Junior Advisor (Business Development Services)

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As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological, and social development in a globalized world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information about GIZ see www.giz.de

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Entrepreneurship Promotion (EP) project is seeking to fill the position of:

Junior Advisor
Business Development Services

The overall purpose of the post

The GIZ project “Economic development for the stabilization of the labour market (Entrepreneurship Promotion)” improves the competitiveness of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in employment-relevant sectors. The project organizes interventions along with the needs of the private sector, business member organisations and chambers. It focuses on sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing with returnees, digitalization and gender as cross-cutting topics. The project is organized in three outputs focusing on topics such as the introduction of services by chambers and business membership organisations (BMO), introduction of qualification and training measures introduced by chambers and business member organisations, and capacity building for public administration.

Main tasks and responsibilities

The Junior Advisor is responsible to:

  • Contribute to developing effective communication and working relationships with stakeholders from the private and public sector
  • Contribute to implementing needs-based measures to support the capacity development of selected chambers and business membership organisations (especially in the areas of export promotion, matchmaking, improved value and supply chains, digitalization, business model adaptation to COVID-19 pandemic conditions, promotion of women in business)
  • Provide support to project advisors in the provision of advisory services for business membership organisations on improved co-creation of public-private dialogue as well as introducing new services to strengthen the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Promoting services and products in regional and international markets (e.g. trade fair visits or business to business (B2B) matching formats), likewise promote the visibility of the project
  • Monitor and report on the economic, social, and political situation in his/her field of work
  • Organize and participate in meetings and workshops as scheduled by the project manager and senior task manager

The Junior Advisor performs the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the implementation of project activities in close consultation and cooperation with the GIZ Entrepreneurship Promotion project team and counterparts from the public and private sector
  • Ensures regular communication and information flow with cooperation partners
  • Assist in preparation of local and international short-term consulting contracts
  • Deal with the design, preparation, and implementation of events such as workshops, round tables, seminars

Required qualifications, competencies and experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in business economics, business administration, or any other related field. A Master’s degree in one of the related fields is an advantage.

Professional experience

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Very good knowledge of English; German will be an asset
  • Ability to summarize and present complex numerical and content data in an organized and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and interact with co-workers, management, consultants and implementing partners
  • Very good advisory and negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of agriculture and manufacturing sector structure in Kosovo
  • Familiarity with agriculture and manufacturing sector value chains in Kosovo is an asset
  • Good knowledge of the applied international standards in the field of agriculture and manufacturing sector
  • Knowledge of conducting market analyses and implementing market-based business development services for the agriculture and manufacturing sector is an asset
  • Familiarity with the principles of capacity development in technical cooperation
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Team-work spirit and experience working in inter-cultural teams
  • Very good working knowledge of computer applications (e.g., MS Office), specifically excellent command of Excel

Location:  GIZ Office-Pristina
Expected start date: January 2022 

How to apply?

Interested and, suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English, in PDF version, to application.kosovo@giz.de 

  • CV (Europass template is recommended)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Diploma(s), references/recommendations
  • Subject of the email: Name & Surname – Junior Advisor Business Development Services– EP

Applications that do not meet these rules will not be considered!

Deadline for the application: 1st of November 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to the next stage of recruitment.

GIZ encourages female candidates, candidates from ethnic communities as well as candidates with disability to apply

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