Job Summary

Achieving the project objectives.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid 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).

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.


The Advisor:

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

Knowledge management

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.

General management

Assists in preparing, conducting and documenting internal meetings.

Assists in preparing, conducting and documenting meetings

with partners.

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

government institutions

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

sector institutions

Working knowledge of Yoruba

International exposure

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

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