GIZ Field Assistant (Component 3) in the “Employment Promotion Project” (EPP II)

  • Downtown, Cairo Full Time

Job Description

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

(German Development Cooperation)


“Employment Promotion Project” (EPP II)

 Project No. 14.2183.3-001.00


Job Vacancy Announcement for the position of “Field Assistant for Component 3


Starting date:  26th of August, 2018

Duration of contract:  1 year, subject to renewal (based on performance)


About the GIZ

The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know-how. We are a German federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes.

Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). However, GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries and public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We are equally committed to helping our clients in the private sector attain their goals.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2016, our business volume amounted to around 2.4 billion euros. Around 70 per cent of our local workforce of 18,260 people is national personnel working in over 120 countries. In our capacity as a recognised sending organisation, we currently have 640 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, CIM, a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed almost 850 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2016 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.

About GIZ Egypt

Since 1956, GIZ has been present in Egypt implementing projects on behalf of the German government. We thus contribute to the economic and social stabilisation of the country. GIZ Egypt currently employs around 200 national and 50 international experts.

Our projects in cooperation with the Egyptian government focus on the areas of renewable energies and energy efficiency, sustainable economic development for employment, water supply and sanitation, irrigation and waste management, youth, women and families and urban development.

The GIZ Office Cairo supports the implementation of projects by providing logistic, financial, procurement and personnel services.

To examine Egypt’s projects’ portfolio, please visit us on


About the “Employment Promotion Project” (EPP II)

The GIZ’s Employment Promotion Project (EPP II) is part of the larger Focal Area “Sustainable Economic Development for Employment” and has the objective that: technical and vocational educationstudents and unemployed youth are better prepared for the demands of the labour market. The project builds on the experiences and successes of EPP I (2011-2015). The foreseen term of the project is 3 years (from January 2016 to December 2018). EPP II operates nationwide.

EPP II aims at improving the preparation of Egyptian technical and vocational education students and unemployed young people for the labour market through engaging in four major components:

In Component 1, “Evidence-based Policy-making”, the programme advises the Ministry for Education (MoE) especially the Technical Education Sector on planning evidence-based technical and vocational education and training and labour market policies and develop capacities in selected departments. Component 2, “Regional Labour Market Information and Active Labour Market Programs Implementation” focuses on the generation and usage of regional Labour Market Information (LMI) to develop and implement active labor market programs (ALMPs). Based on the findings of the labour market studies evidence-based interventions to promote employment and tackle local employment challenges will be identified, developed and implemented. Component 3, “Transition to Employment”, institutionalises advisory and information services for youth in the field of career guidance, entrepreneurship education and placement services. Component 4, “Image of TVET”, aims at countering cultural and social prejudices against TVET by implementing skills and school competitions and publicizing success stories.

This job vacancy aims for candidates interested in providing support related to entrepreneurship education and placement services for EPP based in Cairo (office location is Downtown) and regularly visiting other governorates (up to 50% of the working time involves travelling).


Salary band 2 -

Assistant 2T

Field Assistant (Component 3) (

Reports to:

Senior Advisor




A.  Responsibilities:

The Field Assistant is responsible for

  • helping to collect and enter data, using PCs (surveys, observation);
  • organising events and ensure the availability of resources (materials, equipment, rooms, catering, means of transportation, support staff etc.)

The Field Assistant performs the following tasks:

B.  Tasks:

1.  Communication with partners and event organisation

The Field Assistant

  • conducts regular field visits (day trips) to facilitate the communication with partners in the projects target governorates (currently Qalyubeya, Gharbeya, Aswan) and to support local activities
  • helps organising events and document meetings, workshops and seminars, trainings and fairs
  • sends invitations, gets confirmations and prepares attendance sheets
  • supports travel arrangements (e.g. rooming list for accommodation of partners, calculation of lump sums or following-up on the weekly transportation schedule)
  • handles advances and payments especially in the field in close cooperation with the project administration/accounting at the project office, i.e. for transportation of participants, purchase of materials, accommodation, support services or catering
  • keeps an up to date inventory of all stationary, equipment assigned to the component and also reports furnishing and equipment needs (or damages) in the project partner’s employment units and schools
  • organizes the weekly transportation schedule for the project team

2.  Prepare, carry out and post process data collection and filing

The Field Assistant

  • enters beneficiaries data on an excel database and regularly reviews and updates the database
  • helps documenting the component work by collecting and compiling documents, taking photos and maintaining reference files
  • takes care of archiving pictures and videos, which are relevant for the component
  • helps create and maintain an electronic follow-up system of the component’s financial settlements, correspondences, and inventory sheets

3. Coordination with project administration

The Field Assistant

  • delivers signed attendance lists, vouchers and documentation to the project administration and instantly settles his advance payments
  • follows up on purchase orders for partners, counts and checks items, informs about and hands over materials or equipment and collects signed records of surrender

4.  Other duties/additional tasks

The Field Assistant

  • acts with tact and diplomacy towards all project partners (students, teachers or senior officers)
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C.  Required qualifications, competences and experience:


  • A university degree (bachelor).

Professional experience

  • At least 1-3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Excellent ICT skills (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (MS Office, Excel, internet)
  • Good written and verbal knowledge of the English language. Excellent Arabic language.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Willingness to travel inside Egypt

D.  Submission of Application:

  • Kindly send your applications in English by e-mail to by maximum Tuesday, the 31st of July 2018.
  • The application should include an updated CV in English language and a motivation letter.
  • Only applications mentioning the subject title Field Assistant (C3) – EPP – your name will be considered.
  • The position can be filled as soon as possible, preferably the 26th of August 2018. 
  • The work location will be in Downtown Cairo and up to 50% of working time may require travelling within Egypt, i.e. to the above-mentioned governorates.
  • The position is for candidates with Egyptian Nationality and holders of Egyptian work permits only.