GIZ Nigeria : Regional Technical Advisorjuin 29, 2022
GIZ EAT – a vibrant new project for the ECOWAS region
The BMZ funded regional project ECOWAS Agricultural Trade (EAT) is implemented by GIZ and officially started in January 2022 with a funding of 10 Mio. EUR for 5 years. The project management unit is based in Abuja. Major activities will start from January 2023. The project focuses on five countries, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and three others to be determined with the partner.
The objective of EAT is to improve institutional and technical requirements for intra-regional agricultural trade in the ECOWAS region and selected countries. The main partner is the ECOWAS commission (Directorates for agriculture, trade and customs), regional organizations and national line ministries or trade associations.
EAT works on 3 components:
- Strengthen the role of the ECOWAS Commission in
coordinating sustainable gender-sensitive agricultural trade
instruments with ECOWAS Member States
- Support sustainable gender-sensitive agricultural trade facilitation measures and services for traders at border posts and along agricultural trade value chains.
- Improve regional agri-trade promotion services and business performance of the traders.
The target group of the project comprises trade companies, organizations and actors in agri-food sector trade in the ECOWAS region. The supported agricultural commodities are raw, semifinished and finished products that are traded form farm gate, factory or warehouse to consumer markets.
You are supporting the Project Leader of the ECOWAS Agricultural Trade (EAT) project with key strategic and operational tasks along the project cycle such as conceptualization, planning and implementing or backstopping of all project components. You are representing the project in absence of the Project Leader and when needed, collaborate with 2 Technical Advisors and an Administrative and Financial team to manage and implement activities. The position involves key responsibilities to support the ECOWAS Commission in policy advice for trade facilitation and trade promotion by providing technical advice. Another key responsibility is to assure on-track project implementation and sound management. Excellent and adaptive communication skills to support political partners, private sector actors, target groups and team members on various levels is one of your main strengths. You are taking over responsibility proactivity within your scope of work and have a results-oriented way performing in a team approach. This includes co-leadership for the technical advisors in the team. With a mind-set and passion to improve processes for management change and innovation, you contribute essentially to major project outputs and key requirements of ECOWAS Commission. You find the right balance between service orientation and convincing partners to change perspectives. You have a motivation to frequently travel within the ECOWAS region and to work in close contact with various partners and stakeholders in different contexts.
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