ATVET Junior Technical Advisor (Maternity Cover) at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Finance and Administrative Officer at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: ATVET Junior Technical Advisor (Maternity Cover)

Vacancy No: 043
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)
Duty station: FCT, Abuja (With frequent travel).

Background

  • 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. Our approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020) GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja.
  • Currently 361 national and 66 international employees, 19 regional staff, 4 integrated specialists and 3 development workers are working in the country (June 2020).

Programme

  • Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) Programme The GIZ Programme “Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)” supports the diversification of the economy in Nigeria through the promotion of demand oriented technical and agricultural vocational training and education (A/VET).
  • Apart from the sectors agriculture and construction, the project is focusing mainly on the automotive, ICT and other sectors.
  • The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures on the demand side for employment (i.e. skilled persons that followed vocational qualification measures, formal and informal TVET and Agricultural-VET (ATVET) measures) with those of the employment supply side (i.e. promotion of a pro-employment environment in the private sector through e.g. job centers, job fairs, short-term training and internship programmes, etc.).
  • The purpose is to develop the matchmaking between the supply and demand of skilled labor force and hence to contribute to the decrease of youth unemployment in the country.

Responsibilities

  • The Maternity Cover Personnel is responsible for:
  • Assist Technical Advisors in the GIZ-SKYE office in Abuja
  • Supporting the Team Leader on ATVET related activities in managing programme activity in Plateau, Adamawa and FCT.
  • Provide general administrative support to the technical officer of GIZ-SKYE and staff team.
  • Undertake general administrative duties.

Tasks
Edo State:
Farmer Business School (FBS) Training implementation in the 5 states (Edo, Ekiti, Cross river, Ondo & Osun):

  • Follow up, coordination and monitoring of FBS supervisors and trainers across all states to ensure that planned trainings are being executed as scheduled and according to quality standards
  • Receiving, sorting, collation, and processing of FBS training reports and other documentation sent from the various states in the proper order for onward submission to procurement and finance unit for payments
  • Monitoring and coordinating the use of training materials with the FBS training crew and coordinating with Procurement unit to make available training materials when and where needed.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation calls and visits to monitor ongoing trainings at the various states and provide post training support where necessary

Agribusiness Skills Training (ABS) under the Rural Youths Employment (RYE) project:

  • ATVET Junior Technical Advisor Provide support for the procurement / contracting process
  • of selecting a consultant(s) for the development of a training / learning manual on Agribusiness skills for rural youth employment
  • Provide support for procurement processes involved in organizing all relevant workshops during the process of developing the ABS manual (Validity workshop, ToT workshop)
  • Organize and provide support for procurement of training materials needed for the implementation of ABS training for beneficiaries.
  • Provide support for engagement of ADP training crew for the implementation of ABS training for beneficiaries
  • Provide support for collating and sorting of reports and documentation of ABS reports and processing for paymentFarmer Business School (FBS) Training implementation in

Ogun State:

  • Follow up, coordination and monitoring of FBS supervisors and trainers across all states to ensure that planned trainings are being executed as scheduled and according to quality standards
  • Receiving, sorting, collation, and processing of FBS training reports and other documentation sent from the various states in the proper order for onward submission to procurement and finance unit for payments
  • Monitoring and coordinating the use of training materials with the FBS training crew and coordinating with Procurement unit to make available training materials when and where needed.

Active participation in NOS and curriculum development with GFA (ATVET):

  • Participation in workshops on curriculum development for the NOS
  • Part of the team who will work with GFA on work package

Management support:

  • ATVET Junior Technical Advisor Assist in preparing data, facts and figures for SKYEs communication materials.
  • ATVET Junior Technical Advisor Assist in conducting management and team meetings.
  • Conduct any other task as requested by the head of programme.Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences or similar and relevant Professional experience
  • At least 1 year of work experience in the development sector
  • Not more than 3 years of general work experience

Desired Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Have a relevant graduate degree (or have equivalent relevant experience)
  • Work experience in the development sector, GIZ experience is an asset
  • Have excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Have a high level of computer literacy
  • Have advanced quantitative skills, including good knowledge of statistical programs and Excel
  • Ability to manage changing circumstances and find collaborative solutions to ensure the project’s needs are met
  • Ability to manage diverse activities, stakeholders and meet deadlines required
  • Demonstrate an understanding of international development issues
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Willing to travel to implementation locations.

Salary
According to GIZ Nigeria Salary scale for Band 3.

Application Closing Date
10th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Please include vacancy no. 043 in the 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.
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