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Position based in Ghana (West Africa)

Programme and organization descriptions


The GIZ public-private-partnership programme (develoPPP) was established by the German government (BMZ) as a way to support and foster the involvement of the private sector in developing countries and emerging economies. GIZ has launched a public-private partnership programme with a consortium of private firms -- sourcing company Ethical Apparel Africa, digital pattern company Gerber, interlining supplier Freudenberg and needle supplier Groz Beckert -- focused on the emerging apparel industry in West Africa. The primary objective of the programme is to strengthen up to 15 small and medium-sized (SMEs) clothing manufacturers for the export market in order to create qualified and socially responsible employment. ​


This programme focuses on classroom-based and in-factory Technical Vocational Training to build a pipeline of skilled local talent for the growing industry that will address a key barrier to competitiveness and accelerate industry growth and job creation in apparel factories in West Africa. Classroom based training in pattern development and mechanics will be delivered at local university Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC).  Vocational training will be provided within the factory settings in areas such as Production Management and Quality.  In addition the centre will provide pattern and mechanics services to the industry.


The Ethical Apparel Africa Association (EAAA) is the non profit, capacity building arm of Sourcing Company Ethical Apparel Africa. EAAA will play a leading role in training design and curriculum development plus training delivery through a team of international experts. The project will run until June 2022 through GIZ and then will be directly managed by ATTC.


Position overview


We have a great opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Administrator to join our team and provide mechanic services to garment factories based in Ghana. This is the perfect role for someone willing to broaden and challenge their expertise by contributing to the development of the apparel industry in West Africa and shaping the path of the next frontier.


The Administrator will report to the Training Project Manager based in Accra and will have the following main responsibilities:

Programme Reporting

  • Work with the Training Project Manager to review, develop, create and keep updated relevant reporting tools needed to measure project performance - example training attendance logs

  • Ensure documentation across the trainers is consistent in format and branding.

  • Keep up to date database information related to participating factories that is needed for project execution

  • Work with the Training Project Manager to produce performance and update reports required for the Programme Steering Committee


Training and Services

  • Support the trainers to print out handouts and worksheets ahead of training sessions

  • Ensure the trainers have the equipment they need for off site training such as projectors

  • Work with ATTC to ensure the training rooms and associated areas are kept clean and secure

  • Work with external marketing consultants and the Training Project Manager to produce PR material within budget to promote the programme.

  • Facilitate the visits of external trainers and consultants that are part of the programme

  • Work with the service providers and ATTC to ensure all services provided are costed and invoiced correctly to the clients.



  • Work with the trainers to procure local consumables needed for training in line with the budget - example machine oil and stationary

  • Ensure all assets allocated to the programme are up to date on the asset registered and insured appropriately


Qualifications & Attributes


  • At least 5 years working experience as a Mechanic including experience in the apparel sector 

  • Previous experience working and fixing the following machines: single needle machine, overlock machine, feed of arm, buttonhole and button fix machine, bandsaw machine, band knife machine, flatlock and kanzaï machine, embroidery machine, digital bar tack machine, fusing machine, etc

  • Experience of working with machine maintenance plans 

  • Understanding of Machine setup and layout for international production

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand clients’ needs 

  • Willingness to travel to factories sites across Ghana (Greater Accra and Ashanti regions)

  • Fluency in English as well as in the local languages in Ghana (Twi, Ewe, Ga, Fan).Evidence of the following characteristics: humble, inspiring, self aware, resilient, adaptable, proactive, persistent, resourceful, able to work under pressure and respect deadlines, strong at building relationships and resolving problems, poised, active listener, fun to work with, and full of integrity 


How to apply 


  • Starting Date -- July 2020

  • Kindly send a resume ​and a separate and specific cover letter for this position ​to, using the reference “Project Admin 20”​ as the subject of your email.

  • Only complete applications with accurate references will be considered and only the most qualified candidates will be shortlisted for interview.


GIZ Ghana and EAAA are an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.

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