Job Summary

GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 280 national and 51 international employees and 4 integrated specialists are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018).

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

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. Our 19,506 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries (December 2017).

 

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)”.  The Programme is aimed at strengthening the Commission in executing its core mandate of facilitating economic and political integration. GIZ support has had a focus in three principal areas including; 1) Organisational Development, 2) Trade and Customs, and 3) Peace and Security in which the Programme has supported the strengthening of sector-specific expertise. In the upcoming phase, ECOWAS Cluster is constituted of 6 projects supporting ECOWAS Institutions and Specialized Agencies. The projects are co-funded with the European Union (EU) and the BMZ funds.


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. Our 19,506 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries (December 2017).

 

GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 280 national and 51 international employees and 4 integrated specialists are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018).


Responsibilities

The Advisor Fund Management, Monitoring & Evaulation provides support in;

 Implementing a fund's strategy and managing its portfolio activities.

 Supporting the selection process of new projects in Member states

Monitoring the financial and technical aspects of the project’s implementation to ensure these correspond to agreed project terms.

 Overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation process to measure and demonstrate the impact of the stabilisation and development fund within the pilot Member StatesTask Overview:

Advise the Head of Programme and the ECOWAS Commission Steering Committee in the implementation, and coordination of the Stabilisation Fund’s projects in the Member States

Provide advisory services for Stabilisation Fund operations. Guide in translating fund objectives into detailed fund architecture

Provide substantive programme and policy advice on political, social and economic development in the ECOWAS region including advise on activities that build up social, economic and political stabilisation.

Advise and support in the financial management , budgeting and cash flow of the Stablisation Fund

Support the implementation and ongoing development of monitoring, evaluation and learning processes and systems to collect output and outcome level data

Report on the implementation and outcomes of all stabilisation and development projects in the ECOWAS region.

Establish financial management and reporting systems to track decisions, monitor disbursements and expenditure and report on outcomes.

Compile monthly and quarterly reports detailing the progress of all projects, both financial and technical, including information collected up to that point on outcomes through the monitoring process.

Prepare and manage an annual work plan for the fund linked to a monthly/quarterly reporting framework

Establish a knowledge management system to capture and communicate the learning that is derived from the stabilisation fund’s operation

Prepares the organisation of the steering committee meetings

  1. General Tasks:

Ensure consistent implementation of GIZ guidelines

Ensure the component is accountable for all its expenditure.

Perform other work-related duties as required

 

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or a relevant field of study.

 

Professional experience

Minimum of seven years’ experience in a similar position

Experience in managing complex interventions

 

Other knowledge, additional competences

 Previous experience in project design and implementation

Spoken and written language skills in English and/or Frenchis required(Portuguese language is an added advantage)

 Experience and knowledge working in the West African/ECOWAS social/economic sector would be highly relevant

Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders

Gender awareness and ability to advise on mainstreaming of gender perspectives in Programme approaches

Familiarity with GIZ implementation and reporting procedures is highly desirable and EU could be an added advantage

Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation approaches

Ability to work within and support a highly complex cross functional team

Highly personable and responsive to the needs of the Project and committed to supporting the achievement of results 


Application Guideline

You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation as one document with complete contact details (Please include vacancy no. 067 in mail subject)

GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 




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