Senior Technical Advisor (m/f) Number 2020-536, Sino-German Cooperation on Electromobility Jobs

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

About Company:

As a non-profit, 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 about 40 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:

Job description:

The “Support and Advice to Sino-German Cooperation on Electromobility – Phase II” project of GIZ is looking for an experienced (>5 years) Senior Technical Advisor (TA) to join a highly-motivated and highly-skilled project team in Beijing.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is implemented by GIZ. The aim of this increased cooperation is to create an enabling technical and strategic environment for the successful development of electro-mobility technology to help solve climate, environmental and transport problems. The project fosters dialogue between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and its Chinese partner ministries. It advises BMWi on technical and strategic matters, liaises with new contacts and provides organisational support.

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Your tasks:

  • Independently preparing and implementing project activities (e.g. studies, workshops) related to electromobility
  • Independently evaluating political, technological and industrial developments in the field of electromobility in China and preparing briefings and factsheets on such developments (e.g. market access, subsidies, technological developments, charging infrastructure)
  • Conducting research work related to electromobility in China
  • Maintain and actively develop a high-level comprehensive network of relevant experts and stakeholders in the electromobility sector.
  • Developing new project activities related to electromobility and contributing to the development of new projects.

Our benefits:

  • We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners
  • Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills.
  • Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much as a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position.
  • We provide opportunities for taking part in training and professional development to all our staff. Our Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) will help you develop your skills.
  • We reward our staff with good remuneration, attractive benefits and cooperative working atmosphere

Your profile

  • You are an expert in the field of electromobility
  • with a relevant university degree (e.g. in engineering or economics)
  • with at least 5-7 years of relevant professional work, ideally in an international environment
  • You speak fluent Chinese (native speaker) and English (knowledge of German is a plus),
  • You have strong writing skills (English and Chinese, German is a plus),
  • You are creative and have strong analytic and research skills (experiences on policy advising is a plus),
  • You are open-minded, curious and willing to learn,
  • You are a strong team-player who works reliably, pro-actively and follow-through with your commitments,
  • You have some project management experience,
  • You are used to work with MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Native Language: Chinese
Working Experience: above 5 years
How to apply:

Please send your complete application (with the subject: Application for Job-ID 2020-536) incl. cover letter, CV, references and photo indicating your starting date and salary expectation in English and Chinese, via E-Mail as soon as possible to:


In addition, please mention in your cover letter how you got to know about our job advertisement.

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