Technical Project Staff (Junior Community Action plans Team Member)

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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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 junior 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 the CAP team and the target communities  
  • The junior technical professional performs the following tasks:



Programme Planning and Implementation

The junior technical professional

  • Supports preparation and moderation of context sensitive participatory Community Action planning either in IDP and host communities or in communities of IDPs’ origin in Adamawa and Borno State
  • Documents all CAP processes and outcomes in the target communities and reports on them 
  • Regularly consults with the CAP coordinator and the Senior CAP team members on programme activities
  • Participates in formulating project action plans and assists synchronise the planning and budgeting system with counterparts
  • Supports for organizing documenting training events, workshops, forums, team meetings and other programme activities


Communication and networking

The technical professional

Supports knowledge management: collects, processes and distributes relevant information in close consultation with the coordinator and the Senior CAP officers


Other duties/additional tasks

The technical professional

Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management 


Required qualifications, competences and experience


University degree or Higher Diploma Certificate (HND) in social sciences, development related disciplines or sector related disciplines (agriculture, health, education).


Professional experience

At least 2 years’ professional experience in a comparable position 


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, facilitation and team work
  • Project, time and financial management skills
  • Willingness to travel within Northern Nigeria regularly
  • Very good knowledge of the local languages used in Adamawa and Borno State, 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.




Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years