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).
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 GIZ Programme “Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)”
supports the diversification of the economy in Nigeria through the
promotion of demand oriented technical and vocational training and
education (TVET). Hereby the project is focusing mainly on the agriculture
and construction (Housing) sector.
The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures
on the supply side of the job market (vocational qualification) with those
of the demand side (e. g. technology transfer and development,
consultation of producer groups and processing companies) in order to
enable TVET providers to develop and implement in market- and target
group oriented qualification offers.
The Technical Advisor supports the project in:
Achieving the project objectives.
Ensuring that the advisory services to partners and the
capacity development of partners supports achieving these
objectives (in areas such as training implementation,
private sector partnerships, career guidance, sensitization
and network development).
Ensuring that results of programme interventions are
backed up by reliable data, well documented and visualised.
Developing proposals for additional interventions that
support skills development.
Independently plans, designs, prepares, organizes, coordinates and implements interventions and activities e.g.
trainings, seminars and workshops, budgets, networking events, linkages, awareness and sensitization campaigns.
Supports the identification of consultants and trainers, drafting of ToRs and is in charge of the quality control of the performance of national and international consultants
Provides strategic, operational and other technical support to stakeholders and partners on federal, state and local levels
Assists and monitors the development and implementation of unit/ programme plans and activities in close consultation
with counterparts to ensure quality and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives.
Supports and takes responsibility for the achievement of any other task as needed and assigned by the management
Identify synergies and promote as well as coordinate activities with stakeholders and partners
Ensures knowledge transfer of relevant information to the unit or programme
Documents and adequately labels all relevant files for future use on the relevant servers
Prepares appropriate input for various unit/ programme reports including annual reports, presentations and contributes to the other reports required by the programme.
Assesses and analysis existing interventions in the country to support strategic decision-making and advisory services for partners.
Assists in preparing, conducting and documenting internal meetings.
Assists in preparing, conducting and documenting meetings
Assists in keeping track of processes and actions required.
May be assigned other tasks as required.
Required qualifications, competences and experience
Master’s Degree in Technical areas such as Education,
Economics, Engineering, Social sciences or in a similar area
Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience with national
and international organisations, private sector companies or
Work experience in the field of vocational training, employment
promotion or career guidance is an asset.
Proven excellent knowledge of the English language, both
oral and written
Exceptional analytical, conceptional and organizational
Proven good working knowledge of computer applications
(e.g. MS Office Package)
Willingness to strengthen skills and competences as
required by the task to be performed in line with measures
agreed with the supervisor and management
Willingness to travel to the field and other programmes
offices in Nigeria
Good communication skills
A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility
Desired additional qualifications, competences and
Initial experience in Nigerian private sector and/or public
Working knowledge of Yoruba
Knowledge in issues of gender equality
Knowledge on value chain development
Knowledge of security related skills
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. 054 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