Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Recruitment 2017

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Company Location Abuja, NG


About The Company

We provide services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade:

All these commissioning parties place their trust in GIZ by working together with us to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, develop these into concrete plans and implement the envisaged change processes. Since we are a public-benefit federal enterprise, German and European values are central to our work. This makes us a reliable service provider that people can trust. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions:

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2015 our business volume exceeded 2.1 billion euros. Of our 17,319 staff in over 130 countries, around 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field. In our capacity as a recognised sending organisation, we currently have 730 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, CIM, a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed almost 1,000 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2015 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.*

  • Figures as at 31 December 2015

Programme The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established in 1975 with the purpose of promoting regional cooperation and economic integration in West Africa. Today, ECOWAS provides and important forum for cooperation among its member states with the ECOWAS Commission playing a driving role in West African regional integration.

As a German federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The services delivered by GIZ draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide with more than 16 000 staff across the globe.

Since 2006, GIZ has been cooperating with the ECOWAS Commission through its “Support Programme to the ECOWAS Commission”. It has focused on the following three areas: 1. Strategic management and organizational development, 2. Trade and customs and 3. Peace and security. Work on trade and customs has dealt with core issues of regional economic integration in West Africa. In the current programme phase (2014 – 2019), activities on trade and customs will be carried out in cooperation with the European Union (EU). The EU contribution to the programme budget amounts to 10 Mio EUR and BMZ 1 Mio EUR. This co-funded project has started to work with the ECOWAS Commission in new areas such as trade statistics and harmonization of regional trade policies.

In pursuance of the EU contribution to the current programme phase, GIZ is looking for an intern to work with trade and customs component of the programme.

Interested And Qualified Candidates Should Apply Here

Nature of Job:

Location: Abuja

Specialization: Logistics/ Transportation and Supply Chain/ Procurement.


  • Supporting technical advisors in carrying out activities the different thematic areas
  • Ensuring that tasks are carried out smoothly within the assigned area of responsibility
  • Ensuring that administrative processes runs smoothly


  • Clerical services
  • Ensures that the necessary office supplies are available
  • Purchases office equipment and supplies within set value limits
  • Reports damage to the administrative officer, organises and monitors the service and repair of office equipment
  • Organises and coordinates the team schedules
  • Prepares and organises information materials for meetings
  • Answers, reviews, forwards and/or takes calls
  • Manages incoming and outgoing correspondence (post, fax, email) and prioritize and organises it
  • Replies and looks after correspondence
  • Photocopies and scans documents as needed
  • Participates in internal and external (team) meetings and workshops and assists with documenting these, eg by taking minutes
  • Organises and coordinates logistical aspects for planning, holding and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other events
  • Arranges programmes for visitors, makes travel arrangements such as booking tickets, flights, hotel reservations, transport etc.)
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of head of component


  • A bachelor degree
  • Master’s degree in Economics or Law

Additional Competencies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a Multicultural and multilingual environment
  • very good working knowledge of computer applications (eg MS Office)
  • Experience with ECOWAS administrative processes and filing system
  • Mastery of one of the three official working languages of ECOWAS (English, French, and Portuguese) is required. Proficiency (both written and oral) in a second official working language of the ECOWAS Commission is an advantage
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
  • Willingness to undertake regular travels throughout the ECOWAS region
  • Submission Guideline: You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation with complete contact details to:

Duration of contract: 6 months

GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Nonprofit Organization Management

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Business Development
  • Sales

    Application Deadline

1 month from now


  • Multiple application will not be entertained. Candidates who attempt to apply multiple times will have their application disqualified. No fee is required for the online application, test or interview. If you want us to update you concerning Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit form and guides, please use the comment box and your number in the box provided here on the page.

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