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Technical Advisor – Vocational Training and Labor at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries. In Nigeria, GIZ’s portfolio includes among others, a programme to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its regional integration goals. The programme aims to strengthen sector-specific capacities in the areas of Peace and Security, Customs and Trade as weir as Strategic Management and Organizational Development in the ECOWAS Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Technical Advisor for Vocational Training and Labor

VA No: 065
Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • The Technical Advisor supports the programme in achieving the programme objectives; Planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and documentation of PAM programme activities in Nigeria; Appropriate coordination of programme activities with the portfolio of GIZ in Nigeria and with the PAM team in Germany; Contribution to the development and strengthening of transnational partnerships and networks in the field of vocational training and labour migration and mobility; Close cooperation with partners in government-related institutions, private sector, civil society including diaspora organisations and academia in the above-mentioned field; Implementation and monitoring of partnership-oriented learning and exchange formats and capacity development measures; Internal and external communication, innovation and knowledge management.

Job Description / Requirements

  • Provides strategic and technical support and contributes to the development of (online) programme activities incl. development  of operational plans
  • Prepares, organises, coordinates and implements programme  interventions and activities at the local level, e.g. workshops, training, partnership and networking events, technical and  accompanying qualification modules for trainees
  • Assists in the identification of partners and the analysis of  capacity needs of the stakeholders involved, identify synergies and promote as well as coordinates activities with stakeholders and partners
  • Supports the identification of consultants and trainers, drafting of  ToRs and oversees the quality control of the performance of  national and international consultants
  • Oversees participants’ (trainee) management in the context of the envisaged pilot qualification and mobility partnership, e.g. steering of the participants’ selection process, coordination of  qualification modules and support to participants throughout the PAM pilot activities
  • Supports in monitoring the results and progress of programme activities in Nigeria and contributes to annual reporting Supports and takes responsibility for the achievement of any  other task as needed and assigned by the management
  • Carries out field visits within Nigeria in accordance with the  requirements of the programme

Communication, Networking and Cooperation:

  • Maintains regular contact and dialogue with programme partners and relevant stakeholders, mainly the involved promoted TVET institutes, companies and associations to cooperate towards the programme’s objectives
  • Assists with PR work, networks and cooperates with other  relevant programmes/projects

Knowledge Management:

  • Collects, analyses and circulates relevant information,  disseminates programme experiences and lessons learnt and  ensures knowledge transfer within the relevant GIZ structures
  • Adequately labels and uploads all relevant documents and  products of the programme on agreed DMS folders as well as  MS Teams channels in line with GIZ’s regulations
  • Prepares appropriate input for annual reports for the  commissioning party and contributes to other reports as required â–ª Contributes to technical concepts, guidelines and/or manuals as  assigned

General Management:

  • Assists in preparing, conducting and documenting internal  meetings, e.g. virtual exchange meetings (“Jour-fixe”) with the  PAM team in Germany
  • 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, Competencies and Experience Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Technical areas such as Education, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Social sciences or similar

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience with  national and international organisations, private sector companies or government institutions
  • Profound knowledge in at least one of the following themes: vocational education and training; migration-related topics; migration issues of Nigeria; employment promotion; intercultural / labour psychology; work experience in one of these fields is an asset.
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptional and organisational skills
  • Excellent and effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Service orientation, proactive working style and affinity for  agile working methods
  • Proven good working knowledge of computer applications  (e.g. MS Office Package)
  • Willingness to strengthen skills and competencies as required by the tasks to be performed in line with measures agreed with the supervisor and management
  • Experience in project management
  • International exposure through work experience abroad
  • Work experience in one of the following sectors is an asset: Construction, Mechanical and Plant Engineering
  • Proven excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written
  • Willingness to travel to the field and other programmes offices in Nigeria
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility

Other Knowledge, Additional Competencies:

  • Work experience in the sector of international cooperation
  • Knowledge in issues of gender equality
  • Knowledge of German would be an advantage.

Deadline: 6th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and one page Cover Letter as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using “Technical Advisor for Vocational Training and Labour 065” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only applications sent to this email will be considered (do not send your application via Linkedin).

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