Team Leader/Community Development Specialist (m/f) - Support to Coordination of EU funded interventions in Borno State/Nigeria

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    07/01/2018 - 06/30/2021
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Job description

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organisation operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area - GIZ International Services - is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU funded project “Support to Coordination of EU funded interventions in Borno State, Nigeria”.

The overall objective of the new (11th EDF) EU Support for Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State (total amount of EUR 143 million) is as follows: "Building the resilience of conflict affected people and public sector institutions in Borno State in an environment-friendly way".

The purposesare as follows:

  • To provide project management support to the EU Delegation in Abuja ensuring a coordinated and efficient implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EU funded actions in Borno State.
  • To provide overall technical advice and support to Borno State Government, in particular the Borno State Ministry of Reconstruction Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Triple R Ministry), contributing to a better coordinated, targeted, managed and monitored response to the crisis.
  • To participate in local coordination with humanitarian and development partners and State and Federal authorities and to liaise with all actors directly or indirectly involved in EU funded actions in Borno State, including EU Trust Fund actions.



Your profile

Qualification and skills

  • The Team Leader must possess a Master degree in Development Studies, Management, International Relations, Economics or equivalent qualification in a relevant field of study.
  • Demonstrated/documented experience in the use of the Internet, Microsoft Office Suite or comparable software for word processing, spread sheet, presentation tools, etc. is required.

General professional experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years of practical experience in community development or related fields.
  • Demonstrated/documented experience in the area of service delivery in challenged operating environments.
  • Demonstrated/documented experience with participatory approaches, which engage primary stakeholders fully throughout the project cycle process, is preferred.
  • Demonstrated/documented experience in the Hausa-speaking Northern Nigeria would be an advantage.

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in the management of externally funded projects is required in developing countries.
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience in the last ten (10) years in the direct implementation of projects financed by the European Union or international donor partners is required. Experience in the preparation and implementation of tender dossiers within this context is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years' relevant work experience in an English-speaking environment in the last ten (10) years is required if English is not the mother tongue.
  • Fluency (speak, read) in Hausa is required, while fluency in Kanuri would be considered an advantage.
  • Demonstrated/documented experience in monitoring the sustainability of programme activities and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results.


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Our benefits

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.

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.


Philipp  Gutmann
+49 6196 7980-3191