Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Technical Advisor – Higher Education

Job Description and Requirements

The New Perspectives through Academic Education and Training for young Syrians and Jordanians” in Jordan is seeking a Technical Advisor – Higher Education - on full-time base employment.

Interested candidates are kindly requested to an application/motivation letter in English language and CVs – application/motivation letters are Mandatory

A. Required qualifications, competencies and experience

Formal Education

  • BA or masters/MA in Educational Sciences, Sociology, or any other field related to education.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience in the Education Sector, preferable Higher Education Experience. Good understanding of the functioning of Jordanian universities and higher education institutions.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Proven experience in management, coordination, and monitoring of projects, preferably in international development, and comfortable communicating at all levels
  • Experience in working with Jordanian public sector institutions is an asset

Other Knowledge, additional competencies:

  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Fluent written and verbal knowledge of English and Arabic languages.
  • Good communicator, information provider, advisor

B. Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  • Liaising with higher education institutions and providing professional advisory services to Jordanian universities and other entities with regard to the integration of refugees in higher education, e.g. especially related to the topic of integration of refugees in diploma courses and strengthening the topic of counselling in selected universities
  • Preparing and monitoring of financial grants with Jordanian universities
  • Plan measurements of integration of Syrian refugees in higher education as well as improving the study conditions for all students
  • Monitoring of activities with universities as well as scholarship holders and evaluating the results
  • Coordinating activities with other donor organizations
  • Planning and organizing of events
  • Writing of reports about the project’s activities
  • Following up with short term consultants and support their missions and activities
  • Other relevant tasks and duties as required and agreed upon with the Project Manager
  • representing the interests and always acting on behalf of GIZ

About the Project:

GIZ provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. With over 60 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security, the diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe. We have been working in Jordan for 60 years.

The project “New Perspectives through Academic Education and Training for young Syrians and Jordanians” implemented by GIZ awarded scholarships for Master’s courses at Jordanian universities for Syrian refugees and disadvantaged young Jordanians. The project also aims to anchor the admission of refugees in the structures of Jordanian universities. Information about “Universities as humanitarian actors” is intended to promote the integration capacities of Jordanian universities and facilitate access to higher education for refugees.

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate's qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.