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Manager of project component for the Support of Civil Society (Fanainga+) in the Project "Poverty-Oriented Municipal Development and Decentralization" in Madagascar - Governance
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
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Manager of project component for the Support of Civil Society (Fanainga+) in the Project "Poverty-Oriented Municipal Development and Decentralization" in Madagascar

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

  • Job-ID: V000053376
  • Location: Antananarivo
  • Assignment period: 06/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
  • Field: Governance
  • Type of employment: full- or part-time
  • Application deadline: 03/26/2023

Job description

You will make a sustainable contribution to supporting civil society in Madagascar through successful component management of Fanainga+ in the project "Poverty-Oriented Municipal Development and Decentralization". Key elements of the component leadership include providing technical and strategic leadership, coordinating a diverse team across 5 sites in Madagascar, and ensuring quality and sustainability in technical advice to civil society organizations at the national, regional, and local levels.

ProDéCID supports partner communities in working together with civil society and government institutions for effective local development. The goal of Fanainga+ with multi-donor co-funding and 25 professionals is an engaged, influential, independent and resilient civil society working for democratic and inclusive governance, social and political participation, civil rights and the sustainable well-being of the population.


Your tasks

  • You are responsible for ensuring the quality, further development and, if necessary, adaptation of the implementation strategy and the instruments for capacity building of civil society organizations.
  • You will lead six specialists and team managers in accordance with the company's management philosophy and ensure an appreciative management culture.
  • You ensure the implementation of a sustainable procurement concept for the financing of civil society organizations.
  • You advise civil society networks and national civil society organizations on reviewing their strategies and approaches with a focus on their independence, resilience and responsiveness, and improving their impact.
  • You will promote an approach to strengthen the voice of civil society and assist in creating spaces for dialogue with government and other key stakeholders; where appropriate, you will moderate these dialogues.
  • You develop and facilitate a pilot approach to building social entrepreneurship in Madagascar.
  • You will manage the knowledge management and monitoring of the component and implement the communication strategy agreed with the other donors.
  • You prepare regular steering meetings with the four donors of the component and prepare the annual reporting.

Your profile

  • University degree in political science, social science or economics, with special focus on decentralization, civil society promotion, human rights or similar
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in the field of decentralization and/or civil society promotion and/or political participation; professional experience in developing or emerging countries is an advantage
  • At least five years of concrete implementation and work experience in or with civil society organizations
  • Consulting experience with social entrepreneurship would be an advantage
  • Ability to think and act strategically and analytically, or to grasp things quickly and have an eye for the essentials
  • Commitment, team spirit, reliability, diplomatic skills, gender competence and intercultural understanding
  • At least three years of experience in managing complex (intercultural) teams
  • Business fluent in French and fluent in German or English

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Madagascar.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. Please note that the general and personal living conditions in thecountry of assignment may meet with different legal and social acceptance. We gladly support you with our many years of experience.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at


This job is suited to a full or a part-time position.

The willingness for frequent business trips is required.

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Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

In order to fulfill the company's objectives, the willingness of employees for assignments at all GIZ locations in Germany and abroad is of high corporate interest.

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