Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Advisor, Small Arms And Light Weapon Control (SALW)

Consulting & Strategy

Nigeria - Lagos | Full Time | NGN Confidential


Job Description/Requirements

Task Overview: 

  • Plan, prepare, implement and document training measures, workshops, forums, and other project-related activities to strengthen regional structures and capacities in the field of  SALW Control and improve coordination and cooperation between National Small Arms Commissions. 
  • Assist in managing the collaboration with the project implementation partners of the “SALW Control” Component – the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the  Mines Advisory Group (MAG) - and coordinating with the  ECOWAS Commission, particularly the SALW Division as well as other relevant stakeholders at the regional and national level. 
  • Carry out other activities required for implementing the component, such as developing concept notes and terms of  reference, providing input to Technical Expert Groups, and  assist with other organizational and management issues
  • Provide SALW Control knowhow on all related activities and  assist in further developing regional frameworks and  standards  
  • Ensure close coordination and cooperation with the other  components of the project, particularly Component 1 “Criminal  Investigation” and Component 4 “Knowledge Base, Legal  Foundations and Independent Oversight”

Required qualifications, competencies, and experience Qualifications: 

  • University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Political Sciences,  Security Sector Management, or other relevant fields of study. 

Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of seven years of professional experience in international affairs or development/international cooperation projects in the field of Rule of Role, Security Sector Reform, Peacekeeping/Peace- Building is required. Expertise and work experience in the field of SALW Control is desirable. 
  • Proven experience managing complex projects in a sensitive political context are required. 
  • Work experience in or with regional organizations - particularly the AU or ECOWAS Commission - is desirable. 
  • Experience with organizational and management advice.
  • Experience with mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues (such as human rights, compliance, and gender) during project implementation. 
  • Proven experience in managing and working with multi-disciplinary teams is required.  

Other knowledge, additional competencies:

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent networking skills with actors from various institutions and political levels; diplomatic skills in dealing with clients and partners. 
  • Good language skills (spoken and written) in English are required. Working knowledge of the French or Portuguese language is desirable. 
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer  applications (e.g. MS Office) 
  • Ability to appreciate cultural and ethnic diversity. 
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed  – corresponding measures are agreed with management Other duties/additional tasks 
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation as  one document with complete contact details (Please include vacancy no. 064 in mail subject) 


GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.  

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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