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Technical Advisor Inspire And Connect (SPARK)

Closing: Feb 29, 2024

6 days remaining

Published: Feb 14, 2024 (9 days ago)

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About GIZ:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise that implements German development policy around the globe. By providing international cooperation services for sustainable development, GIZ is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. With over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment as well as peace and security; GIZ also stands for and works towards the realisation of human rights in the digital space. 


About SPARK:

GIZ implements the new regional project 'SPARK' which aims at strengthening African technology ecosystems for gender-responsive, climate-smart and research-based innovation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

With a strong focus on gender and climate priorities, the project reinforces the link between applied research and entrepreneurship. While the project has roots in pan-African Startup and
Tech-Ecosystem Support focus areas are:

  • improving capacities of research actors to apply their research for entrepreneurship

  • boost cooperation with innovation ecosystem actors

  • offer ventures more fit-for-purpose financing opportunities


The project has a pan-African scope, and theteams will initially operate out of Nairobi, Kenya and GIZ HQ in Germany.


Position Overview:

SPARK is seeking a dedicated and motivated Advisor to support our pan African team based in Kenya in setting up the project, building up a collaboration with selected academic institutions and the wider innovation ecosystem. The primary focus will be to develop the link between research and entrepreneurship and to design and implement activities that support the
projects aim: Strengthen the capacity of research actors to collaborate with the private sector on gender-responsive and climate-friendly innovations and also to foster cooperation between actors within technology ecosystems.

Additionally, collaborate closely with other bilateral, regional and global GIZ projects in the Cluster or beyond to co-create viable ideas benefitting over-all objectives and implementation.


Responsibilities

About GIZ:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise that implements German development policy around the globe. By providing international cooperation services for sustainable development, GIZ is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. With over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment as well as peace and security; GIZ also stands for and works towards the realisation of human rights in the digital space. 


About SPARK:

GIZ implements the new regional project 'SPARK' which aims at strengthening African technology ecosystems for gender-responsive, climate-smart and research-based innovation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

With a strong focus on gender and climate priorities, the project reinforces the link between applied research and entrepreneurship. While the project has roots in pan-African Startup and
Tech-Ecosystem Support focus areas are:

  • improving capacities of research actors to apply their research for entrepreneurship

  • boost cooperation with innovation ecosystem actors

  • offer ventures more fit-for-purpose financing opportunities


The project has a pan-African scope, and theteams will initially operate out of Nairobi, Kenya and GIZ HQ in Germany.


Position Overview:

SPARK is seeking a dedicated and motivated Advisor to support our pan African team based in Kenya in setting up the project, building up a collaboration with selected academic institutions and the wider innovation ecosystem. The primary focus will be to develop the link between research and entrepreneurship and to design and implement activities that support the
projects aim: Strengthen the capacity of research actors to collaborate with the private sector on gender-responsive and climate-friendly innovations and also to foster cooperation between actors within technology ecosystems.

Additionally, collaborate closely with other bilateral, regional and global GIZ projects in the Cluster or beyond to co-create viable ideas benefitting over-all objectives and implementation.


Responsibilities:

1. Design and Co-create the Project’s implementation for Anglophone Africa

  • Developing an engagement strategy for Academic Institutions, Innovation Hubs and intermediaries in the region and draw up an operational strategy and implementation thereof
  • Build a portfolio of partners and associates to help run sustainable programs on behalf of the network
  • Assuming responsibility community research to identify needs and expectations of the community and the wider ecosystem
  • Support the community management for the networks and anchor the activities it in the region


2. Implement the Project

  • Designing, planning, executing and reviewing activities and programs along identified needs and in close alignment with other intervention areas
  • Deliver direct advisory to project beneficiaries
  • Drawing project budgets, support in raising funding, implementation - and contract-management
  • Building a database of sectorial communities to guide strategic decisions
  • Developing an engagement strategy for the ecosystem actors with a focus on the overall ecosystem including i.e. (angel) investment networks, ecosystem partnerships, academia, to create buy-in and accountability


3. Collaborate and Connect

  • Improve awareness of the ecosystem’s potential as well as leverage this potential
    to showcase and amplify the work of ecosystem actors
  • Event management and creation: identify local events with co-creation potential,
    create and organize own events
  • Establish and manage new cooperation formats (‘exposure projects’) between European
    companies and start-ups in the region
  • Develop cooperations with other relevant GIZ projects in the region to leverage
    synergies
  • Establish close exchange formats with relevant Digital Transformation Centres and Digital Innovation Hubs (AEDIB) and other relevant projects
  • Drafting of reports and statements


Qualification and Requirements

  • We would love to get to know you if you are a strong team player but at the same time have a strong track record of self-motivation, giving creative impulses, and implementing them, learning new topics quickly and comprehensively
  • If you have a University degree in economics, business, innovation management or a similar field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of start-up promotion, innovation management, management of technology transfer or research commercialization (TTO),
    network management and cooperation with the private sector in the region
  • Ideally working experience with an extensive network and exposure in Green/Blue Tech
  • Extensive knowledge of digital
    transformation in Africa and of the regional digital start-up eco-systems
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills and are a keen collaborator
  • Good writing and communication skills and an interest in Research and Gender aspects of Innovation
  • You are very flexible, pay attention to detail and excel in a fast paced environment
  • Business fluency in English is vital.
  • Knowledge of German and French would be an advantage


Benefits:

  • A unique opportunity to contribute to the setup of a new project in the
    field of gender-responsive, climate-smart and research-based innovation
  • Being embedded into a regional team operating out of Kenya and Germany
  • Exposure to a large network of thought leaders and cutting-edge research.
  • Access to GIZ’s staff development activities and learning opportunities
  • Networking opportunities with key stakeholders in the academic and private sector.


D. Timing and Duration of Assignment

The duration of this contract is until 31/12/2026.

E. Duty location

The duty station will be Nairobi.

F. Submission of Application

Vacancy Reference Number: GIZ/SPARK/08/02/2024

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.

All applications should be received by 26th February 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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