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).
The work of the 2nd Coordinator in Nigeria should be focused on the
area of action – Business Ideas for Development (GfE).
The 2nd Coordinator
Works closely with the senior coordinator, who represents the Programme Migration for Development at country level;
Coordinates all programme activities in the context of Business Ideas for Development (GfE) in the partner country in close consultation with the senior coordinator, the project manager and other staff members of the Programme Migration for Development at GIZ Head Office; Carries out marketing activities in the partner country in the context of Business Ideas for Development (GfE) in consultation with the senior Coordinator and officers responsible for marketing and public relations activities for the
Programme Migration for Development at GIZ Head Office; Supports the senior Coordinator in the implementation of the Programme Migration for Development if necessary and
replaces him during absence Business Ideas for Development Supports in the acquisition of applicants for participation in the annual call for proposals for Business Ideas for Development
(GfE) and/or MEETAfrica;
Supports at GfE and/or MEETAfrica events in Europe and other places through provision of information on the local
economic situation and opportunities for entrepreneurs from the diaspora; Supports, in coordination with other stakeholders, the evaluation and selection of business ideas of Nigerian candidates;
Participates as a jury member at the "pitch event", as well as a coordinator at "kick-off and "midterm events;"
Identifies resource persons, especially successful founders, for best practice contributions;
Compiles articles and provides information on the topic of business start-up for the PMD website, https://www.cimonline.de/de/html/index.html; Creates and updates the mapping of key stakeholders in the area of business start-up, develops and maintains the network among relevant strategic stakeholders, and tracks the further
development of the entrepreneurship ecosystem of the country of origin; Continuously develops - in coordination with other participants of GfE and / or MEETAfrica - the on-site service offer, including the implementation of specific events on-site, develops ideas for South-South activities with stakeholders and/or founders: Builds a network to relevant stakeholders and entrepreneurs;
Advises accompanies and builds networks amongst GfE founders as a facilitator in the process of business start-up and in the post-funding phase.
Other duties/additional tasks
performs other duties and tasks at the request of the PMD
Module 1 Programme Manager.
Required qualifications, competences and experience:
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics,
Marketing, Public Administration or any other related field
from a German University.
A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience in
Professional experience in Germany.
Other knowledge, additional competences
Stay in Germany for an extended period of time.
University degree in Germany.
Excellent command of both oral and written German and
Preferably professional experience in the context of Private
Sector Development and Migration and Development
Advanced computer skills
High level of communicative skills
Ideally has gained some working experience and basic
knowledge of German development cooperation