Project Manager in Higher Education and Vocational Training – F/H needed at French Agency for Development

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Job title : Project Manager in Higher Education and Vocational Training – F/H

Job Location : Abia

Deadline : March 08, 2024

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  • Under the authority of the AFD Country Director in Nigeria, you will be in charge of the identification, development and monitoring of a projects portfolio in the fields of higher education and vocational training (Active portfolio of 5 main projects for a total amount of ó 280 million)


Participate in the coordination, development and monitoring of operational activities

  • Prospect and identify projects in the dedicated sectors
  • Participate in the appraisal, structuring and formalization of projects
  • Ensure the follow-up of the portfolio implementation (procurement of services and works, financial management,ƒ)
  • Participate in the coordination of the project team (in connection with Technical Experts based at headquarters)
  • Organize and accompany the supervision missions from the Country Office or AFD headquarters
  • Conduct Post-evaluation analysis

Contribute to the strategy of AFD in Nigeria and to the Knowledge production:

  • Develop knowledge initiatives
  • Implement the AFD group’s sectoral strategy at country level
  • Contribute to the definition of the Country strategy
  • Ensure a sector watch and produce summary notes
  • Prepare communication contents

Ensure external contacts within the framework of its activities:

  • Develop and maintain contacts with the AFD’s local partners (local authorities, French Embassy, Development Partners, counterparts, NGOs, etc.)
  • Represent AFD vis-ö-vis national authorities, service providers and other technical and Donor/Development partners working groups, particularly in sector consultations

Who are we looking for?


  • MBA or MSc with a 1st experience of minimum 5 years in project management, preferably with an international Donor/Development Partner
  • An exposure to the sector of vocational training and/or higher education in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of international procurement rules

Financial skills

  • Interest in working in the field of ODA (Official Development Aid)

Ability and interpersonal skills

  • Adaptability to work with various international partners in a very challenging and multicultural context
  • Rigorous and autonomous with a strong appetite to work in a team (team builder)
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Synthetic and analytical with strong writing skills


  • Both English and French skills are required (B1 level for French at least)

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