Advisorfor the Nigeria programme component
9d ago

Job description

The global project "Promotion of agricultural financing for agrarian-based companies in rural areas" is part of the special initiative called "One World without Hunger" (SEWOH), funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The aim of the project is the development and use of adapted financial services of microfinance institutions and banks by agricultural enterprises and agronomic small and medium-

sized enterprises (SMEs). The project will be implemented in five country projects in the Republic of Benin, Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon and Mali as well as the Management Unit (STE) in Bonn.

The Nigeria Country Package of the Global Project Advises Companies in the value chains of rice, maize, cassava, potato and cocoa as well as providers of financial services for adapted training, services and financial products.

The implementing partners are the rural branch organizations as well as public and private service providers in the agricultural and financial sector.

The implementation of the country package began in 2018 will be largely carried out by a consulting firm. The project is linked to the global project called the "Green innovation centers in the Agro-

food industry (GVG GIAE)", while the country package for Nigeria cooperates very closely with the regional projects called the "Competitive African Rice Initiative" (CARI) and "Sustainable Smallholder Agro-

Businesses" (SSAB) as well as the bilateral "Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programs" (SEDIN). The political sponsor of the country package is the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Household and Economic Planning (Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning).

Your profile

Conception and coordination of project activities with the Management Unit in Germany University degree in agricultural economics, economics, agricultural sciences and / or in other relevant degree programs Coordination of project activities in conjunction with other GIZ projects (GIAE, CARI, SEDIN) and other development cooperation (DC) projects in Nigeria Several years of professional experience in the field of agricultural value chains, agriculture, financial system development and / or agricultural financing Ensure that there is coherent implementation of the consulting component and the contractually agreed service provision by the consulting firm as well as acceptance of reports and performance confirmations Relevant experience of farms, peasant organizations and financial institutions in the African context Several years of project management experience Very good knowledge of GIZ's internal procedures, will be an added advantage Strategic-

  • technical dialogue with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, banks, companies and producer groups in the areas including business models, improvement of framework conditions and agricultural financing in the Nigerian context Cooperation and / or work experience with German development cooperation institutions, especially KfW, will be an added advantage Very good organizational and communication skills Mastery language skills in English (C2);
  • in addition, language skills in German will be an added advantage Ensure the conceptual development and implementation of the project Gene-

    sensitive impact monitoring, surveys, and knowledge management Harmonized reporting to the Management Unit of the global project in Germany (contribution to the project progress reports and facts in coordination with the control unit of the global project in Bonn) Professional management of the project staff as well as budget planning and management (annual cash and expenditure planning) Coordinating the use of external short-

    term experts and coordinating contractors from industry, NGOs and research


    Willingness to travel within Africa and to Europe is required

    Due to the sometimes tense security situation, GIZ's security precautions and guidelines must be adhered to.

    It may be possible to bring the contract start date forward.

    Abuja has a warm and humid rainy season, which lasts from April to October, with peak rainfalls occurring in July and August.

    The daily maximum temperatures are usually below 30 degrees. In the dry season there is usually no precipitation and the temperatures rise in the months of February and March daily to above 35 degrees, but very rarely above 40 degrees.

    The temperatures in the nights are usually not below 20 degrees all year round.

    Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

    GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

    Basic medical care is guaranteed to international standard by several practicing physicians and clinics in Abuja. A German kindergarten and a German elementary school as well as international primary and secondary schools (French school, American school and various schools according to the British curriculum) are available.

    Further information about the project can be found here.

    The issue of pollution at this location usually exceeds the permissible limit in Europe many times over. During the selection procedure and in the course of the recruitment examination, you will be informed about the appropriate protective and behavioral measures.

    About us

    We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment.

    We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills.

    There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


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