Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Latest Job Vacancies

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries.

In Nigeria, GIZ’s portfolio includes among others, a programme to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its regional integration goals. The programme aims to strengthen sector-specific capacities in the areas of Peace and Security, Customs and Trade as weir as Strategic Management and Organizational Development in the ECOWAS Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant

VA No: 071
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture Programme (GIAE)
Contract Duration: Contract runs till April 2023, with possibility of extension for another three (3) years.

Background

  • As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are 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 our 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.
  • We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity.
  • Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn.
  • Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)
    GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. Since 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently, 464 national and regional employees, 66 international employees, 6 integrated experts, and 3 development advisors are working in the country (June 2022).

Programme

  • The Special Initiative One World No Hunger has been launched 2014 by the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ with the objective to increase food security and combat poverty. Under the Special Initiative, the Global Programme Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector (GIAE) aims to increase the productivity and income of smallholders by promoting the market-oriented development of agricultural value chains.
  • The Global Programme places focus on the identification and fostering of innovations, dissemination of know-how and technology solutions and skills upgrading.
  • The Nigeria Country module has operations in 7 states (Benue, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Kano, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau) with a target group of 200,000 farmers plus producer organizations, processing companies and input suppliers.
  • The contractor AFC is responsible for implementation of large-scale trainings to farmers, the capacity development of up and down-stream companies and inclusive business linkages with farmers.
  • GIZ coordinates these operations with the contractor team, provides equipment and supports the improvement of frame conditions for value chain upgrading and learning processes / exposure for partners in Germany and other countries.

Responsibilities & Tasks
Responsibilities:

  • The M&E Assistant supports the GIZ GIAE project team in Nigeria, particularly the M&E unit, in planning and implementing the programme’s activities to achieve the project targets in line with the overall M&E framework.

Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the M&E Assistant will:

  • Support the project coordinator and M&E team with relevant monitoring and evaluation tasks and activities
  • Assist with administrative tasks, communications, knowledge management and event management activities
  • Assist the project team in supportive tasks to prepare and implement project activities.

Tasks:

The M&E Assistant performs the following tasks:
Support of M&E tasks:

  • Supports the M&E team in preparing and implementing M&E-related activities
  • Assists in the preparations, planning, conduction and quality assurance of the yearly data collection activities of the project in the four supported agricultural value chains (Irish potato, cassava, rice, maize)
  • Performs data management, cleaning and data quality assurance tasks
  • Supports the review of collected data sets with the digital data monitoring and management tool Survey Solutions
  • Provides data entry assistance for technical advisors
  • Assists with the documentation and reporting of project indicators
  • Assists M&E related virtual and on-site meetings, workshops and events (e.g. enumerator training, regular exchange meetings, validation workshops) and supports in their preparation and conduction
  • Assists the M&E team in preparing the annual operational plan for M&E related activities
  • Assists in reviewing reports from national and international consultants.

Support of administrative tasks, communications and event management:

  • Supports the admin team in administrative tasks
  • Supports the communications team in developing and designing content for communication products such as newsletters, blog posts and video scripting
  • Supports the implementation and continuous improvement of the project’s internal knowledge management system
  • Supports event management activities of the project
  • Takes meeting minutes and prepares meeting reports
  • Assists the project team in supportive tasks to design and implement project activities
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Project Coordinator.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Crop Science and Environmental Protection, or related field.

Professional Experience:

  • Up to one year of professional working experience (e.g. acquired through internships) in a sustainable agricultural development project
  • Proven experience in supporting M&E-related tasks and activities such as data collection, monitoring and evaluation.

Other Requirements:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate adequately with interdisciplinary/multi-institutional teams (units/research organizations, NGOs and Governmental agencies, farmers, their organizations, and donors)
  • Team player and constructive attitude responding positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
  • Advanced working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet), computer applications (e.g. MS Office), and Data Collection & Management Tools (experience with Survey Solutions is an advantage)
  • Developed attitude and awareness of service delivery
  • Personal integrity and accountability
  • Positive, collaborative and constructive attitude to people and work
  • Composed and good-humoured even under pressure
  • Open to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Knowledge of local Nigerian languages is an asset.

Remuneration
According to GIZ salary scale for Band 2.

Application Closing Date
10th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using the Vacancy No. 071 as the subject of the email.

Note

  • This job advert is strictly open to only Internal Applicants.
  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Regional Coordination Advisor (TC-FRSD, lusophone ECOWAS Member States)

Vacancy No: 076
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, FRSD

Background
GIZ. Solutions that work:

  • As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are 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 our 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.
  • We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity.
  • Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)
  • GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. Since 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently, 464 national and regional employees, 66 international employees, 6 integrated experts, and 3 development advisors are working in the country (June 2022).

Programme

  • The ” TC-Fund for Regional Stabilisation and Development in Fragile Regions in ECOWAS Member States” is financed by the Federal Ministry for Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and implemented in cooperation with the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) in selected ECOWAS member states.
  • The project advises the ECOWAS Commission on the establishment of a fund as a sustainable instrument for shaping social and economic stabilisation processes in the region and has been piloting a measure in The Gambia since 2019. The ECOWAS Stabilisation Fund has two funding windows for financial (FC) and technical cooperation (TC) tasks in the form of a joint political governance structure (ECOWAS Commission, BMZ).
  • Together with the partner, the programme examines needs to improve the employment and income situation of young people and strengthen social cohesion in Guinea-Bissau, Niger and Mali. Selected projects will be implemented in the TC funding window by national implementation partners from 2022.

Responsibilities & Tasks
In your role you are responsible for partner management and the technical, substantive and organizational implementation of project activities in francophone ECOWAS Member States. In consultation with your line manager and in coordination with team colleagues, project and partner units you are responsible for:

  • Planning, steering, operationalisation and monitoring of activities in lusophone ECOWAS member states (Guinea-Bissau) related to the operational cycle of the FRSD, from steering board decisions to needs assessment to selection of implementing agencies to completion of project activities, implemented by partners
  • Continued liaison and cooperation with project key stakeholders, including partners, implementing agencies and experts in respective member states and the facilitation of meeting and events in the country whenever necessary
  • Advise on technical key topics and contracting of experts and other services to support all project activities, including contribution to the establishment of a programme`s consultant database
  • Follow-up and reporting on project activities, including the creation of a continued flow of information on the status quo of the activities to key stakeholders
  • Prepare and review reports, presentations, working papers and similar documents in close collaboration with the team and key stakeholders in a multi-lingual environment
  • Communication and Knowledge Management related to all project activities.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
Formal Education:

  • M.A. in Development Studies, Social or Economic Sciences or equivalent

Professional Experience (Field and minimum duration):

  • At least 3 years of experience in technical advisory services and/or project management) in international development cooperation in West Africa preferred
  • Several years of work experience in partner liaison management, strategic planning and monitoring with partners and facilitation of partner-related activities
  • Knowledge of contracting instruments and procedures, in particular in the implementation of projects with public sector institutions and civil society organisations
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience and technical knowledge in the fields of integrated approaches in the agricultural sector, youth, social cohesion and sports, capacity development of local partners or similar
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Other Experiences and Skills (e.g. Language, IT-Skills, Social and Personal Skills, etc.):

  • Excellent communication skills in Portuguese (native speaker preferred)
  • Professional proficiency in English (spoken and written); alternatively French and willingness to upscale English language capacities
  • Excellent ICT working knowledge
  • Commitment and diplomatic skills, gender competence and high ability to work in an international and remote team.

Salary
According to GIZ salary scale for band 4.

Application Closing Date
24th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using “vacancy no. 076” as the subject of the email.

Note

  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Advisor on Hydrogen Diplomacy

Vacancy No: 077
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ, Global Hydrogen Diplomacy (H2-Diplo)

Background
GIZ. Solutions that work:

  • As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are 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 our 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. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity.
  • Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)
  • GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. Since 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently, 464 national and regional employees, 66 international employees, 6 integrated experts, and 3 development advisors are working in the country (June 2022).

Programme

  • The project “Global Hydrogen Diplomacy (H2-Diplo)” supports the German Federal Foreign Office and the German embassies in their dialogue on CO2-neutral hydrogen with fossil fuel exporting countries.
  • The aim is to show these countries ways in which they can diversify their energy and fuel economy in the long term using green hydrogen and its derivatives.
  • For Nigeria, the German-Nigerian Hydrogen Office in Abuja implements the dialogue measures and partner advisory services on site. In collaboration with the German Embassy and the actors of the German-Nigerian Energy Partnership, the aim is to raise awareness among Nigerian partners about the potential role of hydrogen in the sustainable orientation of their energy industry.

Responsibilities

  • The main role of the Advisor at the German-Nigerian Hydrogen Office in Abuja will be to support in the implementation of the country component “Nigeria” of the global project.
  • The Advisor will support the technical and conceptual design of the energy partnership between Germany and Nigeria and carry out respective activities to achieve the aim of the component.

Tasks
Activities and Deliverables:

  • Support in implementation and project management in close coordination with the component head in Abuja and programme management in Berlin
  • Contribute to the support and technical design of the foreign energy policy dialogue with Nigeria in close coordination with the German Embassy as well as with the political partners and the stakeholders of the German-Nigerian Energy Partnership
  • Contribute to advising the German Foreign Office and the German Embassy on hydrogen and energy transition issues; and regular reporting on energy policy developments in Nigeria
  • Supporting the networking and involvement of political partners, private sector actors, academia, think tanks, civil society and EU representatives
  • Assist in the implementation of capacity-building formats for Nigerian ministries and other Nigerian stakeholders (e.g. technical workshops, study tours, expert studies)
  • Plan, prepare and conduct high-profile conferences, workshops, study trips and other events
  • Support the procurement of goods and services
  • Research and analytical work
  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of the Head of component.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
Qualifications:

  • A Degree in Political Science, Economics, Engineering, Geosciences or comparable Academic qualifications

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public and private sectors, ideally related to the energy sector and business development. Expertise in the field of energy policy and hydrogen is an advantage
  • Experience working with government stakeholders in national and/or regional policy development, implementation in energy transition activities and/or oil and gas sector.
  • Experience across multiple contexts and an understanding of international policy debates and challenges in climate and economics.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills across a range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to network and develop partnerships across a range of stakeholders and track record of managing complex multi-stakeholder strategies.
  • Strong understanding of energy transition issues including global environment and development dynamics that influence resource allocation by governments and development organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management with senior leaders and high-level audiences.
  • Proven analytic, conceptual and strategic skills, proactiveness and self-motivation
  • Business fluent in English. German is an advantage.

Salary
According to GIZ salary scale for Band 4

Application Closing Date
24th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using “vacancy no. 077″as the subject of the email.

Note

  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Project Manager – Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Vacancy No: 074
Location: Lagos (with occasional travels to Abuja)
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, GATF

Background
GIZ. Solutions that work.

  • As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are 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 our 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. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)
  • GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. Since 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently, 464 national and regional employees, 66 international employees, 6 integrated experts, and 3 development advisors are working in the country (June 2022).

Programme

  • The Global “Alliances for Trade Facilitation” (A4TF) is being implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and focuses on carrying out trade facilitation projects in developing and emerging markets in cooperation with businesses, associations and chambers of industry and commerce, as well as customs authorities and relevant ministries.
  • The goal is to streamline and lower the costs of compliance with trade processes within the framework of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. In its trade facilitation projects, the Alliance works together with businesses, governments, and international organizations to create the right environment for trade facilitation reforms that respond directly to the needs of businesses.
  • Guided by the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the Alliance strives to support the creation of opportunities for economic development in emerging and developing countries. In Nigeria, a project to simplify, standardize and harmonize border procedures and formalities is being implemented together with public and private sector partners.
  • The project’s intervention in Nigeria currently focuses on implementing Articles 10.1, 8, and 2.2 (Formalities and Documentation Requirements, Border agency cooperation, Consultations respectively) of the TFA.
  • The project supports border agencies, including the Nigeria Customs Service as the lead border agency, through a wide array of interventions all aimed at achieving reduced cost of compliance with border processes. GIZ intends to hire a project manager to support the implementation of activities under A4TF and all other related aspects of the project.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure day-to-day coordination with project partners and stakeholders to plan and design project implementation;
  • Develop and implement project activities with multiple partners from government agencies and private sectors and maintain channels of communication among relevant agencies;
  • Work closely with project management to design project activities and propose implementation approaches;
  • Update program operational documents periodically, support the monitoring and update of the project’s management online system;
  • Ensure proper and timely filing of all project documents (reports, contracts, official letters, etc …) on prescribed electronic and other platforms;
  • Provide periodic updates on project activities status of project activities to management and Contribute in the setting up and functioning of project governance structure at the Policy and Operational respectively;
  • Prepare reports and technical concepts, letters, memos, etc, on the basis for joint agreements with partners;
  • Review reports, documents, working papers, and publications resulting from activities;
  • Create and maintain good flow of information with other GIZ projects and relevant donor programs (e.g. USAID, World Bank, FCDO, WEF).
  • Support and sustain relevant partnerships within government agencies and the private sector;
  • Coordination of key stakeholders towards meeting project goals and stakeholders and contribute to the sustainability of cooperation with key project partners;
  • Ensure linkages and regular networking with GIZ Alliances for Trade Facilitation interventions worldwide;
  • Draft requests for goods and services ;
  • Undertake other tasks as may be required.
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Required Qualification and Competencies
Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in International Trade, International Law, Investment, International Economics, Economic Development or similar field.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the domain of international trade, trade facilitation, trade policy, trade informational systems, preferably in the context of donor-funded projects;
  • Experience conducting one-on-one consultation with relevant trade facilitation related agencies;
  • Substantial experience (minimum 3 years) working with trade facilitation related public and private sector agencies in Nigeria;
  • Experience in initiating and managing inter-agency coordination;
  • Previous experience working with GIZ will be an added advantage.

Other Desirable Requirements:

  • Ability to build relationships and maintain professional reputation
  • Excellent working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications such as MS Office
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Willingness to take initiative and assume responsibility
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English
  • Ability to upskill as might become necessary.

Application Closing Date
22nd August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Please include vacancy no. 074 in mail subject
  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Junior Communications and Visibility Advisor

VA No: 073
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, SEDIN

Background
As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are 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 our 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. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)

GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 361 national and 66 international employees, 19 regional staff, 4 integrated specialists and 3 development workers are working in the country (June 2020).

The Project

  • The “Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria” Program – SEDIN responds to the high un- and underemployment in Nigeria. Acknowledging the central role of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in employment creation, SEDIN aims at improving the employment and income situation of MSMEs by improving the business enabling environment, increasing access to financial and business services, enhancing entrepreneurial and management skills, and strengthening MSME in selected value chains The “Nigeria Competitiveness Project” is an EU-financed component that focuses on selected value chains in Ogun, Oyo, Lagos, Plateau and Kaduna.
  • The “Migration and Reintegration” component aims at improving the employment situation of returning and potential migrants, with a special focus on Lagos and Edo States. Overall, the SEDIN programme is implemented in 11 states: Abia, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Plateau, Ogun, Oyo and the FCT.

Responsibilities & Tasks
Responsibilities:

  • The Junior Advisor is responsible to ensure effective communication with all programme stakeholders which include beneficiaries, local government, donors, and wider international development community.
  • The Junior Advisor is expected to bring a technical understanding of functionality and issues surrounding communications strategies for medium-sized organisations.
  • The preferred candidate will contribute positively to SEDIN’s overall communications efforts and strategic direction through the regular production of a range of outputs, as well as reviewing their effectiveness and impact with relevant stakeholders.

Tasks
General:

  • Support of the development and steering of implementation of communication and visibility plan for the programme.
  • Implement innovative and effective communication strategies and integrate strategies with the initiatives of the programme.
  • Develop concept and tools for internal and external communication
  • Coordinate photography and ensure visibility and visual documentation for all activities by the SEDIN programme.
  • Coordinate and ensure that programme communication outputs are published and distributed widely among stakeholders.
  • Support editing and proofreading of articles, publications and ensure consistency in design of publications.
  • Regular participation in communication meetings.
  • Provide relevant communication support to the programme components.
  • Manage vendor, consultants and ensure guidelines are adopted.
  • Maintains the list of possible suppliers from the printing sector, creation of websites, etc.
  • Support with the management and dissemination of all communication materials in the SEDIN programme and the EU co-funded project NICOP.
  • Coordinate the work of external service providers in the area of Communication. • Support with external knowledge and communication process i.e. Design, prepare, facilitate knowledge exchange and dissemination events.
  • Support knowledge management for communication related topics in the SEDIN programme and SEDEC cluster.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience
Qualifications:

  • Degree in Social Science, Mass Communication, Digital Marketing or a related field of studies

Professional Experience:

  • Not more than three years professional experience in a comparable position.
  • Knowledge and experience working on the European Union funded projects / programme will be an added advantage.

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

  • Work experience with international and donor organisations
  • Knowledge of various means of communication
  • Knowledge and skills managing complex, multi-faceted projects
  • Excellent writing and research skills, analytical skills, oral and written presentation skills, interpersonal skills and high integrity
  • Fluency in English (Writing and Speaking)
  • Excellent copy editing and writing skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate programme’s activities and objectives to the public.
  • Knowledge of profile raising
  • Planning and excellent prioritisation
  • Tactical and polite
  • Sound knowledge of relationship building, relationship management and networking
  • Strong communications background and proficiency in communications tools and software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office tools, web design software specifically WordPress, working knowledge of Adobe tools, database management tools and information dissemination platforms
  • Highly motivated, energetic self-starter who can think and act self-sufficiently
  • Gender sensitive and inclusive
  • Proficiency in media and brand development.

Remuneration
According to GIZ salary scale for Band 3.

Application Closing Date
18th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using the Vacancy No. 073 as the subject of the email.

Note

  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Technical Advisor

VA No: 072
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, CoM SSA Phase III

Background
GIZ. Solutions that work:

  • As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are 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 our 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.
  • We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity.
  • Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020) GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. Since 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently, 464 national and regional employees, 66 international employees, 6 integrated experts, and 3 development advisors are working in the country (June 2022).

Programme

  • The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative supports Sub-Saharan African cities in their fight against climate change and in their efforts to ensure access to clean energy. Under the CoM SSA, local authorities are invited to make a voluntary political commitment to implement climate and energy actions in their communities, and agree on a long-term vision to tackle access to energy, climate mitigation and climate adaptation.
  • The support to the CoM SSA initiative in its first phases has been instrumental in setting up a network of over 300 signatory cities Vacancy Announcement_072 and forming a group of early movers.
  • The support (under CoM SSA Phase III) aims at scaling-up the initiative’s impact by enhancing the network of beneficiaries and bridging the gap to finance for local administrations through 3 pillars:
    • Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SEACAP) development, integration and monitoring
    • Support urban sustainable energy and climate related investments
    • Promoting regional cooperation and enhancing learning from good practice.

Organisational set-up:

  • The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa is an initiative cofinanced by the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID).
  • The support to CoM SSA Phase III is implemented by GIZ in cooperation with Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Expertise France (EF) and AECID. GIZ is supporting the implementation of the CoM SSA Phase III in 4 focal countries (Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria).
  • The main project office is in Brussels, Belgium.

CoM SSA in Nigeria:

  • The operational objective of GIZ’s CoM SSA Phase III activities in Nigeria is to support SEACAP development, capacity building and supporting climate related investments through:
    • Supporting the process of developing sustainable energy and climate action plans for identified local governments in line with national mandates and CoM SSA guidelines
    • Providing tailored technical assistance to local administrations to develop bankable projects in the areas of climate mitigation, adaptation and energy access
    • Implementing capacity building measures for local administrations through topical workshops, seminars and trainings on project preparation and financing, SEACAP development, etc.
  • In Nigeria, local governments (cities, municipal areas, states) sign up to the CoM SSA. SEACAP development work is being implemented by our partner ICLEI Africa for the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
  • We are currently supported by the GIZ Project Development Programme for the technical and economic assessment of relevant urban infrastructure projects.
  • The Advisor, based in Abuja, will support the day-to-day implementation of the CoM SSA activities in Nigeria. The Advisor will work closely with the other CoM SSA technical advisor in the country and shall operate under the supervision of the Team Leader of CoM SSA III with close coordination with the GIZ Nigeria Energy cluster team and the responsible country manager in the CoM SSA team in Brussels.
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Responsibilities
The advisor will coordinate and support the implementation of all relevant activities in Nigeria along the 3 pillars of action. This entails tasks such as:

  • Identifying and assessing infrastructure projects on their economic viability and documenting them so that they can be presented to potential investors, financiers and partners.
  • Reviewing and providing technical inputs on areas relevant to the project such as energy/climate planning, or developing infrastructure projects for financing
  • Independent field visits to local administrations and projects in Abuja and possibly in different regions in Nigeria in accordance with the requirements of the project
  • Organizing measures for tailor-made capacity development and peer exchange of experience between partner cities, with the aim to build adequate local institutional structures and policy frameworks for financing in the context of CoM SSA
  • Support the identification of data sources, local consultants, potential partners for collaboration, programs or funding options through research and, where possible, through interviews and networking.
  • Compiling information about CoM SSA projects, including activities and their results, and knowledge transfer through reports and presentation materials
  • Maintaining appropriate contact and good working relationships with stakeholders relevant for the CoM SSA activities (this could include national ministries, CSOs, project developers, financiers, etc.)
  • Support the establishment and logistical preparations of mission programs and organise meetings with partners in the country in close coordination with the consultants and / or country managers of GIZ.
  • Selection, steering and professional backstopping of national (and international) consultants as well as quality assurance of the work results in the field of urban sustainable energy and climate related investments.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
Education:

  • University Degree in a relevant field (eg. Urban Planning, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Natural or Environmental Sciences, Geography or its equivalent)

Professional Experience:

  • Significant professional experience (at least 5 years) in advising on urban planning, financing of infrastructure projects and/or climate change and governance issues.
  • Significant experience in project preparation – for example financing models, studies, planning documents, technical advisory, ideally related to renewable energy/climate change
  • Significant experience in working with relevant stakeholders in Nigeria such as local administrations, national urban authorities, bilateral and multilateral donors, as well as consultants, academic institutions and civil society actors in the country.
  • Knowledge of decentralisation and governance at the local and national level, national climate and energy planning and development strategies would be an advantage.
  • Strong networks in the climate and infrastructure financing ecosystem would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working with GIZ’s processes and instruments would be an advantage

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications such as MS Office
  • An interdisciplinary mindset, the ability to cooperate and work in a team, a high degree of initiative and a willingness to take responsibility.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Willingness to upskill competences as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • An interdisciplinary mindset, the ability to cooperate and work in a team, a high degree of initiative and a willingness to take responsibility.
  • Duty station Abuja, Nigeria. Occasional travels within the country and overseas will be required.

Remuneration
According to GIZ salary scale for Band 4r.

Application Closing Date
12th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using the Vacancy No. 072 as the subject of the email.

Note

  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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