Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for Communication and Policy, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparencies Initiative (NEITI)

JOB-ID: P1533V754J01

App. w. professional exp. - Temporary

Job description

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) holds the mandate of reforming natural resource governance to ensure that government revenue from the extraction of resources benefits the country and its development through institutionalising accountability. Though Nigeria made substantial progress in improving transparency, translating that into greater accountability remains a challenge.

Your tasks
  • Strengthening the capacities of NEITI's communication and advocacy initiatives and assessing their impact and public perception to contribute to shaping the growing body of policy work support efforts in raising funds for expanding the coverage and effectiveness of policy, communication and advocacy initiatives
  • Contributing to the ongoing pursuit of capacity development of NEITI, supporting in the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy and contribute to the drafting of proposals for potential donors
  • Reporting to the communications department’s director and supporting other departments (e.g. Policy, Planning and Strategy domiciled at the Technical Unit on Governance & Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR) unit
  • Revising the communications strategy considering the Strategic Plan 2017-21, mapping and benchmarking existing communication formats and develop new and improved sets for different target groups
  • Designing and implement monitoring approaches for impact and public perception of NEITI’s efforts, supporting efforts at expanding the reach of NEITI and its products into the policy space
  • Supporting policy research, ideation and innovation for driving national debates around extractive industries sector governance and reforms
  • Source and secure training and capacity building opportunities for NEITI staff and its stakeholders on extractive sector technical skills, public policy and strategic communications


Your profile
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, humanities, arts, communication or international development. A PhD is an added advantage
  • Many years of work experience in communication and policy research, exposure to the implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) are an asset
  • Demonstrable understanding of and familiarity with extractive sector issues in developing country context
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience with extractive industries governance in developing countries and demonstrated past achievements in either communication or policy analysis.
  • Several years of work experience in development cooperation, field experience in Africa desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills paired with tact and diplomacy to engage diverse audiences
  • Intercultural competencies, self organised self starter with fair tolerance to frustration
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English language (C2)
  • In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.
Additional information

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

With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries.

Working as a development worker

  • Duty Station: Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, with a population of about 3 million people
  • Climate: Tropical wet and dry climate with temperatures between 16 and 37 degrees Celsius
  • Health Care: Reputed private clinics offer fair medical services, though not suited for major surgeries
  • Groceries: Local and imported food available through many supermarkets, some of which run by expatriates
  • Accessibility: Daily flights to Frankfurt, Paris, London, Istanbul, Cairo, Dubai and Addis Ababa
  • Schooling situation: Abuja has a German primary school. French and American schools offer primary and secondary section. School fees: Applicable, to be confirmed when considering a particular school and grade
  • Security: The security situation requires increased alertness. There are special security risk mitigation measures applying to GIZ staff on-site. All staff must follow GIZ security instructions at any time. Please also read up on county-specific advice provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. 
  • Other: At the site of operation the particulate pollution occurs to be many time higher than the European acceptable limit. As part of the selection process and during the recruitment examination you will be informed of appropriate protective and behavioral measures

GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

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