Project Manager, Vacancy 2019-497, Sino-German Quality Infrastructure Project Jobs

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in China, Beijing, China

About Company:

As a nonprofit, federally owned enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is active in over 130 countries worldwide, implementing international cooperation projects and measures in the field of sustainable development on behalf of the German Government, as well as other national and international clients (e.g. EU, private enterprises, and foundations). In addition, GIZ is also engaged in the field of professional training around the globe.

With over 30 years of experience implementing projects in the People’s Republic of China, GIZ provides policy advice on various topics and sectors relating to China’s reform process, including: environmental protection, sustainable economic development (especially renewable energies and energy efficiency), sustainable urban development, sustainable transport development, vocational training, law, product safety and consumer protection.

The performance profile of GIZ is continually being adapted to the cooperation needs of both countries – within the framework of the “Comprehensive Sino-German Strategic Partnership” – as well as within the framework of the dynamic changes occurring as a part of Chinese reform policies. In addition, GIZ works as both adviser and service provider at the interface between the economic and political spheres. GIZ is also active in those fields in which German actors possess in-depth profiles and competitive advantages, and where German expertise is in high demand.

About this job:

The Sino-German Quality Infrastructure Project based in Beijing offers a position as Project Manager starting at the earliest date possible. The successful applicant will be responsible for strategic advisory to the political dialogue as well as the conceptual planning and result-oriented implementation of cooperation activities. The position requires pro-active and professional communication with Chinese and German government institutions as well as relevant industry associations and enterprises within the framework of the political dialogue.

Political Advisory, Partner Management and Networking

  • Supporting the development of a strategic approach for bilateral cooperation on specific QI areas and topics; advisory to all stakeholders of the political dialogue and the wider bilateral cooperation framework;
  • Technical and organisational support for the political dialogue and related cooperation activities of government and private sector partners;
  • Active monitoring of partner networks, identification and development of new partner relations.

Conceptual Planning and Implementation

  • Identifying and analysing important new topics and developments in the sector and conceptualising related activities;
  • Planning and managing the implementation of cooperation activities and the involvement of all public and private sector stakeholders.

Process Design and Project Development

  • Developing new cooperation projects and supporting the bilateral cooperation by designing and facilitating dialogue processes and activities in coordination with all relevant stakeholders


  • Reporting important developments and the overall implementation status of the project to our commissioner as well as to relevant stakeholders.

Knowledge management

  • Supporting innovation and knowledge management in the project as well as the project documentation in form of progress reports and other project documents according to GIZ and its commissioner’s requirements.
  • Masters or doctorate in an area related to the project’s topics, e.g. economics, international relations, business administration, public policy, engineering, etc.;
  • 5-7 years professional experience in the private sector or government, with at least 3 years professional experience in a comparable position; extensive experience in government relations and/or business relations respectively is considered a strong asset;
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills; efficient, accurate and high-quality delivery of all work-related output;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; good sense of humour
  • Fluency in Chinese and English (written and spoken), German skills are considered advantageous;
  • Very good working knowledge of IT and communication technologies and relevant computer applications (e.g. MS Office);
  • High work ethics, reliable and motivated, able to handle multiple simultaneous assignments with competing priorities, under the condition of tight time schedules and fixed deadlines.
Native Language: Chinese
How to apply:

Please send us your complete application incl. CV, letter of motivation, photo and references in English and/or German and Chinese.

Please indicate your earliest possible starting date as well as your salary expectations and how you got to know about our job offer.

Please hand in your application via e-mail stating the subject “Application for 2019-497” to:

Ms. Zhu Wenjuan:


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