  • GIZ Egypt is committed to achieving workforce diversity. Female candidates and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.