Advisor – Hydrogen Diplomacy – Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Apply Now

Apply for this job

Upload CV (doc, docx, pdf)

Job Description


  • The main role of the Advisor at the German-Nigerian Hydrogen Office in Abuja will be to support in the implementation of the country component “Nigeria” of the global project.
  • The Advisor will support the technical and conceptual design of the energy partnership between Germany and Nigeria and carry out respective activities to achieve the aim of the component.

Activities and Deliverables:

  • Support in implementation and project management in close coordination with the component head in Abuja and programme management in Berlin
  • Contribute to the support and technical design of the foreign energy policy dialogue with Nigeria in close coordination with the German Embassy as well as with the political partners and the stakeholders of the German-Nigerian Energy Partnership
  • Contribute to advising the German Foreign Office and the German Embassy on hydrogen and energy transition issues; and regular reporting on energy policy developments in Nigeria
  • Supporting the networking and involvement of political partners, private sector actors, academia, think tanks, civil society and EU representatives
  • Assist in the implementation of capacity-building formats for Nigerian ministries and other Nigerian stakeholders (e.g. technical workshops, study tours, expert studies)
  • Plan, prepare and conduct high-profile conferences, workshops, study trips and other events
  • Support the procurement of goods and services
  • Research and analytical work
  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of the Head of component.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience

  • A Degree in Political Science, Economics, Engineering, Geosciences or comparable Academic qualifications

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public and private sectors, ideally related to the energy sector and business development. Expertise in the field of energy policy and hydrogen is an advantage
  • Experience working with government stakeholders in national and/or regional policy development, implementation in energy transition activities and/or oil and gas sector.
  • Experience across multiple contexts and an understanding of international policy debates and challenges in climate and economics.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills across a range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to network and develop partnerships across a range of stakeholders and track record of managing complex multi-stakeholder strategies.
  • Strong understanding of energy transition issues including global environment and development dynamics that influence resource allocation by governments and development organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management with senior leaders and high-level audiences.
  • Proven analytic, conceptual and strategic skills, proactiveness and self-motivation
  • Business fluent in English. German is an advantage.

According to GIZ salary scale for Band 4

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: [email protected] using “vacancy no. 077″as the subject of the email.


  • 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. 
Spread the love