International / Multinational

Hospitality Officer 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 below:

Job Title: Hospitality Officer

Vacancy No.: 003
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, Market Oriented Value Chains for Job and Growth in ECOWAS (MOVE)

GIZ. Solutions that work:

  • 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. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service
  • provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries.
  • Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated
  • experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services. *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019*


  • On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the Market Oriented Value Chains for Job and Growth in ECOWAS – MOVE.
  • The aim of the project is to promote market-oriented and future-proof value chains that contribute to income and employment generation in the ECOWAS region.
  • The focus will be put on the cashew and rice value chains and the proejet will build on the succeses of Competitive Cashew Initiative (ComCashew) and Competitive Rice Initiative (CARI).
  • MOVE project will be implemented in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The overarching strategy of implementation is built on making value chains more resilient, collaborating with large companies and SMEs, integrating Gender Transformative Approaches (GTA), developing a more conducive local/regional business climate, and then scaling for achieving broad impact in ECOWAS. MOVE objectives and outputs focuses on the following:
    • Increasing the share of value added in the ECOWAS region
    • Enhancing the viability of production systems
    • Increasing the demand for regional products
    • Scaling good practices in supply chain development
    • Strengthening policy advice and public-private cooperation.

The Hospitality Officer is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the cleanliness of kitchens, kitchen appliances and utensils in the MOVE building
  • Ensuring adequate catering for GIZ staff, meetings, and guests in the MOVE building
  • General cleanliness of the offices, restrooms, kitchens, and premises
  • Running errands and carrying out other tasks needed to run the office smoothly
  • Preparing for meetings and workshops.

Office services:

  • Checks and refills supplies in all areas, including office supplies and articles in the washrooms and WCs
  • Requests for replenishment of utensils, consumables, including beverages, drinking water, supplies and articles in the washrooms
  • Serves food and drinks to staff and visitors
  • Supports conduct of meetings by setting up and preparing the conference room as instructed
  • Offers services to GIZ staff in the MOVE building
  • Be aware of and adhere to health and safety practices of GIZ
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the management
  • Responsible for opening of the office for the cleaners to clean every morning
  • Refill water and hand sanitizer dispensers when due
  • Ensure kitchen is tidy (wash dishes, hand towels, clean the fridges and microwaves)
  • Monitor levels of drinking water, toiletries and cleaning items and request for the procurement of more when due
  • Handles kitchen utensils, appliances with care and keep them clean
  • Stores all food and other items properly
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the management

Supports office communications and administration:
The Hospitality Officer:

  • Supports office or project logistics, e.g., takes letters to the post office or hands them to courier services
  • Makes photocopies and scans documents as needed
  • Checks office supplies and restocks office materials, e.g., ensuring that photocopiers are operational by filling with paper, toner cartridges etc.

General tasks:
The Hospitality Officer:

  • Runs errands, e.g., buys lunch on request for office staff if and when required
  • Reports damage to office areas and equipment
  • Assist the Administration and Finance Team and any other Unit with any other tasks as needed (photocopying and scanning documents, assisting in moving office furniture, etc.)
  • Run errands outside the office as needed (Bank, market, delivering letters, etc.)
  • Carries out any other ad hoc task given to him/her by the Head of Unit or his Administrative Officer.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

  • Senior Secondary School Education

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a comparable position.

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

  • Knowledge of English
  • Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
  • Good communication skills
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility
  • Reliability and good organizational skills, appropriate appearance, and clothing
  • A positive attitude to change
  • Discipline and punctuality, resilience, and patience
  • Readiness to learn and take on other tasks cheerfully
  • Be polite and respectful to other colleagues/staff
  • Basic knowledge on the use of the computer would be an added advantage
  • Similar job experience would be an added advantage.

According to GIZ salary scale for Band 1

Deadline: 17th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details via email to: using the Vacancy No. (003) as the subject of the email.


  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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