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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: Degree
  • 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 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 by Boko Haram against the population. Particularly, 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.

In the context of Germany's commitment to "fight causes for displacement – stabilize host communities - support refugees", GIZ is implementing the project “Support to the internally displaced and resilience of host communities in the north and north-east of Nigeria”, which is financed by the BMZ and the EU. 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 States in north-eastern Nigeria where an estimated number of 5 million people needs support. With its measures of rehabilitation and development, the project is complementary to humanitarian assistance which is provided by other actors. The planned interventions are closely coordinated and harmonized with other donors and stakeholders. 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 IDP population and population of host communities, 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. Access to formal and non-formal education, to health services, to energy, water and sanitation, the rehabilitation of road and other built infrastructure, the recapitalization of destroyed agricultural production materials, social transfers (cash transfers) and the revival of local economy are examples for areas of intervention. For the rehabilitation and reconstruction in communities of origin, the project will apply a community based and participative approach to draft community development plans. For its implementation the project will collaborate with consultants as well as consortia of international and national non-governmental organizations.


Vacancy no:63

Responsibilities & tasks:

The  M&E Officer and Security Focal Point is responsible for:

Supporting and implementing activities according to the Resilience Programme M&E Unit Plan;

Contributing to the strengthening of the programme’s M&E Unit;

Promoting internal learning to help improve projects supported by Resilience programme;

Ensuring proper monitoring and reporting on the programme processes and achievements;

Providing support in ensuring facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Implementing and maintaining the operational GIZ Risk Management Policies and Processes. S/he is working for the Resilience Programme and is reporting to the GIZ Risk Management Office (RMO) in Abuja. S/he is expected to support project implementation under the GIZ security framework.

Maintaining a functional information network: liaise with relevant national and international development organizations and security stake holders.

Reporting and documentation: situation reports, HRE Plan (Hibernation, Relocation and Evacuation), incident reporting, site assessments, etc. 

Travel Management and clearance

Providing crisis management support to the Risk Management Office (RMO), the field coordinator, the head of programme and the country director.

The M&E Officer and Security Focal Point will report to and work under the administrative supervision of the Risk Management Office (RMO) and the Head of Programme. Technical guidance will be provided by the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. At the field offices, the M&E Officer and Security Focal Point will coordinate and work with a project team consisting of a field coordinator and other programme components and administrative personnel.


Monitoring and evaluation

Supports the collection of ongoing project monitoring data through the relevant project partners;

Checks data quality together with units, partners

Produces ad hoc monitoring reports as requested by Programme M&E Unit;

Drafts input to regular M&E project reports and assist in the preparation of project evaluation and/or review reports;

Provides support to improve monitoring and reporting mechanisms through collaboration with the programme team at field level;

Supports the consolidation of monthly/quarterly project component reports;

Collects and shares human interest stories (most significant change);

Ensure that lessons learned are fed back into project implementation;

Provide capacity development support to project staff as well as government and non-government partners in the area of M&E;

Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Programme to ensure effective implementation of M&E/Management Information System;

Assist the programme personnel/ partners with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use. 

Ensure adherence with GIZ policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.


Acts as a liaison and focal point for Borno State and the GIZ activities in Borno between the Risk Management Office (RMO), the Field Coordinator, the Head of Programme and the Country Director and the international and national staff present at the duty station.

Updates the HRE (hibernation, relocation and evacuation) plan at the given location on a quarterly basis.

Maintains contact details of local police and medical facilities.

Provides information on overland movements and is always updated about the movement / transportation of team members and visitors. 

Clearly communicates absences to the team and always nominates an acting deputy, also towards the RMO (“in my absence from to, I will be deputized by ”).  

Provides information and (if possible) training on alternative communication devices such as radio/satphone and ensures the equipment is operational.

In close coordination with the AV/RMO initiates incident/emergency responses, if required.

Is reachable via phone or other means of communication media.

Conducts and reports security related training needs of staff, guards etc.

Instructs, if necessary, guards on improved site security.

Professional advisory services 

Monitors and analyses the security situation and prepares weekly situation / incidents reports and shares it with AV/RMO.

Informs the dispatcher in Abuja on all planned overland travel movement.

Implementation and maintaining of a GIZ in-country travel management system (Overland Travel Requests, Tracking of vehicles etc.).

Travel clearance and approval

Conducts security incident mapping and reporting.

In coordination with the RMO issues security alerts. Prepares and conducts head counts, if instructed by the RMO, or the project management.

Conducts and implements site assessments with support of RMO Abuja.

Prepares and implements security risk assessments and risk mitigation measures in conjunction with the RMO.

Advises and communicates on technical protection measures (site protection).

Briefs incoming staff/consultants on security measures (e.g. attending security briefings, curfew time etc.).

Ensures that adequate means of communication are in place, equipment is maintained and personnel trained.

Ensures together with the project leaders that project vehicles are maintained. 

Maintains and updates the contact list / absence list of all staff. 

Networking and cooperation

Collects information on the security situation in the project area and establishes an informal network with other international organizations, (I)NGOs, partner organizations, etc.

Liaises and collaborates with different official and informal national authorities as well as national and international risk management entities.

Liaison and networking with other hum/dev, governmental, and security actors.

Maintains, and expands a security-relevant network to provide comprehensive information on the security situation.

Attends security meetings and security coordination committees in Maiduguri.


Other duties/additional tasks

Carries out any other assignment as determined by the Risk Management Office (RMO), the Field Coordinator and or the Head of Programme. 

In case of emergency/ crisis, the position holder is expected to operate outside normal working hours.

Frequent travels to all project areas is expected.


Required qualifications, competencies and experience:

Required qualifications, competences and experience


University Degree in areas such as Political or Social Sciences, Conflict or crisis analysis or other relevant field

Professional experience

At least 3 years professional working experience in a comparable position in international Non-Governmental Organisation, (I)NGO, multinational or national organisation and or experience in any of the armed services or paramilitary organisation.

Experience in monitoring for results

Experience in data collection at community level

Reporting skills

Be able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities;

Other knowledge, additional competences

Analytical skills

Logistics and/or military background are assets

Excellent command of oral and written English 

Excellent communication skills 

Good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, MS Excel)

Good working knowledge of modern and alternative communication systems (telephone, fax, e-mail, internet, Iridium-Sat phones, VHF-Radio, Skype)

Technical competence using GPS devices

Fluent in Hausa and Kanuri

Good Knowledge of Borno State

Customer minded, cooperative and understanding for the requirements of project implementation 


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)


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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