Job Summary

Liaises with the Senior Livelihoods Advisor in managing and implementing the interventions/project strategies s

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

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.


Responsibilities:

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 5 million 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. 


Building a strong the link between the M&E unit and elaborating operational plans,

Provides regular technical inputs for the implementation of operational-plans,

Maintains a strong results-oriented focus with local and international partners,

Coordinates with Yola and Maiduguri GIZ field offices to ensure smooth programs’ implementation.

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Monitoring and Evaluation


Develops with the Senior Livelihood Advisor and the M&E unit an appropriate and efficient livelihoods activity monitoring system to support the implementation of the activities on ground,

Ensures regular control on livelihoods activities, budgets and deadlines (operational plan),

Evaluates livelihoods’ programs performance and the performance of the implementing partners by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data from partners and GIZ field offices in collaboration with the M&E unit,

Conducts regular field visits to Yola and Maiduguri GIZ field offices to:

Visit GIZ supported livelihoods projects,

Assess activities progress while providing technical inputs leading to quality improvement,

Provide technical support to GIZ livelihoods teams.

Communication

The officer

Supports the Senior Livelihoods Advisor in reporting (quarterly and annual reports) to be submitted to the Head of Unit,

Contributes to improve the visibility of GIZ and EU activities and communication standards,

Supports in building strong and effective working communication and visibility strategy with the communication officer.


Required qualifications, competences and experience:

Qualifications

Bachelor or master’s degree in economic sciences, social sciences, education, humanitarian affairs or equivalent.

Professional experience

A minimum of 4 years of technical experience in formal/informal education and TVET, financial literacy trainings, entrepreneurship skill development projects and livelihood initiatives with local and international NGOs and/or civil society institutions.

Proven technical knowledge on main Livelihoods activities such as: vocational training & entrepreneurships skills, micro-credit & start-up kits schemes, promotion of Income Generating Activities (IGAs), cash transfer programs.

A minimum of three years direct field experience in economic development/recovery programs.

A sound understanding of the economic, social and cultural environments impacting on livelihoods - in particular on women and youth empowerment - in the North and North-East of Nigeria.

Other knowledge, additional competences

Strong organizational, problem solving, conflict resolution and teamwork skills.

Experience in program planning, monitoring and evaluation with an emphasis on managing for results.

Conversant with integrating cross cutting issues (gender, human rights, inclusion of persons with disabilities) in program planning.

Evidence of good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.

Professional knowledge of MS Office.


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