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.
Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and has a population of 175 million, making it the continent’s most populous country. With a young, highly motivated and growing population, abundant natural resources and an increasingly diversified economy, Nigeria is not only a regional power but also an increasingly significant political player on the African continent and in the world. However, Nigeria faces major challenges. So far, its substantial oil revenues have had little impact on poverty. More than two-thirds of the population still live in extreme poverty and unemployment remains high. Sustainable economic and social development is hampered by corruption and by regional, ethnic, religious and social differences and the associated conflicts, which sometimes lead to attacks and unrest.
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
For our operations in Nigeria/Abuja, we are looking for a
Component Manager (m/f) Livelihood & Economic Recovery of the project 'Support to the internally displaced and resilience of host communities in the north and north-east of Nigeria'
Field of Activity
The project will be financed by the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). The project’s purpose is to improve the living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDP), the population in host communities and of IDPs returning to their communities of origin in north-eastern Nigeria.
The project will be active predominantly in informal IDP camps and host communities and communities of origin of IDPs. It promotes the linkage of rehabilitation and development. The aims of the project are to stabilize living conditions in the IDP population and population of host communities, allow the resumption of social and economic life of IDPs while they return to their communities of origin as well as the rehabilitation and reconstruction of these communities.
Access to education, to health services, to energy, water and sanitation, the rehabilitation built infrastructure, the recapitalization of destroyed agricultural production materials, social transfers and the revival of local economy are examples for areas of intervention. For the rehabilitation and reconstruction in communities of origin, the project will apply a community based and participative approach to draft community development plans.
Interested and qualified? Go to GIZ Nigeria career website on j.mp to apply