Team Leader (m/f) Number 2020-531, Society and Labor 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 Team “Society and Labor” of GIZ implements Sino-German projects in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in China and promotes market entry and investments of German companies in China in the framework of public-private partnerships. The goals of the vocational training projects are to operationalize the National Qualifications Framework, improve the quality of training and establish an independent assessment and certification system in colleges and universities. Current public-private partnerships exist in the sectors VET and healthcare.

Your tasks

  • Key account manager for selected Chinese partners and public customers
  • Active acquisition of new projects in China by identifying business opportunities including tracking of early ideas and priorities of relevant actors
  • Preparation and submission of technical and financial proposals in close cooperation with GIZ China and Headquarters including identification of experts and partners, preparation of methodologies, fact finding and research necessary for proposal writing and project design
  • Building up networks and connections to other programmes within GIZ as well as projects supported by other donors, private sector and the national and provincial governments
  • Development of strategies and concepts for the development of the VET sector in China as well as public-private partnerships
  • Coordination, monitoring and implementation of running projects in an economical and demand-oriented manner
  • Planning and monitoring of capacity development activities to support the collection of labor market information, VET planning, teacher and principal training and assessment procedures
  • Supervision of a team of international and national staff
  • Reporting and monitoring of business development activities and project implementation towards the German headquarter
  • Document project references, case studies, success stories, lessons learned and other knowledge-products
  • Update the GIZ knowledge management system with relevant documents

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

  • University degree in Economics, Social Science, Education Science or Engineering
  • Team player with a proactive and client-oriented approach to the tasks
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • 10 – 15 years profound experience in project management and the implementation of complex projects in the international cooperation
  • Profound experience in government relationship
  • Technical experience in VET is of advantage
  • Profound experience of leadership and high social as well as intercultural competencies
  • Strong capacity to identify new projects and business opportunities
  • Experience in the management of PPP (public private partnership) projects is of advantage
  • Willingness to travel frequently outside of Beijing
  • Very good command of English necessary, Chinese (native), German of advantage
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies
Native Language: Chinese
Working Experience: above 10 years
How to apply:

Please send your complete application (with the subject: Application for Job-ID 2020-531) 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:


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