Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Technical Adviser - rice and climate change, the Technical Advisor – livestock integration will:
- Support the project coordinator in planning, implementation, and coordination of programme activities
- Provide technical advice on climate-smart practices for livestock production, particularly as these link to the rice production and support to implementing partners
- Support the development of inclusive business models and support to enterprises that can sustain the livestock climate-smart practices and provide jobs in the livestock value chain
- Support the implementation partners on peacebuilding and conflict resolution aspects of rice and livestock integration
- Provide support to research and analytical work
- Coordinate and supervise local and international consultancies and procurements
- Plan and prepare conferences, workshops, study trips, and other events
- Provide input to project monitoring and evaluation methodology and design
- Support the Project coordinator in overseeing the monitoring and preparation of reports to GIZ as well as to the EU Delegation
- Support the development and review of training materials for trainers and for the target group
- Coordinate the implementation activities closely with the Green Innovation Centre particularly in the rice value chain as well as with other relevant GIZ project
- Perform other duties and tasks at the request of the Project Coordinator.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
- Master’s degree in agriculture, livestock, animal husbandry, natural resource management, or related field
- Minimum of 5 years of professional working experience in a similar position
- Broad experience working with capacity development related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in livestock-based value chains
- Work experience and insights in crop and livestock integrated approaches particularly when related to pastoralist and agro-pastoralists systems
- Good understanding of community participation in programme design
- Experience with conflict-sensitive approaches to community development is an added advantage
- Experience in planning, monitoring, and evaluation in the agricultural sector is an added advantage
- Previous experience working in development organizations is an advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competencies:
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to communicate adequately with interdisciplinary/multi-institutional teams (units/research organizations, NGOs and Governmental agencies, farmers, their organizations, and donors)
- Team player and constructive attitude responding positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
- Advanced working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
- Developed attitude and awareness of service delivery
- Personal Integrity and accountability
- Positive, collaborative and constructive attitude to people and work.
- Composed and good-humoured even under pressure.
- Open to change and ability to manage complexities.
- Knowledge of local Nigerian languages in the implementation areas is an asset.
GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted