Job Summary

Planning, implementing and monitoring SEDIN interventions in the area of financial education.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

GIZ. Working together for change| 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).

Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria (SEDIN) Programme

  • SEDIN is a development programme that is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and co-financed by the European Community.
  • SEDIN aims at improving the employment and income situation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) through four components. The “Access to Finance” component strengthens the supply of financial services and builds the financial capabilities of clients. The “Private Sector Development” component improves access to business services, strengthens entrepreneurial skills and addresses key barriers to business. Both components work at the national level as well as in the three focus states Ogun, Plateau and Niger. The “Nigeria Competitiveness” component is an EU-financed component that focuses its work on selected value chains in the states Ogun, Oyo, Lagos, Plateau and Kaduna. The “Migration and Reintegration” component aims at improving the employment situation of returning and potential migrants, and will have a special implementation focus on Edo State.

Responsibilities & tasks:

  • The advertised position will be responsible for SEDIN interventions in the area of financial inclusion and education as well as migration.


  • Designing and testing approaches for increasing financial inclusion, e.g. by means of new technologies and distribution channels;
  • Designing and testing approaches for delivering tailor-made financial services for potential/returning migrants;
  • Supporting other SEDIN interventions for enhancing economic opportunities of potential/returning migrants.
  • Supporting management functions and other tasks.


Financial education

  • Design and plan financial education sub-projects;
  • Implement (organise the implementation of) and monitor the implementation of sub-projects;
  • Cooperate/coordinate with partners and stakeholders;
  • In cooperation with M&E and communication advisors, ensure the documentation of the results and impact of sub-projects as well as the availability of PR and communication materials.
  • Innovative financial inclusion approaches
  • Identify and assess options for increasing financial inclusion;
  • Design pilot projects in cooperation with partners;
  • Organise the implementation of pilot projects;
  • Cooperate/coordinate with partners and stakeholders;
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of pilot projects;
  • Contribute to preparing communication materials.
  • Financial services/support for migrants
  • Conduct target group-specific needs assessment;
  • Design and plan pilot projects in cooperation with identified partners;
  • Implement and monitor pilot projects;
  • Evaluate the results of the pilot projects;
  • Contribute to preparing communication materials. 

Economic opportunities for migrants

  • Support SEDIN’s migration & reintegration component in managing its interventions;
  • Support the component in preparing, implementing and monitoring consultant and trainer assignments;
  • Support the component in cooperating with implementation partners and other stakeholders.
  • Management functions and other tasks
  • Participate actively in in the overall planning of the financial sector and the migration component;
  • Support the management in meeting the programme’s M&E requirements;
  • Support the management in meeting the programme’s communication requirements;
  • Assume other tasks as requested by management.

Required qualifications, competences and experience:

  • Formal Education: Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics or Social Sciences.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the fields of financial and business advisory services.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with development agencies, development finance institutions or other organizations.
  • Professional experience in the field of migration is an asset.

Other experiences and skills

  • Ability to work independently and without supervision;
  • Ability to work in team and to work across borders, with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Self-motivated, pro-active approach in identifying and promoting innovative approaches;
  • Impeccable presentation, verbal and written communication skills in English.

Submission Guideline:

  • You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation as one document with complete contact details via email (Please include vacancy no. in mail subject: VA No. 081)
  • 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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