Project Officer

Project Officer

Employee Type

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. In 2019,
we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our
22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff,
work in around 120 countries. As a recognised development service
provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in
partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International
Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and
the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated
experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our
partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or
other services.
*Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019*
The global programme “Migration for Development” (PME) works
on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by the
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The PME aims at creating opportunities for returning migrants as
well as for the local population (potential migrants). To this end, Vacancy Announcement 032
the PME has established a structure for employment promotion,
migration and reintegration advice, the Nigerian-German Center
for Jobs Migration and Reintegration (NGC). The NGC provides
individual counselling services and advice on prospects for both
returning and potential migrants in Nigeria, economic
(re)integration support, information on vocational and educational
perspectives and employment opportunities including
entrepreneurship and self-employment.
Responsibilities &
A. Responsibilities
The position holder will support the team leader and the
management team of PME in Nigeria with all matters concerning
the strategic development, management, and operational
execution of the programme. S/he does so through providing
concepts, background information, briefings, and developing
communication instruments for the team leader and the
management team of PME Nigeria. S/he supports the team in the
further development of the activities and approaches of the Centre.
The Project Officer performs the following tasks:
A. Tasks
Task Overview
• Assist the team leader and management team in all
programme-related matters.
• Support in the organisation of external and internal events,
conferences, annual meetings, planning workshops etc.
• Support in internal communication, rules and regulations,
team building and reporting on the progress of the
• Assist in the preparation and monitoring of the annual
operational plan.
• Support in the strategic development and operational
management of PME in Nigeria
• Support in broadening the cooperation network of the
programme in line with strategic priorities
• Support team organisation and team information
(newsletters, progress reports, reviews);
• Keeps the team informed about upcoming deadlines and
deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work
• Assist with desk-based task and related research
assistance for migration policy advice by the Centre.
• Contribute to the review and preparation of relevant reports
and documents.
• Support organisation and minuting of weekly team
• Organize, update and manage the Team Leaders meeting
schedule / outlook calendar.Vacancy Announcement 032
• Manage the PME Leave / Mission Calendar
• Provide any other project assistance task assigned by the
team leader.

Is it a local employment?
Requirements and Qualification

B. Required qualifications, competencies and experience
• Minimum of Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities,
Administration or any other project related field.
Professional Experience
• Not more than 3 years professional experience in a similar
Other experiences and skills
• Excellent communication skills (spoken and written) in
English are required. Good knowledge of German
language is desirable.
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
• Strong knowledge of MS Office packages;
• Ability to build strong relationships with partners, officials,
media, and civil society;
• Strong capacity for effective teamwork, high degree of
flexibility, ability to work under pressure of deadlines;
• Attention to detail;
• Familiarity with administrative, political and policy
environment in Nigeria and West Africa;
• Knowledge of the topic of migration in Nigeria, especially
on the nexus of Migration and Development, Reintegration
and Employment.
You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation
as one document with complete contact details via email to:
(Please include vacancy no. 032 in mail subject)
GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All
qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and
religion are encouraged to apply.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

CLOSING DATE: 13/05/2021

Years of Experience
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