Technical Advisor (Diaspora Engagement)


There is a new job vacancy for the positions of Technical Advisor (Diaspora Engagement) at GIZ.

Project Brief:

GIZ has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union to implement the Joint Action “Migration, Jobs and Development”. ‘The aim is to provide economic and social reintegration measures for returned and jobseekers, capacity building for members of employment promotion institutions, engaging diaspora organisations, pursuing legal pathways of labour migration and establishing regional employment promotion networks.

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Scope of Role:

The Technical Advisor for Diaspora Engagement shall manage and promote the topic of diaspora engagement in Ghana in the context of the EU-Germany joint action on “Jobs, Migration and Development. He/She shall support all activities in the field of diaspora contributions for the social and economic development in Ghana and will work in close consultation with the coordinator, the project manager and other staff members of the Programme Migration and Diaspora and the Programme “Support to the Private and Financial Sector”


  • Coordinate the engagement of diaspora organisations to mobilise know how transfer (e.g. in form of technical missions or cooperative projects with local NGOs) to Ghana
  • Coordinate the engagement of diaspora members for short- and long-term return to Ghana to enter development-relevant assignments.
  • Support networking and awareness raising activities with Ghanaian diaspora in Germany and Europe on issues of engagement in Ghana.
  • Liaise with projects team and relevant actors on regional economic development on issues of diaspora involvement in regional economic development, promoting involvement of diaspora in such networks.
  • Support the participation of diaspora in regional employment promotion networks.
  • Link up and identify synergies with other interventions of German and European development cooperation and engage in modes of cooperation.
  • Developing interventions in this area which focus particularly on the inclusion and empowerment of women and vulnerable groups.
  • Support collaboration between diaspora organisations and local NGOs on development-oriented projects and coordinate grant agreements.
  • Implement capacity building interventions for diaspora organisations and diaspora.
  • Develop interventions in this area which focus particularly on the inclusion and empowerment of women and vulnerable group.
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  • Master’s degree in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field.
    Qualification in Business Management/ Administration, Project management will be an advantage.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in diaspora engagement.
  • Professional experience in planning and implementation of projects.
  • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g.
    MS Office).
  • Good understanding of the Ghanaian diaspora, its place in society and significant actors.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English; a working knowledge of German is an asset.
  • Strong managerial, organisational, social competence skills and ability to easily adapt and manage change.
  • Experience with EU projects is an asset.

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How To Submit An Application For Technical Advisor For Diaspora Engagement

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to quoting the Job Code 2023/PFS/24/03 in the subject line.

If you do not hear from GIZ two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 6th April, 2023

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