Head (m/f/d) of Component Private Sector Development and Value Chains
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
5d ago
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Head (m / f / d) of Component Private Sector Development and Value Chains

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

  • Job-ID : P1533V1649
  • Location : Abuja
  • Assignment period : 10 / 01 / 2019 - 01 / 31 / 2020
  • Field : Economic Development
  • Type of employment : full-time
  • Application deadline : 09 / 04 / 2019
  • Job description

    The development cooperation programme "Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria" SEDIN aims to improve the employment and income situation of micro, small and medium-

    sized enterprises (MSMEs). It currently consists of a financial sector development component (access to financial services, financial literacy) and a private sector development component (framework conditions for MSME development, access to business services, entrepreneurship skills development) as well as the "Nigeria Competitiveness Project", which is co-

    financed by the European Union and extends the approaches of the project to new regions and value chains. The programme works on agricultural (cassava, potatoes, rice, tomato, ginger) and non-

    agricultural value chains (affordable housing, information and communication technology, leather and textile goods). The programme also includes measures to improve the employment situation of returnees and potential migrants.

    The regional focus of the programme is on the federal states Plateau, Niger, Kaduna, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Edo.

    Your tasks

  • Managing the private sector development component of the programme, including technical steering and line management responsibilities.
  • Steering of project interventions in the areas 1) MSME business environment 2) business development services 3) entrepreneurship skills development.
  • Advising implementing partners at national and state levels.
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of project interventions and results.
  • Planning and monitoring of component cash flows.
  • Supervising national long-term experts.
  • Managing international and national consulting missions.
  • Ensuring synergies with the Nigeria Competitiveness Project (NICOP) and other projects in GIZ’s Sustainable Economic Development Cluster.
  • Supporting the management of the overall programme.
  • Your profile

  • University degree (master) in economics, social sciences or any other field relevant to the position
  • several years of professional experience in MSME and employment promotion
  • several years of experience in the implementation of development corporation projects, good knowledge of GIZ standards and procedures are an advantage
  • in-depth knowledge of business enabling environment and MSME skills development as well as the promotion of value chains
  • team-orientated and experience in leading heterogeneous teams
  • high competence to cooperate in an international context, high frustration tolerance and good communication skills
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Location information

    Abuja has a warm and humid rainy season, which lasts from April to October. The daily maximum temperatures are just under 30 degrees.

    In the dry season there is almost no rainfall and the temperatures rise to over 35 degrees in the months of February and March.

    The temperatures at night are not less than 20 degrees all year round. At the end of the dry season, around January to March, the Harmattan, a land breeze from the northeast, can transport large quantities of dust from the Sahara.

    This impairs visibility, burdens the respiratory tract and often leads to poorer mobile phone and satellite connections.

    Basic medical care is provided by several doctors and clinics in Abuja who practice according to international standards.

    As an employer, we take the responsibility for our employees very seriously. We prepare our colleagues conscientiously for their assignments abroad.

    Safety training as well as stress and crisis management are part of the preparation. GIZ Nigeria has a risk management system that minimizes personal dangers and risks.

    Our Risk Management Office monitors and analyses the situation, issues security reports and advises on security issues.


    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.

    Willingness to travel within Nigeria is required.

    Note : The position offered is a maternity leave replacement. It is planned to extend the period in accordance with parental leave until 31.12.2020.

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

    Our benefits We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

    We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions.

    This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network.

    We are happy to support your professional development, for example with the training provision of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), the leading provider of international skills development.

    We are convinced that employees need a healthy balance between their private and professional lives. This is why we offer childcare allowances and support to accompanying partners.

    Our family-friendly nature also extends to situations where relatives are in need of care. As part of its family-friendly staff policy, GIZ aspires to support employees while they are carrying out their work.

    Our flexible working hours offer you the time and the flexibility to reduce the overtime you work in agreement with your manager.

    If necessary, we will find even more flexible working hours for individual employees., Do you need a longer period off? We have a special part-

    time block model which also allows you to take a leave of absence lasting several months. You can save up your working time credit over a longer period and work it out within the framework of an exemption.

    You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention.

    Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany.

    It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. , We set common objectives for the new year in our annual employee meetings.

    If you achieve these objectives, you may receive an additional variable payment., If you are required to work abroad for a period of time, you will receive an overseas supplement as reimbursement for your additional expenses.

    The amount of the overseas supplement depends on where you are located. , We have a comprehensive package of services for partners and other relatives who relocate with you, for example medical check-

    ups, travel costs to and from the location or language courses. This includes seminars at the Academy for International Cooperation on regional studies or on the topic of Emigrating with Children’.

    GIZ will pay an allowance for education which will cover a significant portion of the school costs which are due. This therefore guarantees that your children will be able to attend a mainstream school where you are located and work towards completion of the Abitur (British A-

    level equivalent) or a qualification which is comparable to the German Abitur., If you have not yet found somewhere suitable to live when you travel to your placement, it is also possible to stay in a hotel in the short term.

    An allowance for hotel costs will be paid for this. For the duration of the employment abroad, GIZ will pay an allowance for rent in the place of employment.

    Contact Customer Portal of Recruitment and Follow-on assignments

  • 49 6196 / 79-3200
  • kundenportal-rueckfragen giz.de

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