Space/Earth Observation ExpertEU Knowledge Hub Digital (Part I)

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  • Location: Bruxelles
  • Assignment period: 01/16/2023 - 01/15/2026
  • Field: ICT and Digitalisation
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 08/25/2022
Job description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation working worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. GIZ offers 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.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded tender: „EU Knowledge Hub Digital (Part I)”.

The overall objective (Impact) to which this action contributes is: The fulfilment of EU global ambition of promoting a fair, inclusive, gender responsive, green and human-centric digital transformation worldwide, inspired by the principles enshrined in the EU Digital Single Market, EU values, communications, regulations and standards for data and technology.

The action will carry out activities which ultimately contribute to the relevant SDG’s: 3 – Health, 4 - Quality Education, 5 - Gender Equality, 8 - Decent work and Economic Growth, 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure, 10 - Reduced inequalities, 13 - Climate Action, 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.


Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in space studies, astronomy, natural sciences or aerospace engineering;
  • CEFR language level C1 in English and French;
  • CEFR language level B2 in Spanish is considered an asset.

General professional experience

  • At least 7 years of professional experience in the field of space and earth observation technologies and applications;

Specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in project management and/or policy development in the field of space and earth observation technologies and applications, with 5 years of experience in a developing country context, some of which must be in Africa;
  • At least 3 years of experience with projects/initiatives involving the use of EU space Programme components and technologies (e.g. Copernicus, Galileo, EGNOS) for international cooperation
  • At least 2 years of experience in relationship building and management to promote conducive multi-stakeholder space and earth observation ecosystems (including e.g. government ministries, universities and research centres, space agencies, multilateral organisations, non-governmental organisations, private sector, etc.);
  • At least 2 years of experience in EU-funded development cooperation programmes and projects;
  • At least 2 years of experience with international policy dialogue on space and/or earth observation research and governance;
  • At least 2 years of experience with space and earth observation research, strategy development and regulatory frameworks
  • Proven experience working in intercultural teams and environments;
  • Proven experience with space and earth observation stakeholder mapping and/or in-country ecosystem assessments is considered an asset
  • Proven experience in one or more of the following areas is considered an asset: space law, space research, geographical information systems, remote sensing, space data applications
  • Proven experience in setting up innovative business support schemes, is considered an asset.