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Since 2009, Nigeria has been the scene of attacks by 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 “Support to the internally displaced and resilience of host communities in the north and north-east of Nigeria” will be 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.
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. 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 senior technical professional is responsible for
planning and implementation of community rehabilitation measures aimed at improving access to basic services and infrastructure in IDP host communities and communities of origin (Community Action plans, CAP) in Adamawa and Borno State
Maintaining a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions/communities and counterparts and GIZ.
The senior technical professional performs the following tasks:
Advisory and Management
Communication and networking
The senior technical professional
Other duties/additional tasks
University degree in social sciences, development related disciplines or sector related disciplines (agriculture, health, education).
At least 4 years’ professional experience in a comparable position in the field of community development
Other knowledge, additional competences
good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
strong service orientation and interpersonal skills especially negotiation and facilitation
project, time and financial management skills
problem solving, conflict resolution and teamwork skills
conversant with integrating cross cutting issues (gender, human rights, inclusion of persons with disabilities) in programme planning
willingness to travel within Northern Nigeria regularly
very good knowledge of the local languages used in Adamawa and Borno, especially Hausa
good communication, documentation and writing skills (drafting Community Action Plans)
appreciation and understanding of the lifestyle and needs and strengths of communities in Northern Nigeria
sound knowledge of community development principles and practices
knowledge of strategic planning at community level will be an advantage
competence in establishing networks and linkages with community, private sector and government groups
a good team player who is willing to take on responsibility
D. Duty station
Yola ( travel within Northern Nigeria regularly)
GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.