Civil Engineer (44 Months)

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.



Supports the senior civil engineer in planning, prioritizing and implementing diverse construction tasks and ensures successful outcome in terms of quality, compliance, time frame and budget, while adhering strictly to GIZ rules and regulations.



  • Advisory and supervision
  • The civil engineer supports the senior civil engineer in:
  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
  • Resolving design and development problems
  • Ensuring all necessary plans, specs, permissions and contracts are in place prior to commencement of building activities
  • Undertaking regular site visits/supervision of workmen and technicians on the construction sites 
  • Inspections and documentation of
  • Setting out
  • Reinforcement in foundations
  • Shell and core complete
  • Electric & sanitary first fix
  • Completion & snag list 
  • Takeover/Handover cert.
  • Documents compliation
  • Communication and networking
  • Supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with the component manager, local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other similar projects to improve and maintain good working relationship
  • Communicates local interests and efforts to the senior engineer and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programme 
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management 




Master of Engineering or Architecture


Professional experience

  • 5 years work experience on site in reputable company
  • Preparedness to travel to sites
  • Ability to use internet and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in working with international organization
  • Ability to evaluate construction works
  • Experience in claim management
  • Highest level of loyalty and trustworthiness
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (engineering related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Willingness to travel within northern Nigeria regularly
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English, oral knowledge of Hausa language would be an asset
  • Good communication skills
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility 


Duty station

Abuja ( 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)





Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years