Background & Description


The  Policy  Advisor  Environmental  Standards  is  responsible  for  supporting  the  implementation  of programme activities in the context of the Environmental Standards Component:

▪  Supporting  the  Component  Leader  in  the  daily  management  of  the  project  and  facilitating  the implementation of dialogue and cooperation activities of the various stakeholders;

▪  Providing technical support to  the Government and Private sector counterparts  for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the environmental standards in the textile/  garment or neighbouring industries (shoes, leather, sport goods)  value chain;

▪  Managing  social  dialogue  and  the  cooperation  with  the  relevant  stakeholders  regarding  the improvement of environmental standards in Punjab;

▪  Integrating  results,  facilitating  knowledge  management  and  communication  of  innovation  to  all stakeholders;

▪  Supporting the Component Leader with creating synergies with other projects related to the textile industry in Pakistan, within the GIZ Textile Cluster.

▪  Providing efficient support to the project partners for the achievement of the programme objectives with regards to the improvement of environmental standards;

▪  Engaging  counterparts  in  supporting  the  implementation  of  Change  Management  Strategies (Dialogue for Compliance, Community of Practitioners, etc.).

Requirements and Skills


▪  Sixteen  years  (16)  qualification  in  Social  Science,  Economics,  Law,  Business  Administration,

Environmental  or  Textile or Garment Engineering  from a reputed university  or similar qualification of a relevant field.

Professional Experience

▪  At least  5  years of working experience;  of which 3 years on policy development and dialogue or consultancy; preferably on environmental standards in the textile and garment industry;

▪  Profound knowledge on environmental standards (e.g. environmental compliance, corporate social responsibility, waste management, wastewater treatment) and  triparty  (cooperation management between the public sector, employers’ associations and workers’ associations);

▪  Experience in advising public sector decision makers and establishing a multi-stakeholder dialogue;

▪  Experiences in working with different stakeholder groups like private sector (unskilled worker to top management level of organizations), civil society and political decision makers;

▪  Familiar with monitoring and evaluation systems and performance measurement approaches.

How to Apply

Send your application clearly mentioning the job title and reference number on the envelop with a covering letter and CV to PO Box 2993, Islamabad. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Electronic submissions are not accepted.

About Organization

Germany and Pakistan have been partners in sustainable development since 1957. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Pakistan since 1963 and has maintained a country office in the capital, Islamabad, since 1990. Currently 330 national and 35 international employees and 1 integrated specialist are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018).

Working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ’s activities focus on the following priority areas:

  • sustainable economic development
  • good governance
  • energy

GIZ provides support for thousands of apprentices and vocational education institutions to enable them to meet the demands of the labour market. It assists the agencies operating the social security and health insurance system in providing social protection for large numbers of people. In the textile sector, GIZ is supporting the Pakistani Government in ensuring labour and environmental standards are upheld.

GIZ is advising Pakistan on a more efficient, transparent and citizen-friendly approach to governance. For example, its work promotes decentralisation and local governance. This includes assistance for state and civil society efforts to boost development on the border with Afghanistan.

GIZ is also supporting the use of renewable energies and energy efficiency by promoting financing options and advising on technical implementation.

On behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), GIZ is helping Pakistan to improve its management of refugees.

In addition to its two main commissioning parties, BMZ and AA, GIZ is also carrying out projects based on cofinancing arrangements with other donors such as the European Union, Great Britain and Norway.