• Careers at The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Posted on: 15 January, 2015 Deadline: 15 February, 2015
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  • 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.

    In pursuance of the EU contribution to the current programme phase. GIZ is recruiting to fill the following positions:

    Advisor in Intra-Regional Trade

     

    Responsibilities

    •     Managing GIZ support to the ECOWAS Commission in the area of regional economic integration and trade, including but not limited to intraregional trade and the ECOWAS Trade UberaJisation Scheme     .
    •     Assisting programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
    •     Innovation and knowledge management
    •     The advisor will simultaneously undertake any other related duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.

    Qualifications, competences and experience
    Academic Background

    •     A post graduate university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, business administration or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with ten (10) years on the job experience in regional integration specially in the ECOWAS region may be accepted in lieu of the post graduate university degree.
    •     A background in trade or regional economic integration

    Additional competences required for all positions

    •     Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
    •     Mastery of one of the three official working languages of ECOWAS (English, French and Portuguese) is required. Proficiency (both written and oral) in a second official working language of the ECOWAS Commission is essential
    •     Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
    •     Willingness to undertake regular travels throughout the ECOWAS region

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    Advisor - Tax Reforms

     

    Responsibllitles

    •     Managing GIZ support to the ECOWAS Commission in the area of regional economic integration on matters relating to Domestic Tax reforms and harmonization of the Tax
    •     Legislations of the member States of ECOWAS; assisting programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
    •     Innovation and knowledge management
    •     The advisor will simultaneously undertake any other related duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.

    Required qualifications, competences and experience
    Academic Background

    •     Masters/MSc in economics, business administration, law or an equivalent qualification in taxation or a similar area
    •     A background in taxation

    Professional experience

    •     At least 8 years of relevant professional experience
    •     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment
    •     Knowledge of the ECOWAS region and already established contacts to relevant actors are regarded as assets

    Additional competences required for all positions

    •     Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
    •     Mastery of one of the three official working languages of ECOWAS (English, French and Portuguese) is required. Proficiency (both written and oral) in a second official working language of the ECOWAS Commission is essential
    •     Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
    •     Willingness to undertake regular travels throughout the ECOWAS region

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    Advisor - Customs

     

    Responsibllities    

    •     Managing GIZ support to the ECOWAS Commission in the area of regional economic integration and trade, including but not limited to the ECOWAS Common External Tariff and other customs-related topics
    •     ASSisting programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
    •     Innovation and knowledge management
    •     The advisor will simultaneously undertake any other related duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.

    Qualifications, competences and experience     .
    Academic background

    •     A bachelor degree in economics, business administration, law, trade policy or a similar area

    Professional experience

    •     Sufficient background in customs at a senior level with relevant knowledge in tariff issues and customs procedures.
    •     At least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience
    •     Knowledge of international trade and regional integration
    •     Knowledge of the ECOWAS region and already established contacts to relevant actors are regarded as assets

    Additional competences required for all positions

    •     Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
    •     Mastery of one of the three official working languages of ECOWAS (English, French and Portuguese) is required. Proficiency (both written and oral) in a second official working language of the ECOWAS Commission is essential
    •     Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
    •     Willingness to undertake regular travels throughout the ECOWAS region

    Method of Application

    Assignment Period and duty station    

    • The assignment will end on the 24.11.2018.
    • The assignment will be carried out in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, with travels within ECOWAS member States. The incumbent will be posted within ECOWAS Commission.

    We offer

    •     A GIZ contract as advisor based on the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja
    •     An attractive remuneration, possibly with allowances and other benefits
    •     An international working environment (ECOWAS, GIZ, EU) as part of a dynamic and multicultural team     .
    •     Training and personal development opportunities

    Send applications to hr-nigeria@giz.de on or before 15.02.2015. Kindly use the format "job title_ECOWAS" in the subject line of your email application: e.g. "Advisor Customs_ECOWAS".

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