Development Worker (m/f/d) for Digital Transformation

  • Nairobi, Kenia


  • > 2 years experience, Full-time

    Job Level

  • Arbeitsbeginn : Ab sofort


  • Bewerbungsfrist : 20.02.2022


Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in more than 130 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you’ve come to the right place.
Here is some information about the modern work of a development worker for GIZ:

For our operations in Nairobi/Kenya, we are looking for an

Development Worker (m/f/d) for Digital Transformation

Field of activity

Kenya is the host of a vibrant and diverse digital community. The Digital Transformation Centre (DTC) Kenya supports the country’s transition towards a sustainable and human-centred digital economy. It seeks to strengthen the existing digital innovation ecosystem, while also addressing the wider societal impact of digital technologies. Given Kenya’s leadership role at a regional level, the DTC likewise supports the country in developing and sharing good digital practice and further operationalising its digitalisation strategy, the Digital Economy Blueprint.

Your tasks

  • Support the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), Innovation and Youth Affairs – following a think-and-do-tank approach – in turning the Blueprint into action
  • Set up and accompany consultancy assignments for the development of action plans, road maps and policy papers, e.g. on open data, green ICT or gender-based online violence
  • Organise hackathons, co-creative design workshops and other innovation formats with stakeholders from government, private sector, academia and civil society
  • Support activities by implementing partners and ensure that quality results are delivered in a timely manner
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and reporting
  • Coordinate meetings and events with partners, service providers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Support the knowledge management of the DTC, including documentation of lessons learnt, best practices, case studies and success stories
  • Support the preparation of communication materials and progress updates to Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and other stakeholders

Your profile

  • University degree in social sciences, economics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, development policy or any other relevant subject area; a focus on digital topics is desirable
  • Strong project management skills and work experience regarding digital projects, ideally in an international development cooperation context
  • Sound knowledge and proven work experience with regards to digital transformation topics
  • Strong communication skills and work experience in the field of digital communication
  • Self-starter who enjoys the proactive development of new ideas and working independently
  • Excellent organisational skills and a solution-oriented mindset
  • Strong intercultural competences and a team player
  • Fluency in English

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 02/20/2022.
For further information:
You can find the full job advertisement and further detailed information in our job market on the GIZ job and career pages at

Veröffentlicht am: 24.01.2022

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