Technical Advisor – GBV Prevention



The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the implementing agency of the Federal Republic of Germany for technical and international cooperation. It offers flexible, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of the work of GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries as well as public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank and governments of other countries.

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most severe and widespread human rights violations. The GIZ program Partnerships for Prevention of Gender-Based Violence in Southern Africa (PfP)” is a regional program that implements evidence informed and multisectoral GBV prevention flagships in 5 countries in Southern Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. PfP supports new initiatives that have been developed according to the needs of each specific context and that aim to prevent all forms of GBV. It addresses GBV on a broad scale and supports cooperation between government, the private sector and civil society to establish multi-stakeholder partnerships. It focuses primarily on women and girls, especially those facing multiple discrimination, guided by an intersectional approach. Anchored in the “whole of society approach”, men and boys are also addressed by creating spaces to discuss masculinities and engaging them as allies.

The project pursues three main outputs:

Output 1. The development of evidence-informed collaborative flagships for GBV prevention

Output 2. The strengthening of stakeholders’ individual and institutional capacities for the implementation of joint GBV prevention flagships

Output 3. The strengthening of regional exchange among stakeholders to promote the upscaling of good practices for GBV prevention

The regional character of the PfP is essential to promote good practices for GBV prevention and ensures cross-country exchange and learning in regional exchange formats. Moreover, the regional dimension encourages the development of new and upscaling of existing flagships.

In this context, the project is seeking a suitable candidate for the following position:

Technical Advisor – GBV Prevention (Choma based)


Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Initiate and guide processes on developing new GBV prevention flagships, including risk and needs assessment, feasibility and expected impact.
  • Monitor and manage contracts (grants and services) between GIZ and implementing partners of the flagship activities
  • Advise implementing partners on all flagship activities in Zambia
  • Support the development of a results-based monitoring system for flagship activities, and advises partners on the continued application thereof
  • Assess capacity development needs of the implementing partners and deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, trainings and other capacity development measures
  • Develop and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes and improvements to the work of the implementing partners
  • Participate in and represent PfP II in Working Group Meetings and other exchange formats to establish relationships with the gender-based violence actors landscape in Zambia
  • Facilitate the sharing of results, experiences and learning from the flagship measure at national and regional exchange forums (link to Output 3).
  • Contribute to knowledge management as well as to the monitoring, documentation and reporting flagship activities.
  • Ensure synergies with other programme activities and compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
  • Where appropriate and reasonable, the position holder is willing to perform tasks outside the scope of the job description

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree level in Human Rights, Development Studies, Law, Gender Studies or another relevant field
  • Master’ Degree or equivalent level in relevant field will be desirable
  • Proven expertise on issues pertaining to gender equality, preferably gender-based violence
  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of the stakeholder landscape regarding gender equality and gender-based violence in Zambia
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the multi-stakeholder partnership approach and relevance of coordination

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years’ relevant professional experience
  • Frist experience with approaches for mainstreaming gender equality, knowledge on gender based violence is an asset
  • Track record on the successful establishment of partnerships and networks, including with donor agencies, government institutions, civil society and/or private sector companies
  • Proven experience with managing contracts
  • Experience with developing and facilitating trainings and workshops
  • Proven experience in implementing international cooperation projects

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • Ability to develop rapport with different actors, motivate, inspire trust and manage conflicts
  • Outstanding strategic and conceptual skills, applying innovation and out-of-the box thinking to achieve results and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team
  • Hardworking, reliable and pro-active
  • Willingness to learn and to receive and give feedback and advise
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Willingness to travel in Zambia and in the Southern Africa region
  • Knowledge of local languages is a strong asset, preferably Tonga
  • Proficiency in the application of the MS Office Package (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

The successful candidate will be expected to start employment with GIZ, on a fixed term contract.

Application deadline: 12 May 2024

Please understand, that we can only accept and process applications via our E-recruiting system . Applications should meet the following criteria:

  • Cover letter quoting the reference: REF: GIZ_PfP_TAGBV must be uploaded using font type Arial, size 11. In the first paragraph, please outline your motivation for applying for the position. In the second paragraph, outline your experience in the position.
  • CVs must be submitted in PDF not exceeding three (3) pages. Do not indicate your marital status, religion, political affiliation or insert your photo.
  • Certificates, qualifications, etc. must not be attached to the application.
  • Traceable references of previous engagements must be provided.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, social background or age.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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