Digitalisation and Data Senior Technical Advisor

Reports to: Component Leader

Duration: June 2023 until 31 October 2025


The Project Green Infrastructure Corridors for intra-African Trade (Support to PIDA) implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development collaborates with the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Central Corridor Transit Trade Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA) to support green infrastructure development in Africa via the following five components:

  1. Development of a Continental Green Infrastructure Policy,
  2. Advisory for Climate Resilient & Low Carbon Infrastructure Projects in the Central Corridor,
  3. Advisory for Digital Solutions of MSMEs in Green Infrastructure & Trade,
  4. Formulation of a Digital Strategy and Advisory on Digital Topics in the Infrastructure & Trade Sector,
  5. Just Transition for Technology Transfer, Climate Finance and Gender.

The GIZ Project is to receive new funding to advise AUDA-NEPAD in the field of digitalisation. To implement this new initiative, GIZ is now searching for a high performing and committed Senior Technical Advisor to lead the GIZ Project technical advisory services on Digitalisation.

The Senior Technical Advisor will act as the Digital Focal Point to advice the GIZ Project and AUDA-NEPAD by coordinating Component 4 and providing advisory services to Component Two and Component Three with respect to Digitalisation. As the advisory function cuts across Components (i.e., Two, Three and Four), the Senior Advisor will collaborate closely with its Technical Advisor peers in charge of respective Components as well as with the Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor.

For more information please visit:

GIZ Project Fact Sheet

GIZ Project Twitter Page @GreenCorridors

 Virtual PIDA Information Centre


The Senior Technical Advisor coordinates the implementation of Component Four and advises on the topics of Digitalisation, IT and Data. Due to the cross-sectoral nature of Digitalisation, the Advisor also leads workstreams across Components. The main responsibilities are as follows:

Act as Task Manager to coordinate Component Four Formulation of a Digital Strategy and Advisory on Digital Topics in the Infrastructure Sector and implement processes and activities to achieve respective KPIs (cf. Tasks).

Act as the Project’s Digital Focal Point to advice the GIZ Project and AUDA-NEPAD on Digital Transformation processes, including Digital Strategy and Digital Policy formulation, IT Systems, sector specific Digital Topics, Data Security and Confidentiality, Data Sets and Analytics.


GIZ will only assess applications which meet the following criteria:

Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a

  • Cover Letter (concisely 2 page) clearly stating your motivation for applying for the position and outline your competencies why you are the best suited candidate addressing qualifications, competencies and experiences asked for in this advert as well as salary range expectation. Cover Letter must not exceed two (2) pages to be submitted in PDF Format.
  • This should be accompanied by a CV, indicating their nationality. The CV must include at least one professional reference of previous employment and at least one academic reference including contact details and must not exceed four (4) pages to be submitted in PDF format.

The application should be only one PDF file, comprising of Cover Letter and CV and submitted to:, with the following email subject line “PIDA Snr Technical Advisor Application” for the attention of Head of Human Resource.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2023.

Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Applications without a Cover letter will not be considered!

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