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Background: GIZ. Solutions that work. We provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ ha...

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

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GIZ. Solutions that work.

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 2015 our business volume exceeded 2.1 billion euros. Of our 17,319 staff in over 130 countries, around 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field. In our capacity as a recognised sending organisation, we currently have 730 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, CIM, a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed almost 1,000 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2015 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.* 

*Figures as at 31 December 2015 

Vacancy NO:45

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

The aim of SEDIN is to improve the employment and income situation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) by improving access to finance and business services, strengthening entrepreneurial and managerial skills and addressing key barriers to business and investment climate. The specific needs of women are taken into account in all fields of action.

SEDIN’s access to finance component aims to improve access to effective and customer focused financial services for MSME and poor segments of the population. This includes strengthening Microfinance Banks and building the financial capabilities of clients. The private sector development component focuses on improving the business environment for MSME and value chain development in dynamic sectors with high growth potential such as cassava, potatoes and rice in the agricultural sector and low-cost housing. The regional focus is on the three federal states Ogun, Niger and Plateau, with measures being implemented at federal, state and local level. The head office is in Abuja. SEDIN currently plans to expand its activities to the federal states Lagos, Oyo, Kano and Kaduna as well as to the tomatoes/pepper, ginger, leather & garments value chains.



The M&E and knowledge management expert supports the head of the programme and the head of the EU-financed competitiveness project in:

planning and monitoring the activities and results of the project,

generating, documenting and disseminating project-related knowledge, and

producing knowledge products, PR materials and project reports.


Project planning and M&E

Design/adjust the project’s M&E system and tools.

Maintain the project’s planning and M&E tools.

Design M&E data collection and processing methods.

Ensure M&E data collection and analysis.

Prepare project progress / monitoring reports.

Prepare and actively participate in planning and monitoring meetings.


Knowledge management

Ensure/coordinate the generation (including research) of knowledge required for project implementation.

Design formats of knowledge dissemination and exchange.

Write/edit narratives on project achievements, success stories, etc.

Write/edit contents for PR materials and knowledge products.

Document relevant experiences, lessons learnt and best practices:

Ensure/coordinate production of PR and knowledge products.

Maintain the project’s information and documentation system.

Design/prepare/facilitate knowledge exchange and dissemination events.

Ensure/coordinate the dissemination of knowledge products and PR materials.


General management

Assist in preparing, conducting and documenting team meetings.

Assist in preparing, conducting and documenting meetings with partners.

Assist in keeping track of processes and actions required.

The expert may be assigned other tasks as required.


Required qualifications, competences and experience:

Formal education:

Master’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences or similar.

Professional experience:

At least 3 years professional experience in M&E and knowledge management.

Other knowledge, additional competencies

Very good presentation and communication skills in the English language;

Very good writing skills in the English language;

Ability to analyse/present/visualise data;

Practical skills in the use of office, statistical, graphical software;

Ability and willingness to work in team;

Used to work independently and pro-actively.


Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation with complete contact details 


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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