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  • Posted: Apr 30, 2024
    Deadline: May 10, 2024
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    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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    Advisor on Transboundary Water Management and Governance for the African Ministers' Council on Water - GV Global Water Security for Resilient Development


    • A University Degree (Master's or similar) in a relevant field such as water Management, Hydrology, Water Resources, Engineering, Political Science, Economics, or Environmental Science.


    • At least 10 years of professional experience in development cooperation projects in Africa related to water management, water resources, or water diplomacy.
    • At least 5 years of experience in cooperation projects with African institutions in the water sector.
    • Ideally, expertise and knowledge with EU-funded projects.


    • Strong communication, analytical, and strategic skills.
    • Experience in high political visibility environments.
    • Enthusiasm, team spirit, reliability, diplomatic skills, and competence in gender issues and intercultural behavior.
    • Independent working style, readiness to take responsibility, and strong networking skills.
    • Proficiency in English is required; knowledge of German and French is advantageous.

    Additional Requirements:

    • Salary band 4.
    • Position based in Abuja with readiness to travel within Nigeria, other African countries, and Europe.

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    Regional Cybersecurity Advisor (West Africa)

    Vacancy No.: 036

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • Support to the ECOWAS Commission on Advancing Regional Cybersecurity The Global Project “Partnership for Strengthening Cybersecurity” has been commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office in 2023. Its main goal is the reinforcement of selected bilateral and regional partners’ capabilities to prevent, mitigate and respond to cyber security threats.
    • Its regional components focus on the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as the Western Balkans and Eastern European countries. The project is implemented GIZ in close cooperation with regional political partners, and co-funded by the European Commission since 2024.
    • In West Africa, in close coordination with the ECOWAS Commission, the “Partnership for Strengthening Cybersecurity” project contributes to the implementation of ECOWAS’ regional measures to support a) the development of cyber diplomacy mechanisms and skills and b) enhance the protection of critical infrastructure through operational response capabilities across member states.
    • The Regional Cybersecurity Advisor (West Africa) will be embedded in the GIZ-ECOWAS office in Abuja, Nigeria, and at the same time closely coordinate (virtually) with the global project team, based in Germany

    The Regional Cybersecurity Advisor (West Africa) is responsible for the following areas:

    • Design and implementation of regional project activities to advance regional skills and mechanisms on cyber diplomacy and operational response capabilities across West Africa
    • Provision of advisory services to the ECOWAS Commission on strategic cyber diplomacy and cybersecurity approaches
    • Multi-stakeholder management and network-building, including with regional experts, service providers, the local EU delegation, and other international partners.
    • Continuous project management, including communication and visibility activities, results-based monitoring and reporting, and knowledge management.

    The Regional Cybersecurity Advisor (West Africa) performs the following tasks:

    • Regularly exchange with the ECOWAS Commission for strategic advice and the preparation and implementation of activities, with a focus on change management and sustainable anchoring
    • Steer the implementation of activities both in Abuja and across the region (e.g. policy and technical trainings with external partners, workshops, conferences, organisational change and community development), including coordination of participants, partners, contributors and local GIZ offices.
    • Tendering and quality control of contractual project partners, e.g. grantees and service providers, jointly with the GIZ office
    • Effective project management of the regional component (ECOWAS), including operational planning and reporting.
    • Create visibility and communication material and measures.
    • Function as a regional project focal point in West Africa, e.g. participate in relevant regional events on behalf of the project and regularly liaise with regional experts and partners.
    • Collaborate with and regularly report back to the global project team on project activities, stakeholder management, etc.

    Required Qualifications, Competences, and Experience

    • A minimum of a Master's Degree in Information Security, Cybersecurity, or a comparable field relevant to the position and subject area.

    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with regional or international organizations in capacity building, organizational change, and policy advice.
    • Experience at the interface of digital and security policy, preferably in the fields of cybersecurity and cyber diplomacy.
    • Experience with procedures and actors in foreign affairs and international cooperation in digital or security policy fields.
    • Impact-oriented project management, event organization, results monitoring, and stakeholder management experience.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in communications tools and software, including Microsoft Office and information dissemination platforms.
    • Professional proficiency in English, with at least working knowledge of French.

    Desired Additional Qualifications, Competencies, and Experiences:
    Work Experience:

    • Experience with international and development organizations, including GIZ.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.
    • Strong copy editing, writing, research, and analytical skills.
    • Strong relationship-building, relationship management, and networking skills.
    • Willingness to travel across the West African region for project activities, relevant events, and conferences.

    According to GIZ salary scale for Band 4.

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    Technical Advisor, Green Hydrogen

    Vacancy No.: 037

    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.
    • 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).

    The Project

    • Project Development Programme (PDP) The Project Development Programme is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) within the scope of the German Energy Solutions Initiative and commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
    • The Project Development Programme supports German companies that are entering new markets in emerging and developing economies.
    • The markets in these countries are extremely promising and dynamic, but at the same time present significant Vacancy Announcement 037 challenges to companies in the form of political instability, insufficient access to financing or a lack of qualified employees.
    • In cooperation with other GIZ projects and local German Chambers of Commerce abroad (the AHKs), the Project Development Programme develops solutions to advance market development, establish partnerships between German and local enterprises, and promote climate friendly energy solutions.
    • The Green Hydrogen project identifies and provides local companies with opportunities to switch from grey hydrogen production to green hydrogen or its derivates. It advises companies on plant design, business models and funding opportunities. With a view to accelerating the move to green hydrogen, the project facilitates access to funding instruments and suitable technology partners from Germany and elsewhere.
    • The project analyses industry segments that would be suitable for pilot projects and presents them to companies registered at the German Energy Solution Initiative.
    • Additionally, training sessions would be organised to raise awareness among local hydrogen customers, producers, and project developers with the involvement of the solution providers. Local companies would gain contacts to suppliers, who are made aware of specific project opportunities.
    • On account of their pioneering role, they can profit from financial support measures for pilot projects.

    Responsibilities & Tasks
    To support implementation of the programme’s activities in Nigeria, Green Hydrogen project seeks a motivated and qualified candidate with the following core responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement the programme’s in-country operation plan.
    • Coordinate programme implementation closely with local hydrogen producers, project developers and customers with the involvement of the solution providers.
    • Conduct comprehensive engineering site audits to systematically gather and validate essential data crucial for pre-developing hydrogen and power-to-x projects in cooperation with local industry representative.
    • Support project management of Industrial Green Hydrogen including preparation and review of draft studies on market opportunities and risks.
    • Provide knowledge management support by drafting reports, writing articles, and supporting the upscaling and replication of lessons learned.
    • Contribute to the identification of local capacity needs and preparation of training sessions targeted to representatives of industry, project developers and regulatory bodies.
    • Plan, coordinate, and document results of meetings, Vacancy Announcement 037 workshops, seminars, and other collaborative sessions.

    Designing and Implementing Programme Activities:

    • Develop early-stage project strategies for turning grey hydrogen into green hydrogen, including derivatives like ammonia and fertilizers, within chemical, glass, fertilizers, and oil and gas industries. Implement these strategies under the technical guidance of the "Country Manager" in Germany.
    • Lead the implementation of activities with detailed planning, deadlines, milestone setting, stakeholder involvement, and budget planning.
    • Prepare terms of reference (ToR) and tenders for external suppliers, facilitators, consultants, and trainers to conduct relevant technical studies, capacity development, and training sessions.
    • Prepare and implement events like workshops, technical trainings, delegation trips, focus group discussions, and other outreach measures.

    Coordination with Local Partners, Programme Management, and Primary Stakeholders:

    • Build a network of stakeholders across government, private sector, professional associations, and communities.
    • Conduct consultations with local partners to identify policy support priorities and capacity development areas.
    • Maintain close coordination with local partners on programme activities and implementation.
    • Stay informed of activities and projects implemented by GIZ with programme partners.
    • Coordinate closely with other GIZ Energy Programmes and international donors on topics related to green hydrogen.
    • Observe and report on actors in the local market, such as project developers, technology providers, finance services, and development partners.

    Knowledge Management:

    • Design and prepare knowledge products showcasing the project's purpose, approach, and successes, including sector background briefings, presentations, success stories, factsheets, and reports.
    • Participate in events, summarize meeting discussions, and provide synthesis papers relevant to energy efficiency in buildings.
    • Organize and update programme documentation in the data management system, including continuously updating the local contact database.

    Project Management Support:

    • Provide inputs to global/local annual operational planning, budget planning, project reporting, and monitoring.
    • Participate in and support preparation of technical working group and steering committee meetings.
    • Select and supervise consultants, acting as external suppliers, facilitators, or trainers to ensure quality and alignment with political partners.


    • Prepare and deliver presentations to inform stakeholders about the project targets.
    • Represent the project at relevant conferences on renewable energy and industry-related events.
    • Draft or review text messages contributing to the project's public relations and other PR measures.

    Other Duties / Additional Tasks:

    • Carry out other tasks as requested by the Head of Programme or Country Manager.

    Required Qualifications, Competences, and Experience

    • University Degree (BSc., MSc.) in Energy, Climate, Environment, Engineering, International Development, Project Management, or any field related to the project objectives.

    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in project development, business development, engineering, or market development in the energy or industry sector.
    • Experience in the field of hydrogen, ammonia, and power-to-x is a plus.
    • Practical knowledge in site auditing and data collection.
    • Understanding of renewable energy topics like PV, wind, battery storage, and electrolyzer technology.
    • Knowledge in project finance is an asset.
    • Excellent communication skills and experience in presenting technical and financial issues to clients.
    • Strong organizational competence, administrative, and event organization experience.

    Desired Additional Qualifications, Competences, and Experience:

    • Very good command of English (Level C1 or higher) and at least one or two Nigerian languages.
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills with government counterparts.
    • Working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g., MS Office/Teams).
    • Strong communication skills in multicultural contexts.
    • Proven ability to multi-task and work in highly demanding and competitive environments.
    • Willingness to travel to project sites across the country and work in a multicultural environment.

    According to GIZ salary scale for Band 4.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their motivational letter or letter of application, recent CV, including at least three referee contacts to: using "Advisor on transboundary water management and governance – SecBlue Abuja– Their Name" as the subject of the email.


    • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
    • Internal Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications using their official GIZ email addresses.
    • GIZ is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from individuals regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic. We embrace diversity and believe that inclusivity in the workplace is essential to our success and we are committed to creating a work environment where all employees are valued and respected.

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