GIZ Communication Assistant in the "Programme Migration for Development" (PME)

  • Maadi, Cairo Full Time

Job Description

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

(German Development Cooperation)


Programme Migration for Development (PME)

Project No. 20.2045.1-057.00


Job Vacancy Announcement for the position of Communication Assistant


Starting date:                   1st of November 2021, 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 Programme Migration for Development (PME)

The Programme “Migration for Development” (PME) 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. It is a global programme and currently active in thirteen partner countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Egypt, the Gambia, Ghana, Iraq, Kosovo, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Serbia and Tunisia. The programme is part of the German Government’s Returning to New Opportunities” programme. It fosters the return and reintegration of migrants in their countries of origin so as to improve the prospects of returnees and of their home countries. PME is embedded in the context of the "Sustainable Development Goals" of the Agenda 2030. The Programme has two specific objectives: strengthening the development related positive effects of migration and reducing its risks for each phase of the migration cycle. This is achieved through the Jobs, Migration and Reintegration Centres and the target groups are potential migrants as well as returning migrants from Germany and third countries. These Centres offer information and counselling on potential prospects for educational and professional development in the home country as well as information and advice on possibilities and requirements for regular migration. Potential returnees themselves are also given information and advice on their socioeconomic prospects in their home countries. Advisory services are provided online, in print and at face-to-face events so as to accommodate the user groups’ different communication preferences.


About the Egyptian German Center (EGC) for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration

The Egyptian-German Center for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (EGC) is a cooperation between the Ministry of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs under the presidential initiative “Life Saving Boats” and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is operated by the programme “Migration for Development” (PME), and part of the initiative “Returning to New Opportunities”. It supports the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants, creates socio-economic opportunities for young Egyptians in their home country, and contributes to safe, regular and responsible migration. The Egyptian and German governments agreed to strengthen their collaboration in the fields of employment promotion, private sector development and migration management. In this regard, and building on the experiences of GIZ in other countries, the global programme PME will offer information and advisory services in the Egyptian-German Center for Jobs, Migration, and Reintegration to the following target groups: young Egyptians seeking to study or work in Germany, young Egyptians seeking employment, education and/or training opportunities in Egypt, and Egyptians returning from Germany or a third country and seeking assistance with their reintegration into society.  



Salary band 2 -
Professional 2T

Communication Assistant

Reports to:

Head of the Egyptian-German Center for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (EGC), Responsible for Implementation (DV)




A.   Responsibilities

The Communication Assistant is responsible for:

  • assisting in Public Relations activities including organizing events, preparing for visits and handling of media relations.
  • supporting with the implementation of the activities in the Media and Communication Unit inside PME to increase awareness about the Center and enhance its visibility.
  • assisting in the logistics of different workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.
  • coordinating with different service providers working on media and communication products and services.
  • drafting and editing different communication material.
  • filing, collecting data and maintaining databases of the Media and Communication unit.


The Communication Assistant performs the following tasks:

B.   Tasks

1.    Communications

The Communication Assistant

  • prepares the content and the design of different publications such as reports, factsheets, brochures, etc.
  • creates content for the Center’s social media platforms and answers the beneficiaries’ questions.
  • assists in managing and publishing news on the EGC website.
  • translates documents (Arabic/English/Arabic) per request.


2.    Public Relations

The Communication Assistant

  • assists in organising events and different visits.
  • sets meetings and takes minutes of meetings.
  • documents events and activities happening at the Center or outside.
  • collects and writes success stories of the project’s beneficiaries.
  • takes photos of the events and the workshops.


3.    Outreach

The Communication Assistant

  • Assists in organizing job fairs and outreach missions inside and outside Cairo.


4.    Other duties/additional tasks

The Communication Assistant

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.


C.   Required qualifications, competences, and experience.


  • University degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Marketing or a relevant qualification.


Professional experience

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience in development cooperation is an asset.


Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Experience in using a graphic design software.
  • Experience in photography and videography.
  • Experience in managing professional social media accounts.
  • Ability to travel inside Egypt for workshops and outreach events.
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English and Arabic.
  • High standard research and report writing skills.
  • High standard presentation and illustration skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of IT technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • Ability to work in an intercultural environment.
  • Demonstrate high flexibility, creative and innovative thinking.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with the Head of Activity Field.


D.   Submission of Application

  • Kindly send your applications in English by e-mail to by maximum Tuesday, the 12th of October 2021.
  • 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 Communication Assistant – PME - your name will be considered.
  • The position can be filled by the 1st of November 2021 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 Maadi, Cairo.
  • The position is for candidates with Egyptian Nationality, or a valid work permit only.
  • 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.