GIZ Administrative Specialist the "Technical Support for the Comprehensive Technical Education Initiative with Egypt" (TCTI)

  • Shubra, Cairo Full Time

Job Description

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

German Development Cooperation


Technical Support for the Comprehensive Technical Education Initiative with Egypt (TCTI)

Project No. 2019.2000.8


Job Vacancy Announcement for the position of Administrative specialist


Starting date:                         1st of June 2022 or as soon as possible

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 Technical Support for the Comprehensive Technical Education Initiative with Egypt (TCTI)  

During the 2018 government negotiations between Egypt and Germany, the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have signed an official letter of intent which stipulates a long-term commitment by BMZ to support the MoETE’s ongoing reform efforts, known as Technical Education Reform 2.0.

The agreement covers 4 main areas which were identified as crucial for a sustainable comprehensive development of the TE sector in Egypt: 

  1. Establishment of a Central Quality Unit to enhance quality management within the MoETE (CEQAT)
  2. Establishment of a National Accreditation System for TVET institutions and programmes (ETQAAN)
  3. Establishment of a Technical and Vocational Education Teachers Academy (TVETA), with regional branches within centres of excellence
  4. Systematic integration of the private sector into the system of technical education

TCTI has been designed in line with this agreement aiming at supporting the reform of the Egyptian technical education with a focus on dual education. It supports the enhancement of quality as well as the accreditation system for technical education institutions and programs while supporting the sustainable capacity development of technical education personnel. TCTI also aims at ensuring the systemic and systematic integration of the private sector in technical education, which includes the upgrade of the assessment system to integrate private sector, enhancing quality of in-company training and establishment of centers of excellence through the sister project „Employment Promotion Project.“


Job description

Job title

Administrative Specialist

GIZ salary band:

Band 4

Reports to:

Head of Project

GIZ function designation:

Administrative Specialist


A. Responsibilities

The Administrative Specialist is responsible for:

  • supporting the Head of Project in operational aspects of all internal and external issues related to the project
  • maintaining a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions and counterparts and GIZ, particularly Headquarters and Country Office
  • ensuring that the project office runs smoothly and logistics of the tasks of the Head of Project are well organized (HR recruitment process, procurement and the events management)
  • participating in ensuring the project optimization of processes and monitoring of internal synergies for greater efficiency   
  • contributing to the knowledge management process in the project


The Administrative Specialist performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Coordination

The Administrative Specialist

  • coordinates and assists in preparing and conducting stakeholder meetings and carries out other activities required for the implementation or follow-up of the agreed measures
  • assists the Head of Project with all organisational and management issues, including the development and follow-up of internal management guidelines and agreements
  • organises meetings, workshops and events on behalf of the Head of Project and in coordination with other components of the project.
  • screens minutes of meetings against decisions and matters that require follow up and sets reminders
  • coordinates the use of rooms and transport capacities in accordance with the agreement on the use of project facilities
  • regularly consults with the Head of Project and head of components on all project activities and more specifically the recruitment, procurement and event management processes
  • supports in formulating project action plans and helps synchronise the planning and budgeting system with counterparts in her/his scope of work


2. Communication and networking

The Administrative Specialist

  • maintains professional relations with all project components and the Cluster Coordinator of the Technical Education and Labor Market Cluster (TELM)
  • develops and maintains contact with all important stakeholders
  • gathers and systematically handles information
  • facilitates the communication with local and international experts
  • ensures knowledge management, collects, processes and distributes relevant information, monitors communication and interaction within the TCTI project and with the project’s partners


3. Other duties/additional tasks

The Administrative Specialist

  • translates from/to– English – Arabic  relevant letters and documents for the Head of Project, and/or translates simultaneously during meetings with counterparts
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of the management


C. Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • University degree (equivalent to BA or MBA) in business administration, economics, an area that is related to the project objectives, preferable with a focus on economic sustainable development.


Professional experience

  • At least 3 years’ professional experience, preferably in development cooperation.


Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • Strong managerial and organisational competence.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Very good command of English and Arabic (written and spoken), good knowledge of German language is an asset.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.


D. Submission of Application

  • Kindly send your applications in English by e-mail to by maximum Wednesday the 4th of May 2022.
  • The application must include a motivation letter and an updated CV in English language, indicating the earliest date of availability and contact details (mobile/phone no. and e-mail address).
  • Only applications mentioning the subject title Administrative Specialist – TCTI - your name will be considered.
  • The position can be filled by the 1st of June 2022 or as soon as possible.
  • The contract is for 12 months, but extendable, based on a successful employment period.
  • The work location will be at Been el Madares Street, behind Galal Fahmy Technical School, Al-Khalafawy, 11672 Shubra, Cairo. Up to 10% of working time may require travelling to Aswan and Alexandria governorates if needed.
  • The position is for candidates with Egyptian Nationality, or a valid work permit 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.
  • All applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • 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.