ICT Digitalization Advisor
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.
The Programme “Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency (EnACT)” is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and started its work in August 2022. Together with a wide range of state and non-state partners the EnACT project aims at improving the Zambian population’s access to accountable institutions, to justice and to transparent government decision-making processes.
The ‘Legal Tech’ Component of the Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency (EnACT) Project focuses at supporting improved access to justice. The EnACT project has long-standing cooperation and implementation experience in the field of legal aid and access to justice. Digitalisation efforts, in this regard, aim at enhancing and facilitating the work of legal aid service providers in Zambia (civil society organisations, State Institutions working in the field of legal aid and paralegals). The application of Legal Tech within the legal aid sector in Zambia is a very new field and requires close collaboration with the project’s key stakeholders.
In this context, GIZ is seeking a suitable candidate for the following position who will work for the ‘Legal Tech’ component of the Project.
ICT Digitalisation Advisor (Lusaka based)
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Provide technical advise on digital solutions internally and for partners: identification of opportunities and conceptual development of digital solutions within the field of legal aid service provision
Steering and management of development and implementation processes of legal tech activities together with sub-contractors
Strengthening of regional networks and cooperation in the field of legal tech for legal aid
Support to Internal Monitoring and Knowledge Management
Providing technical advice on the introduction of digital tools beyond the legal aid sector to the different non-state and state partners of the EnACT project
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in in Social Science, Business Administration, Computer science or similar field. A master’s degree is an added advantage
At least 4 years of professional experience in implementing digitalization projects in the private and/or non-profit sector
At least two years of experience working in digitalization projects with a human-centered design approach
At least 2 years of experience of working within complex projects including network building and management of relations with stakeholders from the private, public and non-profit sector
Other Knowledge, additional competences
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be computer literate with good working knowledge of ICT and relevant applications for research, effective report writing and presentations (e.g., MS Office Suite – especially PowerPoint, etc.)
Good time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team
Willingness to travel within Zambia
The successful candidate will be expected to start full-time employment with GIZ, on a fixed term contract as soon as possible. Interested candidates must send their CVs and cover letters electronically quoting GIZ_ENACT_ DIGA in the subject line to: job[email protected] by 17:00 hrs on Tuesday, 17th January 2023. GIZ will only assess applications which meet the following criteria:
Cover letters MUST be sent in MS Word format, with using font type Arial, size 11. In the first paragraph, please outline your motivation for applying for the position and explain in the second paragraph why you would be the best suited candidate.
CVs MUST not exceed three (3) pages and must be submitted in PDF. 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 and their email addresses must be provided.
Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. GIZ is committed to be an equal opportunities employer, therefore, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.