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Quality and Knowledge Manager (GIZ - Brussels)

Offre d'emploi mise en ligne le 25/11/2021

Job description

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

Together with Stantec (leader of the consortium), GIZ International Services is implementing the Global Technical Assistance Facility for Sustainable Energy. The overall objective of the Facility is to contribute to establishing the necessary conditions for achieving the SDG 7 goals in sustainable energy and possible interlinkages with other SDGs. It will as well contribute to the SDG 13 goals related to climate action in Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) eligible countries with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

The specific purpose of the contract is to deliver high-level technical assistance and policy advice at country, regional and global level through expert missions that will be mobilised at short notice to support committed countries and partners to reach the SDG7 objectives. It supports developing countries to improve their policy and regulatory framework conditions aiming at providing attractive and enabling conditions for increased public and private investment in energy access, renewable energy as well as energy efficiency taking into account climate change, gender and health impacts.

We are currently looking for a Quality and Knowledge Manager, who will be in charge of the quality assurance and quality control, knowledge management and capitalization of projects, in close cooperation with the project team.

She/he will be responsible for:

  • Preparing guidelines on quality-related expectations
  • Proofreading and quality assurance/verification of all reports and project outputs/deliverables
  • Identification, recording and classification of knowledge elements
  • Dissemination of knowledge products
  • Mobilisation of ad hoc quality assurance support from consortium partners

Your profile

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (3 years) in business administration, project management, knowledge management, international affairs, international development (or other related field), or equivalent relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to process and manage large data flows in an accurate manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to review, do quality check of and edit documents;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • English and French proficiency at C2 level, both speaking and writing

Will be considered as assets:

  • Knowledge or experience in the energy sector
  • Ability to operate in Spanish

General professional experience:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in the fields of international cooperation and development, including in an area such as project management, monitoring and evaluation, and/or operational activities of development institutions

Specific professional experience:

  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in the field of climate change and/or sustainable energy;
  • A minimum of one year working on EU-funded projects or programmes.

Location information

The Quality and Knowledge Manager will be working in Brussels.


  • The position requires a work permit for Belgium, as the location of the work will be Brussels
  • Applicants are asked to submit their updated CV together with a one-page cover letter (both CV and letter in English), mentioning the position you would like to apply for in the subject of the email. The cover letter shall clearly outline the motivation and availability of the applicant. Your application and CV must not indicate your date of birth and must not include a photograph
  • Applications have to be sent to
  • Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

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. 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. 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.