Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit Recruiting

Posted on :

17 May, 2016

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International Jobs in Nigeria

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) offers customized solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand driven, tailor made and effective services for sustainable development.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title:
Leader (m/f) of the project Support to the internally displaced and resilience of host communities in the north and north-east of Nigeria

Job ID: 26961
Location: Abuja

Field of Activity

  • Since 2009, Nigeria is the scene of attacks of Boko Haram against the population. In particular, the north-east of the country is affected by destruction and displacement. More than 20,000 people have been killed and about 2.2 million people are displaced from their communities.
  • The project is financed by the BMZ and the EU. It is in the context of Germany’s commitment to “fight causes for displacement – stabilize host communities – support refugees”. The project is in line with the EU action plan against refugee crises and with the national indicative programme of the 11th European Development Fund.
  • The project’s purpose is to improve the living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDP), the population in host communities and of IDPs returning to their communities of origin in north-eastern Nigeria.
  • Access to formal and non-formal education, to health services, to energy, water and sanitation, the rehabilitation of road and other built infrastructure, the recapitalization of destroyed agricultural production materials, social transfers (cash transfers) and the revival of local economy are examples for areas of intervention.
  • For the rehabilitation and reconstruction in communities of origin, the project will apply a community based and participative approach to draft community development plans. For its implementation the project will collaborate with consultants as well as consortia of international and national non-governmental organizations.
  • The project focuses geographically on the federal states of Adamawa and Borno in north-eastern Nigeria where an estimated number of 5 million people is in need of support. With its measures of rehabilitation and development the project is complementary to humanitarian assistance which is provided by other actors. The planned interventions are closely coordinated and harmonized with other donors and stakeholders.
  • The project will be active predominantly in informal IDP camps and host communities and communities of origin of IDPs. It promotes the linkage of rehabilitation and development.
  • The aims of the project are to stabilize living conditions in the IDP population and population of host communities, allow the resumption of social and economic life of IDPs while they return to their communities of origin as well as the rehabilitation and reconstruction of these communities.

Your tasks

  • Responsibility for planning, reporting, timely implementation, budget execution and management of the project;
  • Leadership, management and supervision of national and international professional staff;
  • Dialogue with political partners in Abuja, Boron and Adamawa;
  • Development of networks and cooperation with donors (especially EU) for harmonization;
  • Coordination planned project activities with local decision-makers and other stakeholders operating in the project area;
  • Development of networks and cooperation with relevant government institutions as well as national and international non-government organisations.
  • Design of the internal processes and structures e.g. the management of financing agreements;
  • Installation of a sound and adequate risk management system and security concept;
  • Development and implementation of an effective and adequate M&E system and reporting mechanism
  • Ensuring compliance with standards and regulations of EU, BMZ and GIZ applicable for the implementation of projects;

Your profile:

  • PhD, MSc, MBA or other relevant post graduate qualification in Political Science, Economics, Business Administration, Management or other relevant discipline(s);
  • At least ten years of professional experience, of which at least five years in a leading position, in programs of international cooperation (IC);
  • Experienced in the use of instruments of IC, also in the context of crises and fragile states;
  • Versant in the use of approaches and methods of transitional aid and for reconstruction during and after crises;
  • Ideally, you have work experience in Nigeria or in the West Africa;
  • Political and cultural sensitivity and diplomacy;
  • Fluent in English language (oral and written);
  • Ready to travel frequently internationally and nationally, also to areas in tense security situation.
  • Work experience in political advisory to government partners and authorities;
  • Experienced team leader and manager of personnel in complex and ideally in larger EU funded projects;
  • Several years of experience in the implementation of projects in fragile contexts;
  • Work experience in the consultation, harmonization and coordination with donors;

Our Offer
We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should apply below 

Application Deadline: 5th June, 2016.

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