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About GIZ

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


  • Location:Beijing
  • Assignment period:06/15/2024 – 11/30/2025
  • Field:Economic Development
  • Type of employment:full-time

Job description

GIZ International Services is currently implementing the Phase II of the EU-funded tender: „SPEAC: Safe non-food consumer Products in the EU and China”.

The action contributes to the promotion of EU values and interests in the bilateral trade and economic relations with China, in line with the multi-faceted approach.

It aims to increase the protection of EU consumers against unsafe products on the EU market, through enhancing cooperation between the EU and China as well as raising awareness among Chinese stakeholders on EU product safety and consumer protection requirements. 

Your tasks

Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the Senior Product Safety Expert will provide technical advice on product safety issues to contribute to policy and technical cooperation discussion. In cooperation with the Senior Training Expert, she/he will be responsible for the selection of the content of the training curricula and programme, as well as for the development of the content of training materials and tools.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills

  • University Degree in Engineering, Economics, Technical Standardisation, Sciences, Law or any other relevant discipline related to this project
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills

General professional experience

  • Minimum 10 years of post-graduate relevant experience in a sector relevant to the scope of the assignment


Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years of post-graduate professional experience in the area of product safety
  • Practical knowledge of EU regulations, technical rules and non-food product safety issues related to both harmonised and non-harmonised products. Whereby practical knowledge could be demonstrated by having successfully undertaken at least 2 assignments in the above-mentioned areas over the last 5 years
  • Having successfully undertaken at least 1 assignment in delivering training, lectures or intervening in public conferences over the last 5 years

In addition to the minimum requirements described above, the following assets apply.

The assets will not form a basis for the rejection of an offer but will be used to further assess the strengths of a key expert that meets the minimum requirements:

  • Proven experience working in China and/or other countries in the region
  • Knowledge of Chinese language
  • Proven experience in the design and development of training, in particular in the area of product safety
  • Sound understanding of market surveillance and free movement of goods in the EU

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This role is suited to a full time position that requires an 80% presence in China and 20% of home-based work.

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Location: Beijing, China 



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