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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 9, 2021
  • International cooperation between Germany and Nigeria commenced in 1974. GIZ was initially represented by an office in Lagos until 2003, but since 2004 it has maintained a country office and four project offices in the new capital Abuja. At present, GIZ has around 25 seconded staff, 100 Nigerian and regional experts, and four CIM experts working in Nigeria. ...
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    VA No: 087
    Organization: GIZ Nigeria, Organisational Development Programme


    • 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. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)
      GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 361 national and 66 international employees, 19 regional staff, 4 integrated specialists and 3 development workers are working in the country (June 2020). *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019*.

    The Programme

    • Germany has been supporting ECOWAS, in particular the ECOWAS Commission and later also West African Heath Organisation, through GIZ since 2005. The cooperation has started as a support to strategic management and has been expanded over the years to other sectors, namely trade and customs, peace and security, health and energy.
    • Today, the German cooperation with ECOWAS is structured in three focal areas (Peace and Security, Climate and Energy, and Sustainable Economic growth) and other areas of cooperation, where the support to Organisational Development, and one health is hosted.
    • Germany is funding projects through budget lines from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Federal Foreign Office.
    • In addition, a majority of GIZ implemented projects are co-funded by funds from the European Union through the 11th European Development Fund (11. EDF). All GIZ projects working with ECOWAS as a political partner are organised in the ECOWAS Cluster, which provides, inter alia, pooled administrative and financial support services for implementation.
    • Since March 2019, GIZ Nigeria has been implementing the Project Support to the ECOWAS Commission on Organizational Development. The project delivers advisory services to the ECOWAS Commission based in Abuja/Nigeria in the areas of Strategic Planning, Results Oriented Management, Capacity Building, Good Financial Management and organizational development at the ECOWAS Commission in general.
    • In the area of good financial management, the project also supports the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development based in Lomé/Togo. The main activities of the project are the organization of trainings, workshops, meetings and conferences, not only in Abuja, but also across all 15 member states of ECOWAS. The project is jointly funded by BMZ and the EU.

    The Intern will support both the Strategic Management and Institutional Support to ECOWAS (ISE) components under the umbrella of the Support programme to the ECOWAS Commission on organizational development. Specifically, the Intern will be assisting the Project Management Officer of the project with the following:

    • Support in day-to-day implementation of activities and assigned tasks;
    • Support the organization of meetings within ECOWAS member states;
    • Liaise with Technical staff and Procurement officers for drafting requests of goods and services and supporting documents;
    • Support ensuring and signing off on the quality of goods and products requested with procurement services and service providers;
    • Contribute to the re-production of documents, working papers, and publications resulting from activities, including drafting notes and preparing technical annexes. (e.g., Leadership Training, Statutory Retreat);
    • Support the monitoring and update of the project’s management online system;
    • Undertake other tasks as may be required;
    • An internship report will be required at the end of the assignment. A specific topic will be agreed upon start of duty.

    Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

    • Degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Economics, or similar.

    Professional Experience:

    • Not more than a year experience
    • Strong organisational skills.;
    • Good negotiation and communication skills;
    • Report writing experience;
    • Ability to build relationships and maintain professional reputation.

    Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

    • Confident with MS Office programs (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
    • Very good written and spoken English language;
    • High level of commitment, analytical thinking, and flexibility;
    • Independent and autonomous working style, and organizational skills;
    • Enthusiastic about new challenges.

    According to GIZ salary scale for Band for Interns.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and letter of motivation as one document with complete contact details to: [email protected] using “Vacancy no. 087” as the subject of the mail.


    • 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.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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