Advisor (m|f) Economic re-integration

Posted 9 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Administration
Title: Advisor (m|f) Economic re-integration
Reports to: Programme component manager


The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs, and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF), Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID), and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The intervention draws upon the experience of bilateral projects implemented by these agencies in the partner countries of the programme.
The five modules (Specific Objectives, SO) of the programme are:
· Education Infrastructure
· Skills Training
· Social Cohesion
· Supporting Local Administration
· Facilitating Dialogue and Dissemination The multi-sectoral approach enables the Qudra Programme to address the challenges of refugees, IDPs, and host communities in a comprehensive and coordinated manner. Additionally, implementation on a regional level creates opportunities for regional exchange and learning. Qudra in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq under Module 4 aims at strengthening the capacities and portfolios of local governmental and non-governmental organisations providing vocational education, employment promotion, and small business start-up support to improve economic (re-) integration opportunities for returning, displaced, and local population in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The published position will specifically focus on these issues under a new sub-module.
The advisor is responsible for
— managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the programme objectives, team agreements and/or
agreements with the superior — assisting all projects’ activities of the new programme component to support (re-) integration of returning and residing target groups (identifying implementing partners, planning and following up on activities, coordination on local level) through the QUDRA Office, including providing technical advice and assessment, coordination, responding to the needs of the programme, throughout the assigned geographical area — effectively supporting and following up the technical and financial implementation with the partner institutions
throughout the assigned geographical area — assisting programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of
target groups — innovation and knowledge management
The professional advisor performs the following tasks:
1. Advising the partner institution(s) The advisor
— assists and monitors the development and implementation of programme plans and activities in close consultation
with counterparts, essentially — contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint programme activities and work at the
regional level
— deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues
connected with the programme’s area of activity — develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and
2. Networking and cooperation The advisor
— supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships — communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the
benefit of the programme
3. Knowledge management The advisor
— ensures knowledge transfer to programme information — draws up reports and presentation documents — prepares appropriate input for various programme reports including monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, and
contributes to other reports required by the Programme Component Manager and GIZ Regional Programme Office — assists with survey activities and studies on political issues which benefit the programme
4. Coordination tasks The advisor
— coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the
partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects — compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments — handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review,
Required qualifications, competences and experience:
Qualifications — Masters/MSc in social sciences, political sciences, or another related field
Professional experience — A minimum of three years of relevant work experience in fields such as migration, labour market, livelihoods,
vocational training, or another field relevant to the position — Professional experience in project management
Other knowledge, additional competences — Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer
applications (e.g. MS Office) — Professional attitude — Excellent written and oral Kurdish, English, Arabic language skills, ideally a knowledge of German — Excellent team-working and communication skills — Excellent organisational, intercultural and interpersonal competence — Professional experience in GIZ or an international company is an asset — Ability to work independently in the field, reliability and a strong sense of responsibility — High level of loyalty, integrity, independence and initiative — High degree of flexibility, ability to work under pressure — Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

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