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Advisor (m/f/d) Promotion of technology co-operations for growth-orientated MSMEs and start-ups

Advisor (m/f/d) Promotion of technology co-operations for growth-orientated MSMEs and start-ups

Job Description

One of the main challenges in Morocco is the creation of employment. Therefore, the promotion of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) as well as high-growth companies, start-ups and the establishment of cluster structures has a high priority for the Moroccan government. The project aims to improve the range of services offered in clusters, that are still to be selected, to support growth-oriented companies and start-ups. A close national and international cooperation with universities and the business and financial sector should allow and improve access to technology and innovation.

Your tasks

  • Advising and supporting the Ministry of Industry (MICIEN) as well as private and scientific actors (e.g., business associations, MSMEs, financial sector associations, scientific institutes / universities etc.)
  • Support in the development of a range of service offered to accompany growth-oriented MSME and start-ups in selected industrial clusters
  • Advancement (concept development, stakeholder consultation, network management) regarding various topics such as: financing maturity of growth-oriented founders or entrepreneurs, technology and innovation cooperation, cooperation formats (e.g. platforms, innovation days etc.)
  • Development and introduction of new products and processes, new customer and / or markets or improved access to technologies such as digital applications and green technologies for companies
  • Technology cooperation with German companies, universities and clusters
  • Promoting exchanges and networking between different public and private actors such as universities, national and German as well as international organizations and the private sector
  • Support of the person responsible for the project (head of project) in managing the component (e.g. strategic control, operational plan, budgeting, contract management, knowledge management)
  • Content networking with the other fields of action of the project, programs and topics (e.g. gender) within the framework of the sector "sustainable economic development" in Morocco

    Your profile

  • Degree in economics, finance or industrial engineering
  • Several years of professional experience in a field with relevance to the job description, including several years in the context of development cooperation, preferably in sustainable economy promotion
  • Private sector experience, especially in manufacturing or relevant sector organizations
  • Knowledge and affinity in the field of start-up / founder scene, incubators, accelerator programs
  • Knowledge and experience in project management
  • Country and / or regional experience is desirable
  • Very good communication, diplomatic and intercultural skills
  • Fluent proficiency in French, German and English is required

    Location information

    Morocco is the most western country in North Africa, with humid hot summers and damp cool winters. The supply of food and all daily necessities is very good. American, French and Spanish kindergartens and schools are available. Partially, entrance exams need to be passed. Rabat and Casablanca provide a handful of excellent private clinics and medical laboratories who work at the European level. In the countryside, however, the medical supply be problematic. The security situation is currently rated as stable.


    The willingness for regularly business trips is expected.
    Information about the project

    Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.
    GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

    Our benefits

    We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries. Diversity and respect are key elements of our corporate culture: GIZ promotes and supports every individual and in this way safeguards the individual opportunities for all employees, irrespective of sex, nationality or religion. Naturally, our management team is made up of both men and women. During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network. We are happy to support your professional development, for example with the training provision of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), the leading provider of international skills development. We are convinced that employees need a healthy balance between their private and professional lives. This is why we offer childcare allowances and support to accompanying partners. Our family-friendly nature also extends to situations where relatives are in need of care. As part of its family-friendly staff policy, GIZ aspires to support employees while they are carrying out their work. Our flexible working hours offer you the time and the flexibility to reduce the overtime you work in agreement with your manager. If necessary, we will find even more flexible working hours for individual employees. Do you need a longer period off? We have a special part-time block model which also allows you to take a leave of absence lasting several months. You can save up your working time credit over a longer period and work it out within the framework of an exemption. You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. We set common objectives for the new year in our annual employee meetings. If you achieve these objectives, you may receive an additional variable payment. If you are required to work abroad for a period of time, you will receive an overseas supplement as reimbursement for your additional expenses. The amount of the overseas supplement depends on where you are located. We have a comprehensive package of services for partners and other relatives who relocate with you, for example medical check-ups, travel costs to and from the location or language courses. This includes seminars at the Academy for International Cooperation on regional studies or on the topic of ‘Emigrating with Children’. GIZ will pay an allowance for education which will cover a significant portion of the school costs which are due. This therefore guarantees that your children will be able to attend a mainstream school where you are located and work towards completion of the Abitur (British A-level equivalent) or a qualification which is comparable to the German Abitur. If you have not yet found somewhere suitable to live when you travel to your placement, it is also possible to stay in a hotel in the short term. An allowance for hotel costs will be paid for this. For the duration of the employment abroad, GIZ will pay an allowance for rent in the place of employment.

    About us

    We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


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