Advisor for Digital Financial Services and Remittances for Migrant Workers

Location of Job: 
10 Jan 2020
26 Jan 2020
About the organization: 

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ is dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of GIZ's federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries. GIZ works with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. GIZ's main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

About the Job: 

The ‘Digi#ances’ project aims to bring digital financial services (DFS) to un- or underserved Jordanian and Syrian refugees in Jordan. This includes the usage of mobile based digital money transfer services as well as access to international remittances. In order to achieve this, the project develops pilot initiatives in cooperation with the private sector, humanitarian and other organizations. Upcoming, in cooperation with the Swiss Development Agency (SDC), the project addresses an additional target group to enhance access to digital cross-border remittances – migrant workers (one of the key target groups: Bangladeshis working in the Garment sector).

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate the project activities related to the SDC co-financing.
  • Advise various partners in developing the pilot project of outbound digital cross-border remittances (foreseen first corridor: Jordan to Bangladesh).
  • Liaise and coordinate with employers and migrant workers (planned target group: Bangladeshis) to increase the usage of digital cross-border transfers and support the digitization of salaries.
  • Build capacity in financial literacy as well as tendering and contracting process.
  • Manage national, regional and international consultants.
  • Coordinate and manage grant agreements.
  • Plan, implement and monitor activities utilizing Capacity WORKS management system.
  • Create knowledge products and events (e.g. toolkits, conferences and workshops) as well as translating learning experiences into publications and events.


  • Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Social Science or comparable.
  • Several years of professional experience in financial sector development.
  • Thorough knowledge in the area digital financial services and remittances.
  • Several years of consultancy experience in the context of development cooperation, ideally in the relevant regions.
  • Excellent conceptional and analytical as well as organizational skills.
  • Resilient, team player, strong social and intercultural competences.
  • Proficiency in English, fluency in Bengali, knowledge of German is an advantage.