Job Summary

Implementation of the programme’s communication strategy and action plan

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

We provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

All these commissioning parties place their trust in GIZ by working together with us to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, develop these into concrete plans and implement the envisaged change processes. Since we are a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to our work. This makes us a reliable service provider that people can trust. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2017, we generated a business volume of around 2.6 billion euros. Our 19,506 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 590 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2017, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed 385 integrated experts and 484 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 2017

Since 2009, Nigeria has been 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

“Support to the internally displaced and resilience of host communities in the north and north-east of Nigeria” 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.

The project focuses geographically on Adamawa and Borno in north-eastern Nigeria where an estimated number of 5million people is in need of support. 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 IDPs and the host communities to 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.

To achieve these aims, the programme – within the

framework of its governance component – applies a community-based, participatory approach for development

planning strengthens the capacities of local governments for responsive and responsible service delivery and supports civil society to play an active role in the local development.


The administrative professional is responsible for

providing administrative services for the programme

meeting the administrative needs of the office independently, with a minimum of intervention

managing the support and administrative staff at the programme office

ensuring that financial and administrative regulations are complied with



The administrative professional ensures that information is exchanged between programme staff, finances and field coordinator prepares and organises internal meetings Supports administrative tasks where needed


The administrative professional is responsible for organising administrative and logistical aspects of project activities (meetings, hotel booking, transport, workshops etc.,)

Coordinates with the GIZ office on the mode of service delivery

Ensures that computers and it equipment function properly

Monitors the availability of accessories and stocks and carries out procurement in accordance with guidelines is responsible for filing documents in reference files or in DMS in line with GIZ’s filing rules

Manages confidential files, specifically in the areas of personnel and finance

Finance and accounting The administrative professional helps monitor expenses in accordance with the budget

Other duties/additional tasks

The administrative professional performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Required qualifications, competencies and experience:


Degree in relevant specialization and qualification in business administration desirable

Professional experience

At least 1 year 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)

Good knowledge of English, knowledge of Hausa would be an added advantage

Broad experience of management and administration

willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

good communication skills a good team player who is willing to take on responsibility innovative and possessing a positive attitude to change

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