GIZ based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

GIZ is recruiting a Regional Advisor on the inclusion of persons with disabilities to support their regional work in Asia, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

Field of activity: The regional advisor on the inclusion of persons with disabilities will be assigned to support the implementation of the Action Plan for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in February 2013, in Asia, mainly Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Viet Nam.


Your Tasks:

Advising German development cooperation (DC)

  • Planning and implementing orientation and training measures for the increased inclusion of persons with disabilities within bilateral projects and programmes
  • Providing advisory services on planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating measures to promote inclusion
  • Supporting the sustainable mainstreaming of inclusion in the partner countries
  • Participating in project planning and evaluation missions, and examining and commenting on offers before their submission to BMZ 

 Collecting and analysing experiences

  • Analysis and stock-taking of the portfolio in the region with a view to addressing the topic of inclusion;  analysis of lessons learned from experiences
  • Deriving best practices and recommendations to overcome existing barriers to the inclusion of persons with disabilities

 Networking and sharing information

  • Coordinating activities with multilateral and other bilateral players (e.g. regional advisor on the inclusion of persons with disabilities from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – DFAT), sectoral civil society organisations and other stakeholders
  • Representing German DC (in consultation with BMZ and the German Embassy) in national, regional and international sector networks and at events; 
  • Pooling information and developing resources (information, addresses, appraiser databases, materials)

 External advisory services

  • Advising partner institutions on the implementation process for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is done on a case-by-case basis in the form of short-term assignments and on behalf of ongoing German DC projects.


Your profile:

  • You have a university degree in a relevant subject and several years of professional experience in advising on the concrete inclusion of persons with disabilities.
  • Your excellent expertise in this field is supplemented by experiences in project design and management.
  • You have several years of hands-on experience in South/South-East Asia.
  • Familiar with German official DC, you consistently apply very high standards and an extremely self-organised approach to performing many-faceted, demanding tasks, even in a complex working environment with a large number of stakeholders.
  • An excellent command of English is vital; a good knowledge of German and/or one or more languages of the partner countries are highly desirable and would round out your profile.
  • The position requires to undertake frequent travel in the region.


Assignment period:

As soon as possible, until 31 December 2015, on a limited-term contract.


What GIZ offers you:

With an international remit and a multicultural working atmosphere, GIZ is successful because they share knowledge across disciplinary frontiers. Your professional and personal development is important to them. Whether it is the multifacetted day-to-day challenges in one of their partner countries or the considerable scope for applying creativity in your work – there are plenty of good reasons to join their motivated team.

Other information:

Phnom Penh has good medical facilities and good international schools. 

Please note that GIZ can only receive and process applications sent via its e-recruiting system. Should you not be able to do so, please contact Monika Scheider from GIZ.

To enable GIZ to assess your existing skills and qualifications as part of its internal selection procedure, please complete the questionnaire on your competences when you apply online.

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GIZ welcomes job applications from people with disabilities.


Deadline for applications: 17 August 2014

For more information please see the job description and person profile

GIZ JOB-ID: 19030