Economic Cooperation and Private Sector Development Advisor (Project: GPQI)

Project Overview

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German public-benefit federal enterprise. GIZ works worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas.

Standards are the language of global trade and the basis for technological innovation. In a world of global value chains, a well-functioning and internationally harmonized quality infrastructure is essential for efficient trade and sustainable economic growth. International cooperation on norms and standards, accreditation and conformity assessment procedures, as well as market surveillance and product safety are crucial for facilitating trade, ensuring consumer protection and strengthening innovation capacities.

To support the international harmonisation of quality infrastructures, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz, BMWK) has been cooperating with international partner countries for many years. Germany increased these efforts with the establishment of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) in 2017. Through GPQI, Germany engages in international cooperation on quality infrastructure with important trading partners such as Brazil, China, Mexico, India and Indonesia.  As a multi-stakeholder platform, the project brings together governments and experts from public and private sectors – technical organisations, associations and the industry.

Become part of our international team! Work together with political decision-makers and experts to make the opportunities of harmonised quality infrastructures and digitalization available to companies in Germany and Indonesia!

GIZ is seeking one qualified Indonesian candidate for this position.

Core Tasks

In your role you are responsible for the technical, substantive and organizational implementation of a project’s measures and activities. In consultation with your line manager, you also assume tasks related to planning, steering and monitoring the project, including project administration tasks in some cases. You are also responsible for providing specialist support to colleagues in bands 2 and 3 and ensure the quality of the commission’s outcomes.

In addition, you contribute to the conceptual design of the project, in particular its modification or realignment.

You make technical and substantive contributions to overarching issues in cooperation with commissioning parties/clients, partners and other actors and thereby support the achievement of the agreed objectives of the respective project and provide impetus for further strategy development.

In coordination with the country director and your line manager, you also use your contacts for the acquisition of contracts on behalf of the company.

In consultation with your team colleagues and line manager, you also coordinate all issues within your area of work and ensure that they are dealt with promptly and competently. You re- solve problems that arise in your area of responsibility on the basis of existing rules and draw attention to more complex challenges in your team.

You are involved in ongoing process development within your remit, are responsible for knowledge management and prepare and share documentation. If required, you also support other experts in familiarizing themselves with and performing their tasks.

You perform the tasks assigned to you by your line manager, where required.

Main Activities

  1. Support the project in the political and technical dialogue on quality infrastructure to work towards reducing technical barriers to trade (TBT) and ensuring consumer safety.
  2. Advise project partners from administration, politics, business and research on the German and Indonesian side regarding Quality Infrastructure elements, as well as planning and development of topics in Indonesia.
  3. Responsibility and managing distinct cooperation topics (“project lines”) to meet the project objectives (e.g. project lines regarding the topics of Standardisation, Accreditation, Conformity Assessment, Standardisation for Electromobility)
  4. Further establishment of the stakeholder and partner network in Indonesia and Germany, especially with Indonesian ministries (Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Trade, BSN) and public authorities as well as the private sector.
  5. Support the dialogue in a complex multi-Stakeholder environment, involving different political levels as well as the local, regional and international private sector.
  6. Design and implement activities like workshops, launch of publications or other physical, hybrid and virtual formats with the support of experts and stakeholders
  7. Perform different duties and tasks as agreed upon with the Project Lead, which may not be explicitly mentioned in the job description.
  8. Assist the Cluster Coordinator and Country Director on overarching issues related to the implementation of GIZ corporate strategy (eq. Vision 2028).

Qualifications and Specialist Knowledge

  • Demonstrable expertise in the fields of trade and economic relations. Knowledge of at least two of the mentioned QI Elements: standardization, accreditation, conformity assessment, and market surveillance
  • Knowledge of the quality infrastructure landscape in Indonesia and areas of bilateral trade with Germany
  • Bachelor/ master’s degree in an area relevant to the project, preferably in economics, law, engineering, business administration, public policy, social science with a focus on a relevant field
  • Minimum of 3 (three) years professional experience in a comparable position (e.g. in governmental / international organizations, technical-scientific organizations, private sector)
  • Experience in policy advocacy and/or political advisory preferably between Indonesia and Germany/EU
  • Experience in managing complex multi-stakeholder projects in an international context.
  • Experience in working with stakeholders from the government and/or industrial sector in Indonesia / Germany. Experience in working with the Ministry of Industry is an advantage.
  • Publications in the field of quality infrastructure / trade barriers is an advantage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, trainings attended and list of references (a must), addressed to [email protected]. The closing date to submit the application letter is on May 30th, 2024.

Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: GPQI – ECPSDA.

Please name your file as follow format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa _CV or Nakula Sadewa _Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa _Reference)the attachment shall not exceed 300 kb.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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