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Team Leader Vacancy At Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit


As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

For our operations in Nigeria/, we are looking for a/an

Job Title: Team Leader (m/f) – Support to Coordination of EU funded interventions in Borno State, Nigeria
JOB-ID: 35997Field of activity

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organisation operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area – GIZ International Services – is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.

GIZ International Services has submitted an expression of interest for the EU funded project “Support to Coordination of EU funded interventions in Borno State, Nigeria”.

Scope of the project

The overall objective of the project is to provide technical assistance to the European Union Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Borno State Government with the necessary managerial, technical and administrative capacity to ensure coordinated and efficient implementation; monitoring and evaluation of EU funded actions in Borno State.

The EU support actions for response, recovery and resilience in Borno State includes: i) Strengthen food security and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable rural communities through the development of small-scale and family farming and other activities to sustainably improve production and mitigate agro-pastoral risks; ii) Improve access to basic social services for the most vulnerable by restoring basic health, nutrition and WASH services; iii) Enhance social protection for women and youth and other at-risk groups through increased economic and employment opportunities in sectors of growth including agriculture.

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The project team will also provide technical advice and support to Borno State government in addition to liaison efforts. Results to be achieved include (i) efficient implementation of all activities and achievement of expected targets for all components of the “EU support for response, recovery and resilience in Borno State”, as well as effective coordination with other EU funded humanitarian and development activities; (ii) successfully manage and implement the monitoring and evaluation systems put in place to ensure (a) smooth implementation aligned to planned programme results and objectives of the various EU-funded grantees and (b) minimising of delays and risks, (iii) EU’s representation in platforms of dialogue and response coordination at Borno State level is ensured and continuous coordination with DG ECHO field representatives and development actors working in Borno is enhanced; and (iv) the level of knowledge and understanding at the EU Delegation in Abuja of local challenges and problems related to the implementation of EU funded programs is enhanced through regular and timely reporting.

Your tasks

As Team leader you will provide the overall coordination, direction and leadership for the technical assistance team.

Your profile
Qualifications and skills:
Master’s Degree (academic degree), in areas related to nutrition, food security, social protection, humanitarian aid, war and conflict, rehabilitation and recovery or access to basic services. PhD degree or other specialist studies in these fields will be considered an asset.
Excellent command of English;
Proven track record of professional experience in managing multicultural teams of technical specialists with strong facilitation, leadership and communication skills;
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office® suite.

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General professional experience:
At least 10 years of professional experience in managing technical assistance projects in the areas of food security, access to basic social services and/or social protection.

Specific professional experience:
Team Leader of at least one significant project related to food security, access to basic social services and/or social protection in challenging environments, including the drafting of terms of reference; selection, supervision and coordination of short-term experts/consultants;
At least five years of work experience in crisis zones;
Experience in EU funded projects, in EU European Development Fund financial and procurement procedures and/or previous work experience in Nigeria is considered an asset.

Assignment period

The provisional start date is April 2018. The period of implementation of the contract is 36 months.

Other information

Please note that we basically can only receive and process applications sent via our e-recruiting system. Should you not be able to do so, please contact the person named in the job advertisement.

To enable us to assess your existing skills and qualifications as part of our internal selection procedure, please complete the questionnaire on your competences when you apply online.

After submitting an application, please check your spam/junk folder regularly for incoming messages, as emails from our e-recruiting system are treated as spam by some providers.

GIZ would like to improve the share of disabled employees, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Please send us an updated CV in EU format in english

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 11.03.2018.

How to Apply

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