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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 positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Junior Employment Reintegration Advisor

Vacancy No.: 009
Location: Edo

Responsibilities

  • The position holder carries out advice giving activities in the above mentioned frame to individuals seeking counselling and support.
  • S / he researches, compiles and makes available relevant information related to education and employment opportunities in Nigeria.
  • S / he supports the State Coordinator of the Nigerian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (NGC), Edo State in the day-to-  day activities at the Centre and fulfills tasks assigned by the State  Coordinator.
  • S / he supports the State Coordinator in further development of theactivities and approaches of the NGC Edo State.
  • S / he additionally supports the team during field work in regard of communication with various actors.

Tasks
The Junior Employment and Reintegration Advisor performs the following tasks:

  • The below functions are indicative and may be modified according to the needs of the project.
  • Carrying out advice to individuals seeking support and counselling at the NGC Edo State
  • Researching relevant information on ongoing developments on (re-)integration to Nigeria and perspectives in this area
  • Following-up and updating the team on ongoing developments with regards to the topic of migration in Nigeria and the activities of the government regarding this topic
  • Conducting research and monitoring of employment opportunities and the labour market in Nigeria as well as transnational economic activities between Nigeria and Germany – providing related information to the team
  • Ensuring good communication and flow of information within GIZ and with other relevant actors
  • Providing general administrative support
  • Ensuring a good flow of information and coordination with State partners and stakeholders
  • Researching, reviewing, preparing and forwarding relevant reports and documents
  • Supporting the organization of events and documents meetings (by taking notes and minutes of meetings, events) workshops and seminars at the State level
  • Preparing workshop material and giving lectures/trainings on vocational and educational perspectives and employment opportunities in Nigeria and on options and requirements of labour migration to Germany
  • Updating the relevant folders of the GIZ Knowledge Management System to facilitate access to key information for tenders such as project references, performance confirmations from clients etc.
  • Engaging in other activities assigned by the State Coordinator.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Communications or any other project-related field.

Professional experience:

  • Not more than of 3 years of relevant work experience after the first  degree
  • Job experience preferred in one of the fields relevant to the project- Employment, Migration, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills; German language skills would be an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office including the data analyses/processing packages;
  • Familiarity with the administrative, political and migration policy environment in Nigeria and in the region;
  • Nigerian national and ideally own migration experience in Germany or another European country
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work under minimal supervision and to   show initiative and resourcefulness
  • A strong capacity for effective teamwork, high degree of flexibility, ability to work under pressure of deadlines;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Willingness to travel in- and outside the country.

 

 

 

Job Title: Hospitality Officer

Vacancy No.: 003
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, Market Oriented Value Chains for Job and Growth in ECOWAS (MOVE)

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. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service
  • provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries.
  • Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated
  • experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services. *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019*

Programme

  • On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the Market Oriented Value Chains for Job and Growth in ECOWAS – MOVE.
  • The aim of the project is to promote market-oriented and future-proof value chains that contribute to income and employment generation in the ECOWAS region.
  • The focus will be put on the cashew and rice value chains and the proejet will build on the succeses of Competitive Cashew Initiative (ComCashew) and Competitive Rice Initiative (CARI).
  • MOVE project will be implemented in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The overarching strategy of implementation is built on making value chains more resilient, collaborating with large companies and SMEs, integrating Gender Transformative Approaches (GTA), developing a more conducive local/regional business climate, and then scaling for achieving broad impact in ECOWAS. MOVE objectives and outputs focuses on the following:
    • Increasing the share of value added in the ECOWAS region
    • Enhancing the viability of production systems
    • Increasing the demand for regional products
    • Scaling good practices in supply chain development
    • Strengthening policy advice and public-private cooperation.

Responsibilities
The Hospitality Officer is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the cleanliness of kitchens, kitchen appliances and utensils in the MOVE building
  • Ensuring adequate catering for GIZ staff, meetings, and guests in the MOVE building
  • General cleanliness of the offices, restrooms, kitchens, and premises
  • Running errands and carrying out other tasks needed to run the office smoothly
  • Preparing for meetings and workshops.

Tasks
Office services:

  • Checks and refills supplies in all areas, including office supplies and articles in the washrooms and WCs
  • Requests for replenishment of utensils, consumables, including beverages, drinking water, supplies and articles in the washrooms
  • Serves food and drinks to staff and visitors
  • Supports conduct of meetings by setting up and preparing the conference room as instructed
  • Offers services to GIZ staff in the MOVE building
  • Be aware of and adhere to health and safety practices of GIZ
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the management
  • Responsible for opening of the office for the cleaners to clean every morning
  • Refill water and hand sanitizer dispensers when due
  • Ensure kitchen is tidy (wash dishes, hand towels, clean the fridges and microwaves)
  • Monitor levels of drinking water, toiletries and cleaning items and request for the procurement of more when due
  • Handles kitchen utensils, appliances with care and keep them clean
  • Stores all food and other items properly
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the management

Supports office communications and administration:
The Hospitality Officer:

  • Supports office or project logistics, e.g., takes letters to the post office or hands them to courier services
  • Makes photocopies and scans documents as needed
  • Checks office supplies and restocks office materials, e.g., ensuring that photocopiers are operational by filling with paper, toner cartridges etc.

General tasks:
The Hospitality Officer:

  • Runs errands, e.g., buys lunch on request for office staff if and when required
  • Reports damage to office areas and equipment
  • Assist the Administration and Finance Team and any other Unit with any other tasks as needed (photocopying and scanning documents, assisting in moving office furniture, etc.)
  • Run errands outside the office as needed (Bank, market, delivering letters, etc.)
  • Carries out any other ad hoc task given to him/her by the Head of Unit or his Administrative Officer.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience
Qualifications:

  • Senior Secondary School Education

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a comparable position.

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

  • Knowledge of English
  • Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
  • Good communication skills
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility
  • Reliability and good organizational skills, appropriate appearance, and clothing
  • A positive attitude to change
  • Discipline and punctuality, resilience, and patience
  • Readiness to learn and take on other tasks cheerfully
  • Be polite and respectful to other colleagues/staff
  • Basic knowledge on the use of the computer would be an added advantage
  • Similar job experience would be an added advantage.

Salary
According to GIZ salary scale for Band 1

 

 

 

Job Title: Security Guard

Location: (FCT) Abuja
Vacancy No.: 007

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. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries.
  • As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services. *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019

Programme
Since 2006, GIZ through the commissioning and funding of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has implemented the “Support Programme to the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)”. In the current setup the cooperation was expanded to a grouping of seven (07) standalone projects, now identified as GIZ – ECOWAS Cluster, supporting different technical areas:

  • Support Project to the ECOWAS Commission on Organisational Development
  • Trade Facilitation West Africa (TFWA) Promoting Trade in West Africa II (WATIP II)
  • ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture and Operations – (EPSAO)
  • Organized Crime: West African Response to trafficking (OCWART)
  • Regional Programme Support to Pandemic Prevention in the ECOWAS Region (RPPP)
  • Regional Stabilisation and Development Fund
  • GIZ African Union – Border Programme

The Cluster is aimed at strengthening the Commission in executing its core mandate of facilitating economic, political and social integration in its region. The cluster is represented by a Cluster Coordinator and the above projects are respectively headed by Heads of Projects. The Head of Administration oversees the administrative and support staff of the cluster.

Responsibilities
The Security Guard is responsible for:

  • Guarding, patrolling, and monitoring the premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.
  • Implementing access control measures in the ECOWAS Cluster premises.

Tasks
Office services – The Security Guard:

  • Patrol the premises, conduct safety inspections and perform checks on windows, doors, gates, fence and fence security wires and other areas that trespassers may use to gain illegal access, prevent and detect signs of intrusion.
  • General access control and inform staff about visitors by telephone and guide visitors to respective staff offices. Ensure that those who should not be granted access into the premises are professionally and politely prevented from gaining access or escorted from the premises.
  • Write reports of daily activities (daily handing and taking over notes or any other reports) keep daily register of visitors (names address and telephone numbers) in a legible manner for reference.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force if necessary and with the consent of management, contact the law enforcement agents.
  • Inspect and adjust security systems, operate detecting devices if any, screen visitors and prevent passage of prohibited articles in and out of the premises.
  • Protect persons and property on the premises, including employees and visitors, general office equipment, project vehicles and staff vehicles and report any threat to the safety of same to the management promptly.
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances, detect crime or detect crimes in action and support the implement contingency Vacancy Announcement_007 plans, including the evacuation of building. If necessary with the consent of the management, call the police or Fire department in cases of emergency.
  • Ensure vehicular access into the premises are regulated according to the provisions laid down by the ECOWAS Cluster SFP and Management

Support Office Administration – The Security Guard:

  • Open on daily basis the main entrance to the office and or any other entrance in the morning for the cleaners and close all opened doors at the close of work.
  • Check water level on the ground tanks and pump water to the overhead tank on daily basis and report damage to water supply or pumping machine promptly.
  • Check fluid level of generator supplies, switch on and off the generator as soon as power is cut and restored respectively.
  • Collect on behalf of the office all mails and or items delivered to the office and hand them over to the reception as soon as possible.
  • Ensure all security lightings within the office are functional and report non-functional lighting points promptly for replacement to the House maintenance officer.
  • Ensure that all climbing equipment (e.g. ladder) is always securely locked when not in use.

General Tasks – The Security Guard:

  • Support in loading and offloading of items delivered into the office.
  • From time to time, support the waste disposal service in evacuating all solid waste within the office.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or management.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
Qualifications:

  • Minimum of secondary school leaving certificate.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a security guard.
  • Experience working in an international organisation enviroment.
  • Proven integrity and good character.

Salary
According to GIZ Nigeria Salary scale for Band 1.

 

 

 

Job Title: Office Manager

Location: Benin, Edo
Vacancy No: 008

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. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries.
  • As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services. *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019

Programme

  • The global programme Migration for Development (PME) works on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). PME aims at creating opportunities for returning migrants as well as for the local population (potential migrants).
  • To this end, PME has established a structure for migration and reintegration advice, the Nigerian-German Center for Jobs Migration and Reintegration (NGC).
  • The NGC provides individual counseling services and advice on prospects for both returning and potential migrants in Nigeria, economic (re-) integration support, information on vocational and educational perspectives and employment opportunities including entrepreneurship and self-employment. For its activities in Edo State, the PMD is seeking to recruit an Office Manager

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • The office manager supports the project in conducting meetings, events and other project activities, coordinating with external partners, documentation, managing office supplies and logistics.
  • Supporting the planning, organization and conduct of events / activities with respect to the administrative and logistical requirements (coordination of meeting dates, making service requests, preparation of meeting venues, registration of participants, following up on catering services etc.)
  • Preparing and attending meetings – internal and with project partners – and supporting follow-on actions that have been agreed upon; drafting of agendas, minutes of meetings
  • Taking notes during meetings and other activities (as required) and producing minutes/reports
  • Drafting letters and support administrative correspondences – manages incoming and outgoing correspondence (post, fax, email)
  • Ensures that visitors to the office are comfortable at the PME office
  • Conducting background research and supporting development of concept documents for specific events / activities / processes
  • Editing and proof reading of documentation
  • Documentation (narrative, photo etc.) and knowledge management of processes / activities as well as ensuring all documents are consistently stored on the server
  • Supporting logistics for staff travels as well as travels for consultants and other experts working for the project
  • Supporting procurement of office materials and other items necessary for the successful operationalization of the new project
  • Manages the property by organising maintenance and repairs
  • Performing other duties and tasks as may be directed.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

  • Minimum of Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Finance or a related field of study.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience after the first degree
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems, managing files and records, and other office procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • English language proficiency (written and oral)
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. full proficiency of MS Office applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Detail oriented and ability to work under minimal supervision and to show initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to work well and cooperatively within a diverse (culturally, ethnically) work community
  • We are looking for a good team player who is willing to take on responsibility.
  • We expect a confidential and trustful handling of data and information.
  • Desired additional qualifications, competences and experience
  • Work experience in a similar position within an international organization.
  • Web-Publishing, public relations, professional use of social media experience

 

 

 

Job Title: Driver

Vacancy No: 006
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, SEDIN Programme

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. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries.
  • As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services. *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019

Programme

  • The Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria (SEDIN) Programme.
  • SEDIN is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the European Community.
  • SEDIN aims at improving the employment and income situation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) through three components: policy support, local economic development and entrepreneurship empowerment. All components work at the national level as well as in the focal states.
  • The “Nigeria Competitiveness Project”, NICOP, is an EU-financed component of SEDIN that focuses on increasing the competitiveness of the selected value chains of tomato/chilli, ginger, leather and garment in Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Abia states.
  • NICOP increases competitiveness through three major pillars of support. The technical pillar provides entrepreneurship, innovation and market linkages.
  • The policy pillar focuses on improving the business enabling environment and the access to finance pillar aims to provide the appropriate and affordable funding to the different actors in the value chains.

Responsibilities
The driver is responsible to:

  • Ensures that staff, their families and partners on official trips are driven safely to meetings, workshops, and other work-related destinations.
  • Ensures that the vehicle under his/her charge is maintained in an optimal working condition.
  • Regularly servicing and looking after official vehicles.
  • Taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations.
  • Running official errands.
  • Assisting with other office work.

Tasks
Driving – The driver:

  • Provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests to meetings, field missions, ports of entry and exit and other work-related destinations.
  • Collects and delivers mails, packages and equipment; and maintains records of all deliveries and distributions.
  • Helps with transporting goods.
  • Confirms security clearance has been obtained from RMO for field missions where necessary.
  • Regularly and closely follow update of work plans and assist the admin officer in organizing it.
  • Completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards in a timely manner.

Service – The driver:

  • Cleans the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly.
  • Arranges for regular maintenance and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, logs, office telephone directory, first aid kit, are in the assigned vehicle.
  • Checks oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is coming first), headlight, brakes, bodywork for dents e.t.c.
  • Maintains and records for vehicles, logs official trips, records daily mileage, records the use of fuel vouchers, and keeps records on consumption.
  • Calculates monthly petrol, oil and lubricant consumption.
  • Draw cash, present and collet letters, and advices to/from the bank, deposit money/checks and perform other bank services as required.
  • Conveying financial document (in box files) to and from country office with proper records.
  • Ensures safety and custody of the vehicle, including tools.
  • Immediately reports all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, injury, loss or theft of vehicle fittings.
  • Ensures that, in the event of an accident involving the project vehicle, the necessary steps required by rules and regulations are followed.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience
Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Secondary School Leaving Certificate.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies.
  • Conversant with the road network and traffic regulations of Edo State.
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair.

Desired Additional Qualifications, Competences and Experience:

  • Good knowledge of the European language widely used in the country, ideally knowledge of German.
  • A good knowledge of first aid and firefighting.
  • Discipline and punctuality.
  • Resilience and patience.
  • Appropriate appearance and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers).
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.
  • Arranging chairs for Monday morning meetings.
  • Setting and organizing pin, soft boards and other materials for workshops organized within SEDIN office.
  • Assists office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required, Assists in mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications and arranges to pay office utility and other bills, as required.
  • Support in loading and offloading of items delivered into the office.

Knowledge Management:
The Driver:

  • Uses all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares this information with other office drivers.
  • Update his/her knowledge and understanding of rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures of GIZ by reading and re-reading all necessary documents such as the code of conduct, job description, national personnel hand book, standard procedures, materials from trainings, etc.
  • When necessary, translates in local language for the head of program and/or official personnel when using the car.

Other Duties / Additional Tasks:
The Driver:

  • Assists other colleagues as needed in the project, programme or office if there is no travel pending, carries out other office work on request.

Salary
According to GIZ Nigeria Salary scale for Band 1

 

 

 

Job Title: Security Guard Coordinator

Vacancy No.: 004
Location: Abuja

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. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries.
  • As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services. *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019

Programme

  • GIZ Nigeria & ECOWAS implements projects in Nigeria since 1974. Together with our partners, we work towards sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic, and social change processes. GIZ Nigeria & ECOWAS employs around 600 national and seconded staff members. Minimising security risks to our staff is the highest priority.
  • To achieve this, GIZ Nigeria & ECOWAS implements a professional Security Risk Management System. GIZ Security Guards system contribute to the safety and security of our staff and offices and thereby support the successful implementation of development programmes and cooperation.
  • The GIZ Security guard system is a hybrid of both contracted and proprietary guard system. It minimizes the risks to which the GIZ employees are exposed to within their working environment and ensures the security and safety of GIZ offices across the country

Responsibilities / Tasks
The Security Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Support the operational coordination and management of the centralized GIZ security guard systems on behalf of RMO in conjunction with the respective programme and project offices. (eg deployment, supervision, discipline, training, and recruitment (in conjunction with HR)
  • Supervision of the security guards at their various beats in conjunction with their head guards to ensure compliance with guard procedures and standards.
  • Harmonise and coordinate the security guards work plan/ shift schedule in conjunction with the head guards.
  • Support the administration of the GIZ security guards (eg annual staff talks, leave application, overtime, rent/salary advance, phone replacement etc in conjunction with Their programmes and project offices.
  • Liaise with the contracted security guard company for operational coordination of their guards in line with GIZ standards.
  • Liaise directly with the various head guards in GIZ offices for operational coordination of the guards (drafting of shift schedules, preparation of leave roasters, supervision of guards, kitting, and discipline).
  • Conduct weekly meetings with head guards.
  • Any other tasks to be assigned by the RMO.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience
Qualifications:

  • University Degree or equivalent

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as Head Guard in GIZ

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

  • Experience in security system coordination
  • Customer oriented and solution driven
  • Good writing skills and analytical mind
  • Experience working with GIZ
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Salary
According to GIZ salary scale for Brand 2.

 

 

 

Job Title: Intern – Digital Solutions

VA No.: 005
Location: Abuja

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. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries.
  • As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries.
  • Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services.

Programme

  • On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the Market Oriented Value Chains for Job and Growth in ECOWAS – MOVE.
  • The aim of the project is to promote market-oriented and future-proof value chains that contribute to income and employment generation in the ECOWAS region.
  • The focus will be put on the cashew and rice value chains and the proejet will build on the succeses of Competitive Cashew Initiative (ComCashew) and Competitive Rice Initiative (CARI).
  • MOVE project will be implemented in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The overarching strategy of implementation is built on making value chains more resilient, collaborating with large companies and SMEs, integrating Gender
  • Transformative Approaches (GTA), developing a more conducive local/regional business climate, and then scaling for achieving broad impact in ECOWAS. MOVE objectives and outputs focuses on the following:
    • Increasing the share of value added in the ECOWAS region
    • Enhancing the viability of production systems
    • Increasing the demand for regional products
    • Scaling good practices in supply chain development
    • Strengthening policy advice and public-private cooperation

Responsibilities

  • The Digital Solutions Intern is responsible for supporting the Digital Solution Advisor and Component Leaders in the development, implementation, and monitoring of digital solutions in areas relevant for MOVE programme.
  • A particular focus will be on-the-ground implementation of ICT activities in collaboration with private partners.

The Digital Solutions Intern:

  • Support to implement project initiatives to improve existing digital solutions and their availability, (e.g.: identify existing digital solutions and assess they’re suitability for up and out scaling, assist to provide technical and methodological advice to improve and make available the solutions)
  • Support the scouting/identifying potential new digital solutions that could be implemented in MOVE based on research and exchanges with MOVE partners and value chain actors
  • Assist in the marketing of existing and new digital solutions that are being implemented in MOVE, particularly on-theground implementation
  • Assisting to liaise with other GIZ ICT4Ag programs/activities in GIZ implementing countries and at Headquarters
  • Supporting the development and implementation of other internal digitalization activities of MOVE
  • Supporting any additional project activities that may arise.

Tasks
Tasks related to operations:
In collaboration with, and under the guidance of the MOVE team, the Intern carries out the following supportive tasks:

  • Supports the development of digitalization concepts and propose them to the line of management
  • Assisting to liaise with in-house technical teams, project partners, ICT solution providers and technical experts on digitalization concepts and suitable solutions for the agriculture sector Serves food and drinks to staff and visitors
  • Join the team Implement and supervise testing and evaluation of new and currently implemented digitalization concepts and solutions
  • Assist to chart proper directions for the commercial sustainability (i.e., business model) of the digitalization concepts and solutions
  • Ensure that digital solutions are aligned with GIZ requirements, including digital principles of GIZ and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Maintenance of gadgets used for testing and piloting ICT solutions

Other Tasks:

  • Assistance in organizing meetings, workshops, events etc.; including taking minutes, notes and preparing reports
  • Assistance in multimedia documentation, filing and archiving of project activities and reports
  • Assistance to carry out any other instructions given in furtherance of MOVE operations and management.

General Obligations:
The Intern:

  • Is familiar with all components of the Programme, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff.
  • Represents the interest of the GIZ and the Programme and always acts on its behalf; and carries out important tasks for the Programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description; performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Management.
  • Carries out important tasks for the Programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description; performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Management.

Required qualifications, Competences and experience
Qualifications:

  • B.Sc / MA holder in the field of Computer Science, Information Management, Information and Communication
  • Technology and other related studies
  • Further certifications on UX/UI design and testing, software development, project management will be an advantage with a strong focus on agriculture and private sector development
  • A Master’s Degree is an asset. Professional experience
  • Any working experience with/for agro-industries in agricultural value chain development /Management advice / Private sector development etc. will be an advantage.
  • Strong computer skills in contemporary MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher etc.) is mandatory.
  • Clear and diplomatic communication (oral and written).

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

  • Affinity for market/internet research regarding existing ICT solutions and ability to recognize potential in ICT solutions and ability to recognize potential in ICT solution to implement in a non-digitized environment (with regards to agriculture).
  • Understanding of IT development and projects.
  • Ability to communicate adequately with interdisciplinary / multi-institutional teams (units / research organizations,
  • NGOs and Governmental agencies, farmers, their organizations, and donors).
  • Team worker and constructive attitude in case of difficulties or conflicts.
  • Structured work style with high degree of self-organization, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Developed attitude and awareness of service delivery.
  • Fluency in English and Knowledge of French and any of the local languages would be a plus.

Salary
According to GIZ salary scale for Band 1.

 

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details via email to: [email protected] using the Vacancy no. 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.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  20th February, 2022.


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