International Team Leader for the project "Capacity building for entrepreneurs and MSMEs" (Programme SEDIN) print

Posted on:
1 Jun, 2021
Application by:
15 Jun, 2021
Project status:
Project title:
Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme – SEDIN
Period of project:
10.2021 - 02.2023
Duration of assignment:
340 expert days
Duty station:
Job code:

Project description

The "Pro-poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme” – SEDIN is commissioned to address the high un- and underemployment in Nigeria. Acknowledging the central role of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in employment creation, SEDIN aims at improving the employment and income situation of MSMEs by improving the business enabling environment, increasing access to financial and business services, enhancing entrepreneurial and management skills, and strengthening MSMEs in selected value chains (VCs).

The objectives of the project therefore include:
1) to support institutions capable of implementing SEDIN’s entrepreneurial trainings (face-to-face and online) to MSMEs in selected VCs in Niger, Ogun and Plateau States;
2) to improve market linkages and access to business/financial services for the MSMEs trained by the partner institutions; and
3) to design and implement a viable business model for the supported partner institutions
to ensure that the entrepreneurial trainings and additional business development
services are institutionalized.

Job description

Tasks of the international team leader (based in Abuja):

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local and national level
  • Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for local partner institutions
  • Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration (for example, gender equality)
  • Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts
  • Ensuring that monitoring procedures are carried out
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines
  • Responsibility for checking the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with the officer responsible for the commission at GIZ
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase


  • University degree (master’s) in business administration, economics, social or political science
  • Knowledge of English, C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • 10 years of professional experience in the private sector and MSME ecosystem development
  • 7 years of professional experience in capacity development of business development service providers
  • 4 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
  • 8 years of work experience in a developing country, of which 4 years in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 5 years of experience working on DC projects

Contact person

  Florence Coantic

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