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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 7, 2022
  • 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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    Technical Advisor on Vocational Education & Training (VET)

    GIZ. Working together for change

    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 around 120 countries (July 2020)

    GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. Since 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).

    Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) Programme

    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

    A.   Responsibilities

    The Technical Advisor on Vocational Education & Training (VET) supports the SKYE Programme in:

    • Achieving the project objectives, in the area of VET, formal technical education and apprenticeship
    • Contributing in the development of national occupational standards and of curricula and its implementation in Edo State
    • Ensuring proper capacity development services to partners and the capacity development of individuals, networks, organisations or political institutions on TVET and apprenticeship
    • Developing of training concepts, selection of training providers, training preparation and implementation.
    • Ensuring that results of programme interventions are backed up by reliable data, well documented and visualised and contributes to the monitoring & evaluation of SKYE Programme.
    • Developing proposals for additional interventions that support TVET system in Edo State

    B.   Tasks

    The Advisor:

    • Both, independently and in collaboration with SKYE colleagues (and under the supervision of the team leader) in Abuja plans, designs, prepares, organizes, coordinates and implements interventions and activities e.g. baseline and other studies, trainings, seminars and workshops, and prepares related budgets, networking events, linkages, awareness and sensitization campaigns.
    • Supports the identification of consultants and trainers, drafting of Terms of Reference and oversees and quality assures the performance of national and international consultants.
    • Provides strategic, operational and other technical support to stakeholders and partners on state and local levels
    • Assists and monitors the development and implementation of operational plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts to ensure quality and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives.
    • Supports and takes responsibility for the achievement of any other task as needed and assigned by the management
    • Identify synergies and promote as well as coordinate activities with stakeholders and partners
    • Specific tasks might include preparation, management and organization of training of trainers, support in the development.

    Knowledge management

    • Ensures knowledge transfer of relevant information to the unit or programme
    • Documents and adequately labels all relevant files for future use on the relevant servers
    • Prepares appropriate input for various unit/ programme reports including annual reports, presentations and contributes to the other reports required by the programme
    • Assesses and analyses existing interventions in the country to support strategic decision-making and advisory services for partners.

    General management

    • Assists in preparing, conducting, and documenting internal meetings.
    • 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

    C.  Required qualifications, competencies and experience


    • Master’s Degree (or B.Sc. plus equivalent work experience) in technical areas such as T/A-VET, education, engineering, economics, social sciences or in a similar area. A first-level vocational qualification will be an added value.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of post-graduate professional experience with national and international organisations, private sector companies or government institutions in the field of T/A-VET.
    • Experience in the Nigerian TVET sector
    • Work experience in the field of vocational training, employment promotion or career guidance is an asset.
    • Proven excellent knowledge of the English language, both oral and written
    • Exceptional analytical, conceptional and organizational skills
    • Full proficiency in standard MS Office applications.
    • 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
    • Good communication skills
    • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility.

    Desired additional qualifications, competencies and experience

    • Work experience in the context of donor-funded technical assistance projects or programmes in Nigeria or the region
    • Experience with Dual Vocational Training Systems is considered a strong asset
    • Work experience in Edo State, knowledge of TVET institutions (such as NABTEB, NDE, technical colleges, etc.) on ground or region
    • Skills in data collection, analysis and visualization is considered a strong asset
    • International exposure
    • Knowledge of issues of gender equality
    • Knowledge of value chain development
    • Knowledge of security-related skills

    D.   Duty station

    •  Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria with regular travel to other States covered by the project

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