Coordinator (m/f/d) for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) (relocated to Addis Abeba)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - United States4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $46,000 - $66,000 a year
Coordinator (m/f/d) for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA)

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Job-ID: P1533V1941
Location: Addis Abeba
Assignment period: 11/01/2019 - 07/31/2021
Field: Infrastructure
Type of employment: full-time
Application deadline: 09/15/2019

Job description
Only 38% of the African population has access to electricity, less than 10% is connected to the internet and only 25% of Africa’s road network is paved. To address these deficits, the African Heads of State and Government adopted the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) in January 2012 as the strategic infrastructure framework on the continent. PIDA covers four (4) sectors namely: transport, energy, information and communication technologies (ICT) and transboundary water. The GIZ “Support-to-PIDA”-Program supports the AUC and the AUDA-NEPAD with the promotion of regional infrastructure development by designing an integrated, employment-oriented and gender-sensitive corridor approach as the conceptual basis for future infrastructure development; by supporting a consultative and systematic process to define African infrastructure priorities in the PIDA-PAP 2; by attracting private sector resources for African infrastructure development; and by improving the quality of (early-stage) project preparation.

Your tasks
  • Act as central PIDA focal person to coordinate on PIDA/multi-sectoral infrastructure matters with key stakeholders
  • Facilitate the highlevel political process of the development of the PIDAPAP 2 to agree upon Africa`s infrastructure priorities of the next decade
  • Advise AUC on improved development of regional infrastructure on the continent and conduct respective actions to implement recommendations
  • Coordinate PIDA communication activities to increase visibility and awareness on infrastructure/PIDA matters and projects
  • Facilitate AU Member States and partner coordination around PIDA and regional infrastructure matters
  • Provide policy and regulatory recommendations that will facilitate the implementation of PIDA projects
  • Prepare and manage related PIDA consultancies
  • Support AUC with PIDA Project Management-related activities
  • Follow-up and report on implementation of joint AUCAUDA-NEPAD-GIZ objectives with respect to PIDA
Your profile
  • At least a Masters’ Degree in infrastructure economics, engineering in one of the four PIDA sectors or another relevant academic field
  • Many Years of work experience in infrastructure development in Africa and stakeholders engagement, work experience in financing infrastructure projects as an advantage; Several years of managerial or supervisorial levels
  • Proven track record of the coordination/facilitation of high-level political processes on the African continent
  • Several years of work experience in international organizations; work experience within AU institutions is a clear advantage
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet research, social media, other digital tools)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Fluent in English and French
Location information
The duty station of the employee will be the Headquarters of the AUC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is also siege of the GIZ Office to the African Union. - Addis Ababa is located at an altitude of 2.300 m with a subtropical highland climate. The "African Capital", as Addis Ababa is called, does not only host the AU-Headquarters but also a lot of embassies, the UNECA headquarters and other international institutions and hence offers a vibrant and multinational working and living environment. The Ethiopian capital has rather low crime rates. International schools are available. Health care facilities are below international standards.- More information on PIDA can be found on

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The employee will be embedded to AUC and will report to the AUC Director of Infrastructure and Energy as well as the project manager of the GIZ-PIDA Support project.The employee will be required to travel regularly within and outside the African continent.

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