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: Junior Technical Advisor, TVET
Location: Benin City, Edo
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 agricultural vocational training and education (A/VET).
Apart from the sectors agriculture and construction, the project is focusing mainly on the automotive, ICT and other sectors.
The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures on the demand side for employment (i.e. skilled persons that followed vocational qualification measures, formal and informal TVET and Agricultural-VET (ATVET) measures) with those of the employment supply side (i.e. promotion of a pre-employment environment in the private sector through e.g. job centres, job fairs, short-term training and internship programmes, etc.).
The purpose is to develop the match-making between the supply and demand of skilled labour force and hence to contribute to the decrease of youth unemployment in the country.
The Junior Technical Advisor will work under the supervision of the Team Leader for the SKYE Benin office and will support the development and implementation of measures to achieve the project objectives.
Draft concept notes, terms of reference, meeting agendas, minutes and reports for internal and external activities
Support the management processes for consultants contracted (e.g. organize consultant visits, monitor progress, check on deliverables, coordinate with partners)
Organize project activities in coordination with the team leader
Prepare and deliver presentations as relevant for purposes both within and external to the project
Travel within the region and beyond as required to implement project activities (especially within Edo as well as Lagos state)
Participate in project internal meetings and activities and provide support as may be requested and/or delegated
Engage in coordination and networking with other GIZ programmes, project partners and with other relevant stakeholders
Support administrative tasks and processes (financial, logistical, contractual and other) as necessary for the effective and efficient implementation of the project activities
Provide technical advice and support to the partners and other stakeholders as relevant on key thematic issues
Support knowledge management processes within the project.
Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
University Degree in Education, Political Science, Economics or other relevant fields of study
Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position in a Nigerian private sector and / or public sector institutions
Work experience in one of the fields mentioned in the following is an asset: vocational training, employment promotion, career guidance, migration (e.g. reintegration of returnees).
International exposure and/or work experience in an international company / organization is an asset
Proven excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written
Exceptional analytical, conceptional and organizational skills
Proven good working knowledge of computer applications (e.g. MS Office Package)
Experience in addressing issues of gender equality is an asset
Resourceful and resilient and able to stay motivated in the face of setbacks or during periods of pressure
Willingness to strengthen skills and competencies 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 .
Application Closing Date
9th November, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should please send their CV and one-page cover letter as one document with complete contact details to: [email protected] using "Junior Technical Advisor TVET_085" as the subject of the email.