GIZ Ghana Recruitment for Advisor Artificial Intelligence (Al) for Sustainable Development

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for GIZ Ghana Recruitment for Advisor Artificial Intelligence (Al) for Sustainable Development. The application deadline is 23 October 2019.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development in more than 130 countries worldwide.

Job Description

  • Company: GIZ
  • Location: Wa, Upper West Region, Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

Project: FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All
Reports to: Cluster Coordinator
Assignment Period: Contract ends on 30.06.2022


Job Description

• “FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All” is a new initiative of German Development Cooperation. It strives for a more open, inclusive and sustainable approach to AI on an international level. Its principal objective is to enhance key conditions in selected partner countries needed to trigger the development of local AI solutions. These local AI solutions can then help to foster sustainable human development.

• To achieve this, the initiative is working together with five partner countries: Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India. To enhance key conditions for local AI, the initiative pursues the following three goals thus Strengthen Local Technical Know – How on AI – Capacity Building, Remove Entry Barriers to AI – Access to Training Data and AI Technologies for Local Innovation and Develop Policy Frameworks Ready for AI – Ethical AI, Data Protection and Privacy. In Ghana, the cooperation will build on existing initiatives of German development cooperation. This includes a cooperation with UN Global Pulse and the Tech-Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT. Further activities to establish German development cooperation as an innovative partner for digital solutions in Ghana are planned and will follow in the coming months.


• Manage the development and implementation of project initiatives on “artificial intelligence for all in Ghana – this will involve the set-up and steering of innovative pilots on AI, e.g. on “Access to Training Data and AI Technologies for Local Innovation”
• Cooperate with a broad range of stakeholder on AI, mainly governmental partner institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations in Ghana – this will involve high-level negotiations with international and national companies and institutions of the global and local digital economy and co-management of joint initiatives
• Provide advice on “Policy Frameworks Ready for AI – Ethical AI, Data Protection and Privacy” to government partner institutions in Ghana and manage cooperation on this goal with international partners such as “UN Global Pulse”
• Support the coordination and scaling up of project activities with other digital activities of German development cooperation, which will start in Ghana in the coming months. Support the management of subcontractors and supervision of events, consultancies and studies, and monitoring and evaluation of measures on AI in Ghana
• Manage meetings and events of the initiative in Ghana with other stakeholders and service providers (preparation, implementation, follow-up, information flow)
• Ensure knowledge transfer within the global implementing team of FAIR Forward and provide inputs for various project reports including annual reports
• Facilitate administrative and logistical procedures for activities in coordination with the GIZ administration team
• Other tasks as required

Qualification Required & Experience

Your Profile

• Minimum requirement MA/MSc in political sciences, computer sciences, international relations, studies related to sustainable human development with a focus on digital topics, or other fields in an area related to the project objectives
• At least five (5) years of professional experience in a comparable position, project management and preferably in a development cooperation context and in international contexts
• In depth knowledge in advisory services and innovative events
• Technical expertise in the area of Artificial Intelligence or data science or related fields such as data application for development (data4development)
• Excellent work experience in policy advice on digital development / digital transformation with governmental partners
• Ability to take responsibility and work on own initiative as a focal point
• Team oriented, analytical and communicative skills, also in cross-country, cross-cultural teams
• Fluent written and oral knowledge of the English language; working knowledge of German is an advantage
• Very good working knowledge of digital technologies (Internet, software) and computer applications (e.g. Office Applications, virtual team platforms)
• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
• Disciplined and punctual; willingness to keep deadlines.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one–page cover letter to: [email protected] under the job code 2019/ NIED-FAIR/ 11/01

Application Deadline: 27 December, 2019.



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